2022 journal article

Dynamics of non-Gaussian fluctuations in model A

Physical Review D.

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Added: July 13, 2022

Motivated by the experimental search for the QCD critical point we perform simulations of a stochastic field theory with purely relaxational dynamics (model A). We verify the expected dynamic scaling of correlation functions. Using a finite size scaling analysis we obtain the dynamic critical exponent $z=2.026(56)$. We investigate time dependent correlation functions of higher moments $M^n(t)$ of the order parameter $M(t)$ for $n=1,2,3,4$. We obtain dynamic scaling with the same critical exponent $z$ for all $n$, but the relaxation constant depends on $n$. We also study the relaxation of $M^n(t)$ after a quench, where the simulation is initialized in the high temperature phase, and the dynamics is studied at the critical temperature $T_c$. We find that the evolution does not follow simple scaling with the dynamic exponent $z$, and that it involves an early time rise followed by late stage relaxation.