An Ising-Anderson model of localisation in high-temperature QCD

  • Matteo Giordano
  • Tamás G. Kovács
  • Ferenc Pittler
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We discuss a possible mechanism leading to localisation of the low-lying Dirac eigenmodes in high-temperature lattice QCD, based on the spatial fluctuations of the local Polyakov lines in the partially ordered configurations above Tc. This mechanism provides a qualitative explanation of the dependence of localisation on the temperature and on the lattice spacing, and also of the phase diagram of QCD with an imaginary chemical potential. To test the viability of this mechanism we propose a three-dimensional effective, Anderson-like model, mimicking the effect of the Polyakov lines on the quarks. The diagonal, on-site disorder is governed by a three-dimensional Ising-like spin model with continuous spins. Our numerical results show that localised modes are indeed present in the ordered phase of the Ising model, thus supporting the proposed mechanism for localisation in QCD.


Lattice QCD Phase Diagram of QCD Random Systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matteo Giordano
    • 1
  • Tamás G. Kovács
    • 1
  • Ferenc Pittler
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesDebrecenHungary
  2. 2.MTA-ELTE Lattice Gauge Theory Research GroupBudapestHungary

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