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    Accelerating Staggered Fermion Dynamics with the Rational Hybrid Monte Carlo (RHMC) Algorithm

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    Improved staggered fermion formulations are a popular choice for lattice QCD calculations. Historically, the algorithm used for such calculations has been the inexact R algorithm, which has systematic errors that only vanish as the square of the integration step-size. We describe how the exact Rational Hybrid Monte Carlo (RHMC) algorithm may be used in this context, and show that for parameters corresponding to current state-of-the-art computations it leads to a factor of approximately seven decrease in cost as well as having no step-size errors.Comment: 4 pages, 2 figures, 1 tabl

    Exact 2+1 flavour RHMC simulations

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    We consider the Rational Hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm for performing exact 2+1 flavour fermion simulations. The specific cases of ASQTAD and domain wall fermions are considered. We find that in both cases the naive performance is similar to conventional hybrid algorithms.Comment: 3 pages, no figure

    Algorithm Shootout: R versus RHMC

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    We present initial results comparing the RHMC and R algorithms on large lattices with small quark masses using chiral fermions. We also present results concerning staggered fermions near the deconfinement/chiral phase transition. We find that the RHMC algorithm not only eliminates the step-size error of the R algorithm, but is also considerably more efficient. We discuss several possibilities for further improvement to the RHMC algorithm.Comment: Proceedings from Lattice 2005 (Dublin

    The RHMC algorithm for theories with unknown spectral bounds

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    The Rational Hybrid Monte Carlo (RHMC) algorithm extends the Hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm for lattice QCD simulations to situations involving fractional powers of the determinant of the quadratic Dirac operator. This avoids the updating increment (dtdt) dependence of observables which plagues the Hybrid Molecular-dynamics (HMD) method. The RHMC algorithm uses rational approximations to fractional powers of the quadratic Dirac operator. Such approximations are only available when positive upper and lower bounds to the operator's spectrum are known. We apply the RHMC algorithm to simulations of 2 theories for which a positive lower spectral bound is unknown: lattice QCD with staggered quarks at finite isospin chemical potential and lattice QCD with massless staggered quarks and chiral 4-fermion interactions (Ōá\chiQCD). A choice of lower bound is made in each case, and the properties of the RHMC simulations these define are studied. Justification of our choices of lower bounds is made by comparing measurements with those from HMD simulations, and by comparing different choices of lower bounds.Comment: Latex(Revtex 4) 25 pages, 8 postscript figure

    Diamond-Like Carbon film from Liquid Gas on Metallic Substrates

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    Liquid gas was used to produce DLC films on Cu, Al and steel substrates by DC plasma technique. The absorption in IR reflectance indicates, grown films are DLC. By deconvolution of room temperature UV-visible spectra of the films grown at 50 mtorr and 200‚ąė{}^\circC, in addition to the spectra lines reported for CL, PL, PLC and ESR, some new spectra lines were obtained. We also, have seen exciton absorption line at room temperature.Comment: 6 pages, Postscript, 2 figure
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