The finite-temperature deconfinement transition in pure SU(2) gauge theory is studied using finite-size analysis. The theory is formulated on a symmetric lattice with asymmetric couplings so the physical size of the spatial box can be changed continuously at a given physical temperature. Finite-size analysis based on the three-dimensional Ising model then permits the infinite-volume limit to be taken. The resulting critical temperature Tc scales according to asymptotic freedom and Tc/ΛL = 44.0 ± 2.0.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Nuclear Physics B|
|State||Published - Feb 3 1986|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The computer simulations reported here were done on the CRAY-XMP/22 at NMFECC. We thank the DOE for support. The work of J.B.K. was partially supported by the National Science Foundation through the grant NSF PHY82-01948.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics