Confinement study of an SU(4) gauge theory with fermions in multiple representations
Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA
2 RIKEN-BNL Research Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973, USA
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Published online: 26 March 2018
We discuss the phase diagnostics used in our finite-temperature study of an SU(4) gauge theory with dynamical fermions in both the fundamental and two-index antisymmetric representations. Beyond the usual Polyakov loop diagnostics of confinement, we employ several Wilson flow phase diagnostics. The first, what we call the ‘‘flow anisotropy’’, is known in the literature: the deconfinement transition introduces anisotropy between the spatial and temporal directions, to which the flow is extremely sensitive. The second, the ‘‘long flow time Polyakov loop,’’ is related but novel. While we do not claim to fully understand this diagnostic, we have empirically found it to be useful as an unusually sharp diagnostic of phase.
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