Non-zero density QCD by the Taylor expansion method: The Isentropic equation of state, hadronic fluctuations and more
We discuss the Taylor expansion approach to non-zero baryon chemical potential (μB) and present results on expanion coefficients of the pressure and energy density up to the 6-th order in μB. Calculations have been performed with (2+1)-flavor of improved staggerd fermions (p4fat3) and almost physical masses on lattices with temporal extent of four and six time slices. We use the expansion coefficients to construct the isentropic equation of state on lines of constant entropy per baryon number and various different hadronic fluctuations. Furthermore, we estimate the radius of convegence of our expansion, which can be seen as a method to analyze the structure of the QCD phase diagram.