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Author Borisenko, Oleg ♦ Gravina, Mario ♦ Papa, Alessandro
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2008-06-12
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword High Energy Physics - Lattice ♦ Condensed Matter - Statistical Mechanics ♦ physics:cond-mat ♦ physics:hep-lat
Abstract Critical properties of the compact three-dimensional U(1) lattice gauge theory are explored at finite temperatures on an asymmetric lattice. For vanishing value of the spatial gauge coupling one obtains an effective two-dimensional spin model which describes the interaction between Polyakov loops. We study numerically the effective spin model for N_t=1,4,8 on lattices with spatial extension ranging from L=64 to L=256. Our results indicate that the finite-temperature U(1) lattice gauge theory belongs to the universality class of the two-dimensional XY model, thus supporting the Svetitsky-Yaffe conjecture.
Description Reference: J.Stat.Mech.0808:P08009,2008
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 17


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