Winding number expansion for the canonical approach to finite density simulations

Xiangfei Meng, Anyi Li, Andrei Alexandru, Keh Fei Liu

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The canonical partition function approach was designed to avoid the overlap problem that affects the lattice simulations of nuclear matter at high density. The method employs the projections of the quark determinant on a fix quark number sector. When the quark number is large, the evaluation of the projected determinant becomes numerically unstable. In this paper a different evaluation method based on expanding the determinant in terms of loops winding around the lattice is studied. We show that this method is stable and significantly faster than our original algorithm. This greatly expands the range of quark numbers that we can simulate effectively.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 2008
Event26th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, LATTICE 2008 - Williamsburg, United States
Duration: Jul 14 2008Jul 19 2008

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