The pseudo specific heat in SU(2) gauge theory: finite size dependence and finite temperature effects
Abstract
We investigate the pseudo specific heat of SU(2) gauge theory near the crossover point on 4^{4} to 16^{4} lattices. Several different methods are used to determine the specific heat. The curious finite size dependence of the peak maximum is explained from the interplay of the crossover phenomenon with the deconfinement transition occurring due to the finite extension of the lattice. We find, that for lattices of size 8^{4} and larger the crossover peak is independent of lattice size at β_{co} = 2.23(2) and has a peak height of C_{V,co} = 1.685(10). We conclude therefore that the crossover peak is not the result of an ordinary phase transition. Further, the contributions to C_{v} from different plaquette correlations are calculated. We find, that at the peak and far outside the peak the ratio of contributions from orthogonal and parallel plaquette correlations is different. To estimate the finite temperature influence on symmetric lattices even far off the deconfinement transition point we calculate the modulus of the lattice average of the Polyakov loop on these lattices and compare it to predictions from a random walk model.
 Publication:

Physics Letters B
 Pub Date:
 February 1997
 DOI:
 10.1016/S03702693(96)016814
 arXiv:
 arXiv:heplat/9610019
 Bibcode:
 1997PhLB..394..147E
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Lattice
 EPrint:
 Latex 2e,10 pages including 5 postscript figures