The Phase Diagrams of the Schwinger and Gross-Neveu Models with Wilson Fermions

A new method to analytically determine the partition function zeroes of weakly coupled theories on finite-size lattices is developed. Applied to the lattice Schwinger model, this reveals the possible absence of a phase transition at fixed weak coupling. We show how finite-size scaling techniques on small or moderate lattice sizes may mimic the presence of a spurious phase transition. Application of our method to the Gross--Neveu model yields a phase diagram consistent with that coming from a saddle point analysis.