Fixed boundary conditions and phase transitions in pure gauge compact QED

M. Baig, H. Fort

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Abstract

We have simulated the pure gauge compact QED with fixed boundary conditions, on lattices from 64 to 164. We argue that a lattice with this fixed boundary imposition corresponds actually to a lattice with spherical topology. We have found the presence of a phase transition without any trace of discontinuity. Moreover, the specific heat and the Binder cumulant are qualitatively consistent with a second order phase transition. The implications of this observation on the nature of the compact lattice QED are discussed. © 1994.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-432
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume332
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 1994

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