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Author Faber, Manfried ♦ Greensite, Jeff ♦ Heller, Urs M. ♦ Höllwieser, Roman ♦ Olejník, Štefan
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2008-05-13
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword High Energy Physics - Lattice ♦ physics:hep-lat
Abstract We study correlations between center vortices and the low-lying eigenmodes of the Dirac operator, in both the overlap and asqtad formulations. In particular we address a puzzle raised some years ago by Gattnar et al. [Nucl. Phys. B 716, 105 (2005)], who noted that the low-lying Dirac eigenmodes required for chiral symmetry breaking do not appear to be present in center-projected configurations. We show that the low-lying modes are in fact present in the staggered (asqtad) formulation, but not in the overlap and ``chirally improved'' formulations, and suggest a reason for this difference. We also confirm and extend the results of Kovalenko et al. [Phys. Lett. B 648, 383 (2007)], showing that there is a correlation between center vortex locations, and the scalar density of low-lying Dirac eigenmodes derived from unprojected configurations. This correlation is strongest at points which are associated, in the vortex picture, with non-vanishing topological charge density, such as vortex intersection and ``writhing'' points. We present supporting evidence that the lowest Dirac eigenmodes, in both asqtad and overlap formulations, have their largest concentrations in point-like regions, rather than on submanifolds of higher dimensionality.
Description Reference: Phys.Rev.D78:054508,2008
Educational Use Research
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