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Type: Journal article
Title: Hamiltonian limit of (3+1)-dimensional SU(3) lattice gauge theory on anisotropic lattices
Author: Byrnes, T.
Loan, M.
Hamer, C.
Bonnet, F.
Leinweber, D.
Williams, A.
Zanotti, J.
Citation: Physical Review. D. Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 2004; 69(7):074509-1-074509-10
Publisher: American Physical Soc
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 1550-7998
0556-2821
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T. M. R. Byrnes, M. Loan, and C. J. Hamer, Frédéric D. R. Bonnet, Derek B. Leinweber, Anthony G. Williams, and James M. Zanotti
Abstract: The extreme anisotropic limit of Euclidean SU(3) lattice gauge theory is examined to extract the Hamiltonian limit, using standard path integral Monte Carlo (PIMC) methods. We examine the mean plaquette and string tension and compare them to results obtained within the Hamiltonian framework of Kogut and Susskind. The results are a significant improvement upon previous Hamiltonian estimates, despite the extrapolation procedure necessary to extract observables. We conclude that the PIMC method is a reliable method of obtaining results for the Hamiltonian version of the theory. Our results also clearly demonstrate the universality between the Hamiltonian and Euclidean formulations of lattice gauge theory. It is particularly important to take into account the renormalization of both the anisotropy, and the Euclidean coupling βE, in obtaining these results.
Rights: ©2004 American Physical Society
RMID: 0020040405
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.69.074509
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