Phase diagram of two-color lattice QCD in the chiral limit

Journal Article

We study thermodynamics of strongly coupled lattice QCD with two colors of massless staggered fermions as a function of the baryon chemical potential μ in 3+1 dimensions using a new cluster algorithm. We find evidence that the model undergoes a weak first order phase transition at μ=0 which becomes second order at a finite μ. Symmetry considerations suggest that the universality class of these phase transitions should be governed by a O(N)×O(2) field theory with collinear order, with N=3 at μ=0 and N=2 at μ≠0. The universality class of the second order phase transition at μ≠0 appears to be governed by the decoupled XY fixed point present in the O(2)×O(2) field theory. Finally we show that the quantum (T=0) phase transition as a function of μ is a second order mean field transition. © 2006 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chandrasekharan, S; Jiang, FJ

Published Date

  • July 14, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 74 / 1

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2368

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-7998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.74.014506

Citation Source

  • Scopus