Meron-cluster simulation of a chiral phase transition with staggered fermions

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We examine a (3 + 1)-dimensional model of staggered lattice fermions with a four-fermion interaction and ℤ(2) chiral symmetry using the Hamiltonian formulation. This model cannot be simulated with standard fermion algorithms because those suffer from a very severe sign problem. We use a new fermion simulation technique - the meron-cluster algorithm - which solves the sign problem and leads to high-precision numerical data. We investigate the finite temperature chiral phase transition and verify that it is in the universality class of the 3-d Ising model using finite-size scaling. © 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chandrasekharan, S; Cox, J; Holland, K; Wiese, UJ

Published Date

  • June 12, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 576 / 1-3

Start / End Page

  • 481 - 500

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0550-3213

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0550-3213(00)00087-0

Citation Source

  • Scopus