The order of the chiral transition for Nf=2 is an interesting probe of the QCD vacuum. A strategy is developed to investigate the order of the transition using finite size scaling and its relation to color confinement. An in-depth numerical investigation has been performed with KS fermions on lattices with Nt=4 and Ns=12, 16, 20, 24, 32 and quark masses amq ranging from 0.01335 to 0.35. The specific heat and a number of susceptibilities have been measured and compared with the expectation of an O(4) second order and a first order phase transition. A second order O(4) is excluded, whilst data are consistent with a first order

The order of the chiral transition in Nf=2QCD

D'ELIA, MASSIMO;DI GIACOMO, ADRIANO;
2005

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The order of the chiral transition for Nf=2 is an interesting probe of the QCD vacuum. A strategy is developed to investigate the order of the transition using finite size scaling and its relation to color confinement. An in-depth numerical investigation has been performed with KS fermions on lattices with Nt=4 and Ns=12, 16, 20, 24, 32 and quark masses amq ranging from 0.01335 to 0.35. The specific heat and a number of susceptibilities have been measured and compared with the expectation of an O(4) second order and a first order phase transition. A second order O(4) is excluded, whilst data are consistent with a first order
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