New approach to the Dirac spectral density in lattice gauge theory applications
Scopus ID: 84988564425
We report tests and results from a new approach to the spectral density and the mode number distribution of the Dirac operator in lattice gauge theories. The algorithm generates the spectral density of the lattice Dirac operator as a continuous function over all scales of the complete eigenvalue spectrum. This is distinct from an earlier method where the integrated spectral density (mode number) was calculated efficiently for some preselected fixed range of the integration. The new algorithm allows global studies like the chiral condensate from the Dirac spectrum at any scale including the cutoff-dependent IR and UV range of the spectrum. Physics applications include the scale-dependent mass anomalous dimension, spectral representation of composite fermion operators, and the crossover transition from the e-regime of Random Matrix Theory to the p-regime in chiral perturbation theory. We present thorough tests of the algorithm in the 2-flavor sextet SU(3) gauge theory that we continue to pursue for its potential as a minimal realization of the composite Higgs scenario.