Lattice Artefacts In The Non-Abelian Debye Screening Mass In One Loop Order

Research paper by P. Kaste, H. J. Rothe

Indexed on: 24 Apr '97Published on: 24 Apr '97Published in: High Energy Physics - Lattice


We compute the electric screening mass in lattice QCD with Wilson fermions at finite temperature and chemical potential to one-loop order, and show that lattice artefacts arising from a finite lattice spacing result in an enhancement of the screening mass as compared to the continuum. We discuss the magnitude of this enhancement as a function of the temperature and chemical potential for lattices with different number of lattice sites in the temporal direction that can be implemented in lattice simulations. Most of the enhancement is found to be due to the fermion loop contribution.