@article{e557cd42591441788cac7e80720a2794,

title = "The partition function of Z(2) and Z(8) lattice gauge theory in four dimensions, a novel approach to simulations of lattice systems",

abstract = "A new method to simulate lattice systems is described. We demonstrate our method by computing the complete partition functions of Z(2) and Z(8) gauge theories in four dimensions on lattices of size up to 64. Our method yields a clear signal for the first order transition(s) in these models without hysteresis or critical slowing down effects. We show how finite size scaling of the zeros of the partition function provides an unambiguous identification of the order of the transition.",

author = "Gyan Bhanot and Khalil Bitar and Steve Black and Paul Carter and Rom{\'a}n Salvador",

note = "Funding Information: This work used about 50 CYBER-205 CPU hours on the Florida State University supercomputer. We thank FSU for a special allocation from its share of the supercomputer. This work was also supported in part by the Department of Energy by computer time and under cooperative agreement numbers DE-FC05-85ER25000 and grant number DE-AS05-76ER3509. The work of RS was also supported by a grant from ETA Systems. KB would like to thank SCRI for its hospitality.",

year = "1987",

month = mar,

day = "26",

doi = "10.1016/0370-2693(87)91114-2",

language = "American English",

volume = "187",

pages = "381--386",

journal = "Physics Letters B",

issn = "0370-2693",

publisher = "Elsevier",

number = "3-4",

}