Canonical partition function and finite density phase transition in lattice QCD

Date
Authors
Ejiri, Shinji
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Abstract
Description
We discuss the nature of the phase transition for lattice QCD at finite temperature and density. We propose a method to calculate the canonical partition function by fixing the total quark number introducing approximations allowed in the low density region. An effective potential as a function of the quark number density is discussed from the canonical partition function. We analyze data obtained in a simulation of two-flavor QCD using p4-improved staggered quarks with bare quark mass $m/T = 0.4$ on a $16^3 \times 4$ lattice. The results suggest that the finite density phase transition at low temperature is of first order.
Comment: 15 pages, 11 figures
Keywords
High Energy Physics - Lattice, High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
Citation
Collections