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    Monte Carlo simulations and field transformation: the scalar case

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    We describe a new method in lattice field theory to compute observables at various values of the parameters lambda_i in the action S[phi,lambda_i]. Firstly one performs a single simulation of a ``reference action'' S[phi^r, lambda_i^r] with fixed lambda_i^r. Then the phi^r-configurations are transformed into those of a field phi distributed according to S[phi,lambda_i], apart from a ``remainder action'' which enters as a \break weight. In this way we measure the observables at values of lambda_i different from lambda_i^r. We study the performance of the algorithm in the case of the simplest renormalizable model, namely the phi^4 scalar theory on a four dimensional lattice and compare the method with the ``histogram'' technique of which it is a generalization.Comment: Latex, 23 pgs, 8 eps-figures include

    Finite size effects at phase transition in compact U(1) gauge theory

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    We present and discuss the results of a Monte-Carlo simulation of the phase transition in pure compact U(1) lattice gauge theory with Wilson action on a hypercubic lattice with periodic boundary conditions. The statistics are large enough to make a thorough analysis of the size dependence of the gap. In particular we find a non-zero latent heat in the infinite volume limit. We also find that the critical exponents ╬Ż\nu and ╬▒\alpha are consistent with the hyperscaling relation but confirm that the critical behavior is different from a conventional first-order transition.Comment: Talk presented at Lattice '97; 3 pages, Latex fil

    High precision single-cluster Monte Carlo measurement of the critical exponents of the classical 3D Heisenberg model

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    We report measurements of the critical exponents of the classical three-dimensional Heisenberg model on simple cubic lattices of size L3L^3 with LL = 12, 16, 20, 24, 32, 40, and 48. The data was obtained from a few long single-cluster Monte Carlo simulations near the phase transition. We compute high precision estimates of the critical coupling KcK_c, Binder's parameter UÔłŚandthecriticalexponentsU^* and the critical exponents \nu,\beta / \nu, \eta,and, and \alpha / \nu$, using extensively histogram reweighting and optimization techniques that allow us to keep control over the statistical errors. Measurements of the autocorrelation time show the expected reduction of critical slowing down at the phase transition as compared to local update algorithms. This allows simulations on significantly larger lattices than in previous studies and consequently a better control over systematic errors in finite-size scaling analyses.Comment: 4 pages, (contribution to the Lattice92 proceedings) 1 postscript file as uufile included. Preprints FUB-HEP 21/92 and HLRZ 89/92. (note: first version arrived incomplete due to mailer problems

    Critical behaviour of SU(2) lattice gauge theory. A complete analysis with the ¤ç2\chi^2-method

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    We determine the critical point and the ratios ╬▓/╬Ż\beta/\nu and ╬│/╬Ż\gamma/\nu of critical exponents of the deconfinement transition in SU(2)SU(2) gauge theory by applying the ¤ç2\chi^2-method to Monte Carlo data of the modulus and the square of the Polyakov loop. With the same technique we find from the Binder cumulant grg_r its universal value at the critical point in the thermodynamical limit to Ôłĺ1.403(16)-1.403(16) and for the next-to-leading exponent ¤ë=1┬▒0.1\omega=1\pm0.1. From the derivatives of the Polyakov loop dependent quantities we estimate then 1/╬Ż1/\nu. The result from the derivative of grg_r is 1/╬Ż=0.63┬▒0.011/\nu=0.63\pm0.01, in complete agreement with that of the 3d3d Ising model.Comment: 11 pages, 3 Postscript figures, uses Plain Te

    Non-perturbative determination of anisotropy coefficients and pressure gap at the deconfining transition of QCD

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    We propose a new non-perturbative method to compute derivatives of gauge coupling constants with respect to anisotropic lattice spacings (anisotropy coefficients). Our method is based on a precise measurement of the finite temperature deconfining transition curve in the lattice coupling parameter space extended to anisotropic lattices by applying the spectral density method. We determine the anisotropy coefficients for the cases of SU(2) and SU(3) gauge theories. A longstanding problem, when one uses the perturbative anisotropy coefficients, is a non-vanishing pressure gap at the deconfining transition point in the SU(3) gauge theory. Using our non-perturbative anisotropy coefficients, we find that this problem is completely resolved.Comment: LATTICE98(hightemp

    On the Continuum Limit of the Discrete Regge Model in 4d

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    The Regge Calculus approximates a continuous manifold by a simplicial lattice, keeping the connectivities of the underlying lattice fixed and taking the edge lengths as degrees of freedom. The Discrete Regge model employed in this work limits the choice of the link lengths to a finite number. This makes the computational evaluation of the path integral much faster. A main concern in lattice field theories is the existence of a continuum limit which requires the existence of a continuous phase transition. The recently conjectured second-order transition of the four-dimensional Regge skeleton at negative gravity coupling could be such a candidate. We examine this regime with Monte Carlo simulations and critically discuss its behavior.Comment: Lattice2002(gravity

    Detailed Phase Transition Study at M_H <= 70 GeV in a 3-dimensional SU(2)SU(2)--Higgs Model

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    We study the electroweak phase transition in an effective 3-dimensional theory for a Higgs mass of about 70 GeV by Monte Carlo simulations. The transition temperature and jumps of order parameters are obtained and extrapolated to the continuum using multi-histogram techniques and finite size analysis.Comment: Talk presented at LATTICE96(electroweak), 4 pages, 5 figure

    Atomization and mixing study

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    The state of the art in atomization and mixing for triplet, pentad, and coaxial injectors is described. Injectors that are applicable for LOX/hydrocarbon propellants and main chamber and fuel rich preburner/gas generator mixture ratios are of special interest. Various applicable correlating equations and parameters as well as test data found in the literature are presented. The validity, utility, and important aspects of these data and correlations are discussed and the measurement techniques used are evaluated. Propellant mixing tests performed are described and summarized, results are reported, and tentative conclusions are included

    Strong Coupling Lattice Schwinger Model on Large Spherelike Lattices

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    The lattice regularized Schwinger model for one fermion flavor and in the strong coupling limit is studied through its equivalent representation as a restricted 8-vertex model. The Monte Carlo simulation on lattices with torus-topology is handicapped by a severe non-ergodicity of the updating algorithm; introducing lattices with spherelike topology avoids this problem. We present a large scale study leading to the identification of a critical point with critical exponent ╬Ż=1\nu=1, in the universality class of the Ising model or, equivalently, the lattice model of free fermions.Comment: 16 pages + 7 figures, gzipped POSTSCRIPT fil

    Compact U(1) Gauge Theory on Lattices with Trivial Homotopy Group

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    We study the pure gauge model on a lattice manifold with trivial fundamental homotopy group, homotopically equivalent to an S4S_4. Monopole loops may fluctuate freely on that lattice without restrictions due to the boundary conditions. For the original Wilson action on the hypertorus there is an established two-state signal in energy distribution functions which disappears for the new geometry. Our finite size scaling analysis suggests stringent upper bounds on possible discontinuities in the plaquette action. However, no consistent asymptotic finite size scaling behaviour is observed.Comment: 18 pages (3 figures), LaTeX + POSTSCRIPT (287 KB), preprint BI-TP 94/3
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