Mean field and Monte Carlo studies of SU(N) chiral models in three dimensions

John B. Kogut, Michael Snow, Michael Stone

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Abstract

SU(N) chiral models defined on three-dimensional cubic lattices arestudied using mean field and Monte Carlo techniques. Mean field theory predicts first-order transitions for all finite N greater than two. The mean field estimates of the transition temperature and discontinuity of the order parameter are in good agreement with computer simulations for N = 3 and 4. The N → ∞ limit of mean field theory has a first-order phase transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-231
Number of pages21
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Volume200
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 4 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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