TY - GEN

T1 - Sextet Model with Wilson Fermions

AU - Hansen, Martin

AU - Pica, Claudio

N1 - 7 pages, 6 figures, Contribution to the 34th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, 24-30 July 2016, University of Southampton, UK

PY - 2017

Y1 - 2017

N2 - We present new results from our ongoing study of the SU(3) sextet model with two flavors in the two-index symmetric representation of the gauge group. In the simulations use unimproved Wilson fermions to investigate the infrared properties of the model. We have previously presented results for the spectrum of the model in the weak coupling regime. Here, to better understand the overall behavior of the lattice model, we map its non-trivial phase structure in the space of bare parameters. At strong coupling, we observe a first order phase transition when decreasing the bare quark mass. This first order transition weakens when moving towards weaker couplings with an endpoint at a finite value of the bare coupling, after which it appears to be a continuous transition. We also investigate the behavior of the mass spectrum and scale-setting observable, as a function of the quark mass, and show that their qualitative behavior change significantly when moving from the strong coupling into the weak coupling phase.

AB - We present new results from our ongoing study of the SU(3) sextet model with two flavors in the two-index symmetric representation of the gauge group. In the simulations use unimproved Wilson fermions to investigate the infrared properties of the model. We have previously presented results for the spectrum of the model in the weak coupling regime. Here, to better understand the overall behavior of the lattice model, we map its non-trivial phase structure in the space of bare parameters. At strong coupling, we observe a first order phase transition when decreasing the bare quark mass. This first order transition weakens when moving towards weaker couplings with an endpoint at a finite value of the bare coupling, after which it appears to be a continuous transition. We also investigate the behavior of the mass spectrum and scale-setting observable, as a function of the quark mass, and show that their qualitative behavior change significantly when moving from the strong coupling into the weak coupling phase.

KW - hep-lat

M3 - Article in proceedings

T3 - P o S - Proceedings of Science

BT - Proceedings of the 34th Annual International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory

PB - Proceedings of Science

T2 - 34th Annual International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory

Y2 - 24 July 2016 through 30 July 2016

ER -