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The thermal QCD transition with two flavours of twisted mass fermions

By F. Burger, E. -M. Ilgenfritz, M. Kirchner, M. P. Lombardo, M. Muller-Preussker, O. Philipsen, C. Pinke, C. Urbach and L. Zeidlewicz


We investigate the thermal QCD transition with two flavors of maximally twisted mass fermions for a set of pion masses, 300 MeV \textless $m_\pi$ \textless 500 MeV, and lattice spacings $a$ \textless 0.09 fm. We determine the pseudo-critical temperatures and discuss their extrapolation to the chiral limit using scaling forms for different universality classes, as well as the scaling form for the magnetic equation of state. For all pion masses considered we find resonable consistency with O(4) scaling plus leading corrections. However, a true distinction between the O(4) scenario and a first order scenario in the chiral limit requires lighter pions than are currently in use in simulations of Wilson fermions.Comment: 11 pages, 11 figure

Topics: High Energy Physics - Lattice
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevD.87.074508
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