Scaling Studies of QCD on Asymmetric Lattices

  • H. B. Thacker
  • J. C. Sexton
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 159)


Using the deconfinement temperature as a probe, the scaling properties of QCD are studied on asymmetric lattices. We find that the measured asymmetry dependence of the lattice Λ parameter at β ≈ 5.7 agrees precisely with that predicted by one loop perturbation theory. This result holds on lattices with asymmetry in one spatial direction and on lattices with asymmetry in all three spatial directions and suggests that the perturbative scaling violations observed on symmetric lattices at these values of β are independent of asymmetry and therefore unlikely to be lattice artifacts.


Lattice Spacing Lattice Action Time Direction Critical Coupling Monte Carlo Data 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. B. Thacker
    • 1
  • J. C. Sexton
    • 2
  1. 1.Fermi National Accelerator LaboratoryBataviaUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Advanced StudyPrincetonUSA

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