Full result for the QCD equation of state with 2 + 1 flavors

Szabolcs Borsányi, Zoltán Fodor, Christian Hoelbling, Sándor D. Katz, Stefan Krieg, Kálmán K. Szabó

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We present a full result for the 2 + 1 flavor QCD equation of state. All the systematics are controlled, the quark masses are set to their physical values, and the continuum extrapolation is carried out. This extends our previous studies (Aoki et al., 2006 [18]; Borsanyi et al., 2010 [14]) to even finer lattices and now includes ensembles with N t = 6, 8, 10, 12 up to N t = 16. We use a Symanzik improved gauge and a stout-link improved staggered fermion action. Our findings confirm our earlier results. In order to facilitate the direct use of our equation of state we make our tabulated results available for download [33].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
StatePublished - Mar 7 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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