Volodymyr Chelnokov (Institute for Theoretical Physics, Goethe University, Frankfurt)
In QCD at large enough isospin chemical potential Bose-Einstein Condensation (BEC) takes place, separated from the normal phase by a phase transition. From previous studies the location of the BEC line at the physical point is known. In the chiral limit the condensation happens already at infinitesimally small isospin chemical potential for zero temperature. The zero-density chiral transition might then be affected, depending on the shape of the BEC boundary, by its proximity. As a first step towards the chiral limit, we perform simulations of 2+1 flavors QCD at half the physical quark masses. The position of the BEC transition is then extracted and compared with the results at physical masses.
Bastian Brandt (University of Bielefeld) Francesca Cuteri (Goethe University) Gergely Endrődi (University of Bielefeld) Volodymyr Chelnokov (Institute for Theoretical Physics, Goethe University, Frankfurt)