Improving the topological charge density operator on the lattice

@article{CChristou1996ImprovingTT,
  title={Improving the topological charge density operator on the lattice},
  author={C.Christou and Adriano di Giacomo and H. Panagopoulos and Ettore Vicari},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Lattice},
  year={1996},
  volume={47},
  pages={266-269}
}
We analyze the properties of a class of improved lattice topological charge density operators, constructed by a smearing-like procedure. By optimizing the choice of the parameters introduced in their definition, we find operators having (i) a much better statistical behavior as estimators of the topological charge density on the lattice, i.e. much less noisy; (ii) a multiplicative renormalization much closer to one; (iii) a large suppression of the perturbative tail in the corresponding lattice… 
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