Solution to new sign problems with Hamiltonian Lattice Fermions

Journal Article

We present a solution to the sign problem in a class of particle-hole symmetric Hamiltonian lattice fermion models on bipartite lattices using the idea of fermion bags. The solution remains valid when the particle-hole symmetry is broken through a staggered chemical potential term. This solution allows, for the first time, simulations of some massless four-fermion models with minimal fermion doubling and with an odd number of fermion flavors using ultra-local actions. One can thus study a variety of quantum phase transitions that have remained unexplored so far due to sign problems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Huffman, E; Chandrasekharan, S

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  • Pos (Lattice 2014) 058