Finite-size effects for lattice glueball masses

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We have measured the lattice size dependence of the lightest glueball mass in SU(2) and SU(3) gauge theory at =2.2 and 2.3 [SU(2)] and =6.0 [SU(3)]. We observe an increase in the glueball mass when the lattice size shrinks below a critical value. The magnitude of this length scale, which we interpret as the physical size of the glueball, is roughly the same for SU(2) and SU(3) when expressed in units of the string tension.


  • Thomas A. DeGrand
  • Carsten Peterson
External organisations
  • University of Colorado
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3180-3185
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Jan 1
Publication categoryResearch