Effective constraint potential in lattice Weinberg-Salam model

M. I. Polikarpov, M. A. Zubkov

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We investigate lattice Weinberg-Salam model without fermions for the value of the Weinberg angle θW~30°, and bare fine structure constant around α~1150. We consider the value of the scalar self coupling corresponding to bare Higgs mass around 150 GeV. The effective constraint potential for the zero momentum scalar field is used in order to investigate phenomena existing in the vicinity of the phase transition between the physical Higgs phase and the unphysical symmetric phase of the lattice model. This is the region of the phase diagram, where the continuum physics is to be approached. We compare the above mentioned effective potential (calculated in selected gauges) with the effective potential for the value of the scalar field at a fixed space-time point. We also calculate the renormalized fine structure constant using the correlator of Polyakov lines and compare it with the one-loop perturbative estimate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-342
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 20 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Continuum limit
  • Effective potential
  • Lattice gauge theory
  • Phase transition
  • Weinberg-Salam model


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