Journal Article (Academic article)

We construct a new and efficient cluster algorithm for updating strongly coupled U(N) lattice gauge theories with staggered fermions in the chiral limit. The algorithm uses the constrained monomer-dimer representation of the theory and should also be of interest to researchers working on other models with similar constraints. Using the new algorithm we address questions related to the chiral limit of strongly coupled U(N) gauge theories beyond the mean field approximation. We show that the infinite volume chiral condensate is non-zero in three and four dimensions. However, on a square lattice of size $L$ we find $\sum_x \sim L^{2-\eta}$ for large $L$ where $\eta = 0.420(3)/N + 0.078(4)/N^2$. These results differ from an earlier conclusion obtained using a different algorithm. Here we argue that the earlier calculations were misleading due to uncontrolled autocorrelation times encountered by the previous algorithm.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Adams, DH; Chandrasekharan, S

Published Date

  • 2003

Published In

  • Nucl. Phys. B

Volume / Issue

  • 662 /

Start / End Page

  • 220 - 246