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Sampling a Gaussian Energy Distribution to Study the Phase Transitions of the $Z$(2) and U(1) Lattice Gauge Theories

Authors
  • Hetherington, J.H.
  • Stump, D.R.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1987
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.35.1972
OAI: oai:inspirehep.net:249203
Source
INSPIRE-HEP
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Abstract

A new method for the study of phase transitions in classical statistical mechanics, by sampling a Gaussian energy distribution instead of a Boltzmann distribution, is applied to the Z(2) and U(1) lattice gauge theories. The method is effective at identifying and measuring first-order transitions. The phase diagram of the U(1) gauge theory with both charge-1 and charge-2 interactions is described by this approach.

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