QCD thermodynamics with continuum extrapolated Wilson fermions. II.

Szabolcs Borsanyi, Christian Hoelbling, Balint C. Toth, Stephan Durr, Stefan Krieg, Kalman K. Szabo, Zoltan Fodor, Sandor D. Katz, Daniel Nogradi, Norbert Trombitas

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We continue our investigation of 2+1 flavor QCD thermodynamics using dynamical Wilson fermions in the fixed scale approach. Two additional pion masses, approximately 440 MeV and 285 MeV, are added to our previous work at 545 MeV. The simulations were performed at 3 or 4 lattice spacings at each pion mass. The renormalized chiral condensate, strange quark number susceptibility and Polyakov loop is obtained as a function of the temperature and we observe a decrease in the light chiral pseudocritical temperature as the pion mass is lowered while the pseudocritical temperature associated with the strange quark number susceptibility or the Polyakov loop is only mildly sensitive to the pion mass. These findings are in agreement with previous continuum results obtained in the staggered formulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number014505
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 21 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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