Chandrasekharan, S; Cox, J; Holland, K; Wiese, U-J, *Meron-cluster simulation of a chiral phase transition with staggered fermions*,
Nuclear Physics B, vol. 576 no. 1-3
(2000),
pp. 481-500 .
**Abstract:**

*We examine a (3 + 1)-dimensional model of staggered lattice fermions with a four-fermion interaction and ℤ(2) chiral symmetry using the Hamiltonian formulation. This model cannot be simulated with standard fermion algorithms because those suffer from a very severe sign problem. We use a new fermion simulation technique - the meron-cluster algorithm - which solves the sign problem and leads to high-precision numerical data. We investigate the finite temperature chiral phase transition and verify that it is in the universality class of the 3-d Ising model using finite-size scaling. © 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.*