Topological susceptibility from the twisted mass Dirac operator spectrum
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We present results of our computation of the topological susceptibility with N f = 2 and N f = 2 + 1 + 1 flavours of maximally twisted mass fermions, using the method of spectral projectors. We perform a detailed study of the quark mass dependence and discretization effects. We make an attempt to confront our data with chiral perturbation theory and extract the chiral condensate from the quark mass dependence of the topological susceptibility. We compare the value with the results of our direct computation from the slope of the mode number. We emphasize the role of autocorrelations and the necessity of long Monte Carlo runs to obtain results with good precision. We also show our results for the spectral projector computation of the ratio of renormalization constants Z P /Z S .
KeywordsLattice QCD Lattice Gauge Field Theories Lattice Quantum Field Theory
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