Electromagnetic effects on topological observables in QCD

Bastian B. Brandt, Gergely Endrődi, José Javier Hernández Hernández, Gergely Markó, Laurin Pannullo
High Energy Physics - Lattice, High Energy Physics - Lattice (hep-lat), High Energy Physics - Phenomenology (hep-ph), High Energy Physics - Theory (hep-th)
2023-12-22 00:00:00
In this proceedings article we present a selected set of our lattice results regarding the effect that background electromagnetic fields have on the topology of QCD. In particular, we report on the lattice spacing-dependence of the axion-photon coupling as well as on the response of the topological susceptibility to strong magnetic fields at nonzero temperatures. We demonstrate that the ratio of topological susceptibilities at finite to zero magnetic field has a well behaved continuum limit at low temperatures using a reweighting technique. Moreover, we study the scaling of the axion-photon coupling towards the continuum limit and show that it is less severely affected by discretisation effects.
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