A study of actions with next-to-nearest neighbour interactions in four-dimensional Z2 gauge theory

G. Bhanot, J. M. Drouffe, A. Schiller, I. O. Stamatescu

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Abstract

By Monte-Carlo simulation, we study a mixed action Z2 theory in four dimensions. The action has terms involving planar 1×1 and 2×1 Wilson loops. We find a rich phase structure for this model, but no second order transitions. An investigation of a theory with bent 2×1 Wilson loops in the action was also done. This also revealed only first order transitions. The models we study have interesting frustrated phases with a strong dependence on the choice of boundary conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-71
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume125
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 19 1983
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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