This title appears in the Scientific Report : 2015 

Static $ \overline{\mathrm{Q}}\mathrm{Q} $ pair free energy and screening masses from correlators of Polyakov loops: continuum extrapolated lattice results at the QCD physical point
Borsányi, Szabolcs
Fodor, Zoltán / Katz, Sándor D. (Corresponding author) / Pásztor, Attila / Szabo, Kalman / Török, Csaba
Jülich Supercomputing Center; JSC
Journal of high energy physics, 1504 (2015) 4, S. 138
Berlin Springer 2015
10.1007/JHEP04(2015)138
Journal Article
Computational Science and Mathematical Methods
OpenAccess
OpenAccess
Please use the identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP04(2015)138 in citations.
Please use the identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/2128/9740 in citations.
We study the correlators of Polyakov loops, and the corresponding gauge invariant free energy of a static quark-antiquark pair in 2+1 flavor QCD at finite temperature. Our simulations were carried out on N$_{t}$ = 6, 8, 10, 12, 16 lattices using a Symanzik improved gauge action and a stout improved staggered action with physical quark masses. The free energies calculated from the Polyakov loop correlators are extrapolated to the continuum limit. For the free energies we use a two step renormalization procedure that only uses data at finite temperature. We also measure correlators with definite Euclidean time reversal and charge conjugation symmetry to extract two different screening masses, one in the magnetic, and one in the electric sector, to distinguish two different correlation lengths in the full Polyakov loop correlator.