We present first results of our study on the Euclidean topological charge density correlation function. In order to get a well defined topological charge density and to improve the signal of the correlation function at large separations we make use of the gradient flow. We investigate the flow-time dependence on fine quenched lattices. The final goal of this study is to perform a continuum extrapolation for the pure SU(3) plasma and to extract the related transport coefficient, the sphaleron rate.
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