Advances in using density of states for large-N Yang--Mills

Springer, Felix and Schaich, David ORCID: 0000-0002-9826-2951
(2023) Advances in using density of states for large-N Yang--Mills. [Preprint]

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We present work in progress using the Logarithmic Linear Relaxation (LLR) density of states algorithm to analyse first-order phase transitions in pure-gauge SU(N) Yang--Mills theories, focusing on N = 4 and 6. By using the LLR algorithm we aim to avoid super-critical slowing down at such transitions. Motivation for this study comes from composite dark matter models, which may feature a first-order confinement transition in the early Universe that would produce a background of gravitational waves. Improving our understanding of these phase transitions will help probe these models using observations from future gravitational-wave observatories. In addition to the confinement transition, we also analyze bulk phase transitions of the lattice theories, which feature much larger latent heat.

Item Type: Preprint
Additional Information: arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:2212.09199
Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-lat, hep-lat
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 23 May 2023 07:48
Last Modified: 23 May 2023 07:48
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