@article{b39cbcb3d6054126b5d24692aa115c94,

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

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.",

author = "Kogut, {John B.} and Michael Snow and Michael Stone",

note = "Funding Information: J. Stack, D.K. Sinclair and J. Shigemitsuaboutvarious aspectsof this work were very helpful. We thank the ResearchB oardof the Universityo f Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for providingt he 50 hours of Cyber 175 time used in this study. Our algebraw as done with MACSYMA which.is supportedb y the US Energy Researcha nd DevelopmenAt dministratiounn derc ontractE (11-1)-30-70a nd by NASA under grant NSG 13 23. Funding Information: 1 Supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant NSF PHY79-00272.",

year = "1982",

month = jan,

day = "4",

doi = "10.1016/0550-3213(82)90065-7",

language = "English (US)",

volume = "200",

pages = "211--231",

journal = "Nuclear Physics B",

issn = "0550-3213",

publisher = "Elsevier",

number = "1",

}