Polyakov line actions from SU(3) lattice gauge theory with dynamical fermions via relative weights
1 Institute of Atomic and Subatomic Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Operngasse 9, 1040 Vienna, Austria, Department of Physics, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001, USA
2 Physics and Astronomy Department, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA
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Published online: 22 March 2017
We extract an effective Polyakov line action from an underlying SU(3) lattice gauge theory with dynamical fermions via the relative weights method. The centersymmetry breaking terms in the effective theory are fit to a form suggested by effective action of heavy-dense quarks, and the effective action is solved at finite chemical potential by a mean field approach. We show results for a small sample of lattice couplings, lattice actions, and lattice extensions in the time direction. We find in some instances that the long-range couplings in the effective action are very important to the phase structure, and that these couplings are responsible for long-lived metastable states in the effective theory. Only one of these states corresponds to the underlying lattice gauge theory.
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