Penta-quark in Anisotropic Lattice QCD
Ishii, N; Iida, H; Oka, M; Okiharu, F; Suganuma, H
2005-01-01
Penta-quark (5Q) baryons are studied using anisotropic lattice QCD for high-precision measurement of temporal correlators. A non-NK-type interpolating field is employed to study the 5Q states with J^P=1/2^{\\pm} and I=0. In J^P=1/2^+ channel, the lowest-lying state is found at m_{5Q} \\simeq 2.25 GeV, which is too massive to be identified as the Theta^+(1540). In J^P=1/2^- channel, the lowest-lying state is found at m_{5Q} \\simeq 1.75 GeV. To distinguish a compact 5Q resonance state from an NK scattering state, a new method with ``hybrid boundary condition (HBC)'' is proposed. As a result of the HBC analysis, the observed state in the negative-parity channel turns out to be an $NK$ scattering state.
Quark–gluon plasma phenomenology from anisotropic lattice QCD
The FASTSUM collaboration has been carrying out simulations of Nf = 2 + 1 QCD at nonzero temperature in the fixed-scale approach using anisotropic lattices. Here we present the status of these studies, including recent results for electrical conductivity and charge diffusion, and heavy quarkonium (charm and beauty) physics
Quark–gluon plasma phenomenology from anisotropic lattice QCD
Skullerud, Jon-Ivar; Kelly, Aoife [Department of Mathematical Physics, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co Kildare (Ireland); Aarts, Gert; Allton, Chris; Amato, Alessandro; Evans, P. Wynne M.; Hands, Simon [Department of Physics, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales (United Kingdom); Burnier, Yannis [Institut de Théorie des Phénomènes Physiques, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH–1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Giudice, Pietro [Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Münster, D–48149 Münster (Germany); Harris, Tim; Ryan, Sinéad M. [School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (Ireland); Kim, Seyong [Department of Physics, Sejong University, Seoul 143-747 (Korea, Republic of); Lombardo, Maria Paola [INFN–Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, I–00044 Frascati (RM) (Italy); Oktay, Mehmet B. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (United States); Rothkopf, Alexander [Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 16, D–69120 Heidelberg (Germany)
2016-01-22
The FASTSUM collaboration has been carrying out simulations of N{sub f} = 2 + 1 QCD at nonzero temperature in the fixed-scale approach using anisotropic lattices. Here we present the status of these studies, including recent results for electrical conductivity and charge diffusion, and heavy quarkonium (charm and beauty) physics.
Quark-gluon plasma phenomenology from anisotropic lattice QCD
Skullerud, Jon-Ivar; Allton, Chris; Amato, Alessandro; Burnier, Yannis; Evans, P Wynne M; Giudice, Pietro; Hands, Simon; Harris, Tim; Kelly, Aoife; Kim, Seyong; Lombardo, Maria Paola; Oktay, Mehmet B; Rothkopf, Alexander; Ryan, Sinéad M
2015-01-01
The FASTSUM collaboration has been carrying out simulations of N_f=2+1 QCD at nonzero temperature in the fixed-scale approach using anisotropic lattices. Here we present the status of these studies, including recent results for electrical conductivity and charge diffusion, and heavy quarkonium (charm and beauty) physics.
Penta-Quark Anti-Decuplet in Anisotropic Lattice QCD
Ishii, N; Iida, H; Oka, M; Okiharu, F; Suganuma, H
2005-01-01
The penta-quark(5Q) Theta^+(1540) is studied in anisotropic lattice QCD with renormalized anisotropy a_s/a_t=4 for a high-precision measurement. Both the positive and the negative parity 5Q baryons are studied using a non-NK type interpolating field with I=0 and J=1/2. After the chiral extrapolation, the lowest positive parity state is found at m_{Theta}\\simeq 2.25 GeV, which is too heavy to be identified with Theta^+(1540). In the negative parity channel, the lowest energy state is found at m_{Theta}\\simeq 1.75 GeV. Although it is rather close to the empirical value, it is considered to be an NK scattering state rather than a localized resonance state.
Penta-quark baryon in anisotropic lattice QCD
Ishii, N; Iida, H; Oka, M; Okiharu, F; Suganuma, H
2005-01-01
The penta-quark(5Q) baryon is studied in anisotropic quenched lattice QCD with renormalized anisotropy a_s/a_t=4 for a high-precision mass measurement. The standard Wilson action at beta=5.75 and the O(a) improved Wilson quark action with kappa=0.1210(0.0010)0.1240 are employed on a 12^3 \\times 96 lattice. Contribution of excited states is suppressed by using a smeared source. We investigate both the positive- and negative-parity 5Q baryons with I=0 and spin J=1/2 using a non-NK-type interpolating field. After chiral extrapolation, the lowest positive-parity state is found to have a mass, m_{Theta}=2.25 GeV, which is much heavier than the experimentally observed Theta^+(1540). The lowest negative-parity 5Q appears at m_{Theta}=1.75 GeV, which is near the s-wave NK threshold. To distinguish spatially-localized 5Q resonances from NK scattering states, we propose a new general method imposing a ``Hybrid Boundary Condition (HBC)'', where the NK threshold is artificially raised without affecting compact five-quark...
Survival of charmonia above Tc in anisotropic lattice QCD
We find a strong evidence for the survival of J/Ψ and ηc as spatially-localized cc-bar (quasi-)bound states above the QCD critical temperature Tc, by investigating the boundary-condition dependence of their energies and spectral functions. In a finite-volume box, there arises a boundary-condition dependence for spatially spread states, while no such dependence appears for a partially compact states. In lattice QCD, we find almost no spatial boundary-condition dependence for the energy of the cc-bar system in J/Ψ and ηc channels for T ≅ (1.11 - 2.07)Tc. We also investigate the spectral function of charmonia above Tc in lattice QCD using the maximum entropy method (MEM) in terms of the boundary-condition dependence. There is no spatial boundary-condition dependence for the low-lying peaks corresponding to J/Ψ and ηc around 3 GeV at 1.62 Tc. These facts indicate the survival of J/Ψ and ηc as compact cc-bar (quasi-)bound states for Tc c. (author)
Anisotropic Lattice QCD Studies of Penta-quark Anti-decuplet
Ishii, N; Iida, H; Oka, M; Okiharu, F; Suganuma, H
2004-01-01
Anti-decuplet penta-quark baryon is studied with the quenched anisotropic lattice QCD for accurate measurement of the correlator. Both the positive and negative parity states are studied using a non-NK type interpolating field with I=0 and J=1/2. After the chiral extrapolation, the lowest positive parity state is found at m_{Theta} \\simeq 2.25 GeV, which is too massive to be identified with the experimentally observed Theta^+(1540). The lowest negative parity state is found at m_{Theta}\\simeq 1.75 GeV, which is rather close to the empirical value. To confirm that this state is a compact 5Q resonance, a new method with ``hybrid boundary condition (HBC)'' is proposed. The HBC analysis shows that the observed state in the negative parity channel is an NK scattering state.
Anisotropic lattice QCD studies of penta-quarks and tetra-quarks
Ishii, N; Iida, H; Oka, M; Okiharu, F; Suganuma, H; Tsumura, K
2006-01-01
Anisotropic lattice QCD studies of penta-quarks(5Q) with J^P=1/2^\\pm and 3/2^{\\pm} are presented at the quenched level together with tetra-quarks(4Q). The standard gauge action at \\beta=5.75 and O(a) improved quark (clover) action with \\kappa=0.1410(0.010)0.1440 are employed on the anisotropic lattice with the renormalized anisotropy a_s/a_t = 4. The ``hybrid boundary condition(HBC)'' is adopted to discriminate a compact resonance state from scattering states. Only massive 5Q states are found for J^P=1/2^+ and 3/2^{\\pm}, which cannot be identified as \\Theta^+(1540). A low-lying 5Q state is found for J^P=1/2^- at m_{5Q}\\simeq 1.75 GeV, which however turns out to be an NK scattering state through the HBC analysis. A preliminary result for 4Q states is presented suggesting an existence of a compact 4Q resonance at m_{4Q} \\simeq 1.1 GeV in the idealized SU(4)_f chiral limit.
Non-perturbative phenomena are essential to understanding quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of the strong interactions. The particles observed are mesons and baryons, but the fundamental fields are quarks and gluons. Most properties of the hadrons are inaccessible in perturbation theory. Aside from their mere existence, the most blatant example is the mass spectrum. The lack of an accurate, reasonably precise, calculation of the mass spectrum is a major piece of unfinished business for theoretical particle physics. In addition, a wide variety of other non-perturbative calculations in QCD are necessary to interpret ongoing experiments. For example, it is impossible to extract the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa angles without knowing matrix elements of operators in the K, D and B mesons. Furthermore, non-perturbative analyses of quarkonia can determine the strong coupling constant with uncertainties already comparable to perturbative analyses of high-energy data. These lectures cover lattice field theory, the only general, systematic approach that can address quantitatively the non-perturbative questions raised above. Sects. 2--8 explain how to formulate quantum field theory on a lattice and why lattice field theory is theoretically well-founded. Sect. 9 sketches some analytic calculations in scalar lattice field theory. They serve as an example of how lattice field theory can contribute to particle physics without necessarily using computers. Sect. 10 turns to the most powerful tool in lattice field theory: large-scale Monte Carlo integration of the functional integral. Instead of discussing algorithms in gory detail, the general themes of computational field theory are discussed. The methods needed for spectroscopy, weak matrix elements, and the strong coupling constant are reviewed. 52 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab
Spin 3/2 Penta-quarks in anisotropic lattice QCD
Ishii, N; Nemoto, Y; Oka, M; Suganuma, H
2005-01-01
A high-precision mass measurement for the pentaquark (5Q) Theta^+ in J^P=3/2^{\\pm} channel is performed in anisotropic quenched lattice QCD using a large number of gauge configurations as N_{conf}=1000. We employ the standard Wilson gauge action at beta=5.75 and the O(a) improved Wilson (clover) quark action with kappa=0.1210(0.0010)0.1240 on a 12^3 \\times 96 lattice with the renormalized anisotropy as a_s/a_t = 4. The Rarita-Schwinger formalism is adopted for the interpolating fields. Several types of the interpolating fields with isospin I=0 are examined such as (a) the NK^*-type, (b) the (color-)twisted NK^*-type, (c) a diquark-type. The chiral extrapolation leads to only massive states, i.e., m_{5Q} \\simeq 2.1-2.2 GeV in J^P=3/2^- channel, and m_{5Q} = 2.4-2.6 GeV in J^P=3/2^+ channel. The analysis with the hybrid boundary condition(HBC) is performed to investigate whether these states are compact 5Q resonances or not. No low-lying compact 5Q resonance states are found below 2.1GeV.
Renormalisation of gauge theories on general anisotropic lattices and high-energy scattering in QCD
Giordano, Matteo
2015-01-01
We study the renormalisation of $SU(N_c)$ gauge theories on general anisotropic lattices, to one-loop order in perturbation theory, employing the background field method. The results are then applied in the context of two different approaches to hadronic high-energy scattering. In the context of the Euclidean nonperturbative approach to soft high-energy scattering based on Wilson loops, we refine the nonperturbative justification of the analytic continuation relations of the relevant Wilson-loop correlators, required to obtain physical results. In the context of longitudinally-rescaled actions, we study the consequences of one-loop corrections on the relation between the $SU(N_c)$ gauge theory and its effective description in terms of two-dimensional principal chiral models.
The architecture and capabilities of the computers currently in use for large-scale lattice QCD calculations are described and compared. Based on this present experience, possible future directions are discussed
Full text: We sketch the general concepts of the lattice regularisation in quantum field theory, which enables Monte Carlo simulations and non-perturbative numerical measurements of observables in particle physics. We then address the status of lattice QCD with 2+1 flavours of dynamical quarks, where hadron masses can now be evaluated from the first principles of QCD close to the percent level. (author)
Bietenholz, Wolfgang [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) (Mexico)
2011-07-01
Full text: We sketch the general concepts of the lattice regularisation in quantum field theory, which enables Monte Carlo simulations and non-perturbative numerical measurements of observables in particle physics. We then address the status of lattice QCD with 2+1 flavours of dynamical quarks, where hadron masses can now be evaluated from the first principles of QCD close to the percent level. (author)
Shindler, A. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany). John von Neumann-Inst. fuer Computing NIC
2007-07-15
I review the theoretical foundations, properties as well as the simulation results obtained so far of a variant of the Wilson lattice QCD formulation: Wilson twisted mass lattice QCD. Emphasis is put on the discretization errors and on the effects of these discretization errors on the phase structure for Wilson-like fermions in the chiral limit. The possibility to use in lattice simulations different lattice actions for sea and valence quarks to ease the renormalization patterns of phenomenologically relevant local operators, is also discussed. (orig.)
Qcd Thermodynamics On A Lattice
Levkova, L A
2004-01-01
Numerical simulations of full QCD on anisotropic lattices provide a convenient way to study QCD thermodynamics with fixed physics scales and reduced lattice spacing errors. We report results from calculations with two flavors of dynamical staggered fermions, where all bare parameters and the renormalized anisotropy are kept constant and the temperature is changed in small steps by varying only the number of time slices. Including results from zero- temperature scale setting simulations, which determine the Karsch coefficients, allows for the calculation of the Equation of State at finite temperatures. We also report on studies of the chiral properties of dynamical domain-wall fermions combined with the DBW2 gauge action for different gauge couplings and fermion masses. For quenched theories, the DBW2 action gives a residual chiral symmetry breaking much smaller than what was found with more traditional choices for the gauge action. Our goal is to investigate the possibilities which this and further improvemen...
Borsanyi, Sz; Kampert, K H; Katz, S D; Kawanai, T; Kovacs, T G; Mages, S W; Pasztor, A; Pittler, F; Redondo, J; Ringwald, A; Szabo, K K
2016-01-01
We present a full result for the equation of state (EoS) in 2+1+1 (up/down, strange and charm quarks are present) flavour lattice QCD. We extend this analysis and give the equation of state in 2+1+1+1 flavour QCD. In order to describe the evolution of the universe from temperatures several hundreds of GeV to several tens of MeV we also include the known effects of the electroweak theory and give the effective degree of freedoms. As another application of lattice QCD we calculate the topological susceptibility (chi) up to the few GeV temperature region. These two results, EoS and chi, can be used to predict the dark matter axion's mass in the post-inflation scenario and/or give the relationship between the axion's mass and the universal axionic angle, which acts as a initial condition of our universe.
An Introduction to Lattice QCD
Pène, O
1995-01-01
Lattice QCD is the only non-perturbative method based uniquely on the first principles of QCD. After a very simple introduction to the principles of lattice QCD, I discuss its present limitations and the type of processes it can deal with. Then I present some striking results in the light and heavy quarks sectors. Finally I try to guess the prospects.
The goal of the lectures on lattice QCD (LQCD) is to provide an overview of both the technical issues and the progress made so far in obtaining phenomenologically useful numbers. The lectures consist of three parts. The author's charter is to provide an introduction to LQCD and outline the scope of LQCD calculations. In the second set of lectures, Guido Martinelli will discuss the progress they have made so far in obtaining results, and their impact on Standard Model phenomenology. Finally, Martin Luescher will discuss the topical subjects of chiral symmetry, improved formulation of lattice QCD, and the impact these improvements will have on the quality of results expected from the next generation of simulations
Gupta, R.
1998-12-31
The goal of the lectures on lattice QCD (LQCD) is to provide an overview of both the technical issues and the progress made so far in obtaining phenomenologically useful numbers. The lectures consist of three parts. The author`s charter is to provide an introduction to LQCD and outline the scope of LQCD calculations. In the second set of lectures, Guido Martinelli will discuss the progress they have made so far in obtaining results, and their impact on Standard Model phenomenology. Finally, Martin Luescher will discuss the topical subjects of chiral symmetry, improved formulation of lattice QCD, and the impact these improvements will have on the quality of results expected from the next generation of simulations.
Nuclear Physics and Lattice QCD
Savage, Martin J.
2005-01-01
Lattice QCD is progressing toward being able to impact our understanding of nuclei and nuclear processes. I discuss areas of nuclear physics that are becoming possible to explore with lattice QCD, the techniques that are currently available and the status of numerical explorations.
Hadron properties from lattice QCD
We discuss the status of current dyanmical lattice QCD simulations in connection to the emerging results on the low-lying baryon spectrum, excited states of the nucleon and the investigation of the structure of scalar mesons
Hadronic Interactions with Lattice QCD
Savage, Martin J.
2008-01-01
I discuss recent results of the NPLQCD Collaboration regarding the calculation of hadronic interactions with lattice QCD. A particular emphasis will be spent on pi-pi scattering and other meson interactions.
Baryon spectroscopy in lattice QCD
Derek B. Leinweber; Wolodymyr Melnitchouk; David Richards; Anthony G. Williams; James Zanotti
2004-04-01
We review recent developments in the study of excited baryon spectroscopy in lattice QCD. After introducing the basic methods used to extract masses from correlation functions, we discuss various interpolating fields and lattice actions commonly used in the literature. We present a survey of results of recent calculations of excited baryons in quenched QCD, and outline possible future directions in the study of baryon spectra.
Kenneth Wilson and Lattice QCD
Ukawa, Akira
2015-09-01
We discuss the physics and computation of lattice QCD, a space-time lattice formulation of quantum chromodynamics, and Kenneth Wilson's seminal role in its development. We start with the fundamental issue of confinement of quarks in the theory of the strong interactions, and discuss how lattice QCD provides a framework for understanding this phenomenon. A conceptual issue with lattice QCD is a conflict of space-time lattice with chiral symmetry of quarks. We discuss how this problem is resolved. Since lattice QCD is a non-linear quantum dynamical system with infinite degrees of freedom, quantities which are analytically calculable are limited. On the other hand, it provides an ideal case of massively parallel numerical computations. We review the long and distinguished history of parallel-architecture supercomputers designed and built for lattice QCD. We discuss algorithmic developments, in particular the difficulties posed by the fermionic nature of quarks, and their resolution. The triad of efforts toward better understanding of physics, better algorithms, and more powerful supercomputers have produced major breakthroughs in our understanding of the strong interactions. We review the salient results of this effort in understanding the hadron spectrum, the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix elements and CP violation, and quark-gluon plasma at high temperatures. We conclude with a brief summary and a future perspective.
Nuclear Reactions from Lattice QCD
Briceño, Raúl A; Luu, Thomas C
2014-01-01
One of the overarching goals of nuclear physics is to rigorously compute properties of hadronic systems directly from the fundamental theory of strong interactions, Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). In particular, the hope is to perform reliable calculations of nuclear reactions which will impact our understanding of environments that occur during big bang nucleosynthesis, the evolution of stars and supernovae, and within nuclear reactors and high energy/density facilities. Such calculations, being truly ab initio, would include all two-nucleon and three- nucleon (and higher) interactions in a consistent manner. Currently, lattice QCD provides the only reliable option for performing calculations of some of the low- energy hadronic observables. With the aim of bridging the gap between lattice QCD and nuclear many-body physics, the Institute for Nuclear Theory held a workshop on Nuclear Reactions from Lattice QCD on March 2013. In this review article, we report on the topics discussed in this workshop and the path ...
Hadron Interactions from lattice QCD
Aoki, Sinya
2016-01-01
We review our strategy to study hadron interactions from lattice QCD using newly proposed potential method. We first explain our strategy in the case of nuclear potentials and its application to nuclear physics. We then discuss the origin of the repulsive core, by adding strange quarks to the system. We also explore a possibility for H-dibaryon to exist in flavor SU(3) limit of lattice QCD. We conclude the paper with an application of our strategy to investigate the maximum mass of neutron stars.
QCD thermodynamics from the lattice
We review the current methods and results of lattice simulations of quantum chromodynamics at nonzero temperatures and densities. The review is intended to introduce the subject to interested nonspecialists and beginners. It includes a brief overview of lattice gauge theory, a discussion of the determination of the crossover temperature, the QCD phase diagram at zero and nonzero densities, the equation of state, some in-medium properties of hadrons including charmonium, and some plasma transport coefficients. (orig.)
DeGrand, T. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States). Dept. of Physics
1997-06-01
These lectures provide an introduction to lattice methods for nonperturbative studies of Quantum Chromodynamics. Lecture 1: Basic techniques for QCD and results for hadron spectroscopy using the simplest discretizations; lecture 2: Improved actions--what they are and how well they work; lecture 3: SLAC physics from the lattice-structure functions, the mass of the glueball, heavy quarks and {alpha}{sub s} (M{sub z}), and B-{anti B} mixing. 67 refs., 36 figs.
These lectures provide an introduction to lattice methods for nonperturbative studies of Quantum Chromodynamics. Lecture 1: Basic techniques for QCD and results for hadron spectroscopy using the simplest discretizations; lecture 2: Improved actions--what they are and how well they work; lecture 3: SLAC physics from the lattice-structure functions, the mass of the glueball, heavy quarks and αs (Mz), and B-anti B mixing. 67 refs., 36 figs
Yamamoto, Arata
2016-01-01
We propose the lattice QCD calculation of the Berry phase which is defined by the ground state of a single fermion. We perform the ground-state projection of a single-fermion propagator, construct the Berry link variable on a momentum-space lattice, and calculate the Berry phase. As the first application, the first Chern number of the (2+1)-dimensional Wilson fermion is calculated by the Monte Carlo simulation.
Nucleon structure using lattice QCD
Alexandrou, C.; Kallidonis, C. [Cyprus Univ., Nicosia (Cyprus). Dept. of Physics; The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia (Cyprus). Computational-Based Science and technology Research Center; Constantinou, M.; Hatziyiannakou, K. [Cyprus Univ., Nicosia (Cyprus). Dept. of Physics; Drach, V. [DESY Zeuthen (Germany). John von Neumann-Institut fuer Computing NIC; Jansen, K. [DESY Zeuthen (Germany). John von Neumann-Institut fuer Computing NIC; Cyprus Univ., Nicosia (Cyprus). Dept. of Physics; Koutsou, G.; Vaquero, A. [The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia (Cyprus). Computational-Based Science and technology Research Center; Leontiou, T. [Frederick Univ, Nicosia (Cyprus). General Dept.
2013-03-15
A review of recent nucleon structure calculations within lattice QCD is presented. The nucleon excited states, the axial charge, the isovector momentum fraction and helicity distribution are discussed, assessing the methods applied for their study, including approaches to evaluate the disconnected contributions. Results on the spin carried by the quarks in the nucleon are also presented.
Nucleon structure from lattice QCD
Dinter, Simon
2012-11-13
In this thesis we compute within lattice QCD observables related to the structure of the nucleon. One part of this thesis is concerned with moments of parton distribution functions (PDFs). Those moments are essential elements for the understanding of nucleon structure and can be extracted from a global analysis of deep inelastic scattering experiments. On the theoretical side they can be computed non-perturbatively by means of lattice QCD. However, since the time lattice calculations of moments of PDFs are available, there is a tension between these lattice calculations and the results from a global analysis of experimental data. We examine whether systematic effects are responsible for this tension, and study particularly intensively the effects of excited states by a dedicated high precision computation. Moreover, we carry out a first computation with four dynamical flavors. Another aspect of this thesis is a feasibility study of a lattice QCD computation of the scalar quark content of the nucleon, which is an important element in the cross-section of a heavy particle with the nucleon mediated by a scalar particle (e.g. Higgs particle) and can therefore have an impact on Dark Matter searches. Existing lattice QCD calculations of this quantity usually have a large error and thus a low significance for phenomenological applications. We use a variance-reduction technique for quark-disconnected diagrams to obtain a precise result. Furthermore, we introduce a new stochastic method for the calculation of connected 3-point correlation functions, which are needed to compute nucleon structure observables, as an alternative to the usual sequential propagator method. In an explorative study we check whether this new method is competitive to the standard one. We use Wilson twisted mass fermions at maximal twist in all our calculations, such that all observables considered here have only O(a{sup 2}) discretization effects.
Nucleon structure from lattice QCD
In this thesis we compute within lattice QCD observables related to the structure of the nucleon. One part of this thesis is concerned with moments of parton distribution functions (PDFs). Those moments are essential elements for the understanding of nucleon structure and can be extracted from a global analysis of deep inelastic scattering experiments. On the theoretical side they can be computed non-perturbatively by means of lattice QCD. However, since the time lattice calculations of moments of PDFs are available, there is a tension between these lattice calculations and the results from a global analysis of experimental data. We examine whether systematic effects are responsible for this tension, and study particularly intensively the effects of excited states by a dedicated high precision computation. Moreover, we carry out a first computation with four dynamical flavors. Another aspect of this thesis is a feasibility study of a lattice QCD computation of the scalar quark content of the nucleon, which is an important element in the cross-section of a heavy particle with the nucleon mediated by a scalar particle (e.g. Higgs particle) and can therefore have an impact on Dark Matter searches. Existing lattice QCD calculations of this quantity usually have a large error and thus a low significance for phenomenological applications. We use a variance-reduction technique for quark-disconnected diagrams to obtain a precise result. Furthermore, we introduce a new stochastic method for the calculation of connected 3-point correlation functions, which are needed to compute nucleon structure observables, as an alternative to the usual sequential propagator method. In an explorative study we check whether this new method is competitive to the standard one. We use Wilson twisted mass fermions at maximal twist in all our calculations, such that all observables considered here have only O(a2) discretization effects.
Innovations in lattice QCD algorithms
Lattice QCD calculations demand a substantial amount of computing power in order to achieve the high precision results needed to better understand the nature of strong interactions, assist experiment to discover new physics, and predict the behavior of a diverse set of physical systems ranging from the proton itself to astrophysical objects such as neutron stars. However, computer power alone is clearly not enough to tackle the calculations we need to be doing today. A steady stream of recent algorithmic developments has made an important impact on the kinds of calculations we can currently perform. In this talk I am reviewing these algorithms and their impact on the nature of lattice QCD calculations performed today
Innovations in Lattice QCD Algorithms
Lattice QCD calculations demand a substantial amount of computing power in order to achieve the high precision results needed to better understand the nature of strong interactions, assist experiment to discover new physics, and predict the behavior of a diverse set of physical systems ranging from the proton itself to astrophysical objects such as neutron stars. However, computer power alone is clearly not enough to tackle the calculations we need to be doing today. A steady stream of recent algorithmic developments has made an important impact on the kinds of calculations we can currently perform. In this talk I am reviewing these algorithms and their impact on the nature of lattice QCD calculations performed today
Innovations in Lattice QCD Algorithms
Konstantinos Orginos
2006-06-25
Lattice QCD calculations demand a substantial amount of computing power in order to achieve the high precision results needed to better understand the nature of strong interactions, assist experiment to discover new physics, and predict the behavior of a diverse set of physical systems ranging from the proton itself to astrophysical objects such as neutron stars. However, computer power alone is clearly not enough to tackle the calculations we need to be doing today. A steady stream of recent algorithmic developments has made an important impact on the kinds of calculations we can currently perform. In this talk I am reviewing these algorithms and their impact on the nature of lattice QCD calculations performed today.
Hadron Physics from Lattice QCD
Bietenholz, Wolfgang
2016-01-01
We sketch the basic ideas of the lattice regularization in Quantum Field Theory, the corresponding Monte Carlo simulations, and applications to Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). This approach enables the numerical measurement of observables at the non-perturbative level. We comment on selected results, with a focus on hadron masses and the link to Chiral Perturbation Theory. At last we address two outstanding issues: topological freezing and the sign problem.
The principles of scale setting in lattice QCD as well as the advantages and disadvantages of various commonly used scales are discussed. After listing criteria for good scales, I concentrate on the main presently used ones with an emphasis on scales derived from the Yang-Mills gradient flow. For these I discuss discretisation errors, statistical precision and mass effects. A short review on numerical results also brings me to an unpleasant disagreement which remains to be explained.
Sommer, Rainer [DESY, Zeuthen (Germany). John von Neumann-Inst. fuer Computing NIC
2014-02-15
The principles of scale setting in lattice QCD as well as the advantages and disadvantages of various commonly used scales are discussed. After listing criteria for good scales, I concentrate on the main presently used ones with an emphasis on scales derived from the Yang-Mills gradient flow. For these I discuss discretisation errors, statistical precision and mass effects. A short review on numerical results also brings me to an unpleasant disagreement which remains to be explained.
Nuclear Physics from Lattice QCD
William Detmold, Silas Beane, Konstantinos Orginos, Martin Savage
2011-01-01
We review recent progress toward establishing lattice Quantum Chromodynamics as a predictive calculational framework for nuclear physics. A survey of the current techniques that are used to extract low-energy hadronic scattering amplitudes and interactions is followed by a review of recent two-body and few-body calculations by the NPLQCD collaboration and others. An outline of the nuclear physics that is expected to be accomplished with Lattice QCD in the next decade, along with estimates of the required computational resources, is presented.
Lattice QCD with dynamical chirally improved quarks
Full text: We simulate lattice QCD with two flavors of chirally improved dynamical (sea) quarks. The chirally improved lattice action allows to address some of the questions concerning chiral symmetry in lattice QCD.We discuss the status and prospects of our simulations as well as recent results. (author)
Lattice QCD. A critical status report
The substantial progress that has been achieved in lattice QCD in the last years is pointed out. I compare the simulation cost and systematic effects of several lattice QCD formulations and discuss a number of topics such as lattice spacing scaling, applications of chiral perturbation theory, non-perturbative renormalization and finite volume effects. Additionally, the importance of demonstrating universality is emphasized. (orig.)
Kaon fluctuations from lattice QCD
Noronha-Hostler, Jacquelyn; Gunther, Jana; Parotto, Paolo; Pasztor, Attila; Vazquez, Israel Portillo; Ratti, Claudia
2016-01-01
We show that it is possible to isolate a set of kaon fluctuations in lattice QCD. By means of the Hadron Resonance Gas (HRG) model, we calculate the actual kaon second-to-first fluctuation ratio, which receives contribution from primordial kaons and resonance decays, and show that it is very close to the one obtained for primordial kaons in the Boltzmann approximation. The latter only involves the strangeness and electric charge chemical potentials, which are functions of $T$ and $\\mu_B$ due to the experimental constraint on strangeness and electric charge, and can therefore be calculated on the lattice. This provides an unambiguous method to extract the kaon freeze-out temperature, by comparing the lattice results to the experimental values for the corresponding fluctuations.
Lattice QCD for nuclear physics
Meyer, Harvey
2015-01-01
With ever increasing computational resources and improvements in algorithms, new opportunities are emerging for lattice gauge theory to address key questions in strongly interacting systems, such as nuclear matter. Calculations today use dynamical gauge-field ensembles with degenerate light up/down quarks and the strange quark and it is possible now to consider including charm-quark degrees of freedom in the QCD vacuum. Pion masses and other sources of systematic error, such as finite-volume and discretization effects, are beginning to be quantified systematically. Altogether, an era of precision calculation has begun, and many new observables will be calculated at the new computational facilities. The aim of this set of lectures is to provide graduate students with a grounding in the application of lattice gauge theory methods to strongly interacting systems, and in particular to nuclear physics. A wide variety of topics are covered, including continuum field theory, lattice discretizations, hadron spect...
Relativistic Heavy Quark Spectrum On Anisotropic Lattices
Liao, X
2003-01-01
We report a fully relativistic quenched calculation of the heavy quark spectrum, including both charmonium and bottomonium, using anisotropic lattice QCD. We demonstrate that a fully relativistic treatment of a heavy quark system is well-suited to address the large systematic errors in non-relativistic calculations. In addition, the anisotropic lattice formulation is a very efficient framework for calculations requiring high temporal resolutions. A detailed excited charmonium spectrum is obtained, including both the exotic hybrids (with JPC = 1−+ , 0+−, 2+−) and orbitally excited mesons (with orbital angular momentum up to 3). Using three different lattice spacings (0.197, 0.131, and 0.092 fm), we perform a continuum extrapolation of the spectrum. The lowest lying exotic hybrid 1−+ lies at 4.428(41) GeV, slightly above the D**D (S + P wave) threshold of 4.287 GeV. Another two exotic hybrids 0+− and 2 +− are determined to be 4.70(17) GeV and 4.895(88)...
Gluonic interactions from lattice QCD
Gluonic interactions are studied within lattice QCD. Hybrid mesons in which the gluonic field is excited into a higher energy state are evidenced from studying the static source potential and discovering that there is a spectrum of such potentials V/sub i/(R) unlike the unique potential obtained in electrodynamics. Results of the string tension K, namely (V(R+a)-V(R))/a, have been reanalyzed and using variational methods excellent consistency was achieved and is presented as a plot of V(R) versus R. Potentials corresponding to excited states of the gluonic field are obtained as main new results
Lattice QCD thermodynamics with Wilson quarks
Ejiri, Shinji
2007-01-01
We review studies of QCD thermodynamics by lattice QCD simulations with dynamical Wilson quarks. After explaining the basic properties of QCD with Wilson quarks at finite temperature including the phase structure and the scaling properties around the chiral phase transition, we discuss the critical temperature, the equation of state and heavy-quark free energies.
Shear Viscosity from Lattice QCD
Mages, Simon W; Fodor, Zoltán; Schäfer, Andreas; Szabó, Kálmán
2015-01-01
Understanding of the transport properties of the the quark-gluon plasma is becoming increasingly important to describe current measurements at heavy ion collisions. This work reports on recent efforts to determine the shear viscosity h in the deconfined phase from lattice QCD. The main focus is on the integration of the Wilson flow in the analysis to get a better handle on the infrared behaviour of the spectral function which is relevant for transport. It is carried out at finite Wilson flow time, which eliminates the dependence on the lattice spacing. Eventually, a new continuum limit has to be carried out which sends the new regulator introduced by finite flow time to zero. Also the non-perturbative renormalization strategy applied for the energy momentum tensor is discussed. At the end some quenched results for temperatures up to 4 : 5 T c are presented
Lattice QCD approach to Nuclear Physics
Aoki, Sinya; Hatsuda, Tetsuo; Ikeda, Yoichi; Inoue, Takashi; Ishii, Noriyoshi; Murano, Keiko; Nemura, Hidekatsu; Sasaki, Kenji
2012-01-01
We review recent progress of the HAL QCD method which was recently proposed to investigate hadron interactions in lattice QCD. The strategy to extract the energy-independent non-local potential in lattice QCD is explained in detail. The method is applied to study nucleon-nucleon, nucleon-hyperon, hyperon-hyperon and meson-baryon interactions. Several extensions of the method are also discussed.
CL2QCD - Lattice QCD based on OpenCL
Philipsen, Owe; Sciarra, Alessandro; Bach, Matthias
2014-01-01
We present the Lattice QCD application CL2QCD, which is based on OpenCL and can be utilized to run on Graphic Processing Units as well as on common CPUs. We focus on implementation details as well as performance results of selected features. CL2QCD has been successfully applied in LQCD studies at finite temperature and density and is available at http://code.compeng.uni-frankfurt.de/projects/clhmc.
Gluonic Transversity from Lattice QCD
Detmold, W
2016-01-01
We present an exploratory study of the gluonic structure of the $\\phi$ meson using lattice QCD (LQCD). This includes the first investigation of gluonic transversity via the leading moment of the twist-two double-helicity-flip gluonic structure function $\\Delta(x,Q^2)$. This structure function only exists for targets of spin $J\\ge1$ and does not mix with quark distributions at leading twist, thereby providing a particularly clean probe of gluonic degrees of freedom. We also explore the gluonic analogue of the Soffer bound which relates the helicity flip and non-flip gluonic distributions, finding it to be saturated at the level of 80%. This work sets the stage for more complex LQCD studies of gluonic structure in the nucleon and in light nuclei where $\\Delta(x,Q^2)$ is an 'exotic glue' observable probing gluons in a nucleus not associated with individual nucleons.
Pion structure from lattice QCD
Javadi Motaghi, Narjes
2015-05-12
In this thesis we use lattice QCD to compute the second Mellin moments of pion generalized parton distributions and pion electromagnetic form factors. For our calculations we are able to analyze a large set of gauge configurations with 2 dynamical flavours using non-perturbatively the improved Wilson-Sheikholeslami-Wohlert fermionic action pion masses ranging down to 151 MeV. By employing improved smearing we were able to suppress excited state contamination. However, our data in the physical quark mass limit show that some excited state contamination remains. We show the non-zero sink momentum is optimal for the computation of the electromagnetic form factors and generalized form factors at finite momenta.
Fermion determinants in lattice QCD
Johnson, C A
2001-01-01
The main topic of this thesis concerns efficient algorithms for the calculation of determinants of the kind of matrix typically encountered in lattice QCD. In particular an efficient method for calculating the fermion determinant is described. Such a calculation is useful to illustrate the effects of light dynamical (virtual) quarks. The methods employed in this thesis are stochastic methods, based on the Lanczos algorithm, which is used for the solution of large, sparse matrix problems via a partial tridiagonalisation of the matrix. Here an implementation is explored which requires less exhaustive treatment of the matrix than previous Lanczos methods. This technique exploits the analogy between the Lanczos tridiagonalisation algorithm and Gaussian quadrature in order to calculate the fermion determinant. A technique for determining a number of the eigenvalues of the matrix is also presented. A demonstration is then given of how one can improve upon this estimate considerably using variance reduction techniqu...
Topology in dynamical lattice QCD simulations
Gruber, Florian
2012-08-20
Lattice simulations of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the quantum field theory which describes the interaction between quarks and gluons, have reached a point were contact to experimental data can be made. The underlying mechanisms, like chiral symmetry breaking or the confinement of quarks, are however still not understood. This thesis focuses on topological structures in the QCD vacuum. Those are not only mathematically interesting but also closely related to chiral symmetry and confinement. We consider methods to identify these objects in lattice QCD simulations. Based on this, we explore the structures resulting from different discretizations and investigate the effect of a very strong electromagnetic field on the QCD vacuum.
Topology in dynamical lattice QCD simulations
Lattice simulations of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the quantum field theory which describes the interaction between quarks and gluons, have reached a point were contact to experimental data can be made. The underlying mechanisms, like chiral symmetry breaking or the confinement of quarks, are however still not understood. This thesis focuses on topological structures in the QCD vacuum. Those are not only mathematically interesting but also closely related to chiral symmetry and confinement. We consider methods to identify these objects in lattice QCD simulations. Based on this, we explore the structures resulting from different discretizations and investigate the effect of a very strong electromagnetic field on the QCD vacuum.
Lattice QCD: From Action to Hadrons
QCD is the underlying quantum field theory describing the strong interactions, and Lattice QCD is the technique to solve it. Large scale computing resources afford the opportunity to answer key questions regarding the structure and spectrum of hadrons and systems of hadrons. By considering new simulations at the physical quark masses, I review recent progress made in this exciting area by the QCDSF collaboration.
Lattice QCD and the Jefferson Laboratory Program
Jozef Dudek, Robert Edwards, David Richards, Konstantinos Orginos
2011-06-01
Lattice gauge theory provides our only means of performing \\textit{ab initio} calculations in the non-perturbative regime. It has thus become an increasing important component of the Jefferson Laboratory physics program. In this paper, we describe the contributions of lattice QCD to our understanding of hadronic and nuclear physics, focusing on the structure of hadrons, the calculation of the spectrum and properties of resonances, and finally on deriving an understanding of the QCD origin of nuclear forces.
Recent Progress in Lattice QCD Thermodynamics
DeTar, C
2008-01-01
This review gives a critical assessment of the current state of lattice simulations of QCD thermodynamics and what it teaches us about hot hadronic matter. It outlines briefly lattice methods for studying QCD at nonzero temperature and zero baryon number density with particular emphasis on assessing and reducing cutoff effects. It discusses a variety of difficulties with methods for determining the transition temperature. It uses results reported recently in the literature and at this conference for illustration, especially those from a major study carried out by the HotQCD collaboration.
Chiral perturbation theory for lattice QCD
The formulation of chiral perturbation theory (ChPT) for lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) is reviewed. We start with brief summaries of ChPT for continuum QCD as well as the Symanzik effective theory for lattice QCD. We then review the formulation of ChPT for lattice QCD. After an additional chapter on partial quenching and mixed action theories various concrete applications are discussed: Wilson ChPT, staggered ChPT and Wilson ChPT with a twisted mass term. The remaining chapters deal with the epsilon regime with Wilson fermions and selected results in mixed action ChPT. Finally, the formulation of heavy vector meson ChPT with Wilson fermions is discussed. (orig.)
Chiral perturbation theory for lattice QCD
Baer, Oliver
2010-07-21
The formulation of chiral perturbation theory (ChPT) for lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) is reviewed. We start with brief summaries of ChPT for continuum QCD as well as the Symanzik effective theory for lattice QCD. We then review the formulation of ChPT for lattice QCD. After an additional chapter on partial quenching and mixed action theories various concrete applications are discussed: Wilson ChPT, staggered ChPT and Wilson ChPT with a twisted mass term. The remaining chapters deal with the epsilon regime with Wilson fermions and selected results in mixed action ChPT. Finally, the formulation of heavy vector meson ChPT with Wilson fermions is discussed. (orig.)
Resummation of Cactus Diagrams in Lattice QCD
Panagopoulos, H
1998-01-01
We show how to perform a resummation, to all orders in perturbation theory, of a certain class of gauge invariant diagrams in Lattice QCD. These diagrams are often largely responsible for lattice artifacts. Our resummation leads to an improved perturbative expansion. Applied to a number of cases of interest, this expansion yields results remarkably close to corresponding nonperturbative estimates.
Beautiful mass predictions from scalar lattice QCD
Samuel, S.; Moriarty, K.J.M.
1986-07-31
Scalar lattice QCD methods are used to accurately predict the masses of hadrons with beauty, that is, states which contain a b quark. These states have not yet been seen in the laboratory. The accuracy of the predictions (approx.=25 MeV) make the calculation a good test of lattice methods as well as providing useful guidance for experimentalists.
We study the flavour singlet pseudoscalar mesons from first principles using lattice QCD. With Nf=2 flavours of light quark, this is the so-called η2 meson and we discuss the phenomenological status of this. Using maximally twisted-mass lattice QCD, we extract the mass of the η2 meson at two values of the lattice spacing for lighter quarks than previously discussed in the literature. We are able to estimate the mass value in the limit of light quarks with their physical masses. (orig.)
Lattice QCD at finite temperature
Recent progress in the numerical simulation of QCD at finite temperature is reviewed. Eight topics are treated briefly: (1) Tc scaling, (2) Equation of state, (3) Baryon susceptibility, (4) The QCD Phase Diagram, (5) J/Ψ Binding in the Plasma, (6) The Screening Spectrum of the Plasma, (7) Gauge Symmetry Breaking at High T, (8) Progress in Computing Power. (author)
Lattice QCD at finite temperature and density
Philipsen, Owe
2007-01-01
QCD at finite temperature and density is becoming increasingly important for various experimental programmes, ranging from heavy ion physics to astro-particle physics. The non-perturbative nature of non-abelian quantum field theories at finite temperature leaves lattice QCD as the only tool by which we may hope to come to reliable predictions from first principles. This requires careful extrapolations to the thermodynamic, chiral and continuum limits in order to eliminate systematic effects introduced by the discretization procedure. After an introduction to lattice QCD at finite temperature and density, its possibilities and current systematic limitations, a review of present numerical results is given. In particular, plasma properties such as the equation of state, screening masses, static quark free energies and spectral functions are discussed, as well as the critical temperature and the QCD phase structure at zero and finite density.
High-precision lattice QCD confronts experiment
The recently developed Symanzik-improved staggered-quark discretization allows unquenched lattice-QCD simulations with much smaller (and more realistic) quark masses than previously possible. To test this formalism, we compare experiment with a variety of nonperturbative calculations in QCD drawn from a restricted set of 'gold-plated' quantities. We find agreement to within statistical and systematic errors of 3% or less. We discuss the implications for phenomenology and, in particular, for heavy-quark physics
Lattice QCD at finite temperature and density
Philipsen, Owe
2007-01-01
QCD at finite temperature and density is becoming increasingly important for various experimental programmes, ranging from heavy ion physics to astro-particle physics. The non-perturbative nature of non-abelian quantum field theories at finite temperature leaves lattice QCD as the only tool by which we may hope to come to reliable predictions from first principles. This requires careful extrapolations to the thermodynamic, chiral and continuum limits in order to eliminate systematic effects i...
High-Precision Lattice QCD Confronts Experiment
Davies, C T H; Gray, A; Lepage, G P; Mason, Q; Nobes, M; Shigemitsu, J; Trottier, H D; Wingate, M; Aubin, C; Bernard, C; Burch, T; DeTar, C E; Gottlieb, S; Gregory, E B; Heller, U M; Hetrick, J E; Osborn, J; Sugar, R; Toussaint, D; Di Pierro, Massimo; El-Khadra, A X; Kronfeld, Andreas S; MacKenzie, P B; Menscher, D P; Simone, J; Gottlieb, Steven
2004-01-01
We argue that high-precision lattice QCD is now possible, for the first time, because of a new improved staggered quark discretization. We compare a wide variety of nonperturbative calculations in QCD with experiment, and find agreement to within statistical and systematic errors of 3% or less. We also present a new determination of alpha_msbar(Mz); we obtain 0.121(3). We discuss the implications of this breakthrough for phenomenology and, in particular, for heavy-quark physics.
The interquark potential: a QCD lattice analysis
We report on a QCD analysis of the potential between heavy quarks. Our calculation includes light quark loops and is carried out on a 163x24 lattice for couplings β=5.35 and 5.15 and a quark mass amq=0.010. We generated lattice configurations using a hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm for NF=4 flavors of staggered fermions. We can explore distances between 0.12 fm and 0.9 fm for these parameters. The shape of the resulting potential is well described by the superposition of a term proportional to 1/R and a linear confinement potential. This full QCD potential is compared to results obtained from quenched approximation simulations on lattices of the same size and with the same value of the cutoff. We discuss a rough estimate of the QCD coupling. (orig.)
String breaking in four dimensional lattice QCD
Virtual quark pair screening leads to breaking of the string between fundamental representation quarks in QCD. For unquenched four dimensional lattice QCD, this (so far elusive) phenomenon is studied using the recently developed truncated determinant algorithm (TDA). The dynamical configurations were generated on a 650 MHz PC. Quark eigenmodes up to 420 MeV are included exactly in these TDA studies performed at low quark mass on large coarse [but O(a2) improved] lattices. A study of Wilson line correlators in Coulomb gauge extracted from an ensemble of 1000 two-flavor dynamical configurations reveals evidence for flattening of the string tension at distances R∼>1 fm
String Breaking in Four Dimensional Lattice QCD
Duncan, A; Thacker, H
2001-01-01
Virtual quark pair screening leads to breaking of the string between fundamental representation quarks in QCD. For unquenched four dimensional lattice QCD, this (so far elusive) phenomenon is studied using the recently developed truncated determinant algorithm (TDA). The dynamical configurations were generated on an Athlon 650 MHz PC. Quark eigenmodes up to 420 MeV are included exactly in these TDA studies performed at low quark mass on large coarse (but O($a^2$) improved) lattices. A study of Wilson line correlators in Coulomb gauge extracted from an ensemble of 1000 two-flavor dynamical configurations reveals evidence for flattening of the string tension at distances R $\\geq$ approximately 1 fm.
Semileptonic D-decays and Lattice QCD
Becirevic, Damir; Mescia, Federico
2007-01-01
We explore four different strategies to extract the D-meson semileptonic decay form factors from the Green functions computed in QCD numerically on the lattice. From our numerical tests we find that two such strategies, based on the use of double ratios of 3-point correlation functions, lead to an appreciable reduction of systematic uncertainties. This is an important step in reducing the overall uncertainty in the lattice QCD results for the D-decay form factors, which are needed to determine the CKM entries |Vcd| and |Vcs| experimentally, and thus to check the CKM unitarity.
One-link integral in the lattice QCD: Strong coupling
We review different calculation methods of the one-link integral, appearing in the strong coupling approximation in the lattice QCD. Some new formulae useful in the case of lattice QCD with Susskind fermions are also presented. (orig.)
One-link integral in the lattice QCD: Strong coupling
Azakov, S.I.; Aliev, E.S.
1988-12-01
We review different calculation methods of the one-link integral, appearing in the strong coupling approximation in the lattice QCD. Some new formulae useful in the case of lattice QCD with Susskind fermions are also presented.
One-link integral in the lattice QCD: Strong coupling
We review different calculation methods of the one-link integral, appearing in the strong coupling approximation in the lattice QCD. Some new formulae useful in the case of lattice QCD with Susskind fermions are also presented. (author). 18 refs
Random Lattice QCD and chiral effective theories
Pavlovsky, O. V.
2004-01-01
Resent developments in the Random Matrix and Random Lattice Theories give a possibility to find low-energy theorems for many physical models in the Born-Infeld form. In our approach that based on the Random Lattice regularization of QCD we try to used the similar ideas in the low-energy baryon physics for finding of the low-energy theory for the chiral fields in the strong-coupling regime.
Meson Resonances from Lattice QCD
Edwards, Robert G. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
2016-06-01
There has been recent, significant, advances in the determination of the meson spectrum of QCD. Current efforts have focused on the development and application of finite-volume formalisms that allow for the determination of scattering amplitudes as well as resonance behavior in coupled channel systems. I will review some of these recent developments, and demonstrate the viability of the method in meson systems.
Equation of State from Lattice QCD Calculations
Gupta, Rajan
2011-01-01
We provide a status report on the calculation of the Equation of State (EoS) of QCD at finite temperature using lattice QCD. Most of the discussion will focus on comparison of recent results obtained by the HotQCD and Wuppertal-Budapest (W-B) collaborations. We will show that very significant progress has been made towards obtaining high precision results over the temperature range of T=150-700 MeV. The various sources of systematic uncertainties will be discussed and the differences between the two calculations highlighted. Our final conclusion is that the lattice results of EoS are getting precise enough to justify being used in the phenomenological analysis of heavy ion experiments at RHIC and LHC.
Equation of State from Lattice QCD Calculations
Gupta, Rajan [Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, N.M. 87545 (United States)
2011-07-15
We provide a status report on the calculation of the Equation of State (EoS) of QCD at finite temperature using lattice QCD. Most of the discussion will focus on comparison of recent results obtained by the HotQCD and Wuppertal-Budapest (W-B) collaborations. We will show that very significant progress has been made towards obtaining high precision results over the temperature range of T=150-700 MeV. The various sources of systematic uncertainties will be discussed and the differences between the two calculations highlighted. Our final conclusion is that the lattice results of EoS are getting precise enough to justify being used in the phenomenological analysis of heavy ion experiments at RHIC and LHC.
Visualization Tools for Lattice QCD - Final Report
Massimo Di Pierro
2012-03-15
Our research project is about the development of visualization tools for Lattice QCD. We developed various tools by extending existing libraries, adding new algorithms, exposing new APIs, and creating web interfaces (including the new NERSC gauge connection web site). Our tools cover the full stack of operations from automating download of data, to generating VTK files (topological charge, plaquette, Polyakov lines, quark and meson propagators, currents), to turning the VTK files into images, movies, and web pages. Some of the tools have their own web interfaces. Some Lattice QCD visualization have been created in the past but, to our knowledge, our tools are the only ones of their kind since they are general purpose, customizable, and relatively easy to use. We believe they will be valuable to physicists working in the field. They can be used to better teach Lattice QCD concepts to new graduate students; they can be used to observe the changes in topological charge density and detect possible sources of bias in computations; they can be used to observe the convergence of the algorithms at a local level and determine possible problems; they can be used to probe heavy-light mesons with currents and determine their spatial distribution; they can be used to detect corrupted gauge configurations. There are some indirect results of this grant that will benefit a broader audience than Lattice QCD physicists.
Charmonium physics in finite temperature lattice QCD
Katayama, R.; Miyamura, O.; Umeda, Takashi [Hiroshima Univ., Faculty of Science, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima (Japan); Matsufuru, H. [Osaka Univ., RCNP, Ibaraki, Osaka (Japan)
2000-08-01
We study hadron properties near the deconfining transition in the finite temperature lattice QCD. Especially Charmonium physics is interesting for signals of Quark-gluon plasma formation. We discuss cc-bar bound state and mass at above or below T{sub c}. (author)
Lattice QCD and the Balkan physicists contribution
Borici, Artan
2015-01-01
This is a paper based on the invited talk the author gave at the 9th Balkan Physical Union conference. It contains some of the main achievements of lattice QCD simulations followed by a list of Balkan physicists who have contributed to the project.
The hadron spectrum in lattice QCD
I give a brief introduction to lattice QCD and discuss some of the recent calculations of the hadron mass spectrum. I also address the question of spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking which most obviously influences the character of the hadron spectrum. (orig.)
Heavy quark masses from lattice QCD
Lytle, Andrew T.
2016-07-01
Progress in quark mass determinations from lattice QCD is reviewed, focusing on results for charm and bottom mass. These are of particular interest for precision Higgs studies. Recent determinations have achieved percent-level uncertainties with controlled systematics. Future prospects for these calculations are also discussed.
Lattice QCD on a beowulf cluster
Using commodity component personal computers based on Alpha processor and commodity network devices and a switch, we built an 8-node parallel computer. GNU/Linux is chosen as an operating system and message passing libraries such as PVM, LAM, and MPICH have been tested as a parallel programming environment. We discuss our lattice QCD project for a heavy quark system on this computer
Lattice QCD with strong external electric fields
Yamamoto, Arata
2012-01-01
We study particle generation by a strong electric field in lattice QCD. To avoid the sign problem of the Minkowskian electric field, we adopt the "isospin" electric charge. When a strong electric field is applied, the insulating vacuum is broken down and pairs of charged particles are produced by the Schwinger mechanism. The competition against the color confining force is also discussed.
Lubicz, Vittorio
2010-01-01
I review lattice calculations and results for hadronic parameters relevant for kaon physics, in particular the vector form factor f+(0) of semileptonic kaon decays, the ratio fK/fpi of leptonic decay constants and the kaon bag parameter BK. For each lattice calculation a colour code rating is assigned, by following a procedure which is being proposed by the Flavianet Lattice Averaging Group (FLAG), and the following final averages are obtained: f+(0)=0.962(3)(4), fK/fpi = 1.196(1)(10) and \\hat BK = 0.731(7)(35). In the last part of the talk, the present status of lattice studies of non-leptonic K--> pi pi decays is also briefly summarized.
Meson Mass Decomposition from Lattice QCD
Yang, Yi-Bo; Chen, Ying; Draper, Terrence; Gong, Ming; Liu, Keh-Fei; Liu, Zhaofeng; Ma, Jian-Ping
2014-01-01
Hadron masses can be decomposed as a sum of quark and glue components which are defined through hadronic matrix elements of QCD operators. The components consist of the quark mass term, the quark energy term, the glue energy term, and the trace anomaly term. We calculate these components for mesons with lattice QCD for the first time. The calculation is carried out with overlap fermion on $2+1$ flavor domain-wall fermion gauge configurations. We confirm that $\\sim 50\\%$ of the light pion mass...
Lattice Gauge Theory - QCD from Quarks to Hadrons
Richards, D. G.
2000-01-01
Lattice Gauge Theory enables an ab initio study of the low-energy properties of Quantum Chromodynamics, the theory of the strong interaction. I begin these lectures by presenting the lattice formulation of QCD, and then outline the benchmark calculation of lattice QCD, the light-hadron spectrum. I then proceed to explore the predictive power of lattice QCD, in particular as it pertains to hadronic physics. I will discuss the spectrum of glueballs, exotics and excited states, before investigat...
Relativistic Bottomonium Spectrum from Anisotropic Lattices
Liao, X.; Manke, T.
2001-01-01
We report on a first relativistic calculation of the quenched bottomonium spectrum from anisotropic lattices. Using a very fine discretisation in the temporal direction we were able to go beyond the non-relativistic approximation and perform a continuum extrapolation of our results from five different lattice spacings (0.04-0.17 fm) and two anisotropies (4 and 5). We investigate several systematic errors within the quenched approximation and compare our results with those from non-relativisti...
Neutrinoless double beta decay from lattice QCD
Nicholson, Amy; Chang, Chia Cheng; Clark, M A; Joo, Balint; Kurth, Thorsten; Rinaldi, Enrico; Tiburzi, Brian; Vranas, Pavlos; Walker-Loud, Andre
2016-01-01
While the discovery of non-zero neutrino masses is one of the most important accomplishments by physicists in the past century, it is still unknown how and in what form these masses arise. Lepton number-violating neutrinoless double beta decay is a natural consequence of Majorana neutrinos and many BSM theories, and many experimental efforts are involved in the search for these processes. Understanding how neutrinoless double beta decay would manifest in nuclear environments is key for understanding any observed signals. In these proceedings we present an overview of a set of one- and two-body matrix elements relevant for experimental searches for neutrinoless double beta decay, describe the role of lattice QCD calculations, and present preliminary lattice QCD results.
Lattice QCD on Non-Orientable Manifolds
Mages, Simon; Borsanyi, Szabolcs; Fodor, Zoltan; Katz, Sandor; Szabo, Kalman K
2015-01-01
A common problem in lattice QCD simulations on the torus is the extremely long autocorrelation time of the topological charge, when one approaches the continuum limit. The reason is the suppressed tunneling between topological sectors. The problem can be circumvented by replacing the torus with a different manifold, so that the field configuration space becomes connected. This can be achieved by using open boundary conditions on the fields, as proposed earlier. It has the side effect of breaking translational invariance completely. Here we propose to use a non-orientable manifold, and show how to define and simulate lattice QCD on it. We demonstrate in quenched simulations that this leads to a drastic reduction of the autocorrelation time. A feature of the new proposal is, that translational invariance is preserved up to exponentially small corrections. A Dirac-fermion on a non-orientable manifold poses a challenge to numerical simulations: the fermion determinant becomes complex. We propose two approaches to...
Exploring Flavor Physics with Lattice QCD
Du, Daping; Fermilab/MILC Collaborations Collaboration
2016-03-01
The Standard Model has been a very good description of the subatomic particle physics. In the search for physics beyond the Standard Model in the context of flavor physics, it is important to sharpen our probes using some gold-plated processes (such as B rare decays), which requires the knowledge of the input parameters, such as the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix elements and other nonperturbative quantities, with sufficient precision. Lattice QCD is so far the only first-principle method which could compute these quantities with competitive and systematically improvable precision using the state of the art simulation techniques. I will discuss the recent progress of lattice QCD calculations on some of these nonpurturbative quantities and their applications in flavor physics. I will also discuss the implications and future perspectives of these calculations in flavor physics.
Connecting physical resonant amplitudes and lattice QCD
Bolton, Daniel R.; Briceño, Raúl A.; Wilson, David J.
2016-06-01
We present a determination of the isovector, P-wave ππ scattering phase shift obtained by extrapolating recent lattice QCD results from the Hadron Spectrum Collaboration using mπ = 236 MeV. The finite volume spectra are described using extensions of Lüscher's method to determine the infinite volume Unitarized Chiral Perturbation Theory scattering amplitude. We exploit the pion mass dependence of this effective theory to obtain the scattering amplitude at mπ = 140 MeV. The scattering phase shift is found to agree with experiment up to center of mass energies of 1.2 GeV. The analytic continuation of the scattering amplitude to the complex plane yields a ρ-resonance pole at Eρ = [ 755 (2) (1) (20 02) -i/2 129 (3) (1) (7 1) ] MeV. The techniques presented illustrate a possible pathway towards connecting lattice QCD observables of few-body, strongly interacting systems to experimentally accessible quantities.
Order parameter problem in lattice QCD thermodynamics
The symmetry properties of an effective action of lattice QCD at finite temperature are studied. The findings of analytical investigations in the approximation based on the spherical model of a ferromagnet are employed to argue that the imagianry part of the Polyakov line could be the order parameter of phase transition which does not imply a spontaneous breaking of Z3-symmetry, the center of colour SU(3)-group. 16 refs
LATTICE QCD AND THE STANDARD MODEL
Kronfeld, Andreas S.
1995-01-01
Most of the poorly known parameters of the Standard Model cannot be determined without reliable calculations in nonperturbative QCD. Lattice gauge theory provides a first-principles definition of the required functional integrals, and hence offers ways of performing these calculations. This paper reviews the progress in computing hadron spectra and electroweak matrix elements needed to determine $\\alpha_S$, the quark masses, and the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix.
Eigenspectrum Noise Subtraction Methods in Lattice QCD
Guerrero, Victor; Wilcox, Walter
2010-01-01
We propose a new noise subtraction method, which we call "eigenspectrum subtraction", which uses low eigenmode information to suppress statistical noise at low quark mass. This is useful for lattice calculations involving disconnected loops or all-to-all propagators. It has significant advantages over perturbative subtraction methods. We compare unsubtracted, eigenspectrum and perturbative error bar results for the scalar operator on a small Wilson QCD matrix.
A parallel SSOR preconditioner for lattice QCD
A parallelizable SSOR preconditioner scheme for Krylov subspace iterative solvers for lattice QCD applications involving Wilson fermions is presented. In actual Hybrid Monte Carlo and quark propagator calculations it helps reduce the number of iterations by a factor of 2 compared to conventional odd-even preconditioning. This corresponds to a gain in cpu-time of 30%-70% over odd-even preconditioning. (orig.)
Ab initio Hadron structure from lattice QCD
J.D. Bratt; R.G. Edwards; M. Engelhardt; G.T. Fleming; Ph. Hägler; B. Musch; J.W. Negele; K. Orginos; A.V. Pochinsky; D.B. Renner; D.G. Richards; W. Schroers
2007-06-01
Early scattering experiments revealed that the proton was not a point particle but a bound state of many quarks and gluons. Deep inelastic scattering (DIS) experiments have accurately determined the probability of struck quarks carrying a fraction of the proton's momentum. The current generation of experiments and Lattice QCD calculations will provide detailed multi-dimensional pictures of the distributions of quarks and gluons inside the proton.
Evidence for a bound H-dibaryon from lattice QCD
Beane, S R; Detmold, W; Lin, H W; Luu, T C; Orginos, K; Parreno, A; Savage, M J; Torok, A; Walker-Loud, A
2011-04-01
We present evidence for the existence of a bound H-dibaryon, an I = 0, J = 0, s = -2 state with valence quark structure uuddss, at a pion mass of m_\\pi < 389 MeV. Extrapolating the results of lattice QCD calculations performed on four ensembles of anisotropic clover gauge-field configurations, with spatial extents of L < 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 and 3.9 fm at a spatial lattice spacing of b_s < 0.123 fm, we find an H-dibaryon bound by B_ ^H = 16.6±2.1±4.6 MeV at a pion mass of m_\\pi < 389 MeV.
Relating lattice QCD and chiral perturbation theory
We present simulation results for lattice QCD using chiral lattice fermions, which obey the Ginsparg Wilson relation. After discuss first conceptual issues, and then numerical results. In the epsilon regime we evaluated the low lying modes in Dirac spectrum and the axial correlation functions for very light quarks. These provide information about the leading low energy constants in chiral perturbation theory: the pion decay constant and the scalar condensate. In the p regime we measured light meson masses, the PCAC quark mass and the renormalisation constant ZA
Perturbative and nonperturbative renormalization in lattice QCD
Goeckeler, M. [Regensburg Univ. (Germany). Institut fuer Theoretische Physik; Horsley, R. [University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom). School of Physics and Astronomy; Perlt, H. [Leipzig Univ. (DE). Institut fuer Theoretische Physik] (and others)
2010-03-15
We investigate the perturbative and nonperturbative renormalization of composite operators in lattice QCD restricting ourselves to operators that are bilinear in the quark fields (quark-antiquark operators). These include operators which are relevant to the calculation of moments of hadronic structure functions. The nonperturbative computations are based on Monte Carlo simulations with two flavors of clover fermions and utilize the Rome-Southampton method also known as the RI-MOM scheme. We compare the results of this approach with various estimates from lattice perturbation theory, in particular with recent two-loop calculations. (orig.)
Bach, Matthias; Philipsen, Owe; Pinke, Christopher
2012-01-01
We present an OpenCL-based Lattice QCD application using a heatbath algorithm for the pure gauge case and Wilson fermions in the twisted mass formulation. The implementation is platform independent and can be used on AMD or NVIDIA GPUs, as well as on classical CPUs. On the AMD Radeon HD 5870 our double precision dslash implementation performs at 60 GFLOPS over a wide range of lattice sizes. The hybrid Monte-Carlo presented reaches a speedup of four over the reference code running on a server CPU.
Deconfining phase transition in lattice QCD
We present the first results obtained from the sixteen-processor version of the parallel supercomputer being built at Columbia. The color-deconfining phase transition has been studied fo pure SU(3) gauge theory on lattices with a spatial volume of 163 sites and temporal sizes of 10, 12, and 14 sites. The values found for the critical coupling are 6.07, 6.26, and 6.36, respectively. These results are in agreement with the perturbative predictions of the renormalization group, suggesting that lattice QCD calculations with the parameter β at least as large as 6.07 may approximate the continuum limit
Beautiful Baryons from Lattice QCD
Alexandrou, C.; Borrelli, A; Güsken, S.; Jegerlehner, F.; K. Schilling; Siegert, G.; Sommer, R
1994-01-01
We perform a lattice study of heavy baryons, containing one ($\\Lambda_b$) or two $b$-quarks ($\\Xi_b$). Using the quenched approximation we obtain for the mass of $\\Lambda_b$ $$ M_{\\Lambda_b}= 5.728 \\pm 0.144 \\pm 0.018 {\\rm GeV}.$$ The mass splitting between the $\\Lambda_b$ and the B-meson is found to increase by about 20\\% if the light quark mass is varied from the chiral limit to the strange quark mass.
FermiQCD A tool kit for parallel lattice QCD applications
Di Pierro, Massimo
2002-01-01
We present here the most recent version of FermiQCD, a collection of C++ classes, functions and parallel algorithms for lattice QCD, based on Matrix Distributed Processing. FermiQCD allows fast development of parallel lattice applications and includes some SSE2 optimizations for clusters of Pentium 4 PCs.
Perfect Actions and Operators for Lattice QCD
Wiese, Uwe-Jens
1996-05-01
Wilson's renormalization group implies that lattice actions located on a renormalized trajectory emanating from a fixed point represent perfect discretizations of continuum physics. With a perfect action the spectrum of a lattice theory is identical with the one of the continuum theory even at finite lattice spacing. Similarly, perfect operators yield cut-off independent matrix elements. Hence, continuum QCD can in principle be reconstructed from a lattice with finite spacing. In practice it is difficult to construct perfect actions and perfect operators explicitly. Here perturbation theory is used to derive perfect actions for quarks and gluons by performing a block renormalization group transformation directly from the continuum. The renormalized trajectory for free massive quarks is identified and a parameter in the renormalization group transformation is tuned such that for 1-d configurations the perfect action reduces to the nearest neighbor Wilson fermion action. Then the 4-d perfect action turns out to be extremely local as well, which is vital for numerical simulations. The fixed point action for free gluons is also obtained by blocking from the continuum. For 2-d configurations it reduces to the standard plaquette action, and for 4-d configurations it is still very local. With interactions between quarks and gluons switched on the perfect quark-gluon and 3-gluon vertex functions are computed analytically. In particular, a perfect clover term can be extracted from the quark-gluon vertex. The perturbatively perfect action is directly applicable to heavy quark physics. The construction of a perfect QCD action for light quarks should include nonperturbative effects, which is possible using numerical methods. Classically perfect quark and gluon fields are constructed as well. They allow to interpolate the continuum fields from the lattice data. In this way one can obtain information about space-time regions between lattice points. The classically perfect fields
Dynamics for QCD on an infinite lattice
Grundling, Hendrik
2015-01-01
We prove the existence of the dynamics automorphism group for Hamiltonian QCD on an infinite lattice in R^3, and this is done in a C*-algebraic context. The existence of ground states is also obtained. Starting with the finite lattice model for Hamiltonian QCD developed by Kijowski and Rudolph, we state its field algebra and a natural representation. We then generalize this representation to the infinite lattice, and construct a Hilbert space which has represented on it all the local algebras (i.e. algebras associated with finite connected sublattices) equipped with the correct graded commutation relations. On a suitably large C*-algebra acting on this Hilbert space, and containing all the local algebras, we prove that there is a one parameter automorphism group, which is the pointwise norm limit of the local time evolutions along a sequence of finite sublattices, increasing to the full lattice. This is our global time evolution. We then take as our field algebra the C*-algebra generated by all the orbits of ...
Spin-2 NΩ dibaryon from lattice QCD
Etminan, Faisal [Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571 (Japan); Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Birjand, Birjand 97175-615 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Nemura, Hidekatsu [Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571 (Japan); Aoki, Sinya [Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571 (Japan); Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Doi, Takumi [Theoretical Research Division, Nishina Center, RIKEN, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Hatsuda, Tetsuo [Theoretical Research Division, Nishina Center, RIKEN, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Kavli IPMU (WPI), The University of Tokyo, Chiba 277-8583 (Japan); Ikeda, Yoichi [Theoretical Research Division, Nishina Center, RIKEN, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Inoue, Takashi [Nihon University, College of Bioresource Sciences, Kanagawa 252-0880 (Japan); Ishii, Noriyoshi [Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571 (Japan); Murano, Keiko [Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Sasaki, Kenji [Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571 (Japan)
2014-08-15
We investigate properties of the N(nucleon)–Ω(Omega) interaction in lattice QCD to seek for possible dibaryon states in the strangeness −3 channel. We calculate the NΩ potential through the equal-time Nambu–Bethe–Salpeter wave function in 2+1 flavor lattice QCD with the renormalization group improved Iwasaki gauge action and the nonperturbatively O(a) improved Wilson quark action at the lattice spacing a≃0.12 fm on a (1.9 fm){sup 3}× 3.8 fm lattice. The ud and s quark masses in our study correspond to m{sub π}=875(1) MeV and m{sub K}=916(1) MeV. At these parameter values, the central potential in the S-wave with the spin 2 shows attractions at all distances. By solving the Schrödinger equation with this potential, we find one bound state whose binding energy is 18.9(5.0)({sup +12.1}{sub −1.8}) MeV, where the first error is the statistical one, while the second represents the systematic error.
Spectroscopy of charmed baryons from lattice QCD
Padmanath, M; Mathur, Nilmani; Peardon, Michael
2014-01-01
We present the ground and excited state spectra of singly, doubly and triply charmed baryons by using dynamical lattice QCD. A large set of baryonic operators that respect the symmetries of the lattice and are obtained after subduction from their continuum analogues are utilized. Using novel computational techniques correlation functions of these operators are generated and the variational method is exploited to extract excited states. The lattice spectra that we obtain have baryonic states with well-defined total spins up to 7/2 and the low lying states remarkably resemble the expectations of quantum numbers from SU(6) $\\otimes$ O(3) symmetry. Various energy splittings between the extracted states, including splittings due to hyperfine as well as spin-orbit coupling, are considered and those are also compared against similar energy splittings at other quark masses.
Spectroscopy of charmed baryons from lattice QCD
Padmanath, M. [Univ. of Graz (Austria). Inst. of Physics; Edwards, Robert G. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States); Mathur, Nilmani [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay (India); Peardon, Michael [Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland)
2015-01-01
We present the ground and excited state spectra of singly, doubly and triply charmed baryons by using dynamical lattice QCD. A large set of baryonic operators that respect the symmetries of the lattice and are obtained after subduction from their continuum analogues are utilized. Using novel computational techniques correlation functions of these operators are generated and the variational method is exploited to extract excited states. The lattice spectra that we obtain have baryonic states with well-defined total spins up to 7/2 and the low lying states remarkably resemble the expectations of quantum numbers from SU(6) x O(3) symmetry. Various energy splittings between the extracted states, including splittings due to hyperfine as well as spin-orbit coupling, are considered and those are also compared against similar energy splittings at other quark masses.
Spectroscopy of charmed baryons from lattice QCD
We present the ground and excited state spectra of singly, doubly and triply charmed baryons by using dynamical lattice QCD. A large set of baryonic operators that respect the symmetries of the lattice and are obtained after subduction from their continuum analogues are utilized. Using novel computational techniques correlation functions of these operators are generated and the variational method is exploited to extract excited states. The lattice spectra that we obtain have baryonic states with well-defined total spins up to 7/2 and the low lying states remarkably resemble the expectations of quantum numbers from SU(6) x O(3) symmetry. Various energy splittings between the extracted states, including splittings due to hyperfine as well as spin-orbit coupling, are considered and those are also compared against similar energy splittings at other quark masses.
Quark Confinement Physics from Lattice QCD
Suganuma, H; Ichie, H; Matsufuru, H; Nemoto, Y; Takahashi, T T
2004-01-01
We study quark confinement physics using lattice QCD. In the maximally abelian (MA) gauge, the off-diagonal gluon amplitude is strongly suppressed, and then the off-diagonal gluon phase shows strong randomness, which leads to a large effective off-diagonal gluon mass, M_off=1.2GeV. Due to the large off-diagonal gluon mass in the MA gauge, low-energy QCD is abelianized like nonabelian Higgs theories. In the MA gauge, there appears a macroscopic network of the monopole world-line covering the whole system. We extract and analyze the dual gluon field B_mu from the monopole-current system in the MA gauge, and evaluate the dual gluon mass as m_B = 0.4-0.5GeV in the infrared region, which is a lattice-QCD evidence of the dual Higgs mechanism by monopole condensation. Even without explicit use of gauge fixing, we can define the maximal abelian projection by introducing a ``gluonic Higgs field'' phi(x), whose hedgehog singularities lead to monopoles. From infrared abelian dominance and infrared monopole condensation,...
Lattice QCD Study for Confinement and Hadrons
Suganuma, H; Okiharu, F; Takahashi, T T; Suganuma, Hideo; Ichie, Hiroko; Okiharu, Fumiko; Takahashi, Toru T.
2005-01-01
Using SU(3) lattice QCD, we perform the detailed studies of the three-quark and the multi-quark potentials. From the accurate calculation for more than 300 different patterns of 3Q systems, the static ground-state 3Q potential $V_{\\rm 3Q}^{\\rm g.s.}$ is found to be well described by the Coulomb plus Y-type linear potential (Y-Ansatz) within 1%-level deviation. As a clear evidence for Y-Ansatz, Y-type flux-tube formation is actually observed on the lattice in maximally-Abelian projected QCD. For about 100 patterns of 3Q systems, we perform the accurate calculation for the 1st excited-state 3Q potential $V_{\\rm 3Q}^{\\rm e.s.}$ by diagonalizing the QCD Hamiltonian in the presence of three quarks, and find a large gluonic-excitation energy $\\Delta E_{\\rm 3Q} \\equiv V_{\\rm 3Q}^{\\rm e.s.}-V_{\\rm 3Q}^{\\rm g.s.}$ of about 1 GeV, which gives a physical reason of the success of the quark model. $\\Delta E_{\\rm 3Q}$ is found to be reproduced by the ``inverse Mercedes Ansatz'', which indicates a complicated bulk excitatio...
Electromagnetic polarizabilities: Lattice QCD in background fields
W. Detmold, B.C. Tiburzi, A. Walker-Loud
2012-04-01
Chiral perturbation theory makes definitive predictions for the extrinsic behavior of hadrons in external electric and magnetic fields. Near the chiral limit, the electric and magnetic polarizabilities of pions, kaons, and nucleons are determined in terms of a few well-known parameters. In this limit, hadrons become quantum mechanically diffuse as polarizabilities scale with the inverse square-root of the quark mass. In some cases, however, such predictions from chiral perturbation theory have not compared well with experimental data. Ultimately we must turn to first principles numerical simulations of QCD to determine properties of hadrons, and confront the predictions of chiral perturbation theory. To address the electromagnetic polarizabilities, we utilize the background field technique. Restricting our attention to calculations in background electric fields, we demonstrate new techniques to determine electric polarizabilities and baryon magnetic moments for both charged and neutral states. As we can study the quark mass dependence of observables with lattice QCD, the lattice will provide a crucial test of our understanding of low-energy QCD, which will be timely in light of ongoing experiments, such as at COMPASS and HI gamma S.
Exotic and excited-state meson spectroscopy and radiative transitions from lattice QCD
Christopher Thomas
2010-09-01
We discuss recent progress in extracting the excited meson spectrum and radiative transition form factors using lattice QCD. We mention results in the charmonium sector, including the first lattice QCD calculation of radiative transition rates involving excited charmonium states, highlighting results for high spin and exotic states. We present recent results on a highly excited isovector meson spectrum from dynamical anisotropic lattices. Using carefully constructed operators we show how the continuum spin of extracted states can be reliably identified and confidently extract excited states, states with exotic quantum numbers and states of high spin. This spectrum includes the first spin-four state extracted from lattice QCD. We conclude with some comments on future prospects.
Applications Of Chiral Perturbation Theory To Lattice Qcd
Van de Water, R S
2005-01-01
Quantum chromodynamics (QCD) is the fundamental theory that describes the interaction of quarks and gluons. Thus, in principle, one should be able to calculate all properties of hadrons from the QCD Lagrangian. It turns out, however, that such calculations can only be performed numerically on a computer using the nonperturbative method of lattice QCD, in which QCD is simulated on a discrete spacetime grid. Because lattice simulations use unphysically heavy quark masses (for computational reasons), lattice results must be connected to the real world using expressions calculated in chiral perturbation theory (χPT), the low-energy effective theory of QCD. Moreover, because real spacetime is continuous, they must be extrapolated to the continuum using an extension of χPT that includes lattice discretization effects, such as staggered χPT. This thesis is organized as follows. We motivate the need for lattice QCD and present the basic methodology in Chapter 1. We describe a common approximat...
Nucleon wave function from lattice QCD
Warkentin, Nikolaus
2008-04-15
In this work we develop a systematic approach to calculate moments of leading-twist and next-to-leading twist baryon distribution amplitudes within lattice QCD. Using two flavours of dynamical clover fermions we determine low moments of nucleon distribution amplitudes as well as constants relevant for proton decay calculations in grand unified theories. The deviations of the leading-twist nucleon distribution amplitude from its asymptotic form, which we obtain, are less pronounced than sometimes claimed in the literature. The results are applied within the light cone sum rule approach to calculate nucleon form factors that are compared with recent experimental data. (orig.)
Nucleon wave function from lattice QCD
In this work we develop a systematic approach to calculate moments of leading-twist and next-to-leading twist baryon distribution amplitudes within lattice QCD. Using two flavours of dynamical clover fermions we determine low moments of nucleon distribution amplitudes as well as constants relevant for proton decay calculations in grand unified theories. The deviations of the leading-twist nucleon distribution amplitude from its asymptotic form, which we obtain, are less pronounced than sometimes claimed in the literature. The results are applied within the light cone sum rule approach to calculate nucleon form factors that are compared with recent experimental data. (orig.)
The thermal transition from twisted mass lattice QCD
The phase diagram of QCD is subject to ongoing investigations, and lattice QCD provides a tool to study it from first principles. We report on our results for the thermal transition of QCD in the chiral limit with two flavours of twisted-mass fermions by means of universal scaling behaviour and analysis of screening masses.
Spectroscopy of doubly-charmed baryons from lattice QCD
Padmanath, M; Mathur, Nilmani; Peardon, Michael
2015-01-01
We present the ground and excited state spectra of doubly charmed baryons from lattice QCD with dynamical quark fields. Calculations are performed on anisotropic lattices of size 16^3 X 128, with inverse spacing in temporal direction 1/a_t = 5.67(4) GeV and with a pion mass of about 390 MeV. A large set of baryonic operators that respect the symmetries of the lattice yet which retain a memory of their continuum analogues are used. These operators transform as irreducible representations of SU(3) symmetry for flavor, SU(4) symmetry for Dirac spins of quarks and O(3) for spatial symmetry. The distillation method is utilized to generate baryon correlation functions which are analysed using the variational fitting method to extract excited states. The lattice spectra obtained have baryonic states with well-defined total spins up to 7/2 and the pattern of low lying states does not support the diquark picture for doubly charmed baryons. On the contrary the calculated spectra are remarkably similar to the expectatio...
Spectroscopy of doubly charmed baryons from lattice QCD
Padmanath, M. [Univ. of Graz, Graz (Austria); Edwards, Robert G. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States); Mathur, Nilmani [Tata Inst. of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (India); Peardon, Michael [Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland)
2015-05-06
This study presents the ground and excited state spectra of doubly charmed baryons from lattice QCD with dynamical quark fields. Calculations are performed on anisotropic lattices of size 16³ × 128, with inverse spacing in temporal direction a_{t}⁻¹=5.67(4) GeV and with a pion mass of about 390 MeV. A large set of baryonic operators that respect the symmetries of the lattice yet which retain a memory of their continuum analogues are used. These operators transform as irreducible representations of SU(3)_{F} symmetry for flavor, SU(4) symmetry for Dirac spins of quarks and O(3) for spatial symmetry. The distillation method is utilized to generate baryon correlation functions which are analyzed using the variational fitting method to extract excited states. The lattice spectra obtained have baryonic states with well-defined total spins up to 7/2 and the pattern of low-lying states does not support the diquark picture for doubly charmed baryons. On the contrary the calculated spectra are remarkably similar to the expectations from models with an SU(6)×O(3) symmetry. Various spin-dependent energy splittings between the extracted states are also evaluated.
Wilson Dslash Kernel From Lattice QCD Optimization
Joo, Balint [Jefferson Lab, Newport News, VA; Smelyanskiy, Mikhail [Parallel Computing Lab, Intel Corporation, California, USA; Kalamkar, Dhiraj D. [Parallel Computing Lab, Intel Corporation, India; Vaidyanathan, Karthikeyan [Parallel Computing Lab, Intel Corporation, India
2015-07-01
Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (LQCD) is a numerical technique used for calculations in Theoretical Nuclear and High Energy Physics. LQCD is traditionally one of the first applications ported to many new high performance computing architectures and indeed LQCD practitioners have been known to design and build custom LQCD computers. Lattice QCD kernels are frequently used as benchmarks (e.g. 168.wupwise in the SPEC suite) and are generally well understood, and as such are ideal to illustrate several optimization techniques. In this chapter we will detail our work in optimizing the Wilson-Dslash kernels for Intel Xeon Phi, however, as we will show the technique gives excellent performance on regular Xeon Architecture as well.
Connecting physical resonant amplitudes and lattice QCD
Bolton, Daniel R. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Baylor Univ., Waco, TX (United States); Briceño, Raúl A. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States); Wilson, David J. [Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA (United States)
2016-03-01
We present a determination of the isovector, $P$-wave $\\pi\\pi$ scattering phase shift obtained by extrapolating recent lattice QCD results from the Hadron Spectrum Collaboration using $m_\\pi =236$ MeV. The finite volume spectra are described using extensions of L\\"uscher's method to determine the infinite volume Unitarized Chiral Perturbation Theory scattering amplitude. We exploit the pion mass dependence of this effective theory to obtain the scattering amplitude at $m_\\pi= 140$ MeV. The scattering phase shift is found to be in good agreement with experiment up to center of mass energies of 1.2 GeV. The analytic continuation of the scattering amplitude to the complex plane yields a $\\rho$-resonance pole at $E_\\rho= \\left[755(2)(1)(^{20}_{02})-\\frac{i}{2}\\,129(3)(1)(^{7}_{1})\\right]~{\\rm MeV}$. The techniques presented illustrate a possible pathway towards connecting lattice QCD observables of few-body, strongly interacting systems to experimentally accessible quantities.
Lattice QCD production on commodity clusters at Fermilab
We describe the construction and results to date of Fermilab's three Myrinet-networked lattice QCD production clusters (an 80-node dual Pentium III cluster, a 48-node dual Xeon cluster, and a 128-node dual Xeon cluster). We examine a number of aspects of performance of the MILC lattice QCD code running on these clusters
Charm current-current correlators in twisted mass lattice QCD
The charm quark mass and the strong coupling constant are two of the fundamental parameters of the Standard Model and the precision of their determination has been continuously enhanced by higher order perturbative QCD calculations combined with more precise experimental data from e+-e-scattering as well as non-perturbative lattice calculations. As opposed to using experimental data to include non-perturbative effects, lattice QCD is not confined to the vector current correlator alone but additionally allows for an extension to the axial vector, scalar and pseudoscalar current correlators giving rise to a larger number of operators to extract the desired parameters from. We study the moments of the diverse charm current-current correlators in the framework of twisted mass lattice QCD with two light dynamical quarks. By matching lattice QCD results to continuum perturbation theory the strong coupling constant and the charm quark mass are extracted and compared to QCD sum rule and previous lattice calculations.
Variably saturated flow described with the anisotropic Lattice Boltzmann methods
Ginzburg, I.
2006-01-01
This paper addresses the numerical solution of highly nonlinear parabolic equations with Lattice Boltzmann techniques. They are first developed for generic advection and anisotropic dispersion equations (AADE). Collision configurations handle the anisotropic diffusion forms by using either anisotropic eigenvalue sets or anisotropic equilibrium functions. The coordinate transformation from the orthorhombic (rectangular) discretization grid to the cuboid computational grid is equivalen...
Heavy-baryon quark model picture from lattice QCD
Vijande, J; Garcilazo, H
2015-01-01
The ground state and excited spectra of baryons containing three identical heavy quarks, $b$ or $c$, have been recently calculated in nonperturbative lattice QCD. The energy of positive and negative parity excitations has been determined with high precision. Lattice results constitute a unique opportunity to learn about the quark-confinement mechanism as well as elucidating our knowledge about the nature of the strong force. We analyze the nonperturbative lattice QCD results by means of heavy-quark static potentials derived using SU(3) lattice QCD. We make use of different numerical techniques for the three-body problem.
Wilson fermion determinant in lattice QCD
In this paper, the contraction formula for the fermion matrix is explained. The contraction formula is partly executed analytically only for the imaginary time component of the fermion matrices. It is utilized because the fermion matrices calculations are executed very effectively and it is also possible to get the analytical representation of the chemical potential. It is often used in the simulations of the finite density lattice QCD. The method to analytically calculate the imaginary time component of the fermion matrices is described in the case of fermion action called as the Wilson fermion. To explain the situation, the meaning of QCD, its non-perturbative properties, the sign problem of the quark chemical potentials etc. are mentioned. Then it is explained 'Why the fermion matrices are considered?' Then in the overall contraction formula explanation of the Wilson fermion matrices, the structure of the fermion matrices is described and the matrices calculations by using the exchange matrices are shown. The physical meaning of the contraction formula is given at the end. Finally some examples of the applications of this method are related for explanation. (S. Funahashi)
Searching for X (3872) using lattice QCD
Lee, Song-Haeng; Detar, Carleton; MILC / Fermilab Collaboration
2016-03-01
For decades, many excited charmonium states have been discovered that cannot be explained within the conventional quark model. Among the those mesons, the narrow charmonium-like state X (3872) has been examined using various phenomenological models, however, the question for its constituent still remains open. One of the strong candidates is a DD* molecular state because its mass is within 1MeV of the DD* threshold, however, such a molecular state can't be directly studied by perturbative QCD in such a low energy regime where the interaction of the colored quarks and gluons is very strong. Numerical simulation with lattice QCD provides a nonperturbative, ab initio method for studying this mysterious meson state. In this talk, I present preliminary simulation results for this charmonium-like states with quantum numbers JPC =1++ in both the isospin 0 and 1 channels. We use interpolating operators including both the conventional excited P-wave charmonium state (χc 1) and the DD* open charm state for the isospin 0 channel, but only DD* for the isospin 1 channel. We extract large negative S-wave scattering length and find an X (3872) candidate 13 +/- 6 MeV below the DD* threshold in the isospin 0 channel.
Exotic mesons in quenched lattice QCD
Bernard, C W; DeTar, C E; Gottlieb, S; Heller, U M; Hetrick, J E; McNeile, C; Rummukainen, K; Sugar, B; Toussaint, D; Wingate, M; Bernard, Claude; Grand, Thomas A. De; Tar, Carleton De; Gottlieb, Steven; Heller, Urs M.; Hetrick, James E.; Neile, Craig Mc; Rummukainen, Kari; Sugar, Bob; Toussaint, Doug; Wingate, Matthew
1997-01-01
Since gluons in QCD are interacting fundamental constituents just as quarks are, we expect that in addition to mesons made from a quark and an antiquark, there should also be glueballs and hybrids (bound states of quarks, antiquarks and gluons). In general, these states would mix strongly with the conventional q-bar-q mesons. However, they can also have exotic quantum numbers inaccessible to q-bar-q mesons. Confirmation of such states would give information on the role of "dynamical" color in low energy QCD. In the quenched approximation we present a lattice calculation of the masses of mesons with exotic quantum numbers. These hybrid mesons can mix with four quark (q-bar-q-bar-q-q) states. The quenched approximation partially suppresses this mixing. Nonetheless, our hybrid interpolating fields also couple to four quark states. Using a four quark source operator, we demonstrate this mixing for the 1-+ meson. Using the conventional Wilson quark action, we calculate both at reasonably light quark masses, intend...
Nuclear Parity Violation from Lattice QCD
Kurth, Thorsten; Rinaldi, Enrico; Vranas, Pavlos; Nicholson, Amy; Strother, Mark; Walker-Loud, Andre
2015-01-01
The electroweak interaction at the level of quarks and gluons are well understood from precision measurements in high energy collider experiments. Relating these fundamental parameters to Hadronic Parity Violation in nuclei however remains an outstanding theoretical challenge. One of the most interesting observables in this respect is the parity violating hadronic neutral current: it is hard to measure in collider experiments and is thus the least constrained observable of the Standard Model. Precision measurements of parity violating transitions in nuclei can help to improve these constraints. In these systems however, the weak interaction is masked by effects of the seven orders of magnitude stronger non-perturbative strong interaction. Therefore, in order to relate experimental measurements of the parity violating pion-nucleon couplings to the fundamental Lagrangian of the SM, these non-perturbative effects have to be well understood. In this paper, we are going to present a Lattice QCD approach for comput...
Electrical conductivity and charge diffusion in thermal QCD from the lattice
Aarts, Gert; Amato, Alessandro; Giudice, Pietro; Hands, Simon; Skullerud, Jon-Ivar
2014-01-01
We present a lattice QCD calculation of the charge diffusion coefficient, the electrical conductivity and various susceptibilities of conserved charges, for a range of temperatures below and above the deconfinement crossover. The calculations include the contributions from up, down and strange quarks. We find that the diffusion coefficient is of the order of 1/(2\\pi T) and has a dip around the crossover temperature. Our results are obtained with lattice simulations containing 2+1 dynamical flavours on anisotropic lattices. The Maximum Entropy Method is used to construct spectral functions from correlators of the conserved vector current.
Thermodynamics of strong-interaction matter from Lattice QCD
Ding, Heng-Tong; Mukherjee, Swagato
2015-01-01
We review results from lattice QCD calculations on the thermodynamics of strong-interaction matter with emphasis on input these calculations can provide to the exploration of the phase diagram and properties of hot and dense matter created in heavy ion experiments. This review is organized as follows: 1) Introduction, 2) QCD thermodynamics on the lattice, 3) QCD phase diagram at high temperature, 4) Bulk thermodynamics, 5) Fluctuations of conserved charges, 6) Transport properties, 7) Open heavy flavors and heavy quarkonia, 8) QCD in external magnetic fields, 9) Summary.
Thermodynamics of Strong-Interaction Matter from Lattice QCD
Ding, Heng-Tong; Karsch, Frithjof; Mukherjee, Swagato
We review results from lattice QCD calculations on the thermodynamics of strong-interaction matter with emphasis on input these calculations can provide to the exploration of the phase diagram and properties of hot and dense matter created in heavy ion experiments. This review is organized in sections as follows: (1) Introduction, (2) QCD thermodynamics on the lattice, (3) QCD phase diagram at high temperature, (4) Bulk thermodynamics, (5) Fluctuations of conserved charges, (6) Transport properties, (7) Open heavy flavors and heavy quarkonia, (8) QCD in external magnetic fields, (9) Summary.
Hadronic matrix elements in lattice QCD
The lattice formulation of Quantum ChromoDynamics (QCD) has become a reliable tool providing an ab initio calculation of low-energy quantities. Despite numerous successes, systematic uncertainties, such as discretisation effects, finite-size effects, and contaminations from excited states, are inherent in any lattice calculation. Simulations with controlled systematic uncertainties and close to the physical pion mass have become state-of-the-art. We present such a calculation for various hadronic matrix elements using non-perturbatively O(a)-improved Wilson fermions with two dynamical light quark flavours. The main topics covered in this thesis are the axial charge of the nucleon, the electro-magnetic form factors of the nucleon, and the leading hadronic contributions to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon. Lattice simulations typically tend to underestimate the axial charge of the nucleon by 5-10%. We show that including excited state contaminations using the summed operator insertion method leads to agreement with the experimentally determined value. Further studies of systematic uncertainties reveal only small discretisation effects. For the electro-magnetic form factors of the nucleon, we see a similar contamination from excited states as for the axial charge. The electro-magnetic radii, extracted from a dipole fit to the momentum dependence of the form factors, show no indication of finite-size or cutoff effects. If we include excited states using the summed operator insertion method, we achieve better agreement with the radii from phenomenology. The anomalous magnetic moment of the muon can be measured and predicted to very high precision. The theoretical prediction of the anomalous magnetic moment receives contribution from strong, weak, and electro-magnetic interactions, where the hadronic contributions dominate the uncertainties. A persistent 3σ tension between the experimental determination and the theoretical calculation is found, which is
Cluster computing for lattice QCD simulations
Full text: Simulations of lattice quantum chromodynamics (QCD) require enormous amounts of compute power. In the past, this has usually involved sharing time on large, expensive machines at supercomputing centres. Over the past few years, clusters of networked computers have become very popular as a low-cost alternative to traditional supercomputers. The dramatic improvements in performance (and more importantly, the ratio of price/performance) of commodity PCs, workstations, and networks have made clusters of off-the-shelf computers an attractive option for low-cost, high-performance computing. A major advantage of clusters is that since they can have any number of processors, they can be purchased using any sized budget, allowing research groups to install a cluster for their own dedicated use, and to scale up to more processors if additional funds become available. Clusters are now being built for high-energy physics simulations. Wuppertal has recently installed ALiCE, a cluster of 128 Alpha workstations running Linux, with a peak performance of 158 G flops. The Jefferson Laboratory in the US has a 16 node Alpha cluster and plans to upgrade to a 256 processor machine. In Australia, several large clusters have recently been installed. Swinburne University of Technology has a cluster of 64 Compaq Alpha workstations used for astrophysics simulations. Early this year our DHPC group constructed a cluster of 116 dual Pentium PCs (i.e. 232 processors) connected by a Fast Ethernet network, which is used by chemists at Adelaide University and Flinders University to run computational chemistry codes. The Australian National University has recently installed a similar PC cluster with 192 processors. The Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter (CSSM) undertakes large-scale high-energy physics calculations, mainly lattice QCD simulations. The choice of the computer and network hardware for a cluster depends on the particular applications to be run on the machine. Our
Topics in Effective Field Theory for Lattice QCD
Walker-Loud, A
2006-01-01
In this work, we extend and apply effective field theory techniques to systematically understand a subset of lattice artifacts which pollute the lattice correlation functions for a few processes of physical interest. Where possible, we compare to existing lattice QCD calculations. In particular, we extend the heavy baryon Lagrangian to the next order in partially quenched chiral perturbation theory and use it to compute the masses of the lightest spin-1/2 and spin-3/2 baryons to next-to-next-to leading order. We then construct the twisted mass chiral Lagrangian for baryons and apply it to compute the lattice spacing corrections to the baryon masses simulated with twisted mass lattice QCD. We extend computations of the nucleon electromagnetic structure to account for finite volume effects, as these observables are particularly sensitive to the finite extent of the lattice. We resolve subtle peculiarities for lattice QCD simulations of polarizabilities and we show that using background field techniques, one can...
Introductory lectures on lattice QCD at nonzero baryon number
Aarts, Gert
2015-01-01
These lecture notes contain an elementary introduction to lattice QCD at nonzero chemical potential. Topics discussed include chemical potential in the continuum and on the lattice; the sign, overlap and Silver Blaze problems; the phase boundary at small chemical potential; imaginary chemical potential; and complex Langevin dynamics. An incomplete overview of other approaches is presented as well. These lectures are meant for postgraduate students and postdocs with an interest in extreme QCD. A basic knowledge of lattice QCD is assumed but not essential. Some exercises are included at the end.
Nuclear physics from lattice QCD at strong coupling
Understanding the properties of nuclear matter from first principles, starting from the QCD Lagrangian via lattice simulations, is one of the main goals of lattice QCD. Unfortunately this task is turned out to be too ambitious. However, in the limiting case of an infinite bare gauge coupling, this goal can be reached: the full phase diagram as a function of temperature and baryon chemical potential can be determined and also the nuclear potential can be obtained. I present new results obtained from lattice QCD at strong coupling and explain in what respect this model describes some of the properties of nuclear matter, such as the origin of nuclear interactions.
Introductory lectures on lattice QCD at nonzero baryon number
Aarts, Gert
2016-04-01
These lecture notes contain an elementary introduction to lattice QCD at nonzero chemical potential. Topics discussed include chemical potential in the continuum and on the lattice; the sign, overlap and Silver Blaze problems; the phase boundary at small chemical potential; imaginary chemical potential; and complex Langevin dynamics. An incomplete overview of other approaches is presented as well. These lectures are meant for postgraduate students and postdocs with an interest in extreme QCD. A basic knowledge of lattice QCD is assumed but not essential. Some exercises are included at the end.
Hadro-quarkonium from Lattice QCD
Alberti, Maurizio; Collins, Sara; Knechtli, Francesco; Moir, Graham; Söldner, Wolfgang
2016-01-01
The hadro-quarkonium picture provides one possible interpretation for the pentaquark candidates with hidden charm, recently reported by the LHCb Collaboration, as well as for some of the charmonium-like X,Y,Z states. In this model, a heavy quarkonium core resides within a light hadron giving rise to four- and five-quark/antiquark bound states. We test this scenario in the heavy quark limit by investigating the modification of the potential between a static quark-antiquark pair induced by the presence of a hadron. Our lattice QCD simulations are performed on a CLS ensemble with $N_f=2+1$ flavours of non-perturbatively improved Wilson quarks at a pion mass of about 223 MeV and a lattice spacing of about $a=0.0854$ fm. We study the static potential in the presence of a variety of light mesons as well as of octet and decuplet baryons. In all these cases, the resulting configurations are favoured energetically, however, the associated binding energies between the quarkonium in the heavy quark limit and the light h...
B mesons phenomenology and lattice QCD
We have studied some phenomenological aspects of the B meson physics by using lattice QCD, which is a non perturbative method (based on the first principles of Quantum Field Theory) of computing Green functions of the theory. Pionic couplings g1 and g2, parameterizing the effective chiral Lagrangian which describes interactions between heavy-light mesons and soft pions, have been computed beyond the quenched approximation (at Nf = 2). We have renormalized the operator q-barγμγ5q non perturbatively by using chiral Ward identities. We obtain g1 = 0.4/0.6 and g2 = -0.1/-0.3. We have estimated from an un-quenched simulation (at Nf = 2) the strange quark mass: the non perturbative renormalisation scheme RI-MOM has been applied. After the matching in the MS scheme the result is ms(2 GeV) = 101 ± 8(-0,+25) MeV. We have proposed a method to calculate on the lattice the Heavy Quark Effective Theory form factors of the semileptonic transitions B → D** at zero recoil. The renormalisation constant of the operator h-barγiγ5Djh has been computed at one-loop order of the perturbation theory. We obtain τ1/2(1) = 0.3/0.5 and τ3/2(1) 0.5/0.7. Eventually the bag parameter BBs associated the Bs - Bs-bar mixing amplitude in the Standard Model has been estimated in the quenched approximation by using for the strange quark an action which verifies the chiral symmetry at finite lattice spacing a. Thus systematic errors are significantly reduced in the renormalisation procedure because the spurious mixing of the four-fermion operator h-barγμLqh-barγμLq with four-fermion operators of different chirality is absent. The result is BBs = 0.92(3). (author)
Static-light meson masses from twisted mass lattice QCD
We compute the static-light meson spectrum using two-flavor Wilson twisted mass lattice QCD. We have considered five different values for the light quark mass corresponding to 300 MeVPSS mesons. (orig.)
In-medium hadron properties from lattice QCD
Ding, Heng-Tong
2012-01-01
I review recent results from lattice QCD calculations on the in-medium hadron properties. I discuss the thermal dilepton rates, heavy quarkonium properties as well as the chiral and $U(1)_A$ symmetries at finite temperature.
Effective Potential for Polyakov Loops in Lattice QCD
Nemoto, Y.; Collaboration, RBC
2002-01-01
Toward the derivation of an effective theory for Polyakov loops in lattice QCD, we examine Polyakov loop correlation functions using the multi-level algorithm which was recently developed by Luscher and Weisz.
Development of an object oriented lattice QCD code "Bridge++"
Ueda, S.; Aoki, S.; Aoyama, T.; Kanaya, K.; Matsufuru, H.; Motoki, S.; Namekawa, Y.; Nemura, H.; Taniguchi, Y.; Ukita, N.
2014-06-01
We are developing a new lattice QCD code set "Bridge++" aiming at extensible, readable, and portable workbench for QCD simulations, while keeping a high performance at the same time. Bridge++ covers conventional lattice actions and numerical algorithms. The code set is constructed in C++ with an object oriented programming. In this paper we describe fundamental ingredients of the code and the current status of development.
Hadronic Properties from Lattice QCD with Dynamical Quarks
Kanaya, K
2000-01-01
The lattice regularization of QCD provides us with the most systematic way of computing non-perturbative properties of hadrons directly from the first principles of QCD. The recent rapid development of parallel computers has enabled us to start realistic and systematic simulations with dynamical quarks. In this paper, I report on the first results from recent systematic studies on the lattice with dynamical quarks.
Recent results on nucleon sigma terms in lattice QCD
It has proven a significant challenge to experiment and phenomenology to extract a precise values of the nucleon sigma terms. This difficulty opens the window for lattice QCD simulations to lead the field in resolving this aspect of nucleon structure. Here we report on recent advances in the extraction of nucleon sigma terms in lattice QCD. In particular, the strangeness component is now being resolved to a precision that far surpasses best phenomenological estimates.
Derivation of Chiral Lagrangians from Random Lattice QCD
Pavlovsky, O V
2004-01-01
In our work we extend the ideas of the derivation of the chiral effective theory from the lattice QCD [1] to the case of the random lattice regularization of QCD. Such procedure allows in principle to find contribution of any order into the chiral effective lagrangian. It is shown that an infinite subseries of the chiral perturbation can be summed up into tne Born-Infeld term and the logarithmic correction to them.
Hadronic Interactions from SU(2) Lattice QCD
We study hadronic interactions from Bethe-Salpeter amplitudes in quenched two-color lattice QCD, concentrating on the interactions of two scalar diquarks (uCγ5d) in S-wave scattering states. Between two identical scalar diquarks, we observe repulsive force in short-range region. By defining and evaluating the 'quark-exchange part' in the interaction, which is induced by quark-exchange diagrams, or equivalently, by introducing Pauli blocking among some of quarks, we find that the repulsive force in short-distance region arises purely from the 'quark-exchange part' and that it disappears when quark-exchange diagrams are omitted. It is qualitatively consistent with the constituent-quark model picture that the origin of short-range repulsion is a color-magnetic interaction among quarks. We also find a novel long-ranged attractive force, which enters in any flavor channels of two scalar diquarks and whose interaction range and strength are quark-mass independent.
Charm current-current correlators in twisted mass lattice QCD
The current correlator method has been shown to be a practical tool to extract the charm quark mass and strong coupling constant from Lattice QCD data as an alternative to the sum rule approach using experimental electron-positron annihilation cross section data. We report on the progress of an investigation of charm current-current correlators in Nf=2 Twisted Mass Lattice QCD. Upon determining the temporal moments of the current correlators we compare to the low-energy expansion of the moments in perturbative QCD and calculate the charm quark mass and strong coupling constant and in case of the vector current correlator directly compare both methods. (orig.)
String breaking in lattice QCD with Wilson twisted mass fermions
We investigate the transition of a static quark-antiquark pair into a static-light meson-antimeson pair when increasing the quark separation numerically by means of Wilson twisted mass lattice QCD with two dynamical quark flavours. To this end a detailed analysis of the symmetries of the problem is carried out, both in QCD and in Wilson twisted mass lattice QCD, and suitable trial states are constructed accordingly. We show preliminary results, which indicate that string breaking takes place at a quark separation of about 1.1 fm.
Lattice QCD results at finite T and \\mu
Fodor, Z
2002-01-01
We propose a method to study lattice QCD at finite temperature (T) and chemical potential (\\mu). We test the method and compare it with the Glasgow method using n_f=4 staggered QCD with imaginary \\mu. The critical endpoint (E) of QCD on the Re(\\mu)-T plane is located. We use n_f=2+1 dynamical staggered quarks with semi-realistic masses on L_t=4 lattices. Our results are based on {\\cal{O}}(10^3-10^4) configurations.
Bottomonium at Non-zero Temperature from Lattice Non-relativistic QCD
Aarts, Gert; Lombardo, Maria Paola; Oktay, Mehmet B; Ryan, Sinead M; Sinclair, D K; Skullerud, Jon-Ivar
2011-01-01
The temperature dependence of bottomonium states at temperatures above and below $T_c$ is presented, using non-relativistic dynamics for the bottom quark and full relativistic lattice QCD simulations for two light flavors on a highly anisotropic lattice. We find that the S-waves ($\\Upsilon$ and $\\eta_b$) show little temperature dependence in this range while the P wave propagators show a crossover from the exponential decay characterizing the hadronic phase to a power-law behavior consistent with nearly-free dynamics at approximately twice the critical temperature.
Automated generation of lattice QCD Feynman rules
Hart, A.; von Hippel, G. M.; Horgan, R. R.; Müller, E. H.
2009-12-01
The derivation of the Feynman rules for lattice perturbation theory from actions and operators is complicated, especially for highly improved actions such as HISQ. This task is, however, both important and particularly suitable for automation. We describe a suite of software to generate and evaluate Feynman rules for a wide range of lattice field theories with gluons and (relativistic and/or heavy) quarks. Our programs are capable of dealing with actions as complicated as (m)NRQCD and HISQ. Automated differentiation methods are used to calculate also the derivatives of Feynman diagrams. Program summaryProgram title: HiPPY, HPsrc Catalogue identifier: AEDX_v1_0 Program summary URL:http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/AEDX_v1_0.html Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University, Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing provisions: GPLv2 (see Additional comments below) No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 513 426 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 4 893 707 Distribution format: tar.gz Programming language: Python, Fortran95 Computer: HiPPy: Single-processor workstations. HPsrc: Single-processor workstations and MPI-enabled multi-processor systems Operating system: HiPPy: Any for which Python v2.5.x is available. HPsrc: Any for which a standards-compliant Fortran95 compiler is available Has the code been vectorised or parallelised?: Yes RAM: Problem specific, typically less than 1 GB for either code Classification: 4.4, 11.5 Nature of problem: Derivation and use of perturbative Feynman rules for complicated lattice QCD actions. Solution method: An automated expansion method implemented in Python (HiPPy) and code to use expansions to generate Feynman rules in Fortran95 (HPsrc). Restrictions: No general restrictions. Specific restrictions are discussed in the text. Additional comments: The HiPPy and HPsrc codes are released under the second version of the GNU General Public Licence (GPL v2). Therefore anyone is
Soffer bound and transverse spin densities from lattice QCD
Generalized transversity distributions encode essential information on the internal structure of hadrons related to transversely polarized quarks. Lattice QCD allows us to compute the lowest moments of these tensor generalized parton distributions. In this talk, we discuss a first lattice study of the Soffer bound and show preliminary results for transverse spin densities of quarks in the nucleon. (orig.)
Renormalisaton of composite operators in lattice QCD. Perturbative versus nonperturbative
The perturbative and nonperturbative renormalisation of quark-antiquark operators in lattice QCD with two flavours of clover fermions is investigated within the research programme of the QCDSF collaboration. Operators with up to three derivatives are considered. The nonperturbative results based on the RI-MOM scheme are compared with estimates from one- and two-loop lattice perturbation theory. (orig.)
Transverse momentum dependent quark densities from Lattice QCD
Bernhard Musch,Philipp Hagler,John Negele,Andreas Schafer
2011-10-01
We study transverse momentum dependent parton distribution functions (TMDs) with non-local operators in lattice QCD, using MILC/LHPC lattices. We discuss the basic concepts of the method, including renormalization of the gauge link. Results obtained with a simplified operator geometry show visible dipole deformations of spin-dependent quark momentum densities.
The {eta}' meson from lattice QCD
Jansen, K. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany); Michael, C. [Liverpool Univ. (United Kingdom). Theoretical Physics Div.; Urbach, C. [Humboldt Univ. Berlin (Germany). Inst. fuer Elementarteilchenphysik
2008-04-15
We study the flavour singlet pseudoscalar mesons from first principles using lattice QCD. With N{sub f}=2 flavours of light quark, this is the so-called {eta}{sub 2} meson and we discuss the phenomenological status of this. Using maximally twisted-mass lattice QCD, we extract the mass of the {eta}{sub 2} meson at two values of the lattice spacing for lighter quarks than previously discussed in the literature. We are able to estimate the mass value in the limit of light quarks with their physical masses. (orig.)
Search for the pentaquark resonance signature in lattice QCD
B. G. Lasscock; J. Hedditch; D. B. Leinweber; W. Melnitchouk; A. W. Thomas; A. G. Williams; R. D. Young; J. M. Zanotti
2005-03-01
Claims concerning the possible discovery of the $\\Theta^+$ pentaquark, with minimal quark content $uudd\\bar{s}$, have motivated our comprehensive study into possible pentaquark states using lattice QCD. We review various pentaquark interpolating fields in the literature and create a new candidate ideal for lattice QCD simulations. Using these interpolating fields we attempt to isolate a signal for a five-quark resonance. Calculations are performed using improved actions on a large $20^{3} \\times 40$ lattice in the quenched approximation. The standard lattice resonance signal of increasing attraction between baryon constituents for increasing quark mass is not observed for spin-1/2 pentaquark states. We conclude that evidence supporting the existence of a spin-1/2 pentaquark resonance does not exist in quenched QCD.
Approaches to QCD phase diagram; effective models, strong-coupling lattice QCD, and compact stars
Ohnishi, Akira
2016-01-01
The outline of the two lectures given in "Dense Matter School 2015" is given. After giving an overview on the relevance of the phase diagram studies to heavy-ion collisions and compact star phenomena, I give some basic formulae to discuss the QCD phase diagram in the mean field treatment of the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model. Next, I introduce the strong-coupling lattice QCD, which is one of the promising methods to access the QCD phase diagram including the first order phase boundary. In the last part, I discuss the QCD phase diagram in asymmetric matter, which should be formed in compact star phenomena.
QCDOC: A 10-teraflops scale computer for lattice QCD
The architecture of a new class of computers, optimized for lattice QCD calculations, is described. An individual node is based on a single integrated circuit containing a PowerPC 32-bit integer processor with a 1 Gflops 64-bit IEEE floating point unit, 4 Mbyte of memory, 8 Gbit/sec nearest-neighbor communications and additional control and diagnostic circuitry. The machine's name, QCDOC, derives from 'QCD On a Chip'
QCDOC A 10-teraflops scale computer for lattice QCD
Chen, D; Cristian, C; Dong, Z; Gara, A; Garg, K; Joó, B; Kim, C; Levkova, L; Liao, X; Mawhinney, Robert D; Ohta, S; Wettig, T
2001-01-01
The architecture of a new class of computers, optimized for lattice QCD calculations, is described. An individual node is based on a single integrated circuit containing a PowerPC 32-bit integer processor with a 1 Gflops 64-bit IEEE floating point unit, 4 Mbyte of memory, 8 Gbit/sec nearest-neighbor communications and additional control and diagnostic circuitry. The machine's name, QCDOC, derives from ``QCD On a Chip''.
Effective Dirac Hamiltonian for anisotropic honeycomb lattices: Optical properties
Oliva-Leyva, M.; Naumis, Gerardo G.
2016-01-01
We derive the low-energy Hamiltonian for a honeycomb lattice with anisotropy in the hopping parameters. Taking the reported Dirac Hamiltonian for the anisotropic honeycomb lattice, we obtain its optical conductivity tensor and its transmittance for normal incidence of linearly polarized light. Also, we characterize its dichroic character due to the anisotropic optical absorption. As an application of our general findings, which reproduce the previous case of uniformly strained graphene, we study the optical properties of graphene under a nonmechanical distortion.
Opportunities, challenges, and fantasies in lattice QCD
Some important problems in quantitative QCD will certainly yield to hard work and adequate investment of resources, others appear difficult but may be accessible, and still others will require essentially new ideas. Here I identify several examples in each class
Opportunities, Challenges, and Fantasies in Lattice QCD
Wilczek, Frank
2002-01-01
Some important problems in quantitative QCD will certainly yield to hard work and adequate investment of resources, others appear difficult but may be accessible, and still others will require essentially new ideas. Here I identify several examples in each class.
Spin-(3/2) pentaquark resonance signature in lattice QCD
The possible discovery of the Θ+ pentaquark has motivated a number of studies of its nature using lattice QCD. While all the analyses thus far have focused on spin-(1/2) states, here we report the results of the first exploratory study in quenched lattice QCD of pentaquarks with spin (3/2). For the spin-(3/2) interpolating field we use a product of the standard N and K* operators. We do not find any evidence for the standard lattice resonance signature of attraction (i.e., binding at quark masses near the physical regime) in the JP=(3/2)- channel. Some evidence of binding is inferred in the isoscalar (3/2)+ channel at several quark masses, in accord with the standard lattice resonance signature. This suggests that this is a good candidate for the further study of pentaquarks on the lattice
Spin-3/2 pentaquark resonance signature in lattice QCD
The possible discovery of the Θ+ pentaquark has motivated a number of studies of its nature using lattice QCD. While all the analyses thus far have focussed on spin-1/2 states, here we report the results of the first exploratory study in quenched lattice QCD of pentaquarks with spin 3/2. For the spin-3/2 interpolating field we use a product of the standard N and K* operators. We do not find any evidence for the standard lattice resonance signature of attraction (i.e., binding at quark masses near the physical regime) in the JP=(3-)/(2) channel. Some evidence of binding is inferred in the isoscalar (3+)/(2) channel at several quark masses, in accord with the standard lattice resonance signature. This suggests that this is a good candidate for the further study of pentaquarks on the lattice. (orig.)
Simulation of the Lattice QCD and Technological Trends in Computation
Ibrahim, K; Liu, Z; Pouchet, L N; Lesnicki, P; Djoudi, L; Barthou, D; Bodin, F; Eisenbeis, C; Grosdidier, G; Pène, O; Roudeau, P
2008-01-01
Simulation of Lattice QCD is a challenging computational problem. Currently, technological trends in computation show multiple divergent models of computation. We are witnessing homogeneous multi-core architectures, the use of accelerator on-chip or off-chip, in addition to the traditional architectural models. On the verge of this technological abundance, assessing the performance trade-offs of computing nodes based on these technologies is of crucial importance to many scientific computing applications. In this study, we focus on assessing the efficiency and the performance expected for the Lattice QCD problem on representative architectures and we project the expected improvement on these architectures and their impact on performance for Lattice QCD. We additionally try to pinpoint the limiting factors for performance on these architectures.
Uncertainty quantification in lattice QCD calculations for nuclear physics
Beane, Silas R. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Detmold, William [Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States); Orginos, Kostas [College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States); Savage, Martin J. [Institute for Nuclear Theory, Seattle, WA (United States)
2015-02-05
The numerical technique of Lattice QCD holds the promise of connecting the nuclear forces, nuclei, the spectrum and structure of hadrons, and the properties of matter under extreme conditions with the underlying theory of the strong interactions, quantum chromodynamics. A distinguishing, and thus far unique, feature of this formulation is that all of the associated uncertainties, both statistical and systematic can, in principle, be systematically reduced to any desired precision with sufficient computational and human resources. As a result, we review the sources of uncertainty inherent in Lattice QCD calculations for nuclear physics, and discuss how each is quantified in current efforts.
Hints from Lattice for QCD Critical Point Search
Gavai, Rajiv V., E-mail: gavai@tifr.res.in [Department of Theoretical Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400005 (India)
2011-07-15
The freeze-out curve in the QCD phase diagram embodies a substantial amount of precise experimental data in heavy ion collisions. We present our lattice QCD results along the freeze-out curve. The variance, skew and kurtosis of the event distribution of baryon number are studied at several energies of interest through Pade resummations. A smooth behaviour is predicted for three ratios of these quantities at current RHIC and future LHC energies. Any deviations from these at the RHIC energy scan would signal the presence of a nearby critical point. Our lattice results on the critical point do show such a behaviour.
Lambda(1405) and Negative-Parity Baryons in Lattice QCD
Nemoto, Y; Matsufuru, H; Suganuma, H
2004-01-01
We review briefly recent studies of the Lambda(1405) spectrum in Lattice QCD. Ordinary three-quark pictures of the Lambda(1405) in quenched Lattice QCD fail to reproduce the mass of the experimental value, which seems to support the penta-quark picture for the Lambda(1405) such as a Kbar-N molecule-like state. It is also noted that the present results suffer from relatively large systematic uncertainties coming from the finite volume effect, the chiral extrapolation and the quenching effect.
Hadron spectrum from lattice QCD with light quark masses
We present recent results for the hadron spectrum obtained from lattice QCD simulations by the European Twisted Mass collaboration (ETMC). ETMC employs the so called twisted mass formulation of lattice QCD, which allows for large scale simulations with nf=2 or nf=2+1+1 flavours of light quarks. We shall present results for meson masses and decay constants as well as for masses of the baryon octet and decuplet. We also discuss the extrapolation of these quantities to the chiral, continuum and thermodynamic limit
Properties of the quark gluon plasma from lattice QCD
Mages, Simon Wolfgang
2015-03-02
Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) is the theory of the strong interaction, the theory of the interaction between the constituents of composite elementary particles (hadrons). In the low energy regime of the theory, standard methods of theoretical physics like perturbative approaches break down due to a large value of the coupling constant. However, this is the region of most interest, where the degrees of freedom of QCD, the color charges, form color-neutral composite elementary particles, like protons and neutrons. Also the transition to more energetic states of matter like the quark gluon plasma (QGP), is difficult to investigate with perturbative approaches. A QGP is a state of strongly interacting matter, which existed shortly after the Big Bang and can be created with heavy ion collisions for example at the LHC at CERN. In a QGP the color charges of QCD are deconfined. This thesis explores ways how to use the non-perturbative approach of lattice QCD to determine properties of the QGP. It focuses mostly on observables which are derived from the energy momentum tensor, like two point correlation functions. In principle these contain information on low energy properties of the QGP like the shear and bulk viscosity and other transport coefficients. The thesis describes the lattice QCD simulations which are necessary to measure the correlation functions and proposes new methods to extract these low energy properties. The thesis also tries to make contact to another non-perturbative approach which is Improved Holographic QCD. The aim of this approach is to use the Anti-de Sitter/Conformal Field Theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence to make statements about QCD with calculations of a five dimensional theory of gravity. This thesis contributes to that work by constraining the parameters of the model action by comparing the predictions with those of measurements with lattice QCD.
Properties of the quark gluon plasma from lattice QCD
Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) is the theory of the strong interaction, the theory of the interaction between the constituents of composite elementary particles (hadrons). In the low energy regime of the theory, standard methods of theoretical physics like perturbative approaches break down due to a large value of the coupling constant. However, this is the region of most interest, where the degrees of freedom of QCD, the color charges, form color-neutral composite elementary particles, like protons and neutrons. Also the transition to more energetic states of matter like the quark gluon plasma (QGP), is difficult to investigate with perturbative approaches. A QGP is a state of strongly interacting matter, which existed shortly after the Big Bang and can be created with heavy ion collisions for example at the LHC at CERN. In a QGP the color charges of QCD are deconfined. This thesis explores ways how to use the non-perturbative approach of lattice QCD to determine properties of the QGP. It focuses mostly on observables which are derived from the energy momentum tensor, like two point correlation functions. In principle these contain information on low energy properties of the QGP like the shear and bulk viscosity and other transport coefficients. The thesis describes the lattice QCD simulations which are necessary to measure the correlation functions and proposes new methods to extract these low energy properties. The thesis also tries to make contact to another non-perturbative approach which is Improved Holographic QCD. The aim of this approach is to use the Anti-de Sitter/Conformal Field Theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence to make statements about QCD with calculations of a five dimensional theory of gravity. This thesis contributes to that work by constraining the parameters of the model action by comparing the predictions with those of measurements with lattice QCD.
Lattice QCD at Finite Density -- An introductory review
Muroya, S; Nonaka, C; Takaishi, T; Muroya, Shin; Nakamura, Atsushi; Nonaka, Chiho; Takaishi, Tetsuya
2003-01-01
This is a pedagogical review of the lattice study of finite density QCD, which is intended to provide the minimum necessary contents, so that the paper may be used as the first reading for a newcomer to the field and also for those working in nonlattice communities. After a brief introduction to argue why finite density QCD can be a new attractive subject, we describe fundamental formulae which are necessary for the following sections. Then we survey lattice QCD simulations in small chemical potential regions, where several prominent works have been reported recently. Next, two-color QCD calculations are discussed, where we have a chance to glance at many new features of finite density QCD, and indeed recent simulations indicated quark pair condensation and the in-medium effect. Tables of SU(3) and SU(2) lattice simulations at finite baryon density are given. In the next section, we make a survey of several related works which may be a starting point of the new development in the future, although some works d...
Momentum dependences of charmonium properties from lattice QCD
Ding, Heng-Tong
2012-01-01
Charmonia produced in initial hard parton scatterings during heavy ion collisions move with respect to the medium rather than flow with the medium. Lattice studies suggest that charmonium bound states at the rest are dissociated at $T\\gtrsim 1.5 T_c$. We present results on momentum dependences of charmonium properties in a hot medium from lattice QCD Monte Carlo simulations. The dispersion relation of the screening mass and the change of correlation and spectral functions at various temperatu...
Transverse momentum dependent quark densities from Lattice QCD
Bernhard Musch,Philipp Hagler,John Negele,Andreas Schafer
2011-02-01
We study transverse momentum dependent parton distribution functions (TMDs) with non-local operators in lattice QCD, using MILC/LHPC lattices. Results obtained with a simpli?ed operator geometry show visible dipole de- formations of spin-dependent quark momentum densities. We discuss the basic concepts of the method, including renormalization of the gauge link, and an ex- tension to a more elaborate operator geometry that would allow us to analyze process-dependent TMDs such as the Sivers-function.
A scalable PC-based parallel computer for lattice QCD
Fodor, Z; Papp, G
2002-01-01
A PC-based parallel computer for medium/large scale lattice QCD simulations is suggested. The Eotvos Univ., Inst. Theor. Phys. cluster consists of 137 Intel P4-1.7GHz nodes. Gigabit Ethernet cards are used for nearest neighbor communication in a two-dimensional mesh. The sustained performance for dynamical staggered(wilson) quarks on large lattices is around 70(110) GFlops. The exceptional price/performance ratio is below $1/Mflop.
Comparing Clusters and Supercomputers for Lattice QCD
Gottlieb, Steven
2000-01-01
Since the development of the Beowulf project to build a parallel computer from commodity PC components, there have been many such clusters built. The MILC QCD code has been run on a variety of clusters and supercomputers. Key design features are identified, and the cost effectiveness of clusters and supercomputers are compared.
Comparing clusters and supercomputers for lattice QCD
Since the development of the Beowulf project to build a parallel computer from commodity PC components, there have been many such clusters built. The MILC QCD code has been run on a variety of clusters and supercomputers. Key design features are identified, and the cost effectiveness of clusters and supercomputers are compared
Nucleon structure from generalized parton distributions in lattice QCD
This talk presents results from the QCDSF-UKQCD collaboration for moments of leading twist generalized parton distributions in two-flavor lattice QCD based on Ο(a) improved Wilson Fermions. We study helicity independent and helicity flip GPDs with a focus on densities of quarks in the transverse plane. (orig.)
Nucleon structure from generalized parton distributions in lattice QCD
This talk presents results from the QCDSF-UKQCD collaboration for moments of leading twist generalized parton distributions in two-flavor lattice QCD based on O(a) improved Wilson Fermions. We study helicity independent and helicity flip GPDs with a focus on densities of quarks in the transverse plane
Twisted mass quarks and the phase structure of lattice QCD
The phase structure of zero temperature twisted mass lattice QCD is investigated. We find strong metastabilities in the plaquette observable when the untwisted quark mass assumes positive or negative values. We provide interpretations of this phenomenon in terms of chiral symmetry breaking and the effective potential model of Sharpe and Singleton. (orig.)
Sum rules and cutoff effects in Wilson lattice QCD
We use the transfer matrix formalism to derive non-perturbative sum rules in Wilson's lattice QCD with Nf flavours of quarks. The discretization errors on these identities are treated in detail. As an application, it is shown how the sum rules can be exploited to give improved estimates of the continuum spectrum and static potential. (orig.)
Hadron spectrum in quenched lattice QCD and quark potential models
We show that the quenched lattice QCD gives a hadron spectrum which remarkably agrees with that of quark potential models for quark mass mq ≥ mstrange, even when one uses the standard one-plaquette gauge action. This is contrary to what is stated in the literature. We clarify the reason of the discrepancy, paying close attention to systematic errors in numerical calculations. (orig.)
Nucleon generalized parton distributions from full lattice QCD
We present a comprehensive study of the lowest moments of nucleon generalized parton distributions in Nf=2+1 lattice QCD using domain wall valence quarks and improved staggered sea quarks. Our investigation includes helicity dependent and independent generalized parton distributions for pion masses as low as 350 MeV and volumes as large as (3.5 fm)3. (orig.)
Quark masses from lattice QCD and the study of textures
McNeile, Craig
2010-01-01
I review how the determination of quark masses from lattice QCD can be used to study textures in quark mass matrices. This type of theory relates quark masses to CKM matrix elements. I demonstrate how the recent precision results from the HPQCD and MILC collaborations for quark masses can be used to test some of these ideas.
Chiral Symmetry Breaking and Cooling in Lattice QCD
Woloshyn, R. M.; Lee, F. X.
1995-01-01
Chiral symmetry breaking is calculated as a function of cooling in quenched lattice QCD. A non-zero signal is found for the chiral condensate beyond one hundred cooling steps, suggesting that there is chiral symmetry breaking associated with instantons. Quantitatively, the chiral condensate in cooled gauge field configurations is small compared to the value without cooling.
Strange and charm meson masses from twisted mass lattice QCD
We present results of a twisted mass lattice QCD computation of the strange and charm meson spectrum with 2+1+1 dynamical quark flavors. Particular focus is put on excited D and Ds mesons and on a connection to the ''1/2,3/2 limit'' for the D(s)**.
Nucleon to $\\Delta$ and $\\Delta$ form factors in Lattice QCD
Alexandrou, Constantia
2011-01-01
We present recent lattice QCD results on the electroweak nucleon to $\\Delta$ transition and $\\Delta$ form factors using dynamical fermion gauge configurations with a lowest pion mass of about 300 MeV, with special emphasis in the determination of the sub-dominant quadrupole $N\\gamma^*\\rightarrow \\Delta$ and $\\Delta$ electromagnetic form factors.
Optimization of lattice QCD codes for the AMD Opteron processor
We report our experience of the optimization of the lattice QCD codes for the new Opteron cluster at DESY Hamburg, including benchmarks. Details of the optimization using SSE/SSE2 instructions and the effective use of prefetch instructions are discussed. (orig.)
What can Lattice QCD theorists learn from NMR spectroscopists?
Euclidean-time hadron correlation functions computed in Lattice QCD (LQCD) are modeled by a sum of decaying exponentials, reminiscent of the exponentially damped sinusoid models of free induction decay (FID) in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. We present our initial progress in studying how data modeling techniques commonly used in NMR perform when applied to LQCD data
Extraction of Hadron Interactions above Inelastic Threshold in Lattice QCD
Aoki, Sinya; Doi, Takumi; Hatsuda, Tetsuo; Ikeda, Yoichi; Inoue, Takashi; Murano, Keiko; Nemura, Hidekatsu; Sasaki, Kenji
2011-01-01
We propose a new method to extract hadron interactions above inelastic threshold from the Nambu-Bethe-Salpter amplitude in lattice QCD. We consider the scattering such as $A+B\\rightarrow C+D$, where $A,B,C,D$ are names of different 1-particle states. An extension to cases where particle productions occur during scatterings is also discussed.
A new simulation algorithm for lattice QCD with dynamical quarks
Bunk, B.; Jansen, K.; Jegerlehner, B.; Lüscher, M.; Simma, H.; Sommer, R
1994-01-01
A previously introduced multi-boson technique for the simulation of QCD with dynamical quarks is described and some results of first test runs on a $6^3\\times12$ lattice with Wilson quarks and gauge group SU(2) are reported.
What can Lattice QCD theorists learn from NMR spectroscopists?
George Fleming
2003-06-01
Euclidean-time hadron correlation functions computed in Lattice QCD (LQCD) are modeled by a sum of decaying exponentials, reminiscent of the exponentially damped sinusoid models of free induction decay (FID) in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. We present our initial progress in studying how data modeling techniques commonly used in NMR perform when applied to LQCD data.
Lattice QCD Results at Finite Temperature and Density
Fodor, Z
2003-01-01
Recent lattice results on QCD at finite temperatures and densities are reviewed. Two new and independent techniques give compatible results for physical quantities. The phase line separating the hadronic and quark-gluon plasma phases, the critical endpoint and the equation of state are discussed.
The QCD equation of state at nonzero densities lattice result
Fodor, Z; Szabó, K K
2003-01-01
In this letter we give the equation of state of QCD at finite temperatures and densities. The recently proposed overlap improving multi-parameter reweighting technique is used to determine observables at nonvanishing chemical potentials. Our results are obtained by studying n_f=2+1 dynamical staggered quarks with semi-realistic masses on N_t=4 lattices.
Hadronic corrections to electroweak observables from twisted mass lattice QCD
For several benchmark quantities investigated to detect signs for new physics beyond the standard model of elementary particle physics, lattice QCD currently constitutes the only ab initio approach available at small momentum transfers for the computation of non-perturbative hadronic contributions. Among those observables are the lepton anomalous magnetic moments and the running of the electroweak coupling constants. We compute the leading QCD contribution to the muon anomalous magnetic moment by performing lattice QCD calculations on ensembles incorporating Nf=2+1+1 dynamical twisted mass fermions. Considering active up, down, strange, and charm quarks, admits for the first time a direct comparison of the lattice data for the muon anomaly with phenomenological results because both the latter as well as the experimentally obtained values are sensitive to the complete first two generations of quarks at the current level of precision. Recently, it has been noted that improved measurements of the electron and tau anomalous magnetic moments might also provide ways of detecting new physics contributions. Therefore, we also compute their leading QCD contributions, which simultaneously serve as cross-checks of the value obtained for the muon. Additionally, we utilise the obtained data to compute the leading hadronic contribution to the running of the fine structure constant, which enters all perturbative QED calculations. Furthermore, we show that even for the weak mixing angle the leading QCD contribution can be computed from this data. In this way, we identify a new prime observable in the search for new physics whose hadronic contributions can be obtained from lattice QCD. With the results obtained in this thesis, we are able to exclude unsuitable phenomenologically necessary flavour separations and thus directly assist the presently more precise phenomenological determinations of this eminent quantity.
Hadronic corrections to electroweak observables from twisted mass lattice QCD
Pientka, Grit
2015-09-11
For several benchmark quantities investigated to detect signs for new physics beyond the standard model of elementary particle physics, lattice QCD currently constitutes the only ab initio approach available at small momentum transfers for the computation of non-perturbative hadronic contributions. Among those observables are the lepton anomalous magnetic moments and the running of the electroweak coupling constants. We compute the leading QCD contribution to the muon anomalous magnetic moment by performing lattice QCD calculations on ensembles incorporating N{sub f}=2+1+1 dynamical twisted mass fermions. Considering active up, down, strange, and charm quarks, admits for the first time a direct comparison of the lattice data for the muon anomaly with phenomenological results because both the latter as well as the experimentally obtained values are sensitive to the complete first two generations of quarks at the current level of precision. Recently, it has been noted that improved measurements of the electron and tau anomalous magnetic moments might also provide ways of detecting new physics contributions. Therefore, we also compute their leading QCD contributions, which simultaneously serve as cross-checks of the value obtained for the muon. Additionally, we utilise the obtained data to compute the leading hadronic contribution to the running of the fine structure constant, which enters all perturbative QED calculations. Furthermore, we show that even for the weak mixing angle the leading QCD contribution can be computed from this data. In this way, we identify a new prime observable in the search for new physics whose hadronic contributions can be obtained from lattice QCD. With the results obtained in this thesis, we are able to exclude unsuitable phenomenologically necessary flavour separations and thus directly assist the presently more precise phenomenological determinations of this eminent quantity.
The in-medium heavy quark potential from quenched and dynamical lattice QCD
Burnier, Yannis; Rothkopf, Alexander
2014-01-01
We present our latest results for the the complex valued static heavy-quark potential at finite temperature from lattice QCD. The real and imaginary part of the potential are obtained from the position and width of the lowest lying peak in the spectral function of the Wilson line correlator in Coulomb gauge. Spectral information is extracted from Euclidean time data using a novel Bayesian approach different from the Maximum Entropy Method. In order to extract both the real and imaginary part, we generated anisotropic quenched lattices $32^3\\times N_\\tau$ $(\\beta=7.0,\\xi=3.5)$ with $N_\\tau=24,\\ldots,96$, corresponding to $839{\\rm MeV} \\geq T\\geq 210 {\\rm MeV}$. For the case of a realistic QCD medium with light u, d and s quarks we use isotropic $48^3\\times12$ ASQTAD lattices with $m_l=m_s/20$ provided by the HotQCD collaboration, which span $286 {\\rm MeV} \\geq T\\geq 148{\\rm MeV}$. We find a clean transition from a confining to a Debye screened real part and observe that its values lie close to the color single...
Isolating the Roper resonance in lattice QCD
We present results for the first positive parity excited state of the nucleon, namely, the Roper resonance (N1/2+=1440 MeV) from a variational analysis technique. The analysis is performed for pion masses as low as 224 MeV in quenched QCD with the FLIC fermion action. A wide variety of smeared-smeared correlation functions are used to construct correlation matrices. This is done in order to find a suitable basis of operators for the variational analysis such that eigenstates of the QCD Hamiltonian may be isolated. A lower lying Roper state is observed that approaches the physical Roper state. To the best of our knowledge, the first time this state has been identified at light quark masses using a variational approach.
Lattice QCD with commodity hardware and software
Large scale QCD Monte Carlo calculations have typically been performed on either commercial supercomputers or specially built massively parallel computers such as Fermilab's ACPMAPS. Commodity computer systems offer impressive floating point performance-to-cost ratios which exceed those of commercial supercomputers. As high performance networking components approach commodity pricing, it becomes reasonable to assemble a massively parallel supercomputer from commodity parts. The authors describe the work and progress to date of a collaboration working on this problem
Resummation of Cactus Diagrams in Lattice QCD, to all Orders
Panagopoulos, H
2000-01-01
We show how to perform a resummation, to all orders in perturbation theory, of a certain class of gauge invariant tadpole-like diagrams in Lattice QCD. These diagrams are often largely responsible for lattice artifacts. Our resummation leads to an improved perturbative expansion. Applied to a number of cases of interest, e.g. the lattice renormalization of some two-fermion operators, this expansion yields results remarkably close to corresponding nonperturbative estimates. We consider in our study both the Wilson and the clover action for fermions.
Resummation of cactus diagrams in lattice QCD, to all orders
We show how to perform a resummation, to all orders in perturbation theory, of a certain class of gauge invariant tadpole-like diagrams in Lattice QCD. These diagrams are often largely responsible for lattice artifacts. Our resummation leads to an improved perturbative expansion. Applied to a number of cases of interest, e.g. the lattice renormalization of some two-fermion operators, this expansion yields results remarkably close to corresponding nonperturbative estimates. We consider in our study both the Wilson and the clover action for fermions
Modified Block BiCGSTAB for Lattice QCD
Nakamura, Y; Kuramashi, Y; Sakurai, T; Tadano, H
2011-01-01
We present results for application of block BiCGSTAB algorithm modified by the QR decomposition and the SAP preconditioner to the Wilson-Dirac equation with multiple right-hand sides in lattice QCD on a $32^3 \\times 64$ lattice at almost physical quark masses. The QR decomposition improves convergence behaviors in the block BiCGSTAB algorithm suppressing deviation between true residual and recursive one. The SAP preconditioner applied to the domain-decomposed lattice helps us minimize communication overhead. We find remarkable cost reduction thanks to cache tuning and reduction of number of iterations.
Prediction of the Bc* Mass in Full Lattice QCD
By using the highly improved staggered quark formalism to handle charm, strange, and light valence quarks in full lattice QCD, and NRQCD to handle bottom valence quarks, we are able to determine accurately ratios of the B meson vector-pseudoscalar mass splittings, in particular, [m(Bc*)-m(Bc)]/[m(Bs*)-m(Bs)]. We find this ratio to be 1.15(15), showing the 'light' quark mass dependence of this splitting to be very small. Hence we predict m(Bc*)=6.330(7)(2)(6) GeV, where the first two errors are from the lattice calculation and the third from existing experiment. This is the most accurate prediction of a gold-plated hadron mass from lattice QCD to date.
Lattice QCD and fundamental parameters of the Standard Model
Our present theory for the elemental particles in nature, the Standard Model, consists of 6 leptons and 6 quarks, plus the 4 bosons which mediate the electromagnetic, weak, and strong forces. The theory has several free parameters which must be constrained by experiment before it is entirely predictive. In Nature quarks never appear alone; only bound states of strongly coupled valence quarks (and/or anti-quarks) are detected. Consequently, the parameters governing quark flavor mixing are difficult to constrain by experiment, which measures properties of the bound states. Numerical simulations are needed to connect the theory of how quarks and gluons interact, quantum chromodynamics (formulated on a spacetime lattice), to the physically observed properties. Recent theory innovations and computer developments have allowed us finally to do lattice QCD simulations with realistic parameters. This paper describes the exciting progress using lattice QCD simulations to determine fundamental parameters of the Standard Model
Axion cosmology, lattice QCD and the dilute instanton gas
Borsanyi, S. [Wuppertal Univ. (Germany). Dept. of Physics; Dierigl, M.; Ringwald, A. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Fodor, Z. [Wuppertal Univ. (Germany). Dept. of Physics; Forschungszentrum Juelich (Germany). Inst. for Advanced Simulation (IAS), Juelich Supercomputing Centre (JSC); Lorand Eoetvoes Univ., Budapest (Hungary). Inst. for Theoretical Physics; Katz, S.D. [Lorand Eoetvoes Univ., Budapest (Hungary). Inst. for Theoretical Physics; MTA-ELTE Lenduelet Lattice Gauge Theory Research Group, Budapest (Hungary); Mages, S.W. [Rgensburg Univ. (Germany); Forschungszentrum Juelich (Germany). Inst. for Advanced Simulation (IAS), Juelich Supercomputing Centre (JSC); Nogradi, D. [Lorand Eoetvoes Univ., Budapest (Hungary). Inst. for Theoretical Physics; MTA-ELTE Lenduelet Lattice Gauge Theory Research Group, Budapest (Hungary); Califonia Univ., Santa Barbara, CA (United States). Kavli Inst. for Theoretical Physics; Redondo, J. [Zaragoza Univ. (Spain). Dept. de Fisica Teorica; Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik, Muenchen (Germany); Szabo, K.K. [Wuppertal Univ. (Germany). Dept. of Physics; Forschungszentrum Juelich (Germany). Inst. for Advanced Simulation (IAS), Juelich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)
2015-08-15
Axions are one of the most attractive dark matter candidates. The evolution of their number density in the early universe can be determined by calculating the topological susceptibility χ(T) of QCD as a function of the temperature. Lattice QCD provides an ab initio technique to carry out such a calculation. A full result needs two ingredients: physical quark masses and a controlled continuum extrapolation from non-vanishing to zero lattice spacings. We determine χ(T) in the quenched framework (infinitely large quark masses) and extrapolate its values to the continuum limit. The results are compared with the prediction of the dilute instanton gas approximation (DIGA). A nice agreement is found for the temperature dependence, whereas the overall normalization of the DIGA result still differs from the non-perturbative continuum extrapolated lattice results by a factor of order ten. We discuss the consequences of our findings for the prediction of the amount of axion dark matter.
Axion cosmology, lattice QCD and the dilute instanton gas
Axions are one of the most attractive dark matter candidates. The evolution of their number density in the early universe can be determined by calculating the topological susceptibility χ(T) of QCD as a function of the temperature. Lattice QCD provides an ab initio technique to carry out such a calculation. A full result needs two ingredients: physical quark masses and a controlled continuum extrapolation from non-vanishing to zero lattice spacings. We determine χ(T) in the quenched framework (infinitely large quark masses) and extrapolate its values to the continuum limit. The results are compared with the prediction of the dilute instanton gas approximation (DIGA). A nice agreement is found for the temperature dependence, whereas the overall normalization of the DIGA result still differs from the non-perturbative continuum extrapolated lattice results by a factor of order ten. We discuss the consequences of our findings for the prediction of the amount of axion dark matter.
Transverse momentum distributions inside the nucleon from lattice QCD
Musch, Bernhard Ulrich
2009-05-29
Nucleons, i.e., protons and neutrons, are composed of quarks and gluons, whose interactions are described by the theory of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), part of the standard model of particle physics. This work applies lattice QCD to compute quark momentum distributions in the nucleon. The calculations make use of lattice data generated on supercomputers that has already been successfully employed in lattice studies of spatial quark distributions (''nucleon tomography''). In order to be able to analyze transverse momentum dependent parton distribution functions, this thesis explores a novel approach based on non-local operators. One interesting observation is that the transverse momentum dependent density of polarized quarks in a polarized nucleon is visibly deformed. A more elaborate operator geometry is required to enable a quantitative comparison to high energy scattering experiments. First steps in this direction are encouraging. (orig.)
Transverse momentum distributions inside the nucleon from lattice QCD
Nucleons, i.e., protons and neutrons, are composed of quarks and gluons, whose interactions are described by the theory of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), part of the standard model of particle physics. This work applies lattice QCD to compute quark momentum distributions in the nucleon. The calculations make use of lattice data generated on supercomputers that has already been successfully employed in lattice studies of spatial quark distributions (''nucleon tomography''). In order to be able to analyze transverse momentum dependent parton distribution functions, this thesis explores a novel approach based on non-local operators. One interesting observation is that the transverse momentum dependent density of polarized quarks in a polarized nucleon is visibly deformed. A more elaborate operator geometry is required to enable a quantitative comparison to high energy scattering experiments. First steps in this direction are encouraging. (orig.)
Generalized parton distributions from lattice QCD
We perform a quenched lattice calculation of the first moment of twist-two generalized parton distribution functions of the proton, and assess the total quark (spin and orbital angular momentum) contribution to the spin of the proton
Generalized parton distributions from lattice QCD
We perform a quenched lattice calculation of the first moment of twist-two generalized parton distribution functions of the proton, and assess the total quark (spin and orbital angular momentum) contribution to the spin of the proton. (orig.)
The world according to lattice QCD
A non-technical introduction to lattice calculations is given. The successes and problems of current calculations are emphasized. A summary of lattice results on non-exotic meson and baryon masses indicates that while calculations in the quenched approximation are becoming reliable, the results differ in systematic ways from the physical values. Results for exotic mesons (glueballs and hybrids) are then presented. The future prospects are discussed. 23 refs., 4 figs
Lattice QCD computations: Recent progress with modern Krylov subspace methods
Frommer, A. [Bergische Universitaet GH Wuppertal (Germany)
1996-12-31
Quantum chromodynamics (QCD) is the fundamental theory of the strong interaction of matter. In order to compare the theory with results from experimental physics, the theory has to be reformulated as a discrete problem of lattice gauge theory using stochastic simulations. The computational challenge consists in solving several hundreds of very large linear systems with several right hand sides. A considerable part of the world`s supercomputer time is spent in such QCD calculations. This paper presents results on solving systems for the Wilson fermions. Recent progress is reviewed on algorithms obtained in cooperation with partners from theoretical physics.
Some new results in O(a) improved lattice QCD
It is shown how on-shell O(a) improvement can be implemented non-perturbatively in lattice QCD with Wilson quarks. Improvement conditions are obtained by requiring the PCAC relation to hold exactly in certain matrix elements. These are derived from the QCD Schroedinger functional which enables us to simulate directly at vanishing quark masses. In the quenched approximation and for bare couplings in the range 0≤g0≤1, we determine the improved action, the improved axial current, the additive renormalization of the quark mass and the isospin current normalization constants ZA and ZV. (orig.)
Finite-temperature lattice QCD with Wilson fermions
The thermodynamics of QCD with dynamical Wilson fermions is studied in a low-order hopping parameter expansion, using Monte Carlo simulation on 83 x 3 to 103 x 5 lattices. We observe a clear deconfinement transition at Tsub(c)/Λsub(L)sub(Nsub(f)=2) approx.= 150; chiral symmetry restoration occurs at the same point. Within our approximation, both transitions are continuous. In the confinement regime, we find the global centre Z3 symmetry only very weakly broken, in accord with a picture relating string breaking in QCD with ionization in insulating solids. (orig.)
Lattice QCD with a chirally twisted mass term
Lattice QCD with Wilson quarks and a chirally twisted mass term represents a promising alternative regularization of QCD, which does not suffer from unphysical fermion zero modes. We show how the correlation functions of the renormalized theory are related to the theory with a standard parameterization of the mass term. In particular we discuss the conditions under which these relations take the same form as obtained from naive continuum considerations. We discuss in detail some applications and comment on potential benefits and problems of this framework. (author)
Elimination of spurious lattice fermion solutions and noncompact lattice QCD
Lee, T.D.
1997-09-22
It is well known that the Dirac equation on a discrete hyper-cubic lattice in D dimension has 2{sup D} degenerate solutions. The usual method of removing these spurious solutions encounters difficulties with chiral symmetry when the lattice spacing l {ne} 0, as exemplified by the persistent problem of the pion mass. On the other hand, we recall that in any crystal in nature, all the electrons do move in a lattice and satisfy the Dirac equation; yet there is not a single physical result that has ever been entangled with a spurious fermion solution. Therefore it should not be difficult to eliminate these unphysical elements. On a discrete lattice, particle hop from point to point, whereas in a real crystal the lattice structure in embedded in a continuum and electrons move continuously from lattice cell to lattice cell. In a discrete system, the lattice functions are defined only on individual points (or links as in the case of gauge fields). However, in a crystal the electron state vector is represented by the Bloch wave functions which are continuous functions in {rvec {gamma}}, and herein lies one of the essential differences.
Two Photon Decays of $\\eta_c$ from Lattice QCD
Chen, Ying; Lei, Yu-Hong; Li, Ning; Liu, Chuan; Liu, Yu-Bin; Liu, Zhaofeng; Ma, Jian-Ping; Wang, Zhan-Lin; Zhang, Jian-Bo
2016-01-01
We present an exploratory lattice study for the two-photon decay of $\\eta_c$ using $N_f=2$ twisted mass lattice QCD gauge configurations generated by the European Twisted Mass Collaboration. Two different lattice spacings of $a=0.067$fm and $a=0.085$fm are used in the study, both of which are of physical size of 2$fm$. The decay widths are found to be $1.113(63)$KeV for the finer lattice and $0.961(59)$KeV for the coarser lattice respectively where the errors are purely statistical. A naive extrapolation towards the continuum limit yields $\\Gamma\\simeq 1.36(19)$KeV which is smaller than, but marginally compatible with previous quenched result and the current experimental result.
Two-photon decays of η _c from lattice QCD
Chen, Ting; Chen, Ying; Gong, Ming; Lei, Yu-Hong; Li, Ning; Liu, Chuan; Liu, Yu-Bin; Liu, Zhaofeng; Ma, Jian-Ping; Qiu, Wei-Feng; Wang, Zhan-Lin; Zhang, Jian-Bo
2016-07-01
We present an exploratory lattice study for the two-photon decay of η _c using N_f=2 twisted mass lattice QCD gauge configurations generated by the European Twisted Mass Collaboration. Two different lattice spacings of a=0.067 fm and a=0.085 fm are used in the study, both of which are of physical size of 2 fm. The decay widths are found to be 1.025(5) KeV for the coarser lattice and 1.062(5) KeV for the finer lattice, respectively, where the errors are purely statistical. A naive extrapolation toward the continuum limit yields Γ ˜eq 1.122(14) KeV, which is smaller than the previous quenched result and most of the current experimental results. Possible reasons are discussed.
Lattice QCD input for axion cosmology
Berkowitz, Evan; Rinaldi, Enrico
2015-01-01
One intriguing BSM particle is the QCD axion, which could simultaneously provide a solution to the Strong CP problem and account for some, if not all, of the dark matter density in the universe. This particle is a pNGB of the conjectured Peccei-Quinn (PQ) symmetry of the Standard Model. Its mass and interactions are suppressed by a heavy symmetry breaking scale, $f_a$, whose value is roughly greater than $10^{9}$ GeV (or, conversely, the axion mass, $m_a$, is roughly less than $10^4\\ \\mu \\text{eV}$). The density of axions in the universe, which cannot exceed the relic dark matter density and is a quantity of great interest in axion experiments like ADMX, is a result of the early-universe interplay between cosmological evolution and the axion mass as a function of temperature. The latter quantity is proportional to the second derivative of the QCD free energy with respect to the CP-violating phase, $\\theta$. However, this quantity is generically non-perturbative and previous calculations have only employed ins...
Extracting the Omega- electric quadrupole moment from lattice QCD data
G. Ramalho, M.T. Pena
2011-03-01
The Omega- has an extremely long lifetime, and is the most stable of the baryons with spin 3/2. Therefore the Omega- magnetic moment is very accurately known. Nevertheless, its electric quadrupole moment was never measured, although estimates exist in different formalisms. In principle, lattice QCD simulations provide at present the most appropriate way to estimate the Omega- form factors, as function of the square of the transferred four-momentum, Q2, since it describes baryon systems at the physical mass for the strange quark. However, lattice QCD form factors, and in particular GE2, are determined at finite Q2 only, and the extraction of the electric quadrupole moment, Q_Omega= GE2(0) e/(2 M_Omega), involves an extrapolation of the numerical lattice results. In this work we reproduce the lattice QCD data with a covariant spectator quark model for Omega- which includes a mixture of S and two D states for the relative quark-diquark motion. Once the model is calibrated, it is used to determine Q_Omega. Our prediction is Q_Omega= (0.96 +/- 0.02)*10^(-2) efm2 [GE2(0)=0.680 +/- 0.012].
Automated generation of lattice QCD Feynman rules
Hart, A.; Mueller, E.H. [Edinburgh Univ. (United Kingdom). SUPA School of Physics and Astronomy; von Hippel, G.M. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany); Horgan, R.R. [Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom). DAMTP, CMS
2009-04-15
The derivation of the Feynman rules for lattice perturbation theory from actions and operators is complicated, especially for highly improved actions such as HISQ. This task is, however, both important and particularly suitable for automation. We describe a suite of software to generate and evaluate Feynman rules for a wide range of lattice field theories with gluons and (relativistic and/or heavy) quarks. Our programs are capable of dealing with actions as complicated as (m)NRQCD and HISQ. Automated differentiation methods are used to calculate also the derivatives of Feynman diagrams. (orig.)
Automated generation of lattice QCD Feynman rules
The derivation of the Feynman rules for lattice perturbation theory from actions and operators is complicated, especially for highly improved actions such as HISQ. This task is, however, both important and particularly suitable for automation. We describe a suite of software to generate and evaluate Feynman rules for a wide range of lattice field theories with gluons and (relativistic and/or heavy) quarks. Our programs are capable of dealing with actions as complicated as (m)NRQCD and HISQ. Automated differentiation methods are used to calculate also the derivatives of Feynman diagrams. (orig.)
Determining the scale in lattice QCD
Bornyakov, V.G. [Institute for High Energy Physics, Protvino (Russian Federation); Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow (Russian Federation); Far Eastern Federal Univ., Vladivostok (Russian Federation). School of Biomedicine; Horsley, R. [Edinburgh Univ. (United Kingdom). School of Physics and Astronomy; Hudspith, R. [York Univ., Toronto, ON (Canada). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; and others
2015-12-15
We discuss scale setting in the context of 2+1 dynamical fermion simulations where we approach the physical point in the quark mass plane keeping the average quark mass constant. We have simulations at four beta values, and after determining the paths and lattice spacings, we give an estimation of the phenomenological values of various Wilson flow scales.
Lattice QCD and the unitarity triangle
Andreas S Kronfeld
2001-12-03
Theoretical and computational advances in lattice calculations are reviewed, with focus on examples relevant to the unitarity triangle of the CKM matrix. Recent progress in semi-leptonic form factors for B {yields} {pi}/v and B {yields} D*lv, as well as the parameter {zeta} in B{sup 0}-{bar B}{sup 0} mixing, are highlighted.
Electromagnetic Polarizabilities: Lattice QCD in Background Fields
Detmold, W; Walker-Loud, A
2011-01-01
Chiral perturbation theory makes definitive predictions for the extrinsic behavior of hadrons in external electric and magnetic fields. Near the chiral limit, the electric and magnetic polarizabilities of pions, kaons, and nucleons are determined in terms of a few well-known parameters. In this limit, hadrons become quantum mechanically diffuse as polarizabilities scale with the inverse square-root of the quark mass. In some cases, however, such predictions from chiral perturbation theory have not compared well with experimental data. Ultimately we must turn to first principles numerical simulations of QCD to determine properties of hadrons, and confront the predictions of chiral perturbation theory. To address the electromagnetic polarizabilities, we utilize the background field technique. Restricting our attention to calculations in background electric fields, we demonstrate new techniques to determine electric polarizabilities and baryon magnetic moments for both charged and neutral states. As we can study...
The Static Penta-quark Potential in Lattice QCD
Okiharu, F; Takahashi, T T; Okiharu, Fumiko; Suganuma, Hideo; Takahashi, Toru T.
2004-01-01
We perform the first study for the static penta-quark (5Q) potential in lattice QCD with $\\beta$=6.0 and $16^3 \\times 32$ at the quenched level. Accurate results of the 5Q potential are extracted from the 5Q Wilson loop using the smearing method, which enhances the ground-state component. The tetra-quark potential for the $\\rm QQ$-$\\rm {\\bar Q}{\\bar Q}$ system is also studied in lattice QCD. The multi-quark potentials are found to be well described as a sum of the one-gluon-exchange Coulomb term and the multi-Y linear confinement term based on the flux-tube picture.
A Framework for Lattice QCD Calculations on GPUs
Winter, F T; Edwards, R G; Joó, B
2014-01-01
Computing platforms equipped with accelerators like GPUs have proven to provide great computational power. However, exploiting such platforms for existing scientific applications is not a trivial task. Current GPU programming frameworks such as CUDA C/C++ require low-level programming from the developer in order to achieve high performance code. As a result porting of applications to GPUs is typically limited to time-dominant algorithms and routines, leaving the remainder not accelerated which can open a serious Amdahl's law issue. The lattice QCD application Chroma allows to explore a different porting strategy. The layered structure of the software architecture logically separates the data-parallel from the application layer. The QCD Data-Parallel software layer provides data types and expressions with stencil-like operations suitable for lattice field theory and Chroma implements algorithms in terms of this high-level interface. Thus by porting the low-level layer one can effectively move the whole applica...
The Scalar Strange Content of the Nucleon from Lattice QCD
Junnarkar, Parikshit
2013-01-01
The scalar strange-quark matrix element of the nucleon is computed with lattice QCD. A mixed-action scheme is used with domain-wall valence fermions computed on the staggered MILC sea-quark configurations. The matrix element is determined by making use of the Feynman-Hellmann Theorem which relates this strange matrix element to the change in the nucleon mass with respect to the strange quark mass. The final result of this calculation is m_s = 49 +-10 +- 15 MeV which can be translated into f_s = m_s / m_N = 0.053 +- 0.011 +- 0.016. Given the lack of a quantitative comparison of this phenomenologically important quantity determined from various lattice QCD calculations, we take the opportunity to present such an average. The resulting conservative determination is (all uncertainties added in quadrature) f_s = 0.043 +- 0.011 (99 % confidence interval).
YN and YY interactions from lattice QCD simulations
One of the main motivations for investing human and economic effort in Lattice QCD calculations of nuclear physics quantities is to explore sectors that cannot be accessed experimentally, or which can be measured with only limited precision. Two lines of research where such kind of calculations may have a clear impact are the study of the evolution of supernova and of the structure and decay of conventional and strange nuclei. Key ingredients for both investigations are the low energy interactions among baryons. Unfortunately, due to the short lifetime of hyperons, the interactions among baryons in the strange sector are only approximately known. The unsatisfactory amount of data coming from scattering experiments produces large uncertainties in the scattering amplitudes. Lattice QCD simulations of baryon-baryon interactions can play a crucial role, and points out as a reliable way to obtain complementary information to what can be obtained from experiments involving baryons in the low energy region.
Photon structure functions from quenched lattice QCD
We calculate the first moment of the photon structure function, γ=∫01dxF2γ(x,Q2), on the quenched lattices with β=6.0 using the formalism developed by the authors recently. In this exploratory study, we take into account only the connected contractions. The result is compared with the experimental data as well as model predictions
Supplementing analysis of deconfined phase in lattice QCD thermodynamics
Using strong coupling expansion an expectation value of matter field colour density is calculated in the Hamiltonian formulation of lattice QCD at finite temperature with the staggered fermions. The relation of this value to the imaginary part of fundamental representation character changing the sign under the colour charge conjugation is found out. It is also shown that this expectation value could be used as an order parameter of the phase transition associated with the breaking of the colour charge conjugation symmetry. 12 refs
Uses of Effective Field Theory in Lattice QCD
Kronfeld, Andreas S.
2002-01-01
Several physical problems in particle physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics require information from non-perturbative QCD to gain a full understanding. In some cases the most reliable technique for quantitative results is to carry out large-scale numerical calculations in lattice gauge theory. As in any numerical technique, there are several sources of uncertainty. This chapter explains how effective field theories are used to keep them under control and, then, obtain a sensible error ba...
Two-color lattice QCD with staggered quarks
Scheffler, David
2015-07-20
The study of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) at finite temperature and density provides important contributions to the understanding of strong-interaction matter as it is present e.g. in nuclear matter and in neutron stars or as produced in heavy-ion collision experiments. Lattice QCD is a non-perturbative approach, where equations of motion for quarks and gluons are discretized on a finite space-time lattice. The method successfully describes the behavior of QCD in the vacuum and at finite temperature, however it cannot be applied to finite baryon density due to the fermion sign problem. Various QCD-like theories, that offer to draw conclusions about QCD, allow simulations also at finite densities. In this work we investigate two-color QCD as a popular example of a QCD-like theory free from the sign problem with methods from lattice gauge theory. For the generation of gauge configurations with two dynamical quark flavors in the staggered formalism with the ''rooting trick'' we apply the Rational Hybrid Monte Carlo (RHMC) algorithm. We carry out essential preparatory work for future simulations at finite density. As a start, we concentrate on the calculation of the effective potential for the Polyakov loop, which is an order parameter for the confinement-deconfinement transition, in dependence of the temperature and quark mass. It serves as an important input for effective models of QCD. We obtain the effective potential via the histogram method from local distributions of the Polyakov loop. To study the influence of dynamical quarks on gluonic observables, the simulations are performed with large quark masses and are compared to calculations in the pure gauge theory. In the second part of the thesis we examine aspects of the chiral phase transition along the temperature axis. The symmetry group of chiral symmetry in two-color QCD is enlarged to SU(2N{sub f}). Discretized two-color QCD in the staggered formalism exhibits a chiral symmetry breaking
Two-color lattice QCD with staggered quarks
The study of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) at finite temperature and density provides important contributions to the understanding of strong-interaction matter as it is present e.g. in nuclear matter and in neutron stars or as produced in heavy-ion collision experiments. Lattice QCD is a non-perturbative approach, where equations of motion for quarks and gluons are discretized on a finite space-time lattice. The method successfully describes the behavior of QCD in the vacuum and at finite temperature, however it cannot be applied to finite baryon density due to the fermion sign problem. Various QCD-like theories, that offer to draw conclusions about QCD, allow simulations also at finite densities. In this work we investigate two-color QCD as a popular example of a QCD-like theory free from the sign problem with methods from lattice gauge theory. For the generation of gauge configurations with two dynamical quark flavors in the staggered formalism with the ''rooting trick'' we apply the Rational Hybrid Monte Carlo (RHMC) algorithm. We carry out essential preparatory work for future simulations at finite density. As a start, we concentrate on the calculation of the effective potential for the Polyakov loop, which is an order parameter for the confinement-deconfinement transition, in dependence of the temperature and quark mass. It serves as an important input for effective models of QCD. We obtain the effective potential via the histogram method from local distributions of the Polyakov loop. To study the influence of dynamical quarks on gluonic observables, the simulations are performed with large quark masses and are compared to calculations in the pure gauge theory. In the second part of the thesis we examine aspects of the chiral phase transition along the temperature axis. The symmetry group of chiral symmetry in two-color QCD is enlarged to SU(2Nf). Discretized two-color QCD in the staggered formalism exhibits a chiral symmetry breaking
Dynamical lattice QCD thermodynamics with domain wall fermions
Fleming, G T
2000-01-01
We present results from simulations of two flavor QCD thermodynamics at N_t=4 with domain wall fermions. In contrast to other lattice fermion formulations, domain wall fermions preserve the full chiral symmetry of the continuum at finite lattice spacing (up to terms exponentially small in an extra parameter). Just above the phase transition, we find that the axial U(1) symmetry is broken only by a small amount. We discuss an ongoing calculation to determine the order and properties of the phase transition using domain wall fermions, since the global symmetries of the theory are expected to be important here.
Meson masses and decay constants from unquenched lattice QCD
We report results for the masses of the flavour non-singlet light 0++, 1--, and 1+- mesons from unquenched lattice QCD at two lattice spacings. The twisted mass formalism was used with two flavours of sea quarks. For the 0++ and 1+- mesons we look for the effect of decays on the mass dependence. For the light vector mesons we study the chiral extrapolations of the mass. We report results for the leptonic and transverse decay constants of the meson. We test the mass dependence of the KRSF relations. (orig.)
Moments of nucleon generalized parton distributions from lattice QCD
Alexandrou, C. [Cyprus Univ., Nicosia (Cyprus). Dept. of Physics; Cyprus Institute, Nicosia (Cyprus). Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center; Carbonell, J.; Harraud, P.A.; Papinutto, M. [UJF/CNRS/IN2P3, Grenoble (France). Lab. de Physique Subatomique et Cosmologie; Constantinou, M.; Kallidonis, C. [Cyprus Univ., Nicosia (Cyprus). Dept. of Physics; Guichon, P. [CEA-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (France). IRFU-Service de Physique Nucleaire; Jansen, K. [DESY, Zeuthen (Germany). NIC; Korzec, T. [Cyprus Univ., Nicosia (Cyprus). Dept. of Physics; Humboldt Univ. Berlin (Germany). Inst. fuer Physik
2011-07-15
We present results on the lower moments of the nucleon generalized parton distributions within lattice QCD using two dynamical flavors of degenerate twisted mass fermions. Our simulations are performed on lattices with three different values of the lattice spacings, namely a=0.089 fm, a=0.070 fm and a=0.056 fm, allowing the investigation of cut-off effects. The volume dependence is examined using simulations on two lattices of spatial length L=2.1 fm and L=2.8 fm. The simulations span pion masses in the range of 260-470 MeV. Our results are renormalized nonperturbatively and the values are given in the MS scheme at a scale {mu}=2 GeV. They are chirally extrapolated to the physical point in order to compare with experiment. The consequences of these results on the spin carried by the quarks in the nucleon are investigated. (orig.)
Lattice QCD at finite temperature with Wilson fermions
The subatomic world is governed by the strong interactions of quarks and gluons, described by Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). Quarks experience confinement into colour-less objects, i.e. they can not be observed as free particles. Under extreme conditions such as high temperature or high density, this constraint softens and a transition to a phase where quarks and gluons are quasi-free particles (Quark-Gluon-Plasma) can occur. This environment resembles the conditions prevailing during the early stages of the universe shortly after the Big Bang. The phase diagram of QCD is under investigation in current and future collider experiments, for example at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) or at the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR). Due to the strength of the strong interactions in the energy regime of interest, analytic methods can not be applied rigorously. The only tool to study QCD from first principles is given by simulations of its discretised version, Lattice QCD (LQCD). These simulations are in the high-performance computing area, hence, the numerical aspects of LQCD are a vital part in this field of research. In recent years, Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) have been incorporated in these simulations as they are a standard tool for general purpose calculations today. In the course of this thesis, the LQCD application CL2QCD has been developed, which allows for simulations on GPUs as well as on traditional CPUs, as it is based on OpenCL. CL2QCD constitutes the first application for Wilson type fermions in OpenCL. It provides excellent performance and has been applied in physics studies presented in this thesis. The investigation of the QCD phase diagram is hampered by the notorious sign-problem, which restricts current simulation algorithms to small values of the chemical potential. Theoretically, studying unphysical parameter ranges allows for constraints on the phase diagram. Of utmost importance is the clarification of the order of the finite
Lattice QCD at finite temperature with Wilson fermions
Pinke, Christopher
2014-07-01
The subatomic world is governed by the strong interactions of quarks and gluons, described by Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). Quarks experience confinement into colour-less objects, i.e. they can not be observed as free particles. Under extreme conditions such as high temperature or high density, this constraint softens and a transition to a phase where quarks and gluons are quasi-free particles (Quark-Gluon-Plasma) can occur. This environment resembles the conditions prevailing during the early stages of the universe shortly after the Big Bang. The phase diagram of QCD is under investigation in current and future collider experiments, for example at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) or at the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR). Due to the strength of the strong interactions in the energy regime of interest, analytic methods can not be applied rigorously. The only tool to study QCD from first principles is given by simulations of its discretised version, Lattice QCD (LQCD). These simulations are in the high-performance computing area, hence, the numerical aspects of LQCD are a vital part in this field of research. In recent years, Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) have been incorporated in these simulations as they are a standard tool for general purpose calculations today. In the course of this thesis, the LQCD application CL{sup 2}QCD has been developed, which allows for simulations on GPUs as well as on traditional CPUs, as it is based on OpenCL. CL{sup 2}QCD constitutes the first application for Wilson type fermions in OpenCL. It provides excellent performance and has been applied in physics studies presented in this thesis. The investigation of the QCD phase diagram is hampered by the notorious sign-problem, which restricts current simulation algorithms to small values of the chemical potential. Theoretically, studying unphysical parameter ranges allows for constraints on the phase diagram. Of utmost importance is the clarification of the order of the
Lattice Monte Carlo calculations of finite temperature QCD
The author discusses fairly generally the current status of the lattice description of the deconfinement transition and the properties of hadronic matter at high (and low) temperature T. An ultimate goal of these investigations is to learn whether or not QCD actually predicts the naive phase diagram. A more realistic goal, which is at present partially within our grasp, is to compute the static properties of QCD matter at T > 0 from first principles. These include the order of phase transitions, critical temperatures T/sub c/, critical exponents or latent heat, but not dynamical critical properties, such as the behavior of Green's functions near T/sub c/. The author knows of no first- principles discussions of non-equilibrium properties of QCD, which would be required for a description of the experiments. In fact, experimentalists should think of the world studied by lattice or Monte Carlo methods as a little crystal in an oven whose temperature is kept constant in time. The author begins by giving a short description of how we set up the finite-temperature field theory on a lattice to display the important parts of the calculation without going too much into details. Then the author discusses recent progress in our understanding of the glue world - pure gauge theories - and ends by discussing the physically relevant case of fermions and gauge fields
Charmed Tetraquarks Tcc and Tcs from Dynamical Lattice QCD Simulations
Ikeda, Yoichi; Aoki, Sinya; Doi, Takumi; Hatsuda, Tetsuo; Inoue, Takashi; Ishii, Noriyoshi; Murano, Keiko; Nemura, Hidekatsu; Sasaki, Kenji
2013-01-01
Charmed tetraquarks $T_{cc}=(cc\\bar{u}\\bar{d})$ and $T_{cs}=(cs\\bar{u}\\bar{d})$ are studied through the S-wave meson-meson interactions, $D$-$D$, $\\bar{K}$-$D$, $D$-$D^{*}$ and $\\bar{K}$-$D^{*}$, on the basis of the (2+1)-flavor lattice QCD simulations with the pion mass $m_{\\pi} \\simeq $410, 570 and 700 MeV. For the charm quark, the relativistic heavy quark action is employed to treat its dynamics on the lattice. Using the HAL QCD method, we extract the S-wave potentials in lattice QCD simulations, from which the meson-meson scattering phase shifts are calculated. The phase shifts in the isospin triplet ($I$=1) channels indicate repulsive interactions, while those in the $I=0$ channels suggest attraction, growing as $m_{\\pi}$ decreases. This is particularly prominent in the $T_{cc} (J^P=1^+,I=0)$ channel, though neither bound state nor resonance are found in the range $m_{\\pi} =410-700$ MeV. We make a qualitative comparison of our results with the phenomenological diquark picture.
Charmed tetraquarks Tcc and Tcs from dynamical lattice QCD simulations
Ikeda, Yoichi; Charron, Bruno; Aoki, Sinya; Doi, Takumi; Hatsuda, Tetsuo; Inoue, Takashi; Ishii, Noriyoshi; Murano, Keiko; Nemura, Hidekatsu; Sasaki, Kenji
2014-02-01
Charmed tetraquarks Tcc=(ccubardbar) and Tcs=(csubardbar) are studied through the S-wave meson-meson interactions, D-D, Kbar-D, D-D* and Kbar-D*, on the basis of the (2+1)-flavor lattice QCD simulations with the pion mass mπ≃410, 570 and 700 MeV. For the charm quark, the relativistic heavy quark action is employed to treat its dynamics on the lattice. Using the HAL QCD method, we extract the S-wave potentials in lattice QCD simulations, from which the meson-meson scattering phase shifts are calculated. The phase shifts in the isospin triplet (I=1) channels indicate repulsive interactions, while those in the I=0 channels suggest attraction, growing as mπ decreases. This is particularly prominent in the Tcc (JP=1+,I=0) channel, though neither bound state nor resonance are found in the range mπ=410-700 MeV. We make a qualitative comparison of our results with the phenomenological diquark picture.
Quark Orbital Angular Momentum from Lattice QCD
N. Mathur; Dong, S. J.; Liu, K. F.; Mankiewicz, L.; Mukhopadhyay, N. C.
1999-01-01
We calculate the quark orbital angular momentum of the nucleon from the quark energy-momentum tensor form factors on the lattice. The disconnected insertion is estimated stochastically which employs the $Z_2$ noise with an unbiased subtraction. This reduced the error by a factor of 4 with negligible overhead. The total quark contribution to the proton spin is found to be $0.30 \\pm 0.07$. From this and the quark spin content we deduce the quark orbital angular momentum to be $0.17 \\pm 0.06$ wh...