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Abstract
We extend to large lattices the work of a previous investigation of the phase diagram of the anisotropic fivedimensional SU(2) YangMills model using Monte Carlo simulations in the regime where the lattice spacing in the fifth dimension is larger than in the other four dimensions. We find a first order phase transition between the confining and deconfining phase at the anisotropic parameter point $\beta_4=2.60$ which was previously claimed to be the critical point at which the order of the transition changes from first to second. We conclude that large lattices are required to establish the first order nature of this line of transitions and consequently that the scenario of dimensional reduction of the fivedimensional theory to a continuum fourdimensional theory via the existence of the socalled "layer phase" is unpromising.
Original language  English 

Pages (fromto)  133–137 
Journal  Physics Letters B 
Volume  724 
Issue number  13 
DOIs  
Publication status  Published  31 May 2013 
Keywords
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 1 Finished

Particle Theory at the Tait Institute
Ball, R., Berera, A., Boyle, P., Del Debbio, L., FigueroaO'Farrill, J., Gardi, E., Horsley, R., Kennedy, A., Kenway, R., Pendleton, B. & Simon Soler, J.
1/10/11 → 30/09/15
Project: Research