# Phase structure of SU(3) gauge theory with two flavors of symmetric-representation fermions

@article{DeGrand2009PhaseSO, title={Phase structure of SU(3) gauge theory with two flavors of symmetric-representation fermions}, author={Thomas A. DeGrand and Yigal Shamir and Benjamin Svetitsky}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2009}, volume={79}, pages={034501} }

We have performed numerical simulations of SU(3) gauge theory coupled to ${N}_{f}=2$ flavors of symmetric-representation fermions. The fermions are discretized with the tadpole-improved clover action. Our simulations are done on lattices of length $L=6$, 8, and 12. In all simulation volumes we observe a crossover from a strongly coupled confined phase to a weak-coupling deconfined phase. Degeneracies in screening masses, plus the behavior of the pseudoscalar decay constant, indicate that the…

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