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  1. Penta-quark in Anisotropic Lattice QCD

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    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.

  2. Quark–gluon plasma phenomenology from anisotropic lattice QCD

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    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

  3. Quark–gluon plasma phenomenology from anisotropic lattice QCD

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    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.

  4. Quark-gluon plasma phenomenology from anisotropic lattice QCD

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    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.

  5. Penta-Quark Anti-Decuplet in Anisotropic Lattice QCD

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    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.

  6. Penta-quark baryon in anisotropic lattice QCD

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    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...

  7. Survival of charmonia above Tc in anisotropic lattice QCD

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    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)

  8. Anisotropic Lattice QCD Studies of Penta-quark Anti-decuplet

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    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.

  9. Anisotropic lattice QCD studies of penta-quarks and tetra-quarks

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    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.

  10. Lattice QCD

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    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

  11. Spin 3/2 Penta-quarks in anisotropic lattice QCD

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    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.

  12. Renormalisation of gauge theories on general anisotropic lattices and high-energy scattering in QCD

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    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.

  13. Computers for Lattice QCD

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    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

  14. News from lattice QCD

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    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)

  15. News from lattice QCD

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    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)

  16. Twisted mass lattice QCD

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    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.)

  17. Qcd Thermodynamics On A Lattice

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    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...

  18. Lattice QCD for Cosmology

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    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.

  19. An Introduction to Lattice QCD

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    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.

  20. Introduction to lattice QCD

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    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

  1. Introduction to lattice QCD

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    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.

  2. Nuclear Physics and Lattice QCD

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    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.

  3. Hadron properties from lattice QCD

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    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

  4. Hadronic Interactions with Lattice QCD

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    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.

  5. Baryon spectroscopy in lattice QCD

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    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.

  6. Kenneth Wilson and Lattice QCD

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    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.

  7. Nuclear Reactions from Lattice QCD

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    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 ...

  8. Hadron Interactions from lattice QCD

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    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.

  9. QCD thermodynamics from the lattice

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    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.)

  10. Lattice gauge theory for QCD

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    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.

  11. Lattice gauge theory for QCD

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    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

  12. Berry phase in lattice QCD

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    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.

  13. Nucleon structure using lattice QCD

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    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.

  14. Nucleon structure from lattice QCD

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    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.

  15. Nucleon structure from lattice QCD

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    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.

  16. Innovations in lattice QCD algorithms

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    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

  17. Innovations in Lattice QCD Algorithms

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    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

  18. Innovations in Lattice QCD Algorithms

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    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.

  19. Hadron Physics from Lattice QCD

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    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.

  20. Scale setting in lattice QCD

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    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.

  1. Scale setting in lattice QCD

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    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.

  2. Nuclear Physics from Lattice QCD

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    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.

  3. Lattice QCD with dynamical chirally improved quarks

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    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)

  4. Lattice QCD. A critical status report

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    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.)

  5. Kaon fluctuations from lattice QCD

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    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.

  6. Lattice QCD for nuclear physics

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    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...

  7. Relativistic Heavy Quark Spectrum On Anisotropic Lattices

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    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)...

  8. Gluonic interactions from lattice QCD

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    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

  9. Lattice QCD thermodynamics with Wilson quarks

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    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.

  10. Shear Viscosity from Lattice QCD

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    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

  11. Lattice QCD approach to Nuclear Physics

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    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.

  12. CL2QCD - Lattice QCD based on OpenCL

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    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.

  13. Gluonic Transversity from Lattice QCD

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    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.

  14. Pion structure from lattice QCD

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    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.

  15. Fermion determinants in lattice QCD

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    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...

  16. Topology in dynamical lattice QCD simulations

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    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.

  17. Topology in dynamical lattice QCD simulations

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    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.

  18. Lattice QCD: From Action to Hadrons

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    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.

  19. Lattice QCD and the Jefferson Laboratory Program

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    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.

  20. Recent Progress in Lattice QCD Thermodynamics

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    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.

  1. Chiral perturbation theory for lattice QCD

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    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.)

  2. Chiral perturbation theory for lattice QCD

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    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.)

  3. Resummation of Cactus Diagrams in Lattice QCD

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    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.

  4. Beautiful mass predictions from scalar lattice QCD

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    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.

  5. The η' meson from lattice QCD

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    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.)

  6. Lattice QCD at finite temperature

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    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)

  7. Lattice QCD at finite temperature and density

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    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.

  8. High-precision lattice QCD confronts experiment

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    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

  9. Lattice QCD at finite temperature and density

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    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...

  10. High-Precision Lattice QCD Confronts Experiment

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    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.

  11. The interquark potential: a QCD lattice analysis

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    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.)

  12. String breaking in four dimensional lattice QCD

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    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

  13. String Breaking in Four Dimensional Lattice QCD

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    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.

  14. Semileptonic D-decays and Lattice QCD

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    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.

  15. One-link integral in the lattice QCD: Strong coupling

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    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.)

  16. One-link integral in the lattice QCD: Strong coupling

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    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.

  17. One-link integral in the lattice QCD: Strong coupling

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    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

  18. Random Lattice QCD and chiral effective theories

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    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.

  19. Meson Resonances from Lattice QCD

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    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.

  20. Equation of State from Lattice QCD Calculations

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    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.

  1. Equation of State from Lattice QCD Calculations

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    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.

  2. Visualization Tools for Lattice QCD - Final Report

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    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.

  3. Charmonium physics in finite temperature lattice QCD

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    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)

  4. Lattice QCD and the Balkan physicists contribution

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    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.

  5. The hadron spectrum in lattice QCD

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    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.)

  6. Heavy quark masses from lattice QCD

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    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.

  7. Lattice QCD on a beowulf cluster

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    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

  8. Lattice QCD with strong external electric fields

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    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.

  9. Kaon physics from lattice QCD

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    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.

  10. Meson Mass Decomposition from Lattice QCD

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    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...

  11. Lattice Gauge Theory - QCD from Quarks to Hadrons

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    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...

  12. Relativistic Bottomonium Spectrum from Anisotropic Lattices

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    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...

  13. Neutrinoless double beta decay from lattice QCD

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    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.

  14. Lattice QCD on Non-Orientable Manifolds

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    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...

  15. Exploring Flavor Physics with Lattice QCD

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    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.

  16. Connecting physical resonant amplitudes and lattice QCD

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    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.

  17. Order parameter problem in lattice QCD thermodynamics

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    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

  18. LATTICE QCD AND THE STANDARD MODEL

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    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.

  19. Eigenspectrum Noise Subtraction Methods in Lattice QCD

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    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.

  20. A parallel SSOR preconditioner for lattice QCD

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    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.)

  1. Ab initio Hadron structure from lattice QCD

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    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.

  2. Evidence for a bound H-dibaryon from lattice QCD

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    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.

  3. Relating lattice QCD and chiral perturbation theory

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    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

  4. Perturbative and nonperturbative renormalization in lattice QCD

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    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.)

  5. Lattice QCD based on OpenCL

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    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.

  6. Deconfining phase transition in lattice QCD

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    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

  7. Beautiful Baryons from Lattice QCD

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    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.

  8. FermiQCD A tool kit for parallel lattice QCD applications

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    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.

  9. Perfect Actions and Operators for Lattice QCD

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    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

  10. Dynamics for QCD on an infinite lattice

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    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 ...

  11. Spin-2 NΩ dibaryon from lattice QCD

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    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.

  12. Spectroscopy of charmed baryons from lattice QCD

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    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.

  13. Spectroscopy of charmed baryons from lattice QCD

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    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.

  14. Spectroscopy of charmed baryons from lattice QCD

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    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.

  15. Quark Confinement Physics from Lattice QCD

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    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,...

  16. Lattice QCD Study for Confinement and Hadrons

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    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...

  17. Electromagnetic polarizabilities: Lattice QCD in background fields

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    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.

  18. Exotic and excited-state meson spectroscopy and radiative transitions from lattice QCD

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    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.

  19. Applications Of Chiral Perturbation Theory To Lattice Qcd

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    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...

  20. Nucleon wave function from lattice QCD

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    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.)

  1. Nucleon wave function from lattice QCD

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    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.)

  2. The thermal transition from twisted mass lattice QCD

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    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.

  3. Spectroscopy of doubly-charmed baryons from lattice QCD

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    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...

  4. Spectroscopy of doubly charmed baryons from lattice QCD

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    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 at⁻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.

  5. Wilson Dslash Kernel From Lattice QCD Optimization

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    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.

  6. Connecting physical resonant amplitudes and lattice QCD

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    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.

  7. Lattice QCD production on commodity clusters at Fermilab

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    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

  8. Charm current-current correlators in twisted mass lattice QCD

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    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.

  9. Variably saturated flow described with the anisotropic Lattice Boltzmann methods

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    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...

  10. Heavy-baryon quark model picture from lattice QCD

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    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.

  11. Wilson fermion determinant in lattice QCD

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    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)

  12. Searching for X (3872) using lattice QCD

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    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.

  13. Exotic mesons in quenched lattice QCD

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    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...

  14. Nuclear Parity Violation from Lattice QCD

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    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...

  15. Electrical conductivity and charge diffusion in thermal QCD from the lattice

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    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.

  16. Thermodynamics of strong-interaction matter from Lattice QCD

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    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.

  17. Thermodynamics of Strong-Interaction Matter from Lattice QCD

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    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.

  18. Hadronic matrix elements in lattice QCD

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    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

  19. Cluster computing for lattice QCD simulations

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    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

  20. Topics in Effective Field Theory for Lattice QCD

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    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...

  1. Introductory lectures on lattice QCD at nonzero baryon number

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    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.

  2. Nuclear physics from lattice QCD at strong coupling

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    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.

  3. Introductory lectures on lattice QCD at nonzero baryon number

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    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.

  4. Hadro-quarkonium from Lattice QCD

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    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...

  5. B mesons phenomenology and lattice QCD

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    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)

  6. Static-light meson masses from twisted mass lattice QCD

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    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.)

  7. In-medium hadron properties from lattice QCD

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    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.

  8. Effective Potential for Polyakov Loops in Lattice QCD

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    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.

  9. Development of an object oriented lattice QCD code "Bridge++"

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    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.

  10. Hadronic Properties from Lattice QCD with Dynamical Quarks

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    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.

  11. Recent results on nucleon sigma terms in lattice QCD

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    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.

  12. Derivation of Chiral Lagrangians from Random Lattice QCD

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    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.

  13. Hadronic Interactions from SU(2) Lattice QCD

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    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.

  14. Charm current-current correlators in twisted mass lattice QCD

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    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.)

  15. String breaking in lattice QCD with Wilson twisted mass fermions

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    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.

  16. Lattice QCD results at finite T and \\mu

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    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.

  17. Bottomonium at Non-zero Temperature from Lattice Non-relativistic QCD

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    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.

  18. Automated generation of lattice QCD Feynman rules

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    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

  19. Soffer bound and transverse spin densities from lattice QCD

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    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.)

  20. Renormalisaton of composite operators in lattice QCD. Perturbative versus nonperturbative

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    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.)

  1. Transverse momentum dependent quark densities from Lattice QCD

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    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.

  2. The {eta}' meson from lattice QCD

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    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.)

  3. Search for the pentaquark resonance signature in lattice QCD

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    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.

  4. Approaches to QCD phase diagram; effective models, strong-coupling lattice QCD, and compact stars

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    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.

  5. QCDOC: A 10-teraflops scale computer for lattice QCD

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    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'

  6. QCDOC A 10-teraflops scale computer for lattice QCD

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    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''.

  7. Effective Dirac Hamiltonian for anisotropic honeycomb lattices: Optical properties

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    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.

  8. Opportunities, challenges, and fantasies in lattice QCD

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    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

  9. Opportunities, Challenges, and Fantasies in Lattice QCD

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    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.

  10. Spin-(3/2) pentaquark resonance signature in lattice QCD

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    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

  11. Spin-3/2 pentaquark resonance signature in lattice QCD

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    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.)

  12. Simulation of the Lattice QCD and Technological Trends in Computation

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    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.

  13. Uncertainty quantification in lattice QCD calculations for nuclear physics

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    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.

  14. Hints from Lattice for QCD Critical Point Search

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    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.

  15. Lambda(1405) and Negative-Parity Baryons in Lattice QCD

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    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.

  16. Hadron spectrum from lattice QCD with light quark masses

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    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

  17. Properties of the quark gluon plasma from lattice QCD

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    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.

  18. Properties of the quark gluon plasma from lattice QCD

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    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.

  19. Lattice QCD at Finite Density -- An introductory review

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    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...

  20. Momentum dependences of charmonium properties from lattice QCD

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    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...

  1. Transverse momentum dependent quark densities from Lattice QCD

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    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.

  2. A scalable PC-based parallel computer for lattice QCD

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    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.

  3. Comparing Clusters and Supercomputers for Lattice QCD

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    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.

  4. Comparing clusters and supercomputers for lattice QCD

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    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

  5. Nucleon structure from generalized parton distributions in lattice QCD

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    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.)

  6. Nucleon structure from generalized parton distributions in lattice QCD

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    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

  7. Twisted mass quarks and the phase structure of lattice QCD

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    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.)

  8. Sum rules and cutoff effects in Wilson lattice QCD

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    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.)

  9. Hadron spectrum in quenched lattice QCD and quark potential models

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    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.)

  10. Nucleon generalized parton distributions from full lattice QCD

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    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.)

  11. Quark masses from lattice QCD and the study of textures

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    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.

  12. Chiral Symmetry Breaking and Cooling in Lattice QCD

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    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.

  13. Strange and charm meson masses from twisted mass lattice QCD

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    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)**.

  14. Nucleon to $\\Delta$ and $\\Delta$ form factors in Lattice QCD

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    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.

  15. Optimization of lattice QCD codes for the AMD Opteron processor

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    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.)

  16. What can Lattice QCD theorists learn from NMR spectroscopists?

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    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

  17. Extraction of Hadron Interactions above Inelastic Threshold in Lattice QCD

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    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.

  18. A new simulation algorithm for lattice QCD with dynamical quarks

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    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.

  19. What can Lattice QCD theorists learn from NMR spectroscopists?

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    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.

  20. Lattice QCD Results at Finite Temperature and Density

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    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.

  1. The QCD equation of state at nonzero densities lattice result

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    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.

  2. Hadronic corrections to electroweak observables from twisted mass lattice QCD

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    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.

  3. Hadronic corrections to electroweak observables from twisted mass lattice QCD

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    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.

  4. The in-medium heavy quark potential from quenched and dynamical lattice QCD

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    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...

  5. Isolating the Roper resonance in lattice QCD

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    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.

  6. Lattice QCD with commodity hardware and software

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    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

  7. Resummation of Cactus Diagrams in Lattice QCD, to all Orders

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    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.

  8. Resummation of cactus diagrams in lattice QCD, to all orders

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    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

  9. Modified Block BiCGSTAB for Lattice QCD

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    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.

  10. Prediction of the Bc* Mass in Full Lattice QCD

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    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.

  11. Lattice QCD and fundamental parameters of the Standard Model

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    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

  12. Axion cosmology, lattice QCD and the dilute instanton gas

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    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.

  13. Axion cosmology, lattice QCD and the dilute instanton gas

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    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.

  14. Transverse momentum distributions inside the nucleon from lattice QCD

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    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.)

  15. Transverse momentum distributions inside the nucleon from lattice QCD

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    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.)

  16. Generalized parton distributions from lattice QCD

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    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

  17. Generalized parton distributions from lattice QCD

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    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.)

  18. The world according to lattice QCD

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    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

  19. Lattice QCD computations: Recent progress with modern Krylov subspace methods

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    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.

  20. Some new results in O(a) improved lattice QCD

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    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.)

  1. Finite-temperature lattice QCD with Wilson fermions

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    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.)

  2. Lattice QCD with a chirally twisted mass term

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    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)

  3. Elimination of spurious lattice fermion solutions and noncompact lattice QCD

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    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.

  4. Two Photon Decays of $\\eta_c$ from Lattice QCD

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    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.

  5. Two-photon decays of η _c from lattice QCD

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    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.

  6. Lattice QCD input for axion cosmology

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    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...

  7. Extracting the Omega- electric quadrupole moment from lattice QCD data

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    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].

  8. Automated generation of lattice QCD Feynman rules

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    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.)

  9. Automated generation of lattice QCD Feynman rules

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    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.)

  10. Determining the scale in lattice QCD

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    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.

  11. Lattice QCD and the unitarity triangle

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    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.

  12. Electromagnetic Polarizabilities: Lattice QCD in Background Fields

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    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...

  13. The Static Penta-quark Potential in Lattice QCD

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    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.

  14. A Framework for Lattice QCD Calculations on GPUs

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    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...

  15. The Scalar Strange Content of the Nucleon from Lattice QCD

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    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).

  16. YN and YY interactions from lattice QCD simulations

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    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.

  17. Photon structure functions from quenched lattice QCD

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    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

  18. Supplementing analysis of deconfined phase in lattice QCD thermodynamics

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    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

  19. Uses of Effective Field Theory in Lattice QCD

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    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...

  20. Two-color lattice QCD with staggered quarks

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    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

  1. Two-color lattice QCD with staggered quarks

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    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

  2. Dynamical lattice QCD thermodynamics with domain wall fermions

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    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.

  3. Meson masses and decay constants from unquenched lattice QCD

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    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.)

  4. Moments of nucleon generalized parton distributions from lattice QCD

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    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.)

  5. Lattice QCD at finite temperature with Wilson fermions

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    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

  6. Lattice QCD at finite temperature with Wilson fermions

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    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

  7. Lattice Monte Carlo calculations of finite temperature QCD

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    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

  8. Charmed Tetraquarks Tcc and Tcs from Dynamical Lattice QCD Simulations

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    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.

  9. Charmed tetraquarks Tcc and Tcs from dynamical lattice QCD simulations

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    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.

  10. Quark Orbital Angular Momentum from Lattice QCD

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    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...

  11. Algorithms for Lattice QCD with Dynamical Fermions

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    We consider recent progress in algorithms for generating gauge field configurations that include the dynamical effects of light fermions. We survey what has been achieved in recent state-of-the-art computations, and examine the trade-offs between performance and control of systematic errors. We briefly review the use of polynomial and rational approximations in Hybrid Monte Carlo algorithms, and some of the theory of on-shell chiral fermions on the lattice. This provides a theoretical framework within which we compare algorithmic alternatives for their implementation; and again we examine the trade-offs between speed and error control

  12. Quark orbital angular momentum from lattice QCD

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    Mathur, N.; Dong, S. J.; Liu, K. F.; Mankiewicz, L.; Mukhopadhyay, N. C.

    2000-12-01

    We calculate the quark orbital angular momentum of the nucleon from the quark energy-momentum tensor form factors on the lattice with the quenched approximation. The disconnected insertion is estimated stochastically which employs the Z{sub 2} noise with an unbiased subtraction. This reduced the error by a factor of 3--4 with negligible overhead. The total quark contribution to the proton spin is found to be 0.30{+-}0.07. From this and the quark spin content we deduce the quark orbital angular momentum to be 0.17{+-}0.06 which is {approx}34% of the proton spin. We further predict that the gluon angular momentum is 0.20{+-}0.07; i.e., {approx}40% of the proton spin is due to the glue.

  13. Quark orbital angular momentum from lattice QCD

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    Liu, K.F.

    2000-01-10

    The authors 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{sub 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{+-}0.07. From this and the quark spin content the authors deduce the quark orbital angular momentum to be 0.17{+-}0.06 which is {approximately} 34% of the proton spin. The authors further predict that the gluon angular momentum to be 0.20{+-}0.07, i. e. {approximately} 40% of the proton spin is due to the glue.

  14. Quark orbital angular momentum from lattice QCD

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    The authors 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 Z2 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±0.07. From this and the quark spin content the authors deduce the quark orbital angular momentum to be 0.17±0.06 which is ∼ 34% of the proton spin. The authors further predict that the gluon angular momentum to be 0.20±0.07, i. e. approximately 40% of the proton spin is due to the glue

  15. Quark orbital angular momentum from lattice QCD

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    We calculate the quark orbital angular momentum of the nucleon from the quark energy-momentum tensor form factors on the lattice with the quenched approximation. The disconnected insertion is estimated stochastically which employs the Z2 noise with an unbiased subtraction. This reduced the error by a factor of 3--4 with negligible overhead. The total quark contribution to the proton spin is found to be 0.30±0.07. From this and the quark spin content we deduce the quark orbital angular momentum to be 0.17±0.06 which is ∼34% of the proton spin. We further predict that the gluon angular momentum is 0.20±0.07; i.e., ∼40% of the proton spin is due to the glue

  16. Rho resonance parameters from lattice QCD

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    Guo, Dehua; Molina, Raquel; Doering, Michael

    2016-01-01

    We perform a high-precision calculation of the phase shifts for $\\pi$-$\\pi$ scattering in the I = 1, J = 1 channel in the elastic region using elongated lattices with two mass-degenerate quark favors ($N_f = 2$). We extract the $\\rho$ resonance parameters using a Breit-Wigner fit at two different quark masses, corresponding to $m_{\\pi} = 226$MeV and $m_{\\pi} = 315$MeV, and perform an extrapolation to the physical point. The extrapolation is based on a unitarized chiral perturbation theory model that describes well the phase-shifts around the resonance for both quark masses. We find that the extrapolated value, $m_{\\rho} = 720(1)(15)$MeV, is significantly lower that the physical rho mass and we argue that this shift could be due to the absence of the strange quark in our calculation.

  17. Rho resonance parameters from lattice QCD

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    Guo, Dehua; Alexandru, Andrei; Molina, Raquel; Döring, Michael

    2016-08-01

    We perform a high-precision calculation of the phase shifts for $\\pi$-$\\pi$ scattering in the I = 1, J = 1 channel in the elastic region using elongated lattices with two mass-degenerate quark favors ($N_f = 2$). We extract the $\\rho$ resonance parameters using a Breit-Wigner fit at two different quark masses, corresponding to $m_{\\pi} = 226$MeV and $m_{\\pi} = 315$MeV, and perform an extrapolation to the physical point. The extrapolation is based on a unitarized chiral perturbation theory model that describes well the phase-shifts around the resonance for both quark masses. We find that the extrapolated value, $m_{\\rho} = 720(1)(15)$MeV, is significantly lower that the physical rho mass and we argue that this shift could be due to the absence of the strange quark in our calculation.

  18. Rho resonance parameters from lattice QCD

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    Guo, Dehua; Alexandru, Andrei; Molina, Raquel; Döring, Michael

    2016-08-01

    We perform a high-precision calculation of the phase shifts for π -π scattering in the I =1 , J =1 channel in the elastic region using elongated lattices with two mass-degenerate quark flavors (Nf=2 ). We extract the ρ resonance parameters using a Breit-Wigner fit at two different quark masses, corresponding to mπ=226 MeV and mπ=315 MeV , and perform an extrapolation to the physical point. The extrapolation is based on a unitarized chiral perturbation theory model that describes well the phase shifts around the resonance for both quark masses. We find that the extrapolated value, mρ=720 (1 )(15 ) MeV , is significantly lower that the physical rho mass and we argue that this shift could be due to the absence of the strange quark in our calculation.

  19. Scaling Lattice QCD beyond 100 GPUs

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    Babich, R; Joó, B; Shi, G; Brower, R C; Gottlieb, S

    2011-01-01

    Over the past five years, graphics processing units (GPUs) have had a transformational effect on numerical lattice quantum chromodynamics (LQCD) calculations in nuclear and particle physics. While GPUs have been applied with great success to the post-Monte Carlo "analysis" phase which accounts for a substantial fraction of the workload in a typical LQCD calculation, the initial Monte Carlo "gauge field generation" phase requires capability-level supercomputing, corresponding to O(100) GPUs or more. Such strong scaling has not been previously achieved. In this contribution, we demonstrate that using a multi-dimensional parallelization strategy and a domain-decomposed preconditioner allows us to scale into this regime. We present results for two popular discretizations of the Dirac operator, Wilson-clover and improved staggered, employing up to 256 GPUs on the Edge cluster at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

  20. Spin-2 $N\\Omega$ Dibaryon from Lattice QCD

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    Etminan, Faisal; Aoki, Sinya; Doi, Takumi; Hatsuda, Tetsuo; Ikeda, Yoichi; Inoue, Takashi; Ishii, Noriyoshi; Murano, Keiko; Sasaki, Kenji

    2014-01-01

    We investigate properties of the $N$(nucleon)-$\\Omega$(Omega) interaction in lattice QCD to seek for possible dibaryon states in the strangeness $-3$ channel. We calculate the $N\\Omega$ 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 $\\mathcal{O}(a)$ improved Wilson quark action at the lattice spacing $a\\simeq 0.12$ fm on a (1.9 fm)$^{3}\\times$ 3.8 fm lattice. The $ud$ and $s$ quark masses in our study correspond to $m_{\\pi}= 875(1)$ MeV and $m_{K}= 916(1)$ MeV. At these parameter values, the central potential in the S-wave with the spin 2 shows attractions at all distances.By solving the Schr\\"{o}dinger equation with this potential, we find one bound state whose binding energy is $18.9(5.0)(^{+12.1}_{-1.8})$ MeV, where the first error is the statistical one, while the second represents the systematic error.

  1. Exploring Three-Nucleon Forces in Lattice QCD

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    Doi, Takumi; Hatsuda, Tetsuo; Ikeda, Yoichi; Inoue, Takashi; Ishii, Noriyoshi; Murano, Keiko; Nemura, Hidekatsu; Sasaki, Kenji

    2011-01-01

    Three-nucleon forces (3NF) are investigated from two-flavor lattice QCD simulations. We utilize the Nambu-Bethe-Salpeter (NBS) wave function to determine two-nucleon forces (2NF) and 3NF in the same framework. As a first exploratory study, we extract 3NF through three nucleons aligned linearly with an equal spacing. This is the simplest geometrical configuration which reduces the huge computational cost of calculating the NBS wave function. Quantum numbers of the three-nucleon system are chosen to be (I, J^P)=(1/2,1/2^+) (the triton channel). Lattice QCD simulations are performed using N_f=2 dynamical clover fermion configurations at the lattice spacing of a = 0.156 fm on a 16^3 x 32 lattice with a large quark mass corresponding to m_\\pi= 1.13 GeV. We find repulsive 3NF at short distance in the triton channel. Several sources of systematic errors are also discussed.

  2. N* Spectroscopy from Lattice QCD: The Roper Explained

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    Leinweber, Derek; Kiratidis, Adrian; Liu, Zhan-Wei; Mahbub, Selim; Roberts, Dale; Stokes, Finn; Thomas, Anthony W; Wu, Jiajun

    2015-01-01

    This brief review focuses on the low-lying even- and odd-parity excitations of the nucleon obtained in recent lattice QCD calculations. Commencing with a survey of the 2014-15 literature we'll see that results for the first even-parity excitation energy can differ by as much as 1 GeV, a rather unsatisfactory situation. Following a brief review of the methods used to isolate excitations of the nucleon in lattice QCD, and drawing on recent advances, we'll see how a consensus on the low-lying spectrum has emerged among many different lattice groups. To provide insight into the nature of these states we'll review the wave functions and electromagnetic form factors that are available for a few of these states. Consistent with the Luscher formalism for extracting phase shifts from finite volume spectra, the Hamiltonian approach to effective field theory in finite volume can provide guidance on the manner in which physical quantities manifest themselves in the finite volume of the lattice. With this insight, we will...

  3. Effective action calculation in lattice QCD

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    A method (called the effective action method) devised to make analytic calculations in Quantum Chromodynamics in the region of strong coupling is presented. First, the author deals with developing the calculation of a strong coupling expansion of the generating functional for gauge systems on a lattice with arbitrary sources. An accompanying manual describes the implementation of this calculation on a computer. The next step consists of substituting the expressions for the one-link free energies for a specific gauge group in the result of the previous calculation. This process of substitution, together with the replacement of the sources by a bilinear combination of fermion fields, is described for the group SU(3). More details on the implementation of the substitution scheme on a computer can be found in the accompanying manual. From the effective action thus obtained in terms of meson fields and baryon fields the Green functions of the theory can be derived. As an illustrative application the effective potential determining the vacuum expectation value of the meson field is calculated. (Auth.)

  4. Determination of $\\varepsilon_K$ using lattice QCD inputs

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    Bailey, Jon A; Lee, Weonjong; Park, Sungwoo

    2015-01-01

    We present results for the indirect CP violation parameter $\\varepsilon_K$ determined directly from the standard model using lattice QCD to fix the inputs $\\hat{B}_K$, $\\xi_0$, $|V_{us}|$, and $|V_{cb}|$. We use the FLAG and SWME results for $\\hat{B}_K$. We use the RBC-UKQCD result for $\\xi_0$ determined using the experimental value of $\\varepsilon'/\\varepsilon$ and the lattice result of $\\mathrm{Im}\\,A_2$. To set the Wolfenstein parameter $\\lambda$, we use $|V_{us}|$, which is determined from $K_{\\ell3}$ and $K_{\\mu2}$ decays combined with lattice evaluations of the $K \\to \\pi \\ell \

  5. Calculation and interpretation of hadron correlation functions in lattice QCD

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    Several new developments in the calculation and interpretation of hadron density--density correlation functions are presented. The asymptotic behavior of correlation functions is determined from a tree diagram path integral. A method is developed to use this behavior to correct for leading image contributions on a finite periodic spatial lattice and to correct for the finite temporal extent of the lattice. Equal time correlation functions are shown to determine a sum of the ground state rms radius plus a polarization correction, and it is shown how to extract the hadron polarizability from unequal time correlation functions. Image-corrected correlation functions calculated in quenched lattice QCD are presented and used to determine the size of the pion and nucleon. copyright 1995 Academic Press, Inc

  6. Determining the QCD coupling from lattice vacuum polarization

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    Hudspith, Renwick J; Maltman, Kim; Shintani, Eigo

    2015-01-01

    The QCD coupling appears in the perturbative expansion of the current-current two-point (vacuum polarization) function. Any lattice calculation of vacuum polarization is plagued by several competing non-perturbative effects at small momenta and by discretization errors at large momenta. We work in an intermediate region, computing the vacuum polarization for many off-axis momentum directions on the lattice. Having many momentum directions provides a way to monitor and account for lattice artifacts. Our results are competitive with, and have certain systematic advantages over, the alternate phenomenological determination of the strong coupling from the same light quark vacuum polarization produced by sum rule analyses of hadronic tau decay data.

  7. Distribution amplitudes of light-quark mesons from lattice QCD

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    Segovia, Jorge; Cloet, Ian C; Roberts, Craig D; Schmidt, Sebastian M; Zong, Hong-shi

    2013-01-01

    We exploit a method introduced recently to determine parton distribution amplitudes (PDAs) from minimal information in order to obtain light-quark pseudoscalar and vector meson PDAs from the limited number of moments produced by numerical simulations of lattice-regularised QCD. Within errors, the PDAs of pseudoscalar and vector mesons constituted from the same valence quarks are identical; they are concave functions, whose dilation expresses the strength of dynamical chiral symmetry breaking; and SU(3)-flavour symmetry is broken nonperturbatively at the level of 10%. Notably, the appearance of precision in the lattice moments is misleading. The moments also exhibit material dependence on lattice volume, especially for the pion. Improvements need therefore be made before an accurate, unified picture of the light-front structure of light-quark pseudoscalar and vector mesons is revealed.

  8. Critical slowing down and error analysis in lattice QCD simulations

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    Virotta, Francesco

    2012-02-21

    In this work we investigate the critical slowing down of lattice QCD simulations. We perform a preliminary study in the quenched approximation where we find that our estimate of the exponential auto-correlation time scales as {tau}{sub exp}(a){proportional_to}a{sup -5}, where a is the lattice spacing. In unquenched simulations with O(a) improved Wilson fermions we do not obtain a scaling law but find results compatible with the behavior that we find in the pure gauge theory. The discussion is supported by a large set of ensembles both in pure gauge and in the theory with two degenerate sea quarks. We have moreover investigated the effect of slow algorithmic modes in the error analysis of the expectation value of typical lattice QCD observables (hadronic matrix elements and masses). In the context of simulations affected by slow modes we propose and test a method to obtain reliable estimates of statistical errors. The method is supposed to help in the typical algorithmic setup of lattice QCD, namely when the total statistics collected is of O(10){tau}{sub exp}. This is the typical case when simulating close to the continuum limit where the computational costs for producing two independent data points can be extremely large. We finally discuss the scale setting in N{sub f}=2 simulations using the Kaon decay constant f{sub K} as physical input. The method is explained together with a thorough discussion of the error analysis employed. A description of the publicly available code used for the error analysis is included.

  9. Critical slowing down and error analysis in lattice QCD simulations

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    In this work we investigate the critical slowing down of lattice QCD simulations. We perform a preliminary study in the quenched approximation where we find that our estimate of the exponential auto-correlation time scales as τexp(a)∝a-5, where a is the lattice spacing. In unquenched simulations with O(a) improved Wilson fermions we do not obtain a scaling law but find results compatible with the behavior that we find in the pure gauge theory. The discussion is supported by a large set of ensembles both in pure gauge and in the theory with two degenerate sea quarks. We have moreover investigated the effect of slow algorithmic modes in the error analysis of the expectation value of typical lattice QCD observables (hadronic matrix elements and masses). In the context of simulations affected by slow modes we propose and test a method to obtain reliable estimates of statistical errors. The method is supposed to help in the typical algorithmic setup of lattice QCD, namely when the total statistics collected is of O(10)τexp. This is the typical case when simulating close to the continuum limit where the computational costs for producing two independent data points can be extremely large. We finally discuss the scale setting in Nf=2 simulations using the Kaon decay constant fK as physical input. The method is explained together with a thorough discussion of the error analysis employed. A description of the publicly available code used for the error analysis is included.

  10. Lattice QCD at finite density. An introductory review

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    This is a pedagogical review of the lattice study of finite density QCD. It is intended to provide the minimum necessary content, so that it may be used as an introduction for newcomers to the field and also for those working in nonlattice areas. After a brief introduction in which we discuss the reasons that finite density QCD is an active and important subject, we present the fundamental formulae that are necessary for the treatment given in the following sections. Next, we survey lattice QCD simulational studies of system with small chemical potentials, of which there have been several prominent works reported recently. Then, two-color QCD calculations are discussed, where we are free from the notorious phase problem and have a chance to consider many new features of finite density QCD. Of special note is the result of recent simulations indicating 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 survey several related works that may represent a starting point of future development, although some of these works have not attracted much attention yet. This material is described in a pedagogical manner. Starting from a simple 2-d model, we briefly discuss a lattice analysis of the NJL model. We describe a non-perturbative analytic approach, i.e., the strong coupling approximation method and some results. The canonical ensemble approach, instead of the usual canonical ensemble may be another route to reach high density. We examine the density of state method and show that this old idea includes the recently proposed factorization method. An alternative method, the complex Langevin equation, and an interesting model, the finite isospin model, are also discussed. We give brief comments on a partial sum with respect to Z3 symmetry and the meron-cluster algorithm, which might solve the sign problem partially or completely. In the Appendix, we discuss several

  11. Critical slowing down and error analysis in lattice QCD simulations

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    Schaefer, Stefan [Humboldt-Universitaet, Berlin (Germany). Inst. fuer Physik; Sommer, Rainer; Virotta, Francesco [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen (Germany). John von Neumann-Inst. fuer Computing NIC

    2010-09-15

    We study the critical slowing down towards the continuum limit of lattice QCD simulations with Hybrid Monte Carlo type algorithms. In particular for the squared topological charge we find it to be very severe with an effective dynamical critical exponent of about 5 in pure gauge theory. We also consider Wilson loops which we can demonstrate to decouple from the modes which slow down the topological charge. Quenched observables are studied and a comparison to simulations of full QCD is made. In order to deal with the slow modes in the simulation, we propose a method to incorporate the information from slow observables into the error analysis of physical observables and arrive at safer error estimates. (orig.)

  12. Lattice Hadron Structure: Applications within and beyond QCD

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    Lin, Huey-Wen

    2013-01-01

    Study of the hadronic matrix elements can provide not only tests of the QCD sector of the Standard Model (in comparing with existing experiments) but also reliable low-energy hadronic quantities applicable to a wide range of beyond-the-Standard Model scenarios where experiments or theoretical calculations are limited or difficult. On the QCD side, progress has been made in the notoriously difficult problem of addressing gluonic structure inside the nucleon, reaching higher-$Q^2$ region of the form factors, and providing a complete picture of the proton spin. However, even further study and improvement of systematic uncertainties are needed. There are also proposed calculations of higher-order operators in the neutron electric dipole moment Lagrangian, which would be useful when combined with effective theory to probe BSM. Lattice isovector tensor and scalar charges can be combined with upcoming neutron beta-decay measurements of the Fierz interference term and neutrino asymmetry parameter to probe new interac...

  13. Fate of the Tetraquark Candidate Zc(3900) in Lattice QCD

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    Ikeda, Yoichi; Doi, Takumi; Gongyo, Shinya; Hatsuda, Tetsuo; Inoue, Takashi; Iritani, Takumi; Ishii, Noriyoshi; Murano, Keiko; Sasaki, Kenji

    2016-01-01

    The possible exotic meson $Z_{c}(3900)$, found in $e^+ e^-$ reactions, is studied by the method of coupled-channel scattering in lattice QCD. The interaction among $\\pi J/\\psi$, $\\rho \\eta_{c}$ and $\\bar{D}D^{*}$ channels is derived from (2+1)-flavor QCD simulations at $m_{\\pi}=410$-$700$ MeV. The interaction is dominated by the off-diagonal $\\pi J/\\psi$-$\\bar{D}D^{*}$ and $\\rho \\eta_{c}$-$\\bar{D}D^{*}$ couplings, which indicates that the $Z_{c}(3900)$ is not a usual resonance but a threshold cusp. Semi-phenomenological analyses with the coupled-channel interaction are presented to confirm this conclusion.

  14. Critical slowing down and error analysis in lattice QCD simulations

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    We study the critical slowing down towards the continuum limit of lattice QCD simulations with Hybrid Monte Carlo type algorithms. In particular for the squared topological charge we find it to be very severe with an effective dynamical critical exponent of about 5 in pure gauge theory. We also consider Wilson loops which we can demonstrate to decouple from the modes which slow down the topological charge. Quenched observables are studied and a comparison to simulations of full QCD is made. In order to deal with the slow modes in the simulation, we propose a method to incorporate the information from slow observables into the error analysis of physical observables and arrive at safer error estimates. (orig.)

  15. What happens to the Upsilon and eta_b in the quark-gluon plasma? Bottomonium spectral functions from lattice QCD

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    Aarts, Gert; Kim, Seyong; Lombardo, Maria Paola; Oktay, Mehmet B; Ryan, Sinead M; Sinclair, D K; Skullerud, Jon-Ivar

    2011-01-01

    We study bottomonium spectral functions in the quark-gluon plasma in the Upsilon and eta_b channels, using lattice QCD simulations with two flavours of light quark on highly anisotropic lattices. The bottom quark is treated with nonrelativistic QCD (NRQCD). In the temperature range we consider, 0.42 < T/T_c < 2.09, we find that the ground states survive, whereas the excited states are suppressed as the temperature is increased. The position and width of the ground states are compared to analytical effective field theory (EFT) predictions. Systematic uncertainties of the maximum entropy method (MEM), used to construct the spectral functions, are discussed in some detail.

  16. Lattice QCD calculations on commodity clusters at DESY

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    Lattice Gauge Theory is an integral part of particle physics that requires high performance computing in the multi-Tflops regime. These requirements are motivated by the rich research program and the physics milestones to be reached by the lattice community. Over the last years the enormous gains in processor performance, memory bandwidth, and external I/O bandwidth for parallel applications have made commodity clusters exploiting PCs or workstations also suitable for large Lattice Gauge Theory applications. For more than one year two clusters have been operated at the two DESY sites in Hamburg and Zeuthen, consisting of 32 resp. 16 dual-CPU PCs, equipped with Intel Pentium 4 Xeon processors. Interconnection of the nodes is done by way of Myrinet. Linux was chosen as the operating system. In the course of the projects benchmark programs for architectural studies were developed. The performance of the Wilson-Dirac Operator (also in an even-odd preconditioned version) as the inner loop of the Lattice QCD (LQCD) algorithms plays the most important role in classifying the hardware basis to be used. Using the SIMD streaming extensions (SSE/SSE2) on Intel's Pentium 4 Xeon CPUs give promising results for both the single CPU and the parallel version. The parallel performance, in addition to the CPU power and the memory throughput, is nevertheless strongly influenced by the behavior of hardware components like the PC chip-set and the communication interfaces. The paper starts by giving a short explanation about the physics background and the motivation for using PC clusters for Lattice QCD. Subsequently, the concept, implementation, and operating experiences of the two clusters are discussed. Finally, the paper presents benchmark results and discusses comparisons to systems with different hardware components including Myrinet-, GigaBit-Ethernet-, and Infiniband-based interconnects. (orig.)

  17. A Framework for Lattice QCD Calculations on GPUs

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    Winter, Frank; Clark, M A; Edwards, Robert G; Joo, Balint

    2014-08-01

    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 application in one swing to a different platform. The QDP-JIT/PTX library, the reimplementation of the low-level layer, provides a framework for lattice QCD calculations for the CUDA architecture. The complete software interface is supported and thus applications can be run unaltered on GPU-based parallel computers. This reimplementation was possible due to the availability of a JIT compiler (part of the NVIDIA Linux kernel driver) which translates an assembly-like language (PTX) to GPU code. The expression template technique is used to build PTX code generators and a software cache manages the GPU memory. This reimplementation allows us to deploy an efficient implementation of the full gauge-generation program with dynamical fermions on large-scale GPU-based machines such as Titan and Blue Waters which accelerates the algorithm by more than an order of magnitude.

  18. Polyakov loop correlators and cyclic Wilson loop from lattice QCD

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    Bazavov, Alexei; Petreczky, Peter; Weber, Johannes Heinrich

    2016-01-01

    We discuss color screening in 2+1 flavor QCD in terms of free energies of a static quark-antiquark pair. Thermal modifications of long distance correlations in quark-antiquark systems are studied in terms of static meson correlators. We calculate the Polyakov loop correlator, the color-singlet Wilson line correlator in Coulomb gauge and the cyclic Wilson loop on lattices using the HISQ/Tree action and almost physical quark mases with $N_\\tau= 4, 6, 8, 10, 12$. We present results in the contin...

  19. Applications of chiral perturbation theory to lattice QCD

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    Golterman, Maarten

    2011-01-01

    These notes contain the written version of lectures given at the 2009 Les Houches Summer School "Modern perspectives in lattice QCD: Quantum field theory and high performance computing." The goal is to provide a pedagogical introduction to the subject, and not a comprehensive review. Topics covered include a general introduction, the inclusion of scaling violations in chiral perturbation theory, partial quenching and mixed actions, chiral perturbation theory with heavy kaons, and the effects of finite volume, both in the p- and epsilon-regimes.

  20. Quarkonium-nucleus bound states from lattice QCD

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    Beane, S.  R. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Chang, E. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Cohen, S.  D. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Detmold, W. [Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States); Lin, H. -W. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Orginos, K. [College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States); Parreño, A. [Univ., de Barcelona, Marti Franques (Spain); Savage, M.  J. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)

    2015-06-11

    Quarkonium-nucleus systems are composed of two interacting hadronic states without common valence quarks, which interact primarily through multi-gluon exchanges, realizing a color van der Waals force. We present lattice QCD calculations of the interactions of strange and charm quarkonia with light nuclei. Both the strangeonium-nucleus and charmonium-nucleus systems are found to be relatively deeply bound when the masses of the three light quarks are set equal to that of the physical strange quark. Extrapolation of these results to the physical light-quark masses suggests that the binding energy of charmonium to nuclear matter is B < 40 MeV.

  1. Dirac spectrum representation of Polyakov loop fluctuations in lattice QCD

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    Doi, Takahiro M; Sasaki, Chihiro; Suganuma, Hideo

    2015-01-01

    Dirac spectrum representations of the Polyakov loop fluctuations are derived on the temporally odd-number lattice, where the temporal length is odd with the periodic boundary condition. We investigate the Polyakov loop fluctuations based on these analytical relations. It is semianalytically and numerically found that the low-lying Dirac eigenmodes have little contribution to the Polyakov loop fluctuations, which are sensitive probe for the quark deconfinement. Our results suggest no direct one-to-one corresponding between quark confinement and chiral symmetry breaking in QCD.

  2. Polyakov loop correlators and cyclic Wilson loop from lattice QCD

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    Bazavov, Alexei; Weber, Johannes Heinrich

    2016-01-01

    We discuss color screening in 2+1 flavor QCD in terms of free energies of a static quark-antiquark pair. Thermal modifications of long distance correlations in quark-antiquark systems are studied in terms of static meson correlators. We calculate the Polyakov loop correlator, the color-singlet Wilson line correlator in Coulomb gauge and the cyclic Wilson loop on lattices using the HISQ/Tree action and almost physical quark mases with $N_\\tau= 4, 6, 8, 10, 12$. We present results in the continuum limit for temperatures up to $T \\lesssim 650$ MeV and discuss the linear divergence of the cyclic Wilson loop.

  3. Recent results for the proton spin decomposition from lattice QCD

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    Alexandrou, Constantia; Hadjiyiannakou, Kyriakos; Kallidonis, Christos; Koutsou, Giannis; Jansen, Karl; Panagopoulos, Haralambos; Steffens, Fernanda; Vaquero, Alejandro; Wiese, Christian

    2016-01-01

    The exact decomposition of the proton spin has been a much debated topic, on the experimental as well as the theoretical side. In this talk we would like to report on recent non-perturbative results and ongoing efforts to explore the proton spin from lattice QCD. We present results for the relevant generalized form factors from gauge field ensembles that feature a physical value of the pion mass. These generalized form factors can be used to determine the total spin and angular momentum carried by the quarks. In addition we present first results for our ongoing effort to compute the angular momentum of the gluons in the proton.

  4. Nucleon matrix elements using the variational method in lattice QCD

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    Dragos, Jack; Kamleh, Waseem; Leinweber, Derek B; Nakamura, Yoshifumi; Rakow, Paul E L; Schierholz, Gerrit; Young, Ross D; Zanotti, James M

    2016-01-01

    The extraction of hadron matrix elements in lattice QCD using the standard two- and three-point correlator functions demands careful attention to systematic uncertainties. One of the most commonly studied sources of systematic error is contamination from excited states. We apply the variational method to calculate the axial vector current $g_{A}$, the scalar current $g_{S}$ and the quark momentum fraction $\\left$ of the nucleon and we compare the results to the more commonly used summation and two-exponential fit methods. The results demonstrate that the variational approach offers a more efficient and robust method for the determination of nucleon matrix elements.

  5. Resonances in coupled ?K, ?K scattering from lattice QCD

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    Wilson, David J.; Dudek, Jozef J.; Edwards, Robert G.; Thomas, Christopher E.

    2015-01-01

    Coupled-channel $\\pi K$ and $\\eta K$ scattering amplitudes are determined by studying the finite-volume energy spectra obtained from dynamical lattice QCD calculations. Using a large basis of interpolating operators, including both those resembling a $q\\bar{q}$ construction and those resembling a pair of mesons with relative momentum, a reliable excited-state spectrum can be obtained. Working at ${m_\\pi=391\\,\\mathrm{MeV}}$, we find a gradual increase in the $J^P=0^+$ $\\pi K$ phase-shift which...

  6. Two Photon Decays of Charmonia from Lattice QCD

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    Jozef Dudek; Robert Edwards

    2006-07-12

    We make the first calculation in lattice QCD of two-photon decays of mesons. Working in the charmonium sector, using the LSZ reduction to relate a photon to a sum of hadronic vector eigenstates, we compute form-factors in both the space-like and time-like domains for the transitions {eta}{sub c} {yields} {gamma}*{gamma}* and {chi}{sub c0} {yields} {gamma}*{gamma}*. At the on-shell point we find approximate agreement with experimental world-average values.

  7. Physical observables from lattice QCD at fixed topology

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    Because present Monte Carlo algorithms for lattice QCD may become trapped in a given topological charge sector when one approaches the continuum limit, it is important to understand the effect of calculating at fixed topology. In this work, we show that although the restriction to a fixed topological sector becomes irrelevant in the infinite volume limit, it gives rise to characteristic finite size effects due to contributions from all θ-vacua. We calculate these effects and show how to extract physical results from numerical data obtained at fixed topology

  8. Vector correlators in lattice QCD: Methods and applications

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    Bernecker, David; Meyer, Harvey B.

    2011-11-01

    We discuss the calculation of the leading hadronic vacuum polarization in lattice QCD. Exploiting the excellent quality of the compiled experimental data for the e + e - → hadrons cross-section, we predict the outcome of large-volume lattice calculations at the physical pion mass, and design computational strategies for the lattice to have an impact on important phenomenological quantities such as the leading hadronic contribution to ( g - 2) μ and the running of the electromagnetic coupling constant. First, the R( s) ratio can be calculated directly on the lattice in the threshold region, and we provide the formulae to do so with twisted boundary conditions. Second, the current correlator projected onto zero spatial momentum, in a Euclidean time interval where it can be calculated accurately, provides a potentially critical test of the experimental R( s) ratio in the region that is most relevant for ( g - 2) μ . This observation can also be turned around: the vector correlator at intermediate distances can be used to determine the lattice spacing in fm, and we make a concrete proposal in this direction. Finally, we quantify the finite-size effects on the current correlator coming from low-energy two-pion states and provide a general parametrization of the vacuum polarization on the torus.

  9. Multiple anisotropic collisions for advection-diffusion Lattice Boltzmann schemes

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    Ginzburg, Irina

    2013-01-01

    This paper develops a symmetrized framework for the analysis of the anisotropic advection-diffusion Lattice Boltzmann schemes. Two main approaches build the anisotropic diffusion coefficients either from the anisotropic anti-symmetric collision matrix or from the anisotropic symmetric equilibrium distribution. We combine and extend existing approaches for all commonly used velocity sets, prescribe most general equilibrium and build the diffusion and numerical-diffusion forms, then derive and compare solvability conditions, examine available anisotropy and stable velocity magnitudes in the presence of advection. Besides the deterioration of accuracy, the numerical diffusion dictates the stable velocity range. Three techniques are proposed for its elimination: (i) velocity-dependent relaxation entries; (ii) their combination with the coordinate-link equilibrium correction; and (iii) equilibrium correction for all links. Two first techniques are also available for the minimal (coordinate) velocity sets. Even then, the two-relaxation-times model with the isotropic rates often gains in effective stability and accuracy. The key point is that the symmetric collision mode does not modify the modeled diffusion tensor but it controls the effective accuracy and stability, via eigenvalue combinations of the opposite parity eigenmodes. We propose to reduce the eigenvalue spectrum by properly combining different anisotropic collision elements. The stability role of the symmetric, multiple-relaxation-times component, is further investigated with the exact von Neumann stability analysis developed in diffusion-dominant limit.

  10. Nucleon Helicity and Transversity Parton Distributions from Lattice QCD

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    Chen, Jiunn-Wei; Ji, Xiangdong; Lin, Huey-Wen; Zhang, Jian-Hui

    2016-01-01

    We present the first lattice-QCD calculation of the isovector polarized parton distribution functions (both helicity and transversity) using the large-momentum effective field theory (LaMET) approach for direct Bjorken-$x$ dependence. We first review the detailed steps of the procedure in the unpolarized case, then generalize to the helicity and transversity cases. We also derive a new mass-correction formulation for all three cases. We then compare the effects of each finite-momentum correction using lattice data calculated at $M_\\pi\\approx 310$ MeV. Finally, we discuss the implications of these results for the poorly known antiquark structure and predict the sea-flavor asymmetry in the transversely polarized nucleon.

  11. Doubly bottom strong-interaction stable tetraquarks from lattice QCD

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    Francis, Anthony; Lewis, Randy; Maltman, Kim

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the possibility of $qq^\\prime \\bar Q \\bar Q$ tetraquark bound states using $n_f=2+1$ lattice QCD ensembles with pion masses $\\simeq 164$, $299$ and $415$ MeV. Motivated by observations from heavy baryon phenomenology, we consider two lattice interpolating operators both of which are expected to couple efficiently to tetraquark states: one with diquark-antidiquark and one with meson-meson structure. Using NRQCD to simulate the bottom quarks we study the $ud\\bar b \\bar b$, $\\ell s\\bar b \\bar b$ channels with $\\ell=u,d$, and find unambiguous signals for strong-interaction-stable $J^P=1^+$ tetraquarks. These states are found to lie $189(10)$ and $98(7)$ MeV below the corresponding free two-meson thresholds.

  12. Heavy dense QCD from a 3d effective lattice theory

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    Glesaaen, Jonas; Philipsen, Owe

    2015-01-01

    The cold and dense regime of the QCD phase diagram is to this day inaccessible to first principle lattice calculations owing to the sign problem. Here we present progress of an ongoing effort to probe this particularly difficult regime utilising a dimensionally reduced effective lattice theory with a significantly reduced sign problem. The effective theory is derived by combined character and hopping expansion and is valid for heavy quarks near the continuum. We show an extension of the effective theory to order $u^5\\kappa^8$ in the cold regime. A linked cluster expansion is applied to the effective theory resulting in a consistent mechanism for handling the effective theory fully analytically. The new results are consistent with the ones from simulations confirming the viability of analytic methods. Finally we resum the analytical result which doubles the convergence region of the expansion.

  13. Bootstrap bound for conformal multi-flavor QCD on lattice

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    Nakayama, Yu

    2016-07-01

    The recent work by Iha et al. shows an upper bound on mass anomalous dimension γ m of multi-flavor massless QCD at the renormalization group fixed point from the conformal bootstrap in SU( N F ) V symmetric conformal field theories under the assumption that the fixed point is realizable with the lattice regularization based on staggered fermions. We show that the almost identical but slightly stronger bound applies to the regularization based on Wilson fermions (or domain wall fermions) by studying the conformal bootstrap in SU( N f ) L × SU( N f ) R symmetric conformal field theories. For N f = 8, our bound implies γ m < 1 .31 to avoid dangerously irrelevant operators that are not compatible with the lattice symmetry.

  14. Bootstrap bound for conformal multi-flavor QCD on lattice

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    Nakayama, Yu

    2016-01-01

    The recent work by Iha et al shows an upper bound on mass anomalous dimension $\\gamma_m$ of multi-flavor massless QCD at the renormalization group fixed point from the conformal bootstrap in $SU(N_F)_V$ symmetric conformal field theories under the assumption that the fixed point is realizable with the lattice regularization based on staggered fermions. We show that the almost identical but slightly stronger bound applies to the regularization based on Wilson fermions (or domain wall fermions) by studying the conformal bootstrap in $SU(N_f)_L \\times SU(N_f)_R$ symmetric conformal field theories. For $N_f=8$, our bound implies $\\gamma_m < 1.31$ to avoid dangerously irrelevant operators that are not compatible with the lattice symmetry.

  15. Exploring topology conserving gauge actions for lattice QCD

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    We explore gauge actions for lattice QCD, which are constructed such that the occurrence of small plaquette values is strongly suppressed. By choosing strong bare gauge couplings we arrive at values for the physical lattice spacings of O(0.1 fm). Such gauge actions effectively tend to confine the Monte Carlo history to a single topological sector. This topological stability facilitates the collection of a large set of configurations in a specific sector, which is profitable for numerical studies in the ε-regime. The suppression of small plaquette values is also expected to be favourable for simulations with dynamical quarks. We use a local Hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm to simulate such actions, and we present numerical results for the static potential, the physical scale, the topological stability and the condition number of the kernel of the overlap Dirac operator. In addition we discuss the question of reflection positivity for a class of such gauge actions

  16. Applications of lattice QCD techniques for condensed matter systems

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    Buividovich, P V

    2016-01-01

    We review the application of lattice QCD techniques, most notably the Hybrid Monte-Carlo (HMC) simulations, to first-principle study of tight-binding models of crystalline solids with strong inter-electron interactions. After providing a basic introduction into the HMC algorithm as applied to condensed matter systems, we review HMC simulations of graphene, which in the recent years have helped to understand the semi-metal behavior of clean suspended graphene at the quantitative level. We also briefly summarize other novel physical results obtained in these simulations. Then we comment on the applicability of Hybrid Monte-Carlo to topological insulators and Dirac and Weyl semi-metals and highlight some of the relevant open physical problems. Finally, we also touch upon the lattice strong-coupling expansion technique as applied to condensed matter systems.

  17. $\\Lambda_c-N$ interaction from lattice QCD

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    Miyamoto, Takaya

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the s-wave $\\Lambda_c-N$ interaction for spin singlet systems($^1S_0$) using the HAL QCD method. In our lattice QCD simulations, we employ gauge configurations generated by the PACS-CS Collaboration at $a = 0.0907(13)$ fm on a $32^3 \\times 64$ lattice ($La = 2.902(42)$ fm). We employ two ensembles, one at $m_\\pi = 700(1)$ MeV and the other at $m_\\pi = 570(1)$ MeV to study the quark mass dependence of the $\\Lambda_c-N$ interactions. We calculate a $^1S_0$ central potential not only for the $\\Lambda_c-N$ system but also for $\\Lambda-N$ system to understand the role of heavy charm quarks in $\\Lambda_c-N$ system. We find repulsion at short distance and attraction at mid-range for both the $\\Lambda_c-N$ and the $\\Lambda-N$ potentials. The short range repulsion of the $\\Lambda_c-N$ potential is smaller than that of the $\\Lambda-N$ potential, and the attraction of the $\\Lambda_c-N$ potential is small compared with the $\\Lambda-N$ potential. The phase shift and scattering length calculated with these p...

  18. Vector and scalar charmonium resonances with lattice QCD

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    We perform an exploratory lattice QCD simulation of DD¯ scattering, aimed at determining the masses as well as the decay widths of charmonium resonances above open charm threshold. Neglecting coupling to other channels, the resulting phase shift for DD¯ scattering in p-wave yields the well-known vector resonance ψ(3770). For mπ = 156 MeV, the extracted resonance mass and the decay width agree with experiment within large statistical uncertainty. The scalar charmonium resonances present a puzzle, since only the ground state χc0(1P) is well understood, while there is no commonly accepted candidate for its first excitation. We simulate DD¯ scattering in s-wave in order to shed light on this puzzle. The resulting phase shift supports the existence of a yet-unobserved narrow resonance with a mass slightly below 4 GeV. A scenario with this narrow resonance and a pole at χc0(1P) agrees with the energy-dependence of our phase shift. In addition, further lattice QCD simulations and experimental efforts are needed to resolve the puzzle of the excited scalar charmonia

  19. Sharing lattice QCD data over a widely distributed file system

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    Amagasa, T.; Aoki, S.; Aoki, Y.; Aoyama, T.; Doi, T.; Fukumura, K.; Ishii, N.; Ishikawa, K.-I.; Jitsumoto, H.; Kamano, H.; Konno, Y.; Matsufuru, H.; Mikami, Y.; Miura, K.; Sato, M.; Takeda, S.; Tatebe, O.; Togawa, H.; Ukawa, A.; Ukita, N.; Watanabe, Y.; Yamazaki, T.; Yoshie, T.

    2015-12-01

    JLDG is a data-grid for the lattice QCD (LQCD) community in Japan. Several large research groups in Japan have been working on lattice QCD simulations using supercomputers distributed over distant sites. The JLDG provides such collaborations with an efficient method of data management and sharing. File servers installed on 9 sites are connected to the NII SINET VPN and are bound into a single file system with the GFarm. The file system looks the same from any sites, so that users can do analyses on a supercomputer on a site, using data generated and stored in the JLDG at a different site. We present a brief description of hardware and software of the JLDG, including a recently developed subsystem for cooperating with the HPCI shared storage, and report performance and statistics of the JLDG. As of April 2015, 15 research groups (61 users) store their daily research data of 4.7PB including replica and 68 million files in total. Number of publications for works which used the JLDG is 98. The large number of publications and recent rapid increase of disk usage convince us that the JLDG has grown up into a useful infrastructure for LQCD community in Japan.

  20. Study of Quark Confinement in Baryons with Lattice QCD

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    Suganuma, H; Okiharu, F; Ichie, H; Suganuma, Hideo; Takahashi, Toru T; Okiharu, Fumiko; Ichie, Hiroko

    2005-01-01

    In SU(3) lattice QCD, we perform the detailed study for the ground-state three-quark (3Q) potential $V_{\\rm 3Q}^{\\rm g.s.}$ and the 1st excited-state 3Q potential $V_{\\rm 3Q}^{\\rm e.s.}$, i.e., the energies of the ground state and the 1st excited state of the gluon field in the presence of the static three quarks. 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 calculate the 1st excited-state 3Q potential $V_{\\rm 3Q}^{\\rm e.s.}$, 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 even without gl...

  1. From hot lattice QCD to cold quark stars

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    Schulze, Robert

    2011-02-22

    A thermodynamic model of the quark-gluon plasma using quasiparticle degrees of freedom based on the hard thermal loop self-energies is introduced. It provides a connection between an established phenomenological quasiparticle model - following from the former using a series of approximations - and QCD - from which the former is derived using the Cornwall-Jackiw-Tomboulis formalism and a special parametrization of the running coupling. Both models allow for an extrapolation of first-principle QCD results available at small chemical potentials using Monte-Carlo methods on the lattice to large net baryon densities with remarkably similar results. They are used to construct equations of state for heavy-ion collider experiments at SPS and FAIR as well as quark and neutron star interiors. A mixed-phase construction allows for a connection of the SPS equation of state to the hadron resonance gas. An extension to the weak sector is presented as well as general stability and binding arguments for compact stellar objects are developed. From the extrapolation of the most recent lattice results the existence of bound pure quark stars is not suggested. However, quark matter might exist in a hybrid phase in cores of neutron stars. (orig.)

  2. Aspects of lattice QCD at finite temperature and density

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    We investigate QCD at finite temperature and finite density and focus on three different aspects related to the QCD phase diagram.One goal is to improve the techniques for chemical potential on the lattice. A new method which reduces the numerical effort for the evaluation of the fermion determinant at a fixed quark number is introduced. In our analysis we calculate the canonical partition functions using Fourier transform with respect to the fermionic boundary conditions combined with a newly developed dimensional reduction formula. The grand-canonical partition function can then be calculated via a fugacity expansion. We study the transformation properties of the canonical partition functions under center transformations and the physical implications of these properties.In a second sub-project we discuss the deconfinement transition as a phenomenon of percolating center clusters. We identify the three possible center phases of the local Polyakov loop as spin variables and assign parallel spins to the same cluster. The alligned spins form spatially localised clusters and we study the properties of the clusters as a function of the temperature and the lattice resolution. Most importantly we find that for the quenched case the clusters start to percolate at the deconfinement transition, while for full QCD the behaviour of the clusters is compatible with a smooth crossover. Finally, we analyse the properties of Dirac operator eigenvalues for pure gauge theory with the center-trivial group G(2). We probe the system by applying non-trivial temporal boundary conditions and study the system at various temperature values below and above Tc. We discuss chiral symmetry restoration with the chiral condensate as an order parameter, and also the recently proposed dual condensate to study confinement. The results from the group G(2) with its trivial center are compared to SU(N) gauge theory, where the center is not trivial. (author)

  3. Lattice QCD Calculations on Commodity Clusters at DESY

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    Gellrich, A; Wegner, P; Wittig, H; Hasenbusch, M; Jansen, K

    2003-01-01

    Lattice Gauge Theory is an integral part of particle physics that requires high performance computing in the multi-Tflops regime. These requirements are motivated by the rich research program and the physics milestones to be reached by the lattice community. Over the last years the enormous gains in processor performance, memory bandwidth, and external I/O bandwidth for parallel applications have made commodity clusters exploiting PCs or workstations also suitable for large Lattice Gauge Theory applications. For more than one year two clusters have been operated at the two DESY sites in Hamburg and Zeuthen, consisting of 32 resp. 16 dual-CPU PCs, equipped with Intel Pentium 4 Xeon processors. Interconnection of the nodes is done by way of Myrinet. Linux was chosen as the operating system. In the course of the projects benchmark programs for architectural studies were developed. The performance of the Wilson-Dirac Operator (also in an even-odd preconditioned version) as the inner loop of the Lattice QCD (LQCD)...

  4. Status and prospects for the calculation of hadron structure from lattice QCD

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    Renner, Dru B. [John von Neumann-Institut fuer Computing NIC/DESY, Zeuthen (Germany)

    2010-02-15

    Lattice QCD calculations of hadron structure are a valuable complement to many experimental programs as well as an indispensable tool to understand the dynamics of QCD. I present a focused review of a few representative topics chosen to illustrate both the challenges and advances of our community: the momentum fraction, axial charge and charge radius of the nucleon. I will discuss the current status of these calculations and speculate on the prospects for accurate calculations of hadron structure from lattice QCD. (orig.)

  5. Lattice QCD at non-vanishing density phase diagram, equation of state

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    Csikor, Ferenc; Fodor, Z; Katz, S D; Szabó, K K; Tóth, A I

    2003-01-01

    We propose a method to study lattice QCD at non-vanishing temperature (T) and chemical potential (\\mu). We use n_f=2+1 dynamical staggered quarks with semi-realistic masses on L_t=4 lattices. The critical endpoint (E) of QCD on the Re(\\mu)-T plane is located. We calculate the pressure (p), the energy density (\\epsilon) and the baryon density (n_B) of QCD at non-vanishing T and \\mu.

  6. Thermodynamics of lattice QCD with two light quarks on a 163x8 lattice. II

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    We have extended our earlier simulations of the high-temperature behavior of lattice QCD with two light flavors of staggered quarks on a 163x8 lattice to a lower quark mass (mq=0.00625). The transition from hadronic matter to a quark-gluon plasma is observed at 6/g2=5.49(2) corresponding to a temperature of Tc∼140 MeV. We present measurements of observables which probe the nature of the quark-gluon plasma and serve to distinguish it from hadronic matter. Although the transition is quite abrupt, we have seen no indications that it is first order. copyright 1997 The American Physical Society

  7. High statistics analysis using anisotropic clover lattices: (III) Baryon-baryon interactions

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    Beane, S; Detmold, W; Lin, H; Luu, T; Orginos, K; Savage, M; Torok, A; Walker-Loud, A

    2010-01-19

    Low-energy baryon-baryon interactions are calculated in a high-statistics lattice QCD study on a single ensemble of anisotropic clover gauge-field configurations at a pion mass of m{sub {pi}} {approx} 390 MeV, a spatial volume of L{sup 3} {approx} (2.5 fm){sup 3}, and a spatial lattice spacing of b {approx} 0.123 fm. Luescher's method is used to extract nucleon-nucleon, hyperon-nucleon and hyperon-hyperon scattering phase shifts at one momentum from the one- and two-baryon ground-state energies in the lattice volume. The isospin-3/2 N{Sigma} interactions are found to be highly spin-dependent, and the interaction in the {sup 3}S{sub 1} channel is found to be strong. In contrast, the N{Lambda} interactions are found to be spin-independent, within the uncertainties of the calculation, consistent with the absence of one-pion-exchange. The only channel for which a negative energy-shift is found is {Lambda}{Lambda}, indicating that the {Lambda}{Lambda} interaction is attractive, as anticipated from model-dependent discussions regarding the H-dibaryon. The NN scattering lengths are found to be small, clearly indicating the absence of any fine-tuning in the NN-sector at this pion mass. This is consistent with our previous Lattice QCD calculation of NN interactions. The behavior of the signal-to-noise ratio in the baryon-baryon correlation functions, and in the ratio of correlation functions that yields the ground-state energy splitting is explored. In particular, focus is placed on the window of time slices for which the signal-to-noise ratio does not degrade exponentially, as this provides the opportunity to extract quantitative information about multi-baryon systems.

  8. High Statistics Analysis using Anisotropic Clover Lattices: (III) Baryon-Baryon Interactions

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    Beane, Silas [Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (United States); Detmold, William [College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States); Lin, Huey-Wen [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Luu, Thomas C. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Orginos, Kostas [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States); Savage, Martin [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Torok, Aaron M. [Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States). Dept. of Physics; Walker-Loud, Andre [College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States)

    2010-03-01

    Low-energy baryon-baryon interactions are calculated in a high-statistics lattice QCD study on a single ensemble of anisotropic clover gauge-field configurations at a pion mass of m_pi ~ 390 MeV, a spatial volume of L^3 ~ (2.5 fm)^3, and a spatial lattice spacing of b ~ 0.123 fm. Luscher’s method is used to extract nucleon-nucleon, hyperon-nucleon and hyperon-hyperon scattering phase shifts at one momentum from the one- and two-baryon ground-state energies in the lattice volume. The N-Sigma interactions are found to be highly spin-dependent, and the interaction in the ^3 S _1 channel is found to be strong. In contrast, the N-Lambda interactions are found to be spin-independent, within the uncertainties of the calculation, consistent with the absence of one-pion-exchange. The only channel for which a negative energy-shift is found is Lambda-Lambda, indicating that the Lambda-Lambda interaction is attractive, as anticipated from model-dependent discussions regarding the H-dibaryon. The NN scattering lengths are found to be small, clearly indicating the absence of any fine-tuning in the NN-sector at this pion mass. This is consistent with our previous Lattice QCD calculation of the NN interactions. The behavior of the signal-to-noise ratio in the baryon-baryon correlation functions, and in the ratio of correlation functions that yields the ground-state energy splitting

  9. Lattice-Boltzmann hydrodynamics of anisotropic active matter

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    de Graaf, Joost; Menke, Henri; Mathijssen, Arnold J. T. M.; Fabritius, Marc; Holm, Christian; Shendruk, Tyler N.

    2016-04-01

    A plethora of active matter models exist that describe the behavior of self-propelled particles (or swimmers), both with and without hydrodynamics. However, there are few studies that consider shape-anisotropic swimmers and include hydrodynamic interactions. Here, we introduce a simple method to simulate self-propelled colloids interacting hydrodynamically in a viscous medium using the lattice-Boltzmann technique. Our model is based on raspberry-type viscous coupling and a force/counter-force formalism, which ensures that the system is force free. We consider several anisotropic shapes and characterize their hydrodynamic multipolar flow field. We demonstrate that shape-anisotropy can lead to the presence of a strong quadrupole and octupole moments, in addition to the principle dipole moment. The ability to simulate and characterize these higher-order moments will prove crucial for understanding the behavior of model swimmers in confining geometries.

  10. Aspects of confinement in QCD from lattice simulations

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    We study confinement in quantum chromodynamics via numerical simulations in the framework of lattice gauge theory. In Landau gauge, the mechanism of confinement is related to the infrared behavior of the ghost and gluon propagators via the Gribov-Zwanziger and Kugo- Ojima scenarios. These scenarios entail a scaling behavior. Functional methods in the continuum allow both for this behavior and for decoupling solutions, while lattice simulations in three and four dimensions yield only the latter. A possible explanation for this mismatch is based on limitations of standard lattice gauge fixing methods. Hence, we investigate a number of alternative gauge fixing algorithms in pure SU(2) gauge theory in two, three and four dimensions. We find that stochastic quantization yields an infrared behavior of the propagators in agreement with the results of standard procedures, even though the Faddeev-Popov operator spectrum indicates some different properties. In the strong-coupling limit, our results challenge the standard picture. In particular, we find in a non-perturbative completion of Landau gauge an enormous effect of the Gribov ambiguity. It entails that no subset of infrared solutions can be excluded yet. Moreover, we study the gluon propagator with free boundary conditions. On large lattices, the results mostly show the standard behavior. We also examine non-periodic gauge transformations. Furthermore, we analyze two topics related to the phase diagram of QCD. First, we explore the sign problem for fermions on the lattice by simulating the three-dimensional Thirring model with a complex Langevin equation. The algorithm succeeds in yielding a 'Silver Blaze' behavior of observables, but it does not reliably describe the onset to a phase with non-zero density. Second, we determine properties of the deconfinement phase transition of pure SU(2) gauge theory in 2+1 dimensions, like the critical temperature, by means of the gluon propagator in Landau gauge. (orig.)

  11. Aspects of confinement in QCD from lattice simulations

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    Spielmann, Daniel

    2011-01-12

    We study confinement in quantum chromodynamics via numerical simulations in the framework of lattice gauge theory. In Landau gauge, the mechanism of confinement is related to the infrared behavior of the ghost and gluon propagators via the Gribov-Zwanziger and Kugo- Ojima scenarios. These scenarios entail a scaling behavior. Functional methods in the continuum allow both for this behavior and for decoupling solutions, while lattice simulations in three and four dimensions yield only the latter. A possible explanation for this mismatch is based on limitations of standard lattice gauge fixing methods. Hence, we investigate a number of alternative gauge fixing algorithms in pure SU(2) gauge theory in two, three and four dimensions. We find that stochastic quantization yields an infrared behavior of the propagators in agreement with the results of standard procedures, even though the Faddeev-Popov operator spectrum indicates some different properties. In the strong-coupling limit, our results challenge the standard picture. In particular, we find in a non-perturbative completion of Landau gauge an enormous effect of the Gribov ambiguity. It entails that no subset of infrared solutions can be excluded yet. Moreover, we study the gluon propagator with free boundary conditions. On large lattices, the results mostly show the standard behavior. We also examine non-periodic gauge transformations. Furthermore, we analyze two topics related to the phase diagram of QCD. First, we explore the sign problem for fermions on the lattice by simulating the three-dimensional Thirring model with a complex Langevin equation. The algorithm succeeds in yielding a 'Silver Blaze' behavior of observables, but it does not reliably describe the onset to a phase with non-zero density. Second, we determine properties of the deconfinement phase transition of pure SU(2) gauge theory in 2+1 dimensions, like the critical temperature, by means of the gluon propagator in Landau gauge. (orig.)

  12. Adjoint sources, disconnected loops and other fruit of lattice QCD

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    Foster, M S

    1998-01-01

    eta' meson mass in full QCD. We introduce related source pairs to minimise the variance of the disconnected loop operators that are employed. We are able to obtain estimates of the mass from a very modest number of gauge configurations and purely local operators. We did not observe any evidence of unquenching from the measurements obtained, though statistical noise dominated the signal in the region where definitive effects would be seen. We undertake a comprehensive study of the gluelump mass spectrum, exploring the spin structure of the state. We use five lattice spacings from which we extract continuum values for the state splittings, with high statistics employed at beta = 6.0. We conduct a low statistics study of a related and previously unexamined lattice state, which we term the adjoint meson. We find that this state is fractionally more massive than the gluelump on the lattices considered, with indications that the splitting is greater than the pion mass at beta = 6.0. We investigate a sum rule approa...

  13. Mott transition and magnetism on the anisotropic triangular lattice

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    Acheche, S.; Reymbaut, A.; Charlebois, M.; Sénéchal, D.; Tremblay, A.-M.S.

    2016-01-01

    Spin-liquid behavior was recently suggested experimentally in the moderately one-dimensional organic compound $\\kappa$-H$_3$(Cat-EDT-TTF)$_2$. This compound can be modeled by the one-band Hubbard model on the anisotropic triangular lattice with $t^\\prime/t \\simeq 1.5$, where $t'$ is the minority hopping. It thus becomes important to extend previous studies, that were performed in the range $0 \\leq t'/t \\leq 1.2$, to find out whether there is a regime where Mott insulating behavior can be foun...

  14. The infrared behavior of lattice QCD Green's functions. A numerical study of lattice QCD in Landau gauge

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    Within the framework of lattice QCD we investigate different aspects of QCD in Landau gauge using Monte Carlo simulations. In particular, we focus on the low momentum behavior of gluon and ghost propagators. The gauge group is SU(3). Different systematic effects on the gluon and ghost propagators are studied. We demonstrate the ghost dressing function to systematically depend on the choice of Gribov copies at low momentum, while the influence on the gluon dressing function is not resolvable. Also the eigenvalue distribution of the Faddeev-Popov operator is sensitive to Gribov copies. We show that the influence of dynamical Wilson fermions on the ghost propagator is negligible at the momenta available to us. On the contrary, fermions affect the gluon propagator at large and intermediate momenta. In addition, we analyze data for both propagators obtained on asymmetric lattices and compare these results with data obtained on symmetric lattices. We compare our data with results from studies of Dyson-Schwinger equations for the gluon and ghost propagators. We demonstrate that the infrared behavior of both propagators, as found in this thesis, is consistent with different criteria for confinement. However, the running coupling constant, given as a renormalization-group-invariant combination of the gluon and ghost dressing functions, does not expose a finite infrared fixed point. Rather the data are in favor of an infrared vanishing coupling constant. We also report on a first nonperturbative computation of the SU(3) ghost-gluon-vertex renormalization constant. We present results of an investigation of the spectral properties of the Faddeev-Popov operator. For this we have calculated the low-lying eigenvalues and eigenmodes of the Faddeev-Popov operator. (orig.)

  15. The infrared behavior of lattice QCD Green's functions. A numerical study of lattice QCD in Landau gauge

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    Sternbeck, A.

    2006-07-18

    Within the framework of lattice QCD we investigate different aspects of QCD in Landau gauge using Monte Carlo simulations. In particular, we focus on the low momentum behavior of gluon and ghost propagators. The gauge group is SU(3). Different systematic effects on the gluon and ghost propagators are studied. We demonstrate the ghost dressing function to systematically depend on the choice of Gribov copies at low momentum, while the influence on the gluon dressing function is not resolvable. Also the eigenvalue distribution of the Faddeev-Popov operator is sensitive to Gribov copies. We show that the influence of dynamical Wilson fermions on the ghost propagator is negligible at the momenta available to us. On the contrary, fermions affect the gluon propagator at large and intermediate momenta. In addition, we analyze data for both propagators obtained on asymmetric lattices and compare these results with data obtained on symmetric lattices. We compare our data with results from studies of Dyson-Schwinger equations for the gluon and ghost propagators. We demonstrate that the infrared behavior of both propagators, as found in this thesis, is consistent with different criteria for confinement. However, the running coupling constant, given as a renormalization-group-invariant combination of the gluon and ghost dressing functions, does not expose a finite infrared fixed point. Rather the data are in favor of an infrared vanishing coupling constant. We also report on a first nonperturbative computation of the SU(3) ghost-gluon-vertex renormalization constant. We present results of an investigation of the spectral properties of the Faddeev-Popov operator. For this we have calculated the low-lying eigenvalues and eigenmodes of the Faddeev-Popov operator. (orig.)

  16. Predicting positive parity Bs mesons from lattice QCD

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    Full Text Available We determine the spectrum of Bs 1P states using lattice QCD. For the Bs1(5830 and Bs2⁎(5840 mesons, the results are in good agreement with the experimental values. Two further mesons are expected in the quantum channels JP=0+ and 1+ near the BK and B⁎K thresholds. A combination of quark–antiquark and B(⁎ meson–Kaon interpolating fields are used to determine the mass of two QCD bound states below the B(⁎K threshold, with the assumption that mixing with Bs(⁎η and isospin-violating decays to Bs(⁎π are negligible. We predict a JP=0+ bound state Bs0 with mass mBs0=5.711(13(19 GeV. With further assumptions motivated theoretically by the heavy quark limit, a bound state with mBs1=5.750(17(19 GeV is predicted in the JP=1+ channel. The results from our first principles calculation are compared to previous model-based estimates.

  17. The Shape of Covariantly Smeared Sources in Lattice QCD

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    von Hippel, Georg M; Rae, Thomas D; Wittig, Hartmut

    2013-01-01

    Covariantly smeared sources are commonly used in lattice QCD to enhance the projection onto the ground state. Here we investigate the dependence of their shape on the gauge field background and find that the presence of localized concentrations of magnetic field can lead to strong distortions which reduce the smearing radii achievable by iterative smearing prescriptions. In particular, as $a\\to 0$, iterative procedures like Jacobi smearing require increasingly large iteration counts in order to reach physically-sized smearing radii $r_{sm}\\sim$ 0.5 fm, and the resulting sources are strongly distorted. To bypass this issue, we propose a covariant smearing procedure (``free-form smearing'') that allows us to create arbitrarily shaped sources, including in particular Gaussians of arbitrary radius.

  18. A determination of the Lambda parameter from full lattice QCD

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    We present a determination of the QCD parameter Λ in the quenched approximation (nf = 0) and for two flavours (nf = 2) of light dynamical quarks. The calculations are performed on the lattice using O(a) improved Wilson fermions and include taking the continuum limit. We find Λnf=0MS = 259(1)(20) MeV and Λnf=2MS = 261(17)(26) MeV, using r0 = 0.467 fm to set the scale. Extrapolating our results to five flavours, we obtain for the running coupling constant at the mass of the Z boson αsMS(mZ) = 0.112(1)(2). (orig.)

  19. Determination of the Lambda parameter from full lattice QCD

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    We present a determination of the QCD parameter Λ in the quenched approximation (nf=0) and for two flavors (nf=2) of light dynamical quarks. The calculations are performed on the lattice using O(a) improved Wilson fermions and include taking the continuum limit. We find Λnf=0MS=259(1)(19) MeV and Λnf=2MS=261(17)(26) MeV, using r0=0.467 fm to set the scale. Extrapolating our results to five flavors, we obtain for the running coupling constant at the mass of the Z boson αsMS(mZ)=0.112(1)(2)

  20. The glueball spectrum in (lattice) QCD - a status report

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    I summarise the status of lattice monte carlo calculations of the glueball mass spectrum in QCD. The emphasis is on gauging the reliability and experimental relevance of the predicted masses. We focus on evidence that the calculations are indeed in the continuum limit, on demonstrations that finite size effects are small, and on setting the overall scale in physical (MeV) units. We find that the scalar (around 750 MeV) and tensor (around 1600 MeV) glueballs survive all the tests; the pseudoscalar (around 1400 MeV) and the oddballs 1-+ (around 1800 MeV) look good as far as they go, but further tests should be performed. We summarise some recent progress in SU(2) glueball calculations in an Appendix

  1. Fermilab multicore and GPU-accelerated clusters for lattice QCD

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    As part of the DOE LQCD-ext project, Fermilab designs, deploys, and operates dedicated high performance clusters for lattice QCD (LQCD) computations. We describe the design of these clusters, as well as their performance and the benchmarking processes that were used to select the hardware and the techniques used to handle their NUMA architecture. We discuss the design and performance of a GPU-accelerated cluster that Fermilab deployed in January 2012. On these clusters, the use of multicore processors with increasing numbers of cores has contributed to the steady decrease in price/performance for these calculations over the last decade. In the last several years, GPU acceleration has led to further decreases in price/performance for ported applications.

  2. B physics from HQET in two-flavour lattice QCD

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    We present our analysis of B physics quantities using non-perturbatively matched Heavy Quark Effective Theory (HQET) in Nf=2 lattice QCD on the CLS ensembles. Using all-to-all propagators, HYP-smeared static quarks, and the Generalized Eigenvalue Problem (GEVP) approach with a conservative plateau selection procedure, we are able to systematically control all sources of error. With significantly increased statistics compared to last year, our preliminary results are anti mb(anti mb)=4.22(10)(4)z GeV for the MS b-quark mass, and fB=193(9)stat(4)χ MeV and fBs=219(12)stat MeV for the B-meson decay constants.

  3. Rare $B$ decays using lattice QCD form factors

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    Horgan, R R; Meinel, S; Wingate, M

    2015-01-01

    In this write-up we review and update our recent lattice QCD calculation of $B \\to K^*$, $B_s \\to \\phi$, and $B_s \\to K^*$ form factors [arXiv:1310.3722]. These unquenched calculations, performed in the low-recoil kinematic regime, provide a significant improvement over the use of extrapolated light cone sum rule results. The fits presented here include further kinematic constraints and estimates of additional correlations between the different form factor shape parameters. We use these form factors along with Standard Model determinations of Wilson coefficients to give Standard Model predictions for several observables [arXiv:1310.3887]. The modest improvements to the form factor fits lead to improved determinations of $F_L$, the fraction of longitudinally polarized vector mesons, but have little effect on most other observables.

  4. Order from disorder in lattice QCD at high density

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    Bringoltz, B

    2004-01-01

    We investigate the properties of the ground state of strong coupling lattice QCD at finite density. Our starting point is the effective Hamiltonian for color singlet excitations, which takes the form of an antiferromagnet. We calculate the dispersion relations of the excitations. Two types of Goldstone boson emerge. The first, antiferromagnetic spin waves, obey a linear dispersion relation. The others, ferromagnetic magnons, have energies that are quadratic in their momentum. These energies emerge only when fluctuations around the large-N_c ground state are taken into account, along the lines of "order from disorder" in frustrated magnetic systems. Unlike other spectrum calculations in order from disorder, we employ the Euclidean path integral. For comparison, we also present a Hamiltonian calculation using a generalized Holstein--Primakoff transformation. The latter can only be constructed for a subset of the cases we consider.

  5. A local factorization of the fermion determinant in lattice QCD

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    Cè, Marco; Schaefer, Stefan

    2016-01-01

    We introduce a factorization of the fermion determinant in lattice QCD with Wilson-type fermions that leads to a bosonic action local in the block fields. The interaction among gauge fields on distant blocks is mediated by multiboson fields located on the boundaries of the blocks. The resultant multiboson domain-decomposed hybrid Monte Carlo passes extensive numerical tests carried out by measuring standard gluonic observables. The combination of the determinant factorization and of the one of the propagator, that we put forward recently, paves the way for multilevel Monte Carlo integration in presence of fermions. We test this possibility by computing the disconnected correlator of two flavor-diagonal pseudoscalar densities, and we observe a significant increase of the signal-to-noise ratio due to a two-level integration.

  6. Measuring the aspect ratio renormalization of anisotropic-lattice gluons

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    Using tadpole-improved actions we investigate the consistency between different methods of measuring the aspect ratio renormalization of anisotropic-lattice gluons for bare aspect ratios χ0=4,6,10 and inverse lattice spacing in the range as-1=660--840 MeV. The tadpole corrections to the action, which are established self-consistently, are defined for two cases, mean link tadpoles in the Landau gauge and gauge invariant mean plaquette tadpoles. Parameters in the latter case exhibited no dependence on the spatial lattice size L, while in the former, parameters showed only a weak dependence on L easily extrapolated to L=∞. The renormalized anisotropy χR was measured using both the torelon dispersion relation and the sideways potential method. There is general agreement between these approaches, but there are discrepancies which are evidence for the presence of lattice artifact contributions. For the torelon these are estimated to be O(αSas2/R2), where R is the flux-tube radius. We also present some new data that suggest that rotational invariance is established more accurately for the mean-link action than the plaquette action

  7. Lattice QCD study of the lowest mass negative parity excitation of the nucleon

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    Liu, Zhan-Wei; Leinweber, Derek B; Stokes, Finn M; Thomas, Anthony W; Wu, Jia-Jun

    2015-01-01

    Drawing on experimental data for baryon resonances, Hamiltonian effective field theory (HEFT) is used to predict the positions of the finite-volume energy levels to be observed in lattice QCD simulations of the lowest-lying $J^P=1/2^-$ nucleon excitation. In the initial analysis, the phenomenological parameters of the Hamiltonian model are constrained by experiment and the finite-volume eigenstate energies are a prediction of the model. The agreement between HEFT predictions and lattice QCD results obtained on volumes with spatial lengths of 2 and 3 fm is excellent. These lattice results also admit a more conventional analysis where the low-energy coefficients are constrained by lattice QCD results, enabling a determination of resonance properties from lattice QCD itself. Finally, the role and importance of various components of the Hamiltonian model are examined.

  8. Lattice QCD and QCD sum rule determination of the decay constants of ηc, J/ψ and hc states

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    Bečirević, Damir; Duplančić, Goran; Klajn, Bruno; Melić, Blaženka; Sanfilippo, Francesco

    2014-01-01

    We compute the decay constants of the lowest cc¯ -states with quantum numbers JPC=0−+ ( ηc ), 1−− ( J/ψ ), and 1+− ( hc ) by using lattice QCD and QCD sum rules. We consider the coupling of J/ψ to both the vector and tensor currents. Lattice QCD results are obtained from the unquenched ( Nf=2 ) simulations using twisted mass QCD at four lattice spacings, allowing us to take the continuum limit. On the QCD sum rule side we use the moment sum rules. The results are then used to discuss the rate...

  9. Improved methods for the study of hadronic physics from lattice QCD

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    Orginos, Kostas [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States); College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States); Richards, David [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)

    2015-02-05

    The solution of QCD on a lattice provides a first-principles method for understanding QCD in the low-energy regime, and is thus an essential tool for nuclear physics. The generation of gauge configurations, the starting point for lattice calculations, requires the most powerful leadership-class computers available. However, to fully exploit such leadership-class computing requires increasingly sophisticated methods for obtaining physics observables from the underlying gauge ensembles. In this study, we describe a variety of recent methods that have been used to advance our understanding of the spectrum and structure of hadrons through lattice QCD.

  10. Improved methods for the study of hadronic physics from lattice QCD

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    The solution of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) on a lattice provides a first-principles method for understanding QCD in the low-energy regime, and is thus an essential tool for nuclear physics. The generation of gauge configurations, the starting point for lattice calculations, requires the most powerful leadership-class computers available. However, to fully exploit such leadership-class computing requires increasingly sophisticated methods for obtaining physics observables from the underlying gauge ensembles. In this paper, we describe a variety of recent methods that have been used to advance our understanding of the spectrum and structure of hadrons through lattice QCD. (paper)

  11. Study of decuplet baryon resonances from lattice QCD

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    Alexandrou, C.; Negele, J. W.; Petschlies, M.; Pochinsky, A. V.; Syritsyn, S. N.

    2016-06-01

    A lattice QCD study of the strong decay width and coupling constant of decuplet baryons to an octet baryon-pion state is presented. The transfer matrix method is used to obtain the overlap of lattice states with decuplet baryon quantum numbers on the one hand and octet baryon-pion quantum numbers on the other as an approximation of the matrix element of the corresponding transition. By making use of leading-order effective field theory, the coupling constants as well as the widths for the various decay channels are determined. The transitions studied are Δ →π N , Σ*→Λ π , Σ*→Σ π and Ξ*→Ξ π . We obtain results for two ensembles of Nf=2 +1 dynamical fermion configurations: one using domain wall valence quarks on a staggered sea at a pion mass of 350 MeV and a box size of 3.4 fm and a second one using domain wall sea and valence quarks at pion mass 180 MeV and box size 4.5 fm.

  12. Sivers and Boer-Mulders observables from lattice QCD

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    Musch, B U; Engelhardt, M; Negele, J W; Schäfer, A

    2011-01-01

    We present a first calculation of transverse momentum dependent nucleon observables in dynamical lattice QCD employing non-local operators with staple-shaped, "process-dependent" Wilson lines. The use of staple-shaped Wilson lines allows us to link lattice simulations to TMD effects determined from experiment, and in particular to access non-universal, naively time-reversal odd TMD observables. We present and discuss results for the generalized Sivers and Boer-Mulders transverse momentum shifts for the SIDIS and DY cases. The effect of staple-shaped Wilson lines on T-even observables is studied for the generalized tensor charge and a generalized transverse shift related to the worm gear function g_1T. We emphasize the dependence of these observables on the staple extent and the Collins-Soper evolution parameter. Our numerical calculations use an n_f = 2+1 mixed action scheme with domain wall valence fermions on an Asqtad sea and pion masses 369 MeV as well as 518 MeV.

  13. Chiral effective theory with a light scalar and lattice QCD

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    Soto, J; Tarrús, J

    2011-01-01

    We extend the usual chiral perturbation theory framework ($\\chi$PT) to allow the inclusion of a light dynamical isosinglet scalar. Using lattice QCD results, and a few phenomenological inputs, we explore the parameter space of the effective theory. The extended theory collects already at LO the ball park contribution to the pion mass and decay constant, thus achieving an accuracy that is comparable to the one of the standard $\\chi$PT at NLO results. We check explicitly that radiative corrections do not spoil this behavior and keep the theory stable under mild variations of the parameters. The parameter sets that are compatible with the current mass and width of the sigma resonance turn out to reproduce the experimental values of the S-wave pion-pion scattering lengths very accurately. We also extract the average value of the two light quark--masses and evaluate the impact of the dynamical singlet field in the low--energy constants $\\bar{l}_3$ and $\\bar{l}_4$ of $\\chi$PT. We emphasize that more accurate lattic...

  14. Neutron Electric Dipole Moment and Tensor Charges from Lattice QCD.

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    Bhattacharya, Tanmoy; Cirigliano, Vincenzo; Gupta, Rajan; Lin, Huey-Wen; Yoon, Boram

    2015-11-20

    We present lattice QCD results on the neutron tensor charges including, for the first time, a simultaneous extrapolation in the lattice spacing, volume, and light quark masses to the physical point in the continuum limit. We find that the "disconnected" contribution is smaller than the statistical error in the "connected" contribution. Our estimates in the modified minimal subtraction scheme at 2 GeV, including all systematics, are g_{T}^{d-u}=1.020(76), g_{T}^{d}=0.774(66), g_{T}^{u}=-0.233(28), and g_{T}^{s}=0.008(9). The flavor diagonal charges determine the size of the neutron electric dipole moment (EDM) induced by quark EDMs that are generated in many new scenarios of CP violation beyond the standard model. We use our results to derive model-independent bounds on the EDMs of light quarks and update the EDM phenomenology in split supersymmetry with gaugino mass unification, finding a stringent upper bound of d_{n}<4×10^{-28} e cm for the neutron EDM in this scenario. PMID:26636847

  15. Neutron Electric Dipole Moment and Tensor Charges from Lattice QCD

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    Bhattacharya, Tanmoy; Cirigliano, Vincenzo; Gupta, Rajan; Lin, Huey-Wen; Yoon, Boram; Pndme Collaboration

    2015-11-01

    We present lattice QCD results on the neutron tensor charges including, for the first time, a simultaneous extrapolation in the lattice spacing, volume, and light quark masses to the physical point in the continuum limit. We find that the "disconnected" contribution is smaller than the statistical error in the "connected" contribution. Our estimates in the modified minimal subtraction scheme at 2 GeV, including all systematics, are gTd -u=1.020 (76 ), gTd=0.774 (66 ), gTu=-0.233 (28 ), and gTs=0.008 (9 ). The flavor diagonal charges determine the size of the neutron electric dipole moment (EDM) induced by quark EDMs that are generated in many new scenarios of C P violation beyond the standard model. We use our results to derive model-independent bounds on the EDMs of light quarks and update the EDM phenomenology in split supersymmetry with gaugino mass unification, finding a stringent upper bound of dnEDM in this scenario.

  16. Neutron Electric Dipole Moment and Tensor Charges from Lattice QCD

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    Bhattacharya, Tanmoy; Gupta, Rajan; Lin, Huey-Wen; Yoon, Boram

    2015-01-01

    We present Lattice QCD results on the neutron tensor charges including, for the first time, a simultaneous extrapolation in the lattice spacing, volume, and light quark masses to the physical point in the continuum limit. We find that the "disconnected" contribution is smaller than the statistical error in the "connected" contribution. Our estimates in the $\\overline{\\text{MS}}$ scheme at $2$ GeV, including all systematics, are $g_T^{d-u}=1.020(76)$, $g_T^d = 0.774(66)$, $g_T^u = - 0.233(28)$, and $g_T^s = 0.008(9)$. The flavor diagonal charges determine the size of the neutron electric dipole moment (EDM) induced by quark EDMs that are generated in many new scenarios of CP-violation beyond the Standard Model (BSM). We use our results to derive model-independent bounds on the EDMs of light quarks and update the EDM phenomenology in split Supersymmetry with gaugino mass unification, finding a stringent upper bound of $d_n < 4 \\times 10^{-28} \\, e$ cm for the neutron EDM in this scenario.

  17. The finite temperature behaviour of lattice QCD with moderate to large quark masses

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    Simulations of lattice QCD with 4 flavours of staggered quarks were performed using the Hybrid algorithm on a 123 /times/ 4 lattice. For quark masses ≥.1 (lattice units) the finite temperature transition did not appear to be first order. 6 refs., 3 figs

  18. Light hadron spectrum and quark masses from quenched lattice QCD

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    We present the details of simulations for the light hadron spectrum in quenched QCD carried out on the CP-PACS parallel computer. Simulations are made with the Wilson quark action and the plaquette gauge action on lattices of size 323x56-643x112 at four values of lattice spacings in the range a≅0.1-0.05 fm and spatial extent Lsa≅3 fm. Hadronic observables are calculated at five quark masses corresponding to mPS/mV≅0.75-0.4, assuming the u and d quarks are degenerate, but treating the s quark separately. We find that the presence of quenched chiral singularities is supported from an analysis of the pseudoscalar meson data. The physical values of hadron masses are determined using mπ, mρ, and mK (or mφ) as input to fix the physical scale of lattice spacing and the u, d, and s quark masses. After chiral and continuum extrapolations, the agreement of the calculated mass spectrum with experiment is at a 10% level. In comparison with the statistical accuracy of 1%-3% and systematic errors of at most 1.7% we have achieved, this demonstrates a failure of the quenched approximation for the hadron spectrum: the hyperfine splitting in the meson sector is too small, and in the baryon sector the octet masses and mass splitting of the decuplet are both smaller than experiment. Light quark masses are calculated using two definitions: the conventional one and the one based on the axial-vector Ward identity. The two results converge toward the continuum limit, yielding mud=4.29(14)-0.79+0.51 MeV where the first error is statistical and the second one is systematic due to chiral extrapolation. The s quark mass depends on the strange hadron mass chosen for input: ms=113.8(2.3)-2.9+5.8 MeV from mK and ms=142.3(5.8)-0+22.0 MeV from mφ, indicating again a failure of the quenched approximation. We obtain the scale of QCD, ΛMS(0)=219.5(5.4) MeV with mρ used as input. An O(10%) deviation from experiment is observed in the pseudoscalar meson decay constants

  19. Nucleon Structure and Hyperon Form Factors from Lattice QCD

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    In this work, I report the latest lattice QCD calculations of nucleon and hyperon structure from chiral fermions in 2+1-flavor dynamical simulations. All calculations are done with a chirally symmetric fermion action, domain-wall fermions, for valence quarks. I begin with the latest lattice results on the nucleon structure, focusing on results from RBC/UKQCD using 2+1-flavor chiral fermion actions. We find the chiral-extrapolated axial coupling constant at physical pion mass point. to be 1.23(5), consistent with experimental value. The renormalization constants for the structure functions are obtained from RI/MOM-scheme non-perturbative renormalization. We find first moments of the polarized and unpolarized nucleon structure functions at zero transfer momentum to be 0.133(13) and 0.203(23) respectively, using continuum chiral extrapolation. These are consistent with the experimental values, unlike previous calculations which have been 50% larger. We also have a prediction for the transversity, which we find to be 0.56(4). The twist-3 matrix element is consistent with zero which agrees with the prediction of the Wandzura-Wilczek relation. In the second half of this work, I report an indirect dynamical estimation of the strangeness proton magnetic moments using mixed actions. With the analysis of hyperon form factors and using charge symmetry, the strangeness of proton is found to be -0.066(2G), consistent with the Adelaide-JLab Collaboration's result. The hyperon Σ and Ξ axial coupling constants are also performed for the first time in a lattice calculation, gσσ = 0.441(14) and gΞΞ -0.277(11)

  20. Nucleon Structure and hyperon form factors from lattice QCD

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    In this work, I report the latest lattice QCD calculations of nucleon and hyperon structure from chiral fermions in 2+1-flavor dynamical simulations. All calculations are done with a chirally symmetric fermion action, domain-wall fermions, for valence quarks. I begin with the latest lattice results on the nucleon structure, focusing on results from RBC/UKQCD using 2+1-flavor chiral fermion actions. We find the chiral-extrapolated axial coupling constant at physical pion mass point to be 1.23(5), consistent with experimental value. The renormalization constants for the structure functions are obtained from RI/MOM-scheme non-perturbative renormalization. We find first moments of the polarized and unpolarized nucleon structure functions at zero transfer momentum to be 0.133(13) and 0.203(23) respectively, using continuum chiral extrapolation. These are consistent with the experimental values, unlike previous calculations which have been 50% larger. We also have a prediction for the transversity, which we find to be 0.56(4). The twist-3 matrix element is consistent with zero which agrees with the prediction of the Wandzura-Wilczek relation. In the second half of this work, I report an indirect dynamical estimation of the strangeness proton magnetic moments using mixed actions. With the analysis of hyperon form factors and using charge symmetry, the strangeness of proton is found to be -0.066(26), consistent with the Adelaide-JLab Collaboration's result. The hyperon Sigma and Xi axial coupling constants are also performed for the first time in a lattice calculation, g#Sigma##Sigma# = 0.441(14) and g#Xi##Xi# = -0.277(11)

  1. Heavy-light mesons in lattice HQET and QCD

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    Guazzini, D.

    2007-12-15

    We present a study of a combination of HQET and relativistic QCD to extract the b-quark mass and the B{sub s}-meson decay constant from lattice quenched simulations. We start from a small volume, where one can directly simulate the b-quark, and compute the connection to a large volume, where finite size effects are negligible, through a finite size technique. The latter consists of steps extrapolated to the continuum limit, where the b-region is reached through interpolations guided by the effective theory. With the lattice spacing given in terms of the Sommer's scale r{sub 0} and the experimental B{sub s} and K masses, we get the final results for the renormalization group invariant mass M{sub b}=6.88(10) GeV, translating into anti m{sub b}(anti m{sub b})=4.42(6) GeV in the MS scheme, and f{sub B{sub s}}=191(6) MeV for the decay constant. A renormalization condition for the chromo-magnetic operator, responsible, at leading order in the heavy quark mass expansion of HQET, for the mass splitting between the pseudoscalar and the vector channel in mesonic heavy-light bound states, is provided in terms of lattice correlations functions which well suits a non-perturbative computation involving a large range of renormalization scales and no valence quarks. The two-loop expression of the corresponding anomalous dimension in the Schroedinger functional (SF) scheme is computed starting from results in the literature; it requires a one-loop calculation in the SF scheme with a non-vanishing background field. The cutoff effects affecting the scale evolution of the renormalization factors are studied at one-loop order, and confirmed by non-perturbative quenched computations to be negligible for the numerical precision achievable at present. (orig.)

  2. Heavy-light mesons in lattice HQET and QCD

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    We present a study of a combination of HQET and relativistic QCD to extract the b-quark mass and the Bs-meson decay constant from lattice quenched simulations. We start from a small volume, where one can directly simulate the b-quark, and compute the connection to a large volume, where finite size effects are negligible, through a finite size technique. The latter consists of steps extrapolated to the continuum limit, where the b-region is reached through interpolations guided by the effective theory. With the lattice spacing given in terms of the Sommer's scale r0 and the experimental Bs and K masses, we get the final results for the renormalization group invariant mass Mb=6.88(10) GeV, translating into anti mb(anti mb)=4.42(6) GeV in the MS scheme, and fBs=191(6) MeV for the decay constant. A renormalization condition for the chromo-magnetic operator, responsible, at leading order in the heavy quark mass expansion of HQET, for the mass splitting between the pseudoscalar and the vector channel in mesonic heavy-light bound states, is provided in terms of lattice correlations functions which well suits a non-perturbative computation involving a large range of renormalization scales and no valence quarks. The two-loop expression of the corresponding anomalous dimension in the Schroedinger functional (SF) scheme is computed starting from results in the literature; it requires a one-loop calculation in the SF scheme with a non-vanishing background field. The cutoff effects affecting the scale evolution of the renormalization factors are studied at one-loop order, and confirmed by non-perturbative quenched computations to be negligible for the numerical precision achievable at present. (orig.)

  3. Correlations in the Ising antiferromagnet on the anisotropic kagome lattice

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    We study the correlation function of middle spins, i.e. of spins on intermediate sites between two adjacent parallel lattice axes, of the spatially anisotropic Ising antiferromagnet on the kagome lattice. It is given rigorously by a Toeplitz determinant. The large-distance behaviour of this correlation function is obtained by analytic methods. For shorter distances we evaluate the Toeplitz determinant numerically. The correlation function is found to vanish exactly on a line Jd(T) in the T − J (temperature versus coupling constant) phase diagram. This disorder line divides the phase diagram into two regions. For J d(T) the correlations display the features of an unfrustrated two-dimensional Ising magnet, whereas for J > Jd(T) the correlations between the middle spins are seen to be strongly influenced by the short-range antiferromagnetic order that prevails among the spins of the adjacent lattice axes. While for J d(T) there is a region with ferrimagnetic long-range order, the model remains disordered for J > Jd(T) down to T = 0

  4. Hyperon and charmed baryon masses and nucleon excited states from lattice QCD

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    Alexandrou, Constantia

    2014-01-01

    We discuss the status of current dynamical lattice QCD simulations in connection to the emerging results on the strange and charmed baryon spectrum, excited states of the nucleon and the investigation of the structure of scalar mesons.

  5. J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics: 40 Years of Lattice QCD

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    Lepage, Peter

    2016-03-01

    Lattice QCD was invented in 1973-74 by Ken Wilson, who passed away in 2013. This talk will describe the evolution of lattice QCD through the past 40 years with particular emphasis on its first years, and on the past decade, when lattice QCD simulations finally came of age. Thanks to theoretical breakthroughs in the late 1990s and early 2000s, lattice QCD simulations now produce the most accurate theoretical calculations in the history of strong-interaction physics. They play an essential role in high-precision experimental studies of physics within and beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics. The talk will include a non-technical review of the conceptual ideas behind this revolutionary development in (highly) nonlinear quantum physics, together with a survey of its current impact on theoretical and experimental particle physics, and prospects for the future. Work supported by the National Science Foundation.

  6. Effective field theory as the bridge between lattice QCD and nuclear physics

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    Kaplan, David B.

    2006-01-01

    A confluence of theoretical and technological developments are beginning to make possible contributions to nuclear physics from lattice QCD. Effective field theory plays a critical role in these advances. I give several examples.

  7. QCD at nonzero chemical potential: Recent progress on the lattice

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    We summarise recent progress in simulating QCD at nonzero baryon density using complex Langevin dynamics. After a brief outline of the main idea, we discuss gauge cooling as a means to control the evolution. Subsequently we present a status report for heavy dense QCD and its phase structure, full QCD with staggered quarks, and full QCD with Wilson quarks, both directly and using the hopping parameter expansion to all orders

  8. QCD at nonzero chemical potential: Recent progress on the lattice

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    Aarts, Gert; Jäger, Benjamin [Department of Physics, College of Science, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP (United Kingdom); Attanasio, Felipe [Department of Physics, College of Science, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP (United Kingdom); CAPES Foundation, Ministry of Education of Brazil, Brasília - DF 70040-020 (Brazil); Seiler, Erhard [Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), 80805 München (Germany); Sexty, Dénes [Department of Physics, University of Wuppertal, 42119 Wuppertal (Germany); Stamatescu, Ion-Olimpiu [Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Heidelberg, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)

    2016-01-22

    We summarise recent progress in simulating QCD at nonzero baryon density using complex Langevin dynamics. After a brief outline of the main idea, we discuss gauge cooling as a means to control the evolution. Subsequently we present a status report for heavy dense QCD and its phase structure, full QCD with staggered quarks, and full QCD with Wilson quarks, both directly and using the hopping parameter expansion to all orders.

  9. QCD at nonzero chemical potential: recent progress on the lattice

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    Aarts, Gert; Jäger, Benjamin; Seiler, Erhard; Sexty, Denes; Stamatescu, Ion-Olimpiu

    2014-01-01

    We summarise recent progress in simulating QCD at nonzero baryon density using complex Langevin dynamics. After a brief outline of the main idea, we discuss gauge cooling as a means to control the evolution. Subsequently we present a status report for heavy dense QCD and its phase structure, full QCD with staggered quarks, and full QCD with Wilson quarks, both directly and using the hopping parameter expansion to all orders.

  10. Anisotropic square lattice Potts ferromagnet: renormalization group treatment

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    The choice of a convenient self-dual cell within a real space renormalization group framework enables a satisfactory treatment of the anisotropic square lattice q-state Potts ferromagnet criticality. The exact critical frontier and dimensionality crossover exponent PHI as well as the expected universality behaviour (renormalization flow sense) are recovered for any linear scaling factor b and all values of q(q -< 4). The b = 2 and b = 3 approximate correlation lenght critical exponent ν is calculated for all values of q and compared with den Nijs conjecture. The same calculation is performed, for all values of b, for the exponent ν(d=1) associated to the one-dimensional limit and the exact result ν (d=1) = 1 is recovered in the limit b → infinite. (Author)

  11. Lattice models of directed and semiflexible polymers in anisotropic environment

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    Haydukivska, K.; Blavatska, V.

    2015-10-01

    We study the conformational properties of polymers in presence of extended columnar defects of parallel orientation. Two classes of macromolecules are considered: the so-called partially directed polymers with preferred orientation along direction of the external stretching field and semiflexible polymers. We are working within the frames of lattice models: partially directed self-avoiding walks (PDSAWs) and biased self-avoiding walks (BSAWs). Our numerical analysis of PDSAWs reveals, that competition between the stretching field and anisotropy caused by presence of extended defects leads to existing of three characteristic length scales in the system. At each fixed concentration of disorder we found a transition point, where the influence of extended defects is exactly counterbalanced by the stretching field. Numerical simulations of BSAWs in anisotropic environment reveal an increase of polymer stiffness. In particular, the persistence length of semiflexible polymers increases in presence of disorder.

  12. Lattice models of directed and semiflexible polymers in anisotropic environment

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    We study the conformational properties of polymers in presence of extended columnar defects of parallel orientation. Two classes of macromolecules are considered: the so-called partially directed polymers with preferred orientation along direction of the external stretching field and semiflexible polymers. We are working within the frames of lattice models: partially directed self-avoiding walks (PDSAWs) and biased self-avoiding walks (BSAWs). Our numerical analysis of PDSAWs reveals, that competition between the stretching field and anisotropy caused by presence of extended defects leads to existing of three characteristic length scales in the system. At each fixed concentration of disorder we found a transition point, where the influence of extended defects is exactly counterbalanced by the stretching field. Numerical simulations of BSAWs in anisotropic environment reveal an increase of polymer stiffness. In particular, the persistence length of semiflexible polymers increases in presence of disorder. (paper)

  13. Development of an object oriented lattice QCD code ''Bridge++''

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    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

  14. Lattice QCD analysis of the Polyakov loop in terms of Dirac eigenmodes

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    Iritani, Takumi; Suganuma, Hideo

    2014-01-01

    Using the Dirac mode expansion method, which keeps gauge invariance, we analyze the Polyakov loop in terms of the Dirac modes in SU(3) quenched lattice QCD in both confined and deconfined phases. First, to investigate the direct correspondence between confinement and chiral symmetry breaking, we remove low-lying Dirac modes from the confined vacuum generated by lattice QCD. In this system without low-lying Dirac modes, while the chiral condensate $\\langle \\bar {q} q\\rangle $ is extremely redu...

  15. On calculating disconnected-type hadronic light-by-light scattering diagrams from lattice QCD

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    Hayakawa, M; Christ, N H; Izubuchi, T; Jin, L C; Lehner, C

    2015-01-01

    For reliable comparison of the standard model prediction to the muon g-2 with its experimental value, the hadronic light-by-light scattering (HLbL) contribution must be calculated by lattice QCD simulation. HLbL contribution has many types of disconnected-type diagrams. Here, we start with recalling the point that must be taken care of in every method to calculate them by lattice QCD, and present one concrete method called nonperturbative QED method.

  16. A new method to study lattice QCD at finite temperature and chemical potential

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    Fodor, Z

    2002-01-01

    Due to the sign problem, it is exponentially difficult to study QCD on the lattice at finite chemical potential. In this letter we propose a method --an overlap ensuring multi-parameter reweighting technique-- to solve the problem. We apply this method and give the phase diagram of four-flavor QCD obtained on lattices 4^4 and 4\\cdot6^3. Our results are based on {\\cal{O}}(10^3-10^4) configurations.

  17. $\\Omega\\Omega$ interaction from 2+1 flavor lattice QCD

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    Yamada, Masanori; Sasaki, Kenji; Aoki, Sinya; Doi, Takumi(Theoretical Research Division, Nishina Center, RIKEN, Saitama 351-0198, Japan); Hatsuda, Tetsuo(Theoretical Research Division, Nishina Center, RIKEN, Saitama 351-0198, Japan); Ikeda, Yoichi; Inoue, Takashi; Ishii, Noriyoshi; Murano, Keiko; Nemura, Hidekatsu

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the interaction between $\\Omega$ baryons in the $^1S_0$ channel from 2+1 flavor lattice QCD simulations. On the basis of the HAL QCD method, the $\\Omega\\Omega$ potential is extracted from the Nambu-Bethe-Salpeter wave function calculated on the lattice by using the PACS-CS gauge configurations with the lattice spacing $a\\simeq 0.09$ fm, the lattice volume $L\\simeq 2.9$ fm and the quark masses corresponding to $m_\\pi \\simeq 700$ MeV and $m_\\Omega \\simeq 1970$ MeV. The $\\Omega\\Om...

  18. High Statistics Analysis using Anisotropic Clover Lattices: (IV) The Volume Dependence of the Light Hadron Masses

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    Beane, S R; Detmold, W; Lin, H W; Luu, T C; Orginos, K; Parreno, A; Savage, M J; Torok, A; Walker-Loud, A

    2011-07-01

    The volume dependence of the octet baryon masses and relations among them are explored with Lattice QCD. Calculations are performed with nf = 2 + 1 clover fermion discretization in four lattice volumes, with spatial extent L ? 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 and 4.0 fm, with an anisotropic lattice spacing of b_s ? 0.123 fm in the spatial direction, and b_t = b_s/3.5 in the time direction, and at a pion mass of m_\\pi ? 390 MeV. The typical precision of the ground-state baryon mass determination is lattice gauge-field configurations. Finally, the volume dependence of the pion and kaon masses are analyzed with two-flavor and three-flavor chiral perturbation theory.

  19. BB interactions with static bottom quarks from Lattice QCD

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    Bicudo, Pedro; Peters, Antje; Wagner, Marc

    2015-01-01

    The isospin, spin and parity dependent potential of a pair of $B$ mesons is computed using Wilson twisted mass lattice QCD with two flavours of degenerate dynamical quarks. The $B$ meson is addressed in the static-light approximation, i.e.\\ the $b$ quarks are infinitely heavy. From the results of the $B\\,B$ meson-meson potentials, a simple rule can be deduced stating which isospin, spin and parity combinations correspond to attractive and which to repulsive forces. We provide fits to the ground state potentials in the attractive channels and discuss the potentials in the repulsive and excited channels. The attractive channels are most important since they can possibly lead to a bound four-quark state, i.e.\\ a $\\bar{b}\\bar{b}ud$ tetraquark. Using these attractive potentials in the Schr\\"odinger equation, we find indication for such a tetraquark state of two static bottom antiquarks and two light $u/d$ quarks with mass extrapolated down to the physical value.

  20. B B interactions with static bottom quarks from lattice QCD

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    Bicudo, Pedro; Cichy, Krzysztof; Peters, Antje; Wagner, Marc

    2016-02-01

    The isospin, spin and parity dependent potential of a pair of B mesons is computed using Wilson twisted mass lattice QCD with two flavors of degenerate dynamical quarks. The B meson is addressed in the static-light approximation, i.e. the b quarks are infinitely heavy. From the results of the B B meson-meson potentials, a simple rule can be deduced stating which isospin, spin and parity combinations correspond to attractive and which to repulsive forces. We provide fits to the ground state potentials in the attractive channels and discuss the potentials in the repulsive and excited channels. The attractive channels are the most important since they can possibly lead to a bound four-quark state, i.e. a b ¯b ¯u d tetraquark. Using these attractive potentials in the Schrödinger equation, we find an indication for such a tetraquark state of two static bottom antiquarks and two light u /d quarks with mass extrapolated down to the physical value.

  1. The Magnetic Structure of Light Nuclei from Lattice QCD

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    Chang, Emmanuel; Orginos, Kostas; Parreno, Assumpta; Savage, Martin J; Tiburzi, Brian C; Beane, Silas R

    2015-01-01

    Lattice QCD with background magnetic fields is used to calculate the magnetic moments and magnetic polarizabilities of the nucleons and of light nuclei with $A\\le4$, along with the cross-section for the $M1$ transition $np\\rightarrow d\\gamma$, at the flavor SU(3)-symmetric point where the pion mass is $m_\\pi\\sim 806$ MeV. These magnetic properties are extracted from nucleon and nuclear energies in six uniform magnetic fields of varying strengths. The magnetic moments are presented in a recent Letter. For the charged states, the extraction of the polarizability requires careful treatment of Landau levels, which enter non-trivially in the method that is employed. The nucleon polarizabilities are found to be of similar magnitude to their physical values, with $\\beta_p=5.22(+0.66/-0.45)(0.23) \\times 10^{-4}$ fm$^3$ and $\\beta_n=1.253(+0.056/-0.067)(0.055) \\times 10^{-4}$ fm$^3$, exhibiting a significant isovector component. The dineutron is bound at these heavy quark masses and its magnetic polarizability, $\\beta...

  2. Lattice QCD with chemical potential: Evading the fermion-sign problem

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    Sourendu Gupta

    2004-12-01

    Since the turn of the millennium there has been tremendous progress in understanding QCD at finite chemical potential, . Apart from qualitative results obtained using models, and exact results at very large obtained in weak coupling theory, there has been tremendous progress in getting exact and quantitative results from lattice simulations. I summarize the status of lattice QCD at finite chemical potential – locating the critical end-point in the QCD phase diagram, predicting event-to-event fluctuation rates of conserved quantities, and finding the rate of strangeness production.

  3. Lattice determination of the critical point of QCD at finite $T$ and $\\mu$

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    Fodor, Z

    2002-01-01

    Based on universal arguments it is believed that there is a critical point (E) in QCD on the temperature (T) versus chemical potential (\\mu) plane, which is of extreme importance for heavy-ion experiments. Using finite size scaling and a recently proposed lattice method to study QCD at finite \\mu we determine the location of E in QCD with n_f=2+1 dynamical staggered quarks with semi-realistic masses on L_t=4 lattices. Our result is T_E=160 \\pm 3.5 MeV and

  4. Resummation of Cactus Diagrams in the Clover Improved Lattice Formulation of QCD

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    Panagopoulos, H

    1999-01-01

    We extend to the clover improved lattice formulation of QCD the resummation of cactus diagrams, i.e. a certain class of tadpole-like gauge invariant diagrams. Cactus resummation yields an improved perturbative expansion. We apply it to the lattice renormalization of some two-fermion operators improving their one-loop perturbative estimates.

  5. Continuing Progress on a Lattice QCD Software Infrastructure

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    Joo, Balint; Collaboration, for the USQCD

    2008-01-01

    We report on the progress of the software effort in the QCD Application Area of SciDAC. In particular, we discuss how the software developed under SciDAC enabled the aggressive exploitation of leadership computers, and we report on progress in the area of QCD software for multi-core architectures.

  6. Continuing progress on a lattice QCD software infrastructure

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    We report on the progress of the software effort in the QCD application area of SciDAC. In particular, we discuss how the software developed under SciDAC enabled the aggressive exploitation of leadership computers, and we report on progress in the area of QCD software for multi-core architectures

  7. Magnetic moments of vector, axial, and tensor mesons in lattice QCD

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    Lee, F X; Wilcox, W

    2008-01-01

    We present a calculation of magnetic moments for selected spin-1 mesons using the techniques of lattice QCD. This is carried out by introducing progressively small static magnetic field on the lattice and measuring the linear response of a hadron's mass shift. The calculations are done on $24^4$ quenched lattices using standard Wilson actions, with $\\beta$=6.0 and pion mass down to 500 MeV. The results are compared to those from the form factor method where available.

  8. Properties of pseudoscalar flavor singlet mesons from lattice QCD

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    The central topic of this work are masses and mixing parameters of the η-η' system, which are investigated within the framework of Wilson twisted mass lattice QCD, using gauge configurations provided by the European Twisted Mass Collaboration. We present the first calculation with Nf=2+1+1 dynamical quark flavors performed at three different values of the lattice spacing and multiple values of the light quark mass, corresponding to charged pion masses ranging from ∝230 MeV to ∝500 MeV. Moreover, we use selected ensembles which differ only by the value of the strange quark mass while all other parameters are kept fixed in order to obtain information on the strange quark mass dependence of our observables. This allows us to carry out chiral and continuum extrapolations with well-controlled systematics for the mass of the η meson. Using the standard method, the statistical error for the η' turns out significantly larger due to the large contributions of quark disconnected diagrams and autocorrelation effects. However, employing an improved analysis method based on an excited state subtraction in the connected pieces of the correlation function matrix, it becomes feasible to obtain a result for the η' mass with controlled systematics as well. The values for both masses Mη=551(8)stat(6)sys MeV and Mη'=1006(54)stat(38)sys(+64)ex MeV turn out to be in excellent agreement with experiment. Considering matrix elements in the quark-flavor basis, one expects the mixing in the η-η' system to be described reasonably well by a single mixing angle φ and two decay constants fl, fs. The required accuracy of the matrix elements is again guaranteed by the aforementioned, improved analysis method, yielding a value of φ=46.0(0.9)stat(2.7)syscircle for the mixing angle extrapolated to the physical point. In addition we obtain results for the ratios fl/fPS=0.859(07)stat(64)sys and fs/fK=1.166(11)stat(31)sys. We find that our data is indeed described well by a single mixing

  9. Twenty-five Years of Lattice Gauge Theory: Consequences of the QCD Lagrangian

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    Kronfeld, Andreas S

    2010-01-01

    When the Lake Louise Winter Institute started twenty-five years ago, many properties of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) were believed to be true, but had not been demonstrated to be true. This talk surveys a variety of results that have been established with lattice gauge theory, directly from the QCD Lagrangian, shedding light on the origin of (your) mass and its interplay with dynamical symmetry breaking, as well as some further intriguing features of the natural world.

  10. Bottom hadrons from lattice QCD with domain wall and NRQCD fermions

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    Stefan Meinel, William Detmold, C.-J. David Lin, Matthew Wingate

    2009-07-01

    Dynamical 2+1 flavor lattice QCD is used to calculate the masses of bottom hadrons, including B mesons, singly and doubly bottom baryons, and for the first time also the triply-bottom baryon Omega{sub bbb}. The domain wall action is used for the up-, down-, and strange quarks (both valence and sea), while the bottom quark is implemented with non-relativistic QCD. A calculation of the bottomonium spectrum is also presented.

  11. Comparative Study of Algorithms for the Numerical Simulation of Lattice QCD

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    Luz, Fernando H. P.; Mendes, Tereza

    2010-11-01

    Large-scale numerical simulations are the prime method for a nonperturbative study of QCD from first principles. Although the lattice simulation of the pure-gauge (or quenched-QCD) case may be performed very efficiently on parallel machines, there are several additional difficulties in the simulation of the full-QCD case, i.e. when dynamical quark effects are taken into account. We discuss the main aspects of full-QCD simulations, describing the most common algorithms. We present a comparative analysis of performance for two versions of the hybrid Monte Carlo method (the so-called R and RHMC algorithms), as provided in the MILC software package. We consider two degenerate flavors of light quarks in the staggered formulation, having in mind the case of finite-temperature QCD.

  12. Generalized parton distributions and transversity from full lattice QCD

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    We present here the latest results from the QCDSF collaboration for moments of generalized parton distributions and transversity in two-flavour QCD, including a preliminary analysis of the pion mass dependence. (orig.)

  13. Generalized parton distributions and transversity from full lattice QCD

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    We present here the latest results from the QCDSF collaboration for moments of generalized parton distributions and transversity in two-flavour QCD, including a preliminary analysis of the pion mass dependence

  14. Isospin splittings of meson and baryon masses from three-flavor lattice QCD+QED

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    Lattice QCD simulations are now reaching a precision where isospin breaking effects become important. Previously, we have developed a program to systematically investigate the pattern of flavor symmetry beaking within QCD and successfully applied it to meson and baryon masses involving up, down and strange quarks. In this Letter we extend the calculations to QCD+QED and present our first results on isospin splittings in the pseudoscalar meson and baryon octets. In particular, we obtain Mπ+ - Mπ0=4.60(20) MeV and Mn-Mp=1.35(18) MeV.

  15. Beauty and the beast: What lattice QCD can do for B physics

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    One of the reasons why b-hadrons are interesting is that their properties (decays, mixing, CP violation) help determine the least well-known elements of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix. In each case, however, the standard-model expression for the (differential) decay rate follows the pattern: (experimental measurement) = (known factors)(QCD factor)(CKM factor). To extract the CKM factor from the measurement one must have reliable theoretical calculations in nonperturbative QCD. The only systematic, first-principles approach to nonperturbative QCD is the formulation on the lattice. The most promising calculational method has proven to be large-scale numerical computations

  16. Strong coupling expansion in lattice QCD at finite temperature and finite baryon density

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    Using strong coupling expansion in lattice QCD we study analytically the restoration of chiral symmetry in the theory with finite temperature and finite baryon number density and make predictions regarding the order of the phase transition. The inclusion of baryons does not change the phase picture when μ=0, and in full QCD (with mesons and baryons) there is a chiral phase transition of the second order, discovered earlier in QCD without baryons. We have found a first order chiral phase transition at μ=μc and at any low temperature. (author). 19 refs, 3 figs

  17. Spontaneous chiral-symmetry breaking of lattice QCD with massless dynamical quarks

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    2007-01-01

    One of the most challenging issues in QCD is the investigation of spontaneous chiral-symmetry breaking, which is characterized by the non-vanishing chiral condensate when the bare fermion mass is zero. In standard methods of the lattice gauge theory, one has to perform expensive simulations at multiple bare quark masses, and employ some modeled functions to extrapolate the data to the chiral limit. This paper applies the probability distribution function method to computing the chiral condensate in lattice QCD with massless dynamical quarks, without any ambiguous mass extrapolation. The results for staggered quarks indicate that this might be a promising and efficient method for investigating the spontaneous chiral-symmetry breaking in lattice QCD, which deserves further investigation.

  18. Spatial distributions in static heavy-light mesons: a comparison of quark models with lattice QCD

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    Becirevic, Damir; Oliver, Alain Le Yaouanc Luis; Raynal, Jean-Claude

    2011-01-01

    Lattice measurements of spatial distributions of the light quark bilinear densities in static mesons allow to test directly and in detail the wave functions of quark models. These distributions are gauge invariant quantities directly related to the spatial distribution of wave functions. We make a detailed comparison of the recent lattice QCD results with our own quark models, formulated previously for quite different purposes. We find a striking agreement not only between our two quark models, but also with the lattice QCD data for the ground state in an important range of distances up to about 4/GeV. Moreover the agreement extends to the L=1 states [j^P=(1/2)^+]. An explanation of several particular features completely at odds with the non-relativistic approximation is provided. A rather direct, somewhat unexpected and of course approximate relation between wave functions of certain quark models and QCD has been established.

  19. Green's function approach to the anisotropic Kondo-necklace lattice

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    Full text: We have studied the effect of anisotropy on the quantum phase transition of the 2D anisotropic Kondo necklace lattice [1] within a Green's function approach [2]. In the disordered phase the ground state is the product of all singlet bonds between itinerant and localized spins. It is separated by a finite energy gap from the triplet excited states. The quantum phase transition to the antiferromagnetically ordered phase takes place where the gap vanishes. In this approach we use the bond operator formalism introduced in Ref.[3] where each bond is represented by the singlet and triplet operators. The Kondo necklace Hamiltonian in the bond operator representation is composed of the kinetic energy and pairing part (H2), the two particle interaction (H4) of the boson gas and a term which includes three boson operators (H3). In order to ensure that the physical states are either singlets or triplets we impose the hard-core condition by introducing an infinite on-site repulsion between triplet bosons (HU). The scattering vertex in the ladder approximation satisfies the Bethe-Salpeter equation [4]. By calculating the scattering vertex function we obtain the self energy contribution of the Hamiltonian HU. We have added the second order contribution of the self energy of H3 to the self energy of HU. It should be noted that the non conservation of triplet boson numbers requires the inclusion of the anomalous Green's functions. We treat H4 in mean-field theory, by splitting the quartic operator into all possible pairs. Finally we obtain the renormalization of coefficients in the H2 Hamiltonian and calculate the energy gap. Indeed at the critical point a condensation of triplet bosons occurs. We have numerically found the critical point of this model and compared our results with the corresponding mean field values [5]. Moreover, the critical exponent of the energy gap can be obtained more accurately than the mean field results. (authors)

  20. Lattice Study of the High Density State of SU(2)-QCD

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    Muroya, S; Nonaka, C

    2001-01-01

    We investigate high density state of SU(2) QCD by using Lattice QCD simulation with Wilson fermions. The ratio of fermion determinants is evaluated at each step of the Metropol is link update by Woodbury formula. At $\\beta=0.7$, and $\\kappa = 0.150$, we calculate the baryon number density, the Polyakov lines, and the energy density of gluon sector with chemical potential $\\mu$=0 to 0.8 on the $4^{3} \\times 12$ lattice. Behavior of the meson propagators and diquark propagators with finite chemical potential are also investigated.

  1. Chiral Effective Theory Methods and their Application to the Structure of Hadrons from Lattice QCD

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    Shanahan, P E

    2016-01-01

    For many years chiral effective theory (ChEFT) has enabled and supported lattice QCD calculations of hadron observables by allowing systematic effects from unphysical lattice parameters to be controlled. In the modern era of precision lattice simulations approaching the physical point, ChEFT techniques remain valuable tools. In this review we discuss the modern uses of ChEFT applied to lattice studies of hadron structure in the context of recent determinations of important and topical quantities. We consider muon g-2, strangeness in the nucleon, the proton radius, nucleon polarizabilities, and sigma terms relevant to the prediction of dark-matter-hadron interaction cross-sections, among others.

  2. $\\Omega\\Omega$ interaction from 2+1 flavor lattice QCD

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    Yamada, Masanori; Aoki, Sinya; Doi, Takumi; Hatsuda, Tetsuo; Ikeda, Yoichi; Inoue, Takashi; Ishii, Noriyoshi; Murano, Keiko; Nemura, Hidekatsu

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the interaction between $\\Omega$ baryons in the $^1S_0$ channel from 2+1 flavor lattice QCD simulations. On the basis of the HAL QCD method, the $\\Omega\\Omega$ potential is extracted from the Nambu-Bethe-Salpeter wave function calculated on the lattice by using the PACS-CS gauge configurations with the lattice spacing $a\\simeq 0.09$ fm, the lattice volume $L\\simeq 2.9$ fm and the quark masses corresponding to $m_\\pi \\simeq 700$ MeV and $m_\\Omega \\simeq 1970$ MeV. The $\\Omega\\Omega$ potential has a repulsive core at short distance and an attractive well at intermediate distance. Accordingly, the phase shift obtained from the potential shows moderate attraction at low energies. Our data indicate that the $\\Omega\\Omega$ system with the present quark masses may appear close to the unitary limit where the scattering length diverges.

  3. Better than $1/Mflops substained: a scalable PC-based parallel computer for lattice QCD

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    We study the feasibility of a PC-based parallel computer for medium to large scale lattice QCD simulations. Our cluster built at the Eoetvoes Univ., Inst. Theor. Phys. consists of 137 Intel P4-1.7 GHz nodes with 512 MB RDRAM. The 32-bit, single precision sustained performance for dynamical QCD without communication is 1510 Mflops/node with Wilson and 970 Mflops/node with staggered fermions. This gives a total performance of 208 Gflops for Wilson and 133 Gflops for staggered QCD, respectively (for 64-bit applications the performance is approximately halved). The novel feature of our system is its communication architecture. In order to have a scalable, cost-effective machine we use Gigabit Ethernet cards for nearest-neighbor communications in a two-dimensional mesh. This type of communication is cost effective (only 30% of the hardware costs is spent on the communication). According to our benchmark measurements this type of communication results in around 40% communication time fraction for lattices upto 483 . 96 in full QCD simulations. The price/sustained-perfomance ratio for full QCD is better than $1/Mflops for Wilson (and around $1.5/Mflops for staggered) quarks for practically any lattice size, which can fit in our parallel computer. (orig.)

  4. Quark-hadron phase transition, QCD lattice calculations, and inhomogeneous big-bang nucleosynthesis

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    We review recent lattice QCD results for the surface tension at the finite temperature quark-hadron phase transition and discuss their implications on the possible scale of inhomogeneities. In the quenched approximation the average distance between nucleating centers is smaller than the diffusion length of a proton, so that inhomogeneities are washed out by the time nucleosynthesis sets in. At present lattice results are inconclusive when dynamical fermions are included

  5. $N^*$ Resonances in Lattice QCD from (mostly) Low to (sometimes) High Virtualities

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    Richards, David

    2016-01-01

    I present a survey of calculations of the excited $N^*$ spectrum in lattice QCD. I then describe recent advances aimed at extracting the momentum-dependent phase shifts from lattice calculations, notably in the meson sector, and the potential for their application to baryons. I conclude with a discussion of calculations of the electromagnetic transition form factors to excited nucleons, including calculations at high $Q^2$.

  6. Generalized parton distributions and structure functions from full lattice QCD

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    We present here the latest results from the QCDSF collaboration for (moments of) structure functions and generalized form factors in full QCD with Nf=2O(a)-improved Wilson fermions based on simulations closer to the chiral and continuum limit

  7. Lattice QCD at finite temperature using maximally twisted mass fermions

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    The status of two-flavour simulations investigating the thermal transition of QCD using maximally twisted mass fermions is presented. Especially the determination of the pseudo-critical temperature Tc(a,mπ) and the possible extrapolations to the continuum and chiral limits are discussed.

  8. Lattice QCD with 12 Quark Flavors: A Careful Scrutiny

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    Jin, Xiao-Yong

    2013-01-01

    With a substantial amount of simulations, we have explored the system across a wide range of lattice scales. We have located a lattice artifact, first order bulk transition, have studied its properties, and found that the flavor-singlet scalar meson mass vanishes at the critical endpoint. We will discuss the lattice phase diagrams and the continuum limits for both a spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking phase and an infrared conformal phase, and compare results with other groups.

  9. Lattice QCD Calculations on Commodity Clusters at DESY

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    Gellrich, A.; Pop, D; Wegner, P.; Wittig, H.; Hasenbusch, M.; Jansen, K.

    2003-01-01

    Lattice Gauge Theory is an integral part of particle physics that requires high performance computing in the multi-Tflops regime. These requirements are motivated by the rich research program and the physics milestones to be reached by the lattice community. Over the last years the enormous gains in processor performance, memory bandwidth, and external I/O bandwidth for parallel applications have made commodity clusters exploiting PCs or workstations also suitable for large Lattice Gauge Theo...

  10. I = 1 and I = 2 π-π scattering phase shifts from Nf = 2 + 1 lattice QCD

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    Bulava, John; Fahy, Brendan; Hörz, Ben; Juge, Keisuke J.; Morningstar, Colin; Wong, Chik Him

    2016-09-01

    The I = 1 p-wave and I = 2 s-wave elastic π-π scattering amplitudes are calculated from a first-principles lattice QCD simulation using a single ensemble of gauge field configurations with Nf = 2 + 1 dynamical flavors of anisotropic clover-improved Wilson fermions. This ensemble has a large spatial volume V =(3.7 fm) 3, pion mass mπ = 230 MeV, and spatial lattice spacing as = 0.11 fm. Calculation of the necessary temporal correlation matrices is efficiently performed using the stochastic LapH method, while the large volume enables an improved energy resolution compared to previous work. For this single ensemble we obtain mρ /mπ = 3.350 (24), gρππ = 5.99 (26), and a clear signal for the I = 2 s-wave. The success of the stochastic LapH method in this proof-of-principle large-volume calculation paves the way for quantitative study of the lattice spacing effects and quark mass dependence of scattering amplitudes using state-of-the-art ensembles.

  11. Detailed analysis of the phase structure of lattice QCD at finite temperatures

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    Traditional QCD is too complicated to be exactly solvable for the many-body problems that are of interest in high-energy physics. This is one of the obvious reasons for the development of approximate methods - in particular, for phenomena for which serious difficulties arise in their description in perturbation theory. In fact, the lattice formulation of gauge theory remains, up to now, the only generally accepted method for describing QCD in a nonperturbative manner. In this paper, the phase structure of the effective action of finite-temperature lattice QCD is investigated by the method of Bogolyubov quasiaverages. Certain features of the phase structure at the deconfinement critical temperature are refined by this improved mean-field method

  12. Strong coupling expansion in lattice QCD at finite temperature and finite baryon density

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    Analytical investigation of chiral symmetry restoration in the lattice QCD at finite temperature and finite baryon density is carried out using the strong coupling expansion. The prediction is made concerning the order of the phase transition. The effective action for QCD with SU(3) colour group in the d-dimensional space for finite and large coupling constant and finite temperature and chemical potential μ is obtained by means of 1/d expansion. Inclusion of baryons is shown to have practically no influence on the phase picture corresponding to μ=0 so that in complete QCD (incorporating both mesons and nucleons) there is the chiral phase transition of the second order discovered earlier in the baryonless QCD. The chiral phase transition of the second order is found to exist at μ=μc and at arbitrary low temperature

  13. Strong-coupling expansion in lattice QCD at finite temperature and finite baryon density

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    By means of the strong-coupling expansion an analytic study is made of the restoration of chiral symmetry in lattice QCD at finite temperature and finite baryon-number density, and the order of the phase transition is predicted. By means of the 1/d expansion an effective for QCD is derived with the color group SU(3) in d-dimensional space at a finite large coupling constant and at finite temperature and chemical potential μ. It is shown that the inclusion of baryons leaves the phase picture corresponding to μ = 0 almost unchanged, and that in full QCD (with mesons and baryons) the second-order chiral phase transition, discovered previously in QCD without baryons, exists. A second-order chiral phase transition is found at μ = μc and at arbitrary low temperature

  14. Twenty-first Century Lattice Gauge Theory: Results from the QCD Lagrangian

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    Kronfeld, Andreas S.; /Fermilab

    2012-03-01

    Quantum chromodynamics (QCD) reduces the strong interactions, in all their variety, to an elegant nonabelian gauge theory. It clearly and elegantly explains hadrons at short distances, which has led to its universal acceptance. Since its advent, however, many of its long-distance, emergent properties have been believed to be true, without having been demonstrated to be true. This paper reviews a variety of results in this regime that have been established with lattice gauge theory, directly from the QCD Lagrangian. This body of work sheds light on the origin of hadron masses, its interplay with dynamical symmetry breaking, as well as on other intriguing features such as the phase structure of QCD. In addition, nonperturbative QCD is quantitatively important to many aspects of particle physics (especially the quark flavor sector), nuclear physics, and astrophysics. This review also surveys some of the most interesting connections to those subjects.

  15. Master Wilson loop operators in large-N lattice QCD$_2$

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    Rossi, P; Vicari, E.

    1994-01-01

    An explicit solution is found for the most general independent correlation functions in lattice QCD$_2$ with Wilson action. The large-$N$ limit of these correlations may be used to reconstruct the eigenvalue distributions of Wilson loop operators for arbitrary loops. Properties of these spectral densities are discussed in the region $\\beta

  16. Lattice simulation study of SU(2) QCD with a nonzero baryon density

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    Braguta, V. V.; Kotov, A. Yu.; Nikolaev, A. A.; Valgushev, S. N.

    2015-06-01

    The lattice simulation of SU(2) QCD with two quark dynamical flavors and a nonzero baryon chemical potential has been performed. The dependence of the Polyakov loop and chiral condensate on the chemical potential has been studied. It has been shown that the chemical potential reduces the chiral condensate, thus weakening the breaking of the chiral symmetry.

  17. A new approach to the problem of dynamical quarks in numerical simulations of lattice QCD

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    Lattice QCD with an even number of degenerate quark flavours is shown to be a limit of a local bosonic field theory. The action of the bosonic theory is real and bounded from below so that standard simulation algorithms can be expected to apply. The feasibility of such calculations is discussed, but no practical tests have yet been made. (orig.)

  18. Determining the charm-quark mass from current-current correlators in twisted mass lattice QCD

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    We use the twisted mass lattice QCD formulation to estimate temporal moments of charm-quark current-current correlators, taking advantage of automatic O(a)-improvement. Using these moments in combination with up to four loop continuum perturbation theory we aim for a calculation of both the strong coupling constant and the charm quark mass with high precision

  19. Scientific articles of the RBRC/CCAST Symposium on Spin Physics Lattice QCD and RHIC Physics

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    This volume comprises scientific articles of the symposium on spin physics, lattice QCD and RHIC physics organized by RIKEN BNL research center (RBRC) and China center of advanced science and technology (CCAST). The talks were discussing the spin structure of nucleons and other problems of RHIC physics

  20. A 'hybrid' method for calculating the topological susceptibility in lattice QCD

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    We propose a method for calculating the topological susceptibility in lattice QCD, based on the use of a smearing procedure before the actual determination of the geometrical topological charge. We also present very preliminary results: they are consistent with the hypothesis that a 'soft' smearing is sufficient to avoid the contribution of 'unphysical' fluctuations to the topological susceptibility. (orig.)

  1. Effective hadronic Lagrangian in the strong coupling expansion of lattice QCD with Susskind fermions

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    The effective hadronic action in lattice QCD with U(N) and SU(N) gauge groups and with Susskind fermions is constructed in the frame-work of the strong coupling approximation. For N=3 the authors find the expectation value of the left-angle bar χχ right-angle and the hadron masses

  2. Beauty and the Beast: What Lattice QCD Can Do for $B$ Physics

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    Kronfeld, Andreas S.

    1993-01-01

    The role lattice QCD can play in $B$ physics is surveyed. We include results for the decay constant, and discuss upcoming calculations of semileptonic form factors and neutral-meson mixing. Together with experimental measurements, these calculations can determine the unitarity triangle. Plenary talk presented at the Workshop on $B$ Physics at Hadron Accelerators, Snowmass, Colo., 21 June--2 July, 1993.

  3. Induced Chern-Simons term in lattice QCD at finite temperature

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    The general conditions when the Chern-Simons action could arise (in continuum limit) as non universal contribution of fermionic determinant of finite-temperature lattice QCD are formulated. The dependence of this action coefficient on non universal parameters (a chemical potential, vacuum features, etc.) is investigated in detail. Special attention is paid to the role of possible 0>-condensate existence. 42 refs. (author)

  4. B0 - B-bar0 mixing in two-flavor dynamical lattice QCD

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    We report on a calculation of the B meson decay constant and B parameters in two-flavor dynamical QCD. Sea quark effect on both quantities is examined by comparing with previous quenched results. The effect of chiral logarithms in the chiral extrapolation of lattice data is also investigated

  5. Using a commercial symmetric multiprocessor for lattice QCD

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    In its evolution, the computer industry has reached the point when considerable computing power can be packaged on a single microprocessor chip. At the same time, costs of designing a computer system around such a CPU are growing. For these reasons we decided to explore a possibility of using commercially available symmetric multiprocessors (SMP) as building blocks for the LQCD computer. Careful analysis of the architecture allowed us to build a QCD primitive library running close to the peak performance on the UltraSPARC processor. As a result, multithreaded QCD code (both the heatbath and the Wilson fermion inverter) runs at about 50% efficiency on a single SMP. The communication between different CPUs is handled by a coherent memory system. Currently we are planning to connect several SMPs with a high bandwidth network into a single system. (orig.)

  6. Thermodynamics of lattice QCD with 2 light dynamical (staggered) quark flavours on a 163 x 8 lattice

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    Lattice QCD with 2 light staggered quark flavours is being simulated on a 163 x 8 lattice to study the transition from hadronic matter to a quark gluon plasma. We have completed runs at mq = 0.0125 and are extending this to mq = 0.00625. We also examine the addition of a non-dynamical ''strange'' quark. Thermodynamic order parameters are being measured across the transition and further into the plasma phase, as are various screening lengths. No evidence for a first order transition is seen, and we estimate the transition temperature to be Tc = 143(7)MeV

  7. Thermodynamics of Lattice QCD with 2 Light Dynamical (Staggered) Quark Flavours on a $16^3\\times 8$ Lattice

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    Gottlieb, S; Kennedy, A D; Kogut, J B; Krasnitz, A; Liu, W; Renken, R L; Sinclair, D K; Sugar, R L; Toussaint, D; Wang, K C

    1992-01-01

    Lattice QCD with 2 light staggered quark flavours is being simulated on a $16^3\\times8$ lattice to study the transition from hadronic matter to a quark gluon plasma. We have completed runs at $m_q=0.0125$ and are extending this to $m_q=0.00625$. We also examine the addition of a non-dynamical ``strange" quark. Thermodynamic order parameters are being measured across the transition and further into the plasma phase, as are various screening lengths. No evidence for a first order transition is seen, and we estimate the transition temperature to be $TY_c=143(7) MeV$.

  8. Localization in lattice QCD (with emphasis on practical implications)

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    Golterman, Maarten; Shamir, Yigal

    2003-01-01

    When Anderson localization takes place in a quenched disordered system, a continuous symmetry can be broken spontaneously without accompanying Goldstone bosons. Elaborating on this observation we propose a unified, microscopic physical picture of the phase diagram of both quenched and unquenched QCD with two flavors of Wilson fermions. The phase with Goldstone bosons -- by definition the Aoki phase -- is always identified as the region where the mobility edge of the (hermitian) Wilson operato...

  9. Charm quark mass and D-meson decay constants from two-flavour lattice QCD

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    We present a computation of the charm quark's mass and the leptonic D-meson decay constants fD and fDs in two-flavour lattice QCD with non-perturbatively O(a) improvedWilson quarks. Our analysis is based on the CLS configurations at two lattice spacings (a=0.065 and 0.048 fm, where the lattice scale is set by fK) and pion masses ranging down to ∝190 MeV at Lmπ>or similar 4, in order to perform controlled continuum and chiral extrapolations with small systematic uncertainties.

  10. Lattice QCD calculations of transverse momentum-dependent parton distributions (TMDs)

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    Engelhardt, M.; Musch, B.; Bhattacharya, T.; Green, J. R.; Gupta, R.; Hägler, P.; Krieg, S.; Negele, J.; Pochinsky, A.; Schäfer, A.; Syritsyn, S.; Yoon, B.

    2016-03-01

    An ongoing program of evaluating TMD observables within Lattice QCD is reviewed, summarizing recent progress with respect to several challenges faced by such calculations. These lattice calculations are based on a definition of TMDs through hadronic matrix elements of quark bilocal operators containing staple-shaped gauge connections. A parametrization of the matrix elements in terms of invariant amplitudes serves to cast them in the Lorentz frame preferred for a lattice calculation. Data on the naively T-odd Sivers and Boer-Mulders effects as well as the transversity TMD are presented.

  11. Finite-volume Hamiltonian method for $\\pi\\pi$ scattering in lattice QCD

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    Wu, Jia-Jun; Leinweber, Derek B; Thomas, A W; Young, Ross D

    2015-01-01

    Within a formulation of $\\pi\\pi$ scattering, we investigate the use of the finite-volume Hamiltonian approach to resolving scattering observables from lattice QCD spectra. We consider spectra in the centre-of-mass and moving frames for both S- and P-wave cases. Furthermore, we investigate the multi-channel case. Here we study the use of the Hamiltonian framework as a parametrization that can be fit directly to lattice spectra. Through this method, the hadron properties, such as mass, width and coupling, can be directly extracted from the lattice spectra.

  12. Efficient SIMDization and Data Management of the Lattice QCD Computation on the Cell Broadband Engine

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Lattice Quantum Chromodynamic (QCD models subatomic interactions based on a four-dimensional discretized space–time continuum. The Lattice QCD computation is one of the grand challenges in physics especially when modeling a lattice with small spacing. In this work, we study the implementation of the main kernel routine of Lattice QCD that dominates the execution time on the Cell Broadband Engine. We tackle the problem of efficient SIMD execution and the problem of limited bandwidth for data transfers with the off-chip memory. For efficient SIMD execution, we present runtime data fusion technique that groups data processed similarly at runtime. We also introduce analysis needed to reduce the pressure on the scarce memory bandwidth that limits the performance of this computation. We studied two implementations for the main kernel routine that exhibit different patterns of accessing the memory and thus allowing different sets of optimizations. We show the attributes that make one implementation more favorable in terms of performance. For lattice size that is significantly larger than the local store, our implementation achieves 31.2 GFlops for single precision computations and 16.6 GFlops for double precision computations on the PowerXCell 8i, an order of magnitude better than the performance achieved on most general-purpose processors.

  13. A Prediction of the B*_c mass in full lattice QCD

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    Gregory, E B; Follana, E; Gamiz, E; Kendall, I D; Lepage, G P; Na, H; Shigemitsu, J; Wong, K Y

    2009-01-01

    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(B*_c)-m(B_c))/(m(B*_s)-m(B_s)). 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(B_c*) = 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.

  14. Non-degenerate light quark masses from 2+1f lattice QCD+QED

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    Drury, Shane; Hayakawa, Masashi; Izubuchi, Taku; Sachrajda, Chris; Zhou, Ran

    2013-01-01

    We report on a calculation of the effects of isospin breaking in Lattice QCD+QED. This involves using Chiral Perturbation Theory with Electromagnetic corrections to find the renormalized, non-degenerate, light quark masses. The calculations are carried out on QCD ensembles generated by the RBC and UKQCD collaborations using Domain Wall Fermions and the Iwasaki and Iwasaki+DSDR Gauge Actions with unitary pion masses down to 170 MeV. Non-compact QED is treated in the quenched approximation. The simulations use a $32^3$ lattice size with $a^{-1}=2.28(3)$ GeV (Iwasaki) and 1.37(1) (Iwasaki+DSDR). This builds on previous work from the RBC/UKQCD collaboration with lattice spacing $a^{-1}=1.78(4)$ GeV.

  15. Towards Lattice QCD Baryon Forces at the Physical Point: First Results

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    Doi, Takumi; Gongyo, Shinya; Hatsuda, Tetsuo; Ikeda, Yoichi; Inoue, Takashi; Iritani, Takumi; Ishii, Noriyoshi; Miyamoto, Takaya; Murano, Keiko; Nemura, Hidekatsu; Sasaki, Kenji

    2015-01-01

    Lattice QCD calculations of baryon forces are performed for the first time with (almost) physical quark masses. $N_f = 2+1$ dynamical clover fermion gauge configurations are generated at the lattice spacing of $a \\simeq 0.085$ fm on a $(96 a)^4 \\simeq (8.2 {\\rm fm})^4$ lattice with quark masses corresponding to $(m_\\pi, m_K) \\simeq (146, 525)$ MeV. Baryon forces are calculated using the time-dependent HAL QCD method. In this report, we study $\\Xi\\Xi$ and $NN$ systems both in $^1S_0$ and $^3S_1$-$^3D_1$ channels, and the results for the central and tensor forces as well as phase shifts in the $\\Xi\\Xi$ $(^1S_0)$ channel are presented.

  16. Lattice QCD with dynamical up, down and strange quarks

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    Schaefer, Stefan

    2014-07-01

    This project incorporates many new ingredients. Starting with the action which has been specifically tuned for the current effort, over the many algorithmic innovations to the newly formed group of researchers from all over Europe which are involved in these simulations. The project is currently underway, with the goal to generate lattices at three different values of the lattice spacing. The parameters are now tuned, the first ensembles have reached target statistics and the others under production. On these ensembles a large variety of physics projects will be carried out. The first targets being the determination of the strong coupling constant and the physics of charm quarks. The wide range of lattice spacings and quark masses and the availability of the lattices to the large group of reasearches within CLS will certainly lead to many interesting results in the next year, the ground for which are currently being laid during the current investigations. (orig.)

  17. Hadronic matrix elements: Lessons learnt from lattice QCD

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    I summarise our progress in calculation of matrix elements relevant to non-leptonic Kaon decays. I also present lattice Monte Carlo results for scalar density and axial current matrix elements of the baryon octet. (orig.)

  18. Extension of the HAL QCD approach to inelastic and multi-particle scatterings in lattice QCD

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    Aoki, Sinya

    2013-01-01

    We extend the HAL QCD approach, with which potentials between two hadrons can be obtained in QCD at energy below inelastic thresholds, to inelastic and multi-particle scatterings. We first derive asymptotic behaviors of the Nambu-Bethe-Salpeter (NBS) wave function at large space separations for systems with more than 2 particles, in terms of the one-shell $T$-matrix consrainted by the unitarity of quantum field theories. We show that its asymptotic behavior contains phase shifts and mixing angles of $n$ particle scatterings. This property is one of the essential ingredients of the HAL QCD scheme to define "potential" from the NBS wave function in quantum field theories such as QCD. We next construct energy independent but non-local potentials above inelastic thresholds, in terms of these NBS wave functions. We demonstrate an existence of energy-independent coupled channel potentials with a non-relativistic approximation, where momenta of all particles are small compared with their own masses. Combining these ...

  19. Calculation and Interpretation of Hadron Correlation Functions in Lattice QCD

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    Negele, J.W.(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA); Burkardt, M.; Grandy, J. M.

    1994-01-01

    Several new developments in the calculation and interpretation of hadron density-density correlation functions are presented. The asymptotic behavior of correlation functions is determined from a tree diagram path integral. A method is developed to use this behavior to correct for leading image contributions on a finite periodic spatial lattice and to correct for the finite temporal extent of the lattice. Equal time correlation functions are shown to determine a sum of the ground state rms ra...

  20. Searching for the CEP location with nonlocal PNJL models constrained by Lattice QCD

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    Contrera, Gustavo A; Blaschke, David

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the possible location of the critical end point in the QCD phase diagram based on nonlocal covariant PNJL models including a vector interaction channel. The form factors of the covariant interaction are constrained by lattice QCD data for the quark propagator. The comparison of our results for the pressure including the pion contribution and the scaled pressure shift $\\Delta P / T^4$ vs $T/T_c$ with lattice QCD results shows a better agreement when Lorentzian formfactors for the nonlocal interactions and the wave function renormalization are considered. The strength of the vector coupling is used as a free parameter which influences on results at finite baryochemical potential. It is used to adjust the slope of the pseudocritical temperature of the chiral phase transition at low baryochemical potential and the scaled pressure shift accessible in lattice QCD simulations. Our study supports the existence of a critical point and favors for its location the region $69.9~{\\rm MeV}\\le T_{\\rm CEP} \\le...

  1. The chiral phase transition for lattice QCD with 2 color-sextet quarks

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    Kogut, J. B.; Sinclair, D. K.

    2015-09-01

    QCD with 2 flavors of massless color-sextet quarks is studied as a possible walking-Technicolor candidate. We simulate the lattice version of this model at finite temperatures near to the chiral-symmetry restoration transition, to determine whether it is indeed a walking theory (QCD-like with a running coupling which evolves slowly over an appreciable range of length scales) or if it has an infrared fixed point, making it a conformal field theory. The lattice spacing at this transition is decreased towards zero by increasing the number Nt of lattice sites in the temporal direction. Our simulations are performed at Nt=4 ,6 ,8 ,12 , on lattices with spatial extent much larger than the temporal extent. A range of small fermion masses is chosen to make predictions for the chiral (zero mass) limit. We find that the bare lattice coupling does decrease as the lattice spacing is decreased. However, it decreases more slowly than would be predicted by asymptotic freedom. We discuss whether this means that the coupling is approaching a finite value as lattice Nt is increased—the conformal option, or if the apparent disagreement with the scaling predicted by asymptotic freedom is because the lattice coupling is a poor expansion parameter, and the theory walks. Currently, evidence favors QCD with 2 color-sextet quarks being a conformal field theory. Other potential sources of disagreement with the walking hypothesis are also discussed. We also report an estimate of the position of the deconfinement transition for Nt=12 , needed for choosing parameters for zero-temperature simulations.

  2. Simulation of N{sub f} = 2 + 1 lattice QCD at realistic quark masses

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    Schierholz, Gerrit

    2014-07-01

    So far most lattice QCD simulations are performed neglecting electromagnetic effects. In order to compute physical observables to high precision, it is important to include and control contributions from QED. We have initiated a similar program, as the symmetry of the electromagnetic current is similar to that of the mass matrix mass m=(m{sub u}+m{sub d}+m{sub s})/3=constant versus e{sub u}+e{sub d}+e{sub s}=constant=0. In a follow-up project we shall use this expansion and complement our previous simulations by a fully dynamical simulation of QCD+QED. (orig.)

  3. Photon mass term as an IR regularization for QCD+QED on the lattice

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    Endres, Michael G; Tiburzi, Brian C; Walker-Loud, Andre

    2015-01-01

    Inclusion of QED in lattice QCD calculations can lead to power-law volume artifacts as a consequence of the long-range nature of the interaction. Such artifacts must be removed by extrapolation in order to attain reliable infinite volume estimates of observables and quantities derived from them. As an alternative to this methodology, we consider the use of a photon mass term as an infrared regulator for QCD+QED, and explore the viability of its use in determining hadron mass shifts and splittings.

  4. Coupled channel approach to strangeness S = -2 baryon-bayron interactions in Lattice QCD

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    Sasaki, Kenji; Doi, Takumi; Hatsuda, Tetsuo; Ikeda, Yoichi; Inoue, Takashi; Ishii, Noriyoshi; Murano, Keiko

    2015-01-01

    The baryon-baryon interactions with strangeness S = -2 with the flavor SU(3) breaking are calculated for the first time by using the HAL QCD method extended to coupled channel system in lattice QCD. The potential matrices are extracted from the Nambu-Bethe-Salpeter wave functions obtained by the 2+1 flavor gauge configurations of CP-PACS/JLQCD Collaborations with a physical volume of 1.93 fm cubed and with m_pi/m_K = 0.96, 0.90, 0.86. The spatial structure and the quark mass dependence of the potential matrix in the baryon basis and in the SU(3) basis are investigated.

  5. Structure and Flow of the Nucleon Eigenstates in Lattice QCD

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    Mahbub, M. Selim; Kamleh, Waseem; Leinweber, Derek B.; Moran, Peter J.; Williams, Anthony G.

    2013-01-01

    A determination of the excited energy eigenstates of the nucleon, $s=c{1}{2}$, $I={1}{2}$, $N^{\\pm}$, is presented in full QCD using 2+1 flavor PACS-CS gauge configurations. The correlation-matrix method is used and is built using standard nucleon interpolators employing smearings at the fermion sources and sinks. We develop and demonstrate a new technique that allows the eigenvectors obtained to be utilized to track the propagation of the intrinsic nature of energy-states from one quark mass...

  6. Lattice QCD studies on baryon interactions from L\\"uscher's finite volume method and HAL QCD method

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    Iritani, Takumi

    2015-01-01

    A comparative study between the L\\"uscher's finite volume method and the time-dependent HAL QCD method is given for the $\\Xi\\Xi$($^1\\mathrm{S}_0$) interaction as an illustrative example. By employing the smeared source and the wall source for the interpolating operators, we show that the effective energy shifts $\\Delta E_{\\rm eff} (t)$ in L\\"uscher's method do not agree between different sources, yet both exhibit fake plateaux. On the other hand, the interaction kernels $V(\\vec{r})$ obtained from the two sources in the HAL QCD method agree with each other already for modest values of $t$. We show that the energy eigenvalues $\\Delta E(L)$ in finite lattice volumes ($L^3$) calculated by $V(\\vec{r})$ indicate that there is no bound state in the $\\Xi\\Xi(^1\\mathrm{S}_0)$ channel at $m_{\\pi}=0.51$ GeV in 2+1 flavor QCD.

  7. Structure of the pion from full lattice QCD

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    Moments of generalised parton distributions can be related to off-forward matrix elements of local operators. We calculate a few of the leading twist matrix elements for the pion on the lattice. The simulations are performed using two flavours of dynamical fermions and a range of pion masses from 550 to 1090MeV. Our lattice spacings and spatial volumes lie in the range 0.07-0.12 fm and (1.6-2.2 fm)3, respectively. Key features of our investigation are the use of O(a) improved Wilson fermions and non-perturbative renormalisation. We present first results for the two lowest moments of the generalised parton distributions of the pion and compare the pion electromagnetic form factor Fπ to experimental data. Good agreement is found between lattice data and experiment. (orig.)

  8. Dirac and Pauli form factors from lattice QCD

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    We present a comprehensive analysis of the electromagnetic form factors of the nucleon from a lattice simulation with two flavors of dynamical O(a)-improved Wilson fermions. A key feature of our calculation is that we make use of an extensive ensemble of lattice gauge field configurations with four different lattice spacings, multiple volumes, and pion masses down to mπ∝180 MeV. We find that by employing Kelly-inspired parametrizations for the Q2-dependence of the form factors, we are able to obtain stable fits over our complete ensemble. Dirac and Pauli radii and the anomalous magnetic moments of the nucleon are extracted and results at light quark masses provide evidence for chiral non-analytic behavior in these fundamental observables. (orig.)

  9. Dirac and Pauli form factors from lattice QCD

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    Collins, S.; Goeckeler, M. [Regensburg Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Haegler, P. [Mainz Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Kernphysik; Regensburg Univ. (DE). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik] (and others)

    2011-06-15

    We present a comprehensive analysis of the electromagnetic form factors of the nucleon from a lattice simulation with two flavors of dynamical O(a)-improved Wilson fermions. A key feature of our calculation is that we make use of an extensive ensemble of lattice gauge field configurations with four different lattice spacings, multiple volumes, and pion masses down to m{sub {pi}}{proportional_to}180 MeV. We find that by employing Kelly-inspired parametrizations for the Q{sup 2}-dependence of the form factors, we are able to obtain stable fits over our complete ensemble. Dirac and Pauli radii and the anomalous magnetic moments of the nucleon are extracted and results at light quark masses provide evidence for chiral non-analytic behavior in these fundamental observables. (orig.)

  10. Massive Photons: An Infrared Regularization Scheme for Lattice QCD +QED

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    Endres, Michael G.; Shindler, Andrea; Tiburzi, Brian C.; Walker-Loud, André

    2016-08-01

    Standard methods for including electromagnetic interactions in lattice quantum chromodynamics calculations result in power-law finite-volume corrections to physical quantities. Removing these by extrapolation requires costly computations at multiple volumes. We introduce a photon mass to alternatively regulate the infrared, and rely on effective field theory to remove its unphysical effects. Electromagnetic modifications to the hadron spectrum are reliably estimated with a precision and cost comparable to conventional approaches that utilize multiple larger volumes. A significant overall cost advantage emerges when accounting for ensemble generation. The proposed method may benefit lattice calculations involving multiple charged hadrons, as well as quantum many-body computations with long-range Coulomb interactions.

  11. Determining hybrid content of heavy quarkonia using lattice nonrelativistic QCD

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    Using lowest-order lattice NRQCD to create heavy meson propagators and applying the spin-dependent interaction, cB(-g/2mqσ-bar · B-bar, at varying intermediate time slices, we compute the off-diagonal matrix element of the Hamiltonian for the quarkonium-hybrid two-state system. Diagonalizing this two-state Hamiltonian, the admixture of hybrid (vertical bar QQ-bar g>) in the ground state is found. We present results from a set of quenched lattices with an interpolation in quark mass to match the bottomonium spectrum

  12. The chiral phase transition for lattice QCD with 2 colour-sextet quarks

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    Kogut, J B

    2015-01-01

    QCD with 2 flavours of massless colour-sextet quarks is studied as a possible walking-Technicolor candidate. We simulate the lattice version of this model at finite temperatures near to the chiral-symmetry restoration transition, to determine whether it is indeed a walking theory (QCD-like with a running coupling which evolves slowly over an appreciable range of length scales) or if it has an infrared fixed point, making it a conformal field theory. The lattice spacing at this transition is decreased towards zero by increasing the number $N_t$ of lattice sites in the temporal direction. Our simulations are performed at $N_t=4,6,8,12$, on lattices with spatial extent much larger than the temporal extent. A range of small fermion masses is chosen to make predictions for the chiral (zero mass) limit. We find that the bare lattice coupling does decrease as the lattice spacing is decreased. However, it decreases more slowly than would be predicted by asymptotic freedom. We discuss whether this means that the coupl...

  13. THERMODYNAMICS OF TWO-FLAVOR LATTICE QCD WITH AN IMPROVED WILSON QUARK ACTION AT NON-ZERO TEMPERATURE AND DENSITY.

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    MAEZAWA,Y.; AOKI, S.; EJIRI, S.; HATSUDA, T.; ISHII, N.; KANAYA, K.; UKITA, N.

    2006-11-14

    The authors report the current status of the systematic studies of the QCD thermodynamics by lattice QCD simulations with two flavors of improved Wilson quarks. They evaluate the critical temperature of two flavor QCD in the chiral limit at zero chemical potential and show the preliminary result. Also they discuss fluctuations at none-zero temperature and density by calculating the quark number and isospin susceptibilities and their derivatives with respect to chemical potential.

  14. Polarized Structure Functions and the GDH Integral from Lattice QCD

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    Schierholz, G

    2004-01-01

    The Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn integral $I_{GDH}(Q^2)$, and its relation to polarized nucleon structure functions, is discussed from the lattice perspective. Of particular interest is the variation of $I_{GDH}(Q^2)$ with $Q^2$, and what it may teach us about the origin and magnitude of higher-twist contributions.

  15. Lattice study of ChPT beyond QCD

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    Appelquist, Thomas; Babich, Ron; Brower, Richard C; Cheng, Michael; Clark, Michael A; Cohen, Saul D; Fleming, George T; Kiskis, Joseph; Neil, Ethan T; Osborn, James C; Rebbi, Claudio; Schaich, David; Vranas, Pavlos

    2010-01-01

    We describe initial results by the Lattice Strong Dynamics (LSD) collaboration of a study into the variation of chiral properties of chiral properties of SU(3) Yang-Mills gauge theory as the number of massless flavors changes from $N_f = 2$ to $N_f = 6$, with a focus on the use of chiral perturbation theory.

  16. Positive-parity excited states of the nucleon in quenched lattice QCD

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    Positive-parity spin-(1/2) excitations of the nucleon are explored in lattice QCD. The variational method is used in this investigation and several correlation matrices are employed. As our focus is on the utility and methodology of the variational approach, we work in the quenched approximation to QCD. Various sweeps of Gaussian fermion-field smearing are applied at the source and at the sink of χ1χ1 and χ1χ2 correlation functions to obtain a large basis of operators. Using several different approaches for constructing basis interpolators, we demonstrate how improving the basis can split what otherwise might be interpreted as a single state into multiple eigenstates. Consistency of the extracted excited energy states are explored over various dimensions of the correlation matrices. The use of large correlation matrices is emphasized for the reliable extraction of the excited eigenstates of QCD.

  17. QCD at finite temperature and density on the lattice

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    Lombardo M.-P.

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available In the first lecture we briefly summarize the basics of field theory thermodynamics and critical phenomena. We then introduce the lattice gauge field theory approach to QCD at finite temperature and density, which is a non-perturbative scheme allowing first principle calculations using the QCD Lagrangian as a sole input. Some of the general concepts and idea introduced at the beginning are demonstrated by use of simple effective models of QCD. The second lecture is devoted to applications. We emphasize that current methods suffice to study the main phenomena at RHIC and LHC energies, and we discuss the ongoing theoretical efforts devoted to the solution of the sign problem which hampers the simulations of cold and dense matter. We conclude with short overview of the status of the field as of Summer 2008.

  18. The chiral condensate from lattice QCD with Wilson twisted mass quarks

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    Urbach, Carsten

    2014-07-01

    Lattice QCD is a very computer time demanding scientific application. Only with the computer time made available on supercomputers like SuperMUC significant progress, like the one reported here, can be reached. We are continuing to evaluate the data produced in this project with the focus on topological properties of QCD. Here we confront the computation of pseudo-scalar flavour singlet meson masses in 2+1+1 flavour QCD with the topological susceptibility in the so-called quenched approximation. The connection is provided by the famous Witten-Veneziano formula, which we are going to check non-perturbatively. Moreover, the computing resources made available by LRZ are used to reduce the systematic uncertainties in our results even further: in another project we are generating ensembles with physical values of the quark masses, such that a chiral extrapolation is not needed anymore. (orig.)

  19. Localization in lattice QCD (with emphasis on practical implications)

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    Golterman, M F L; Golterman, Maarten; Shamir, Yigal

    2003-01-01

    When Anderson localization takes place in a quenched disordered system, a continuous symmetry can be broken spontaneously without accompanying Goldstone bosons. Elaborating on this observation we propose a unified, microscopic physical picture of the phase diagram of both quenched and unquenched QCD with two flavors of Wilson fermions. The phase with Goldstone bosons -- by definition the Aoki phase -- is always identified as the region where the mobility edge of the (hermitian) Wilson operator is zero. We then discuss the implications for domain-wall and overlap fermions. We conclude that both formulations are valid only well outside the Aoki phase of the associated Wilson-operator kernel, because this is where locality and chirality can be both maintained.

  20. Structure and Flow of the Nucleon Eigenstates in Lattice QCD

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    Mahbub, M Selim; Leinweber, Derek B; Moran, Peter J; Williams, Anthony G

    2013-01-01

    A determination of the excited energy eigenstates of the nucleon, $s=\\frac{1}{2}$, $I=\\frac{1}{2}$, $N^{\\pm}$, is presented in full QCD using 2+1 flavor PACS-CS gauge configurations. The correlation-matrix method is used and is built using standard nucleon interpolators employing smearings at the fermion sources and sinks. We develop and demonstrate a new technique that allows the eigenvectors obtained to be utilized to track the propagation of the intrinsic nature of energy-states from one quark mass to the next. This approach is particularly useful for larger dimension correlation matrices where more near-degenerate energy-states can appear in the spectrum.

  1. Lattice QCD production on a commodity cluster at Fermilab

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    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 clusters equipped with high performance networking equipment present an attractive alternative, achieving superior performance to price ratios and offering clear upgrade paths. The authors describe the construction and results to date of Fermilab's prototype production cluster, which consists of 80 dual Pentium III systems interconnected with Myrinet networking hardware. The authors describe software tools and techniques the t have developed for operating system installation and administration. The authors discuss software optimizations using the Pentium's built-in parallel computation facilities (SSE). Finally, the authors present short and long term plans for the construction of larger facilities

  2. Properties of light quarks from lattice QCD simulations1

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    By numerical study of the simple bound states of light quarks, in particular the π and K mesons, we are able to deduce fundamental quark properties. Using the 'improved staggered' discretization of QCD, the MILC Collaboration has performed a series of simulations of these bound states, including the effects of virtual quark-antiquark pairs ('sea' quarks). From these simulations, we have determined the masses of the up, down, and strange quarks. We find that the up quark mass is not zero (at the 10 sigma level), putting to rest a twenty-year-old suggestion that the up quark could be massless. Further, by studying the decays of the π and K mesons, we are able to determine the 'CKM matrix element' Vus of the Weak Interactions. The errors on our result for Vus are comparable to the best previous determinations using alternative theoretical approaches, and are likely to be significantly reduced by simulations now in progress

  3. Thermodynamics of lattice QCD with 3 flavours of colour-sextet quarks

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    Kogut, J B

    2011-01-01

    We have been studying QCD with 2 flavours of colour-sextet quarks to distinguish whether it is QCD-like or conformal. For comparison we are now studying QCD with 3 flavours of colour-sextet quarks, which is believed to be conformal in the chiral limit. Here we present the results of simulations of lattice QCD with 3 colour-sextet quarks at finite temperatures on lattices of temporal extent $N_t=4$ and 6, with masses small enough to yield access to the chiral limit. As for the 2-flavour case, we find well-separated deconfinement and chiral-symmetry restoration transitions, both of which move to appreciably weaker couplings as $N_t$ is increased from 4 to 6. If this theory is conformal, we would expect there to be a bulk chiral transition at a fixed coupling. For this reason we conclude that for $N_t=4$ and 6, the chiral and hence the deconfinement transitions are in the strong-coupling domain where the theory is essentially quenched. The similarity between the behaviours of the 2 and 3 flavour theories suggest...

  4. Thermo-magnetic effects in quark matter: Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model constrained by lattice QCD

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    Farias, R L S; Avancini, S S; Pinto, M B; Krein, G

    2016-01-01

    The phenomenon of inverse magnetic catalysis of chiral symmetry in QCD predicted by lattice simulations can be reproduced within the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model if the coupling G of the model decreases with the strength B of the magnetic field and temperature T. The thermo-magnetic dependence of G(B,T) is obtained by fitting recent lattice QCD predictions for the chiral transition order parameter. Different thermodynamic quantities of magnetized quark matter evaluated with a G(B, T) are compared with the ones obtained at constant coupling G. The model with a G(B,T) predicts a more dramatic chiral transition as the field intensity increases. In addition, the pressure and magnetization always increase with B for a given temperature. Being parametrized by four magnetic field dependent coefficients and having a rather simple exponential thermal dependence our accurate ansatz for the running coupling can be easily implemented to improve typical model applications to magnetized quark matter.

  5. Large N lattice QCD and its extended strong-weak connection to the hypersphere

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    Christensen, Alexander S.; Myers, Joyce C.; Pedersen, Peter D. [Niels Bohr International Academy,Blegdamsvej 17, 2100 Copenhagen Ø (Denmark); Discovery Centre, The Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen,Blegdamsvej 17, 2100 Copenhagen Ø (Denmark)

    2014-02-06

    We calculate an effective Polyakov line action of QCD at large N{sub c} and large N{sub f} from a combined lattice strong coupling and hopping expansion working to second order in both, where the order is defined by the number of windings in the Polyakov line. We compare with the action, truncated at the same order, of continuum QCD on S{sup 1}×S{sup d} at weak coupling from one loop perturbation theory, and find that a large N{sub c} correspondence of equations of motion found in http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP10(2012)067 at leading order, can be extended to the next order. Throughout the paper, we review the background necessary for computing higher order corrections to the lattice effective action, in order to make higher order comparisons more straightforward.

  6. Large N lattice QCD and its extended strong-weak connection to the hypersphere

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    We calculate an effective Polyakov line action of QCD at large Nc and large Nf from a combined lattice strong coupling and hopping expansion working to second order in both, where the order is defined by the number of windings in the Polyakov line. We compare with the action, truncated at the same order, of continuum QCD on S1×Sd at weak coupling from one loop perturbation theory, and find that a large Nc correspondence of equations of motion found in http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP10(2012)067 at leading order, can be extended to the next order. Throughout the paper, we review the background necessary for computing higher order corrections to the lattice effective action, in order to make higher order comparisons more straightforward

  7. Phase quenching in finite-density QCD: models, holography, and lattice

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    Hanada, Masanori; Yamamoto, Naoki

    2012-01-01

    Finite-density QCD is difficult to study numerically because of the sign problem. We prove that, in a certain region of the phase diagram, the phase quenched approximation is exact to O(Nf/Nc). It is true for any physical observables. We also consider the implications for the lattice simulations and find a quantitative evidence for the validity of the phase quenching from existing lattice QCD results at Nc=3. Our results show that the phase-quench approximation is rather good already at Nc=3, and the 1/Nc correction can be incorporated by the phase reweighting method without suffering from the overlap problem. We also show the same equivalence in effective models and holographic models.

  8. The U(1)A anomaly in high temperature QCD with chiral fermions on the lattice

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    Sharma, Sayantan; Karsch, Frithjof; Laermann, Edwin; Mukherjee, Swagato

    2015-01-01

    The magnitude of the $U_A(1)$ symmetry breaking is expected to affect the nature of $N_f=2$ QCD chiral phase transition. The explicit breaking of chiral symmetry due to realistic light quark mass is small, so it is important to use chiral fermions on the lattice to understand the effect of $U_A(1)$ near the chiral crossover temperature, $T_c$. We report our latest results for the eigenvalue spectrum of 2+1 flavour QCD with dynamical Mobius domain wall fermions at finite temperature probed using the overlap operator on $32^3\\times 8$ lattice. We check how sensitive the low-lying eigenvalues are to the sea-light quark mass. We also present a comparison with the earlier independent results with domain wall fermions.

  9. Bound H-dibaryon in Flavor SU(3) Limit of Lattice QCD

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    Inoue, Takashi; Aoki, Sinya; Doi, Takumi; Hatsuda, Tetsuo; Ikeda, Yoichi; Murano, Keiko; Nemura, Hidekatsu; Sasaki, Kenji

    2010-01-01

    The flavor-singlet H-dibaryon, which has strangeness -2 and baryon number 2, is studied by the approach recently developed for the baryon-baryon interactions in lattice QCD. The flavor-singlet central potential is derived from the spatial and imaginary-time dependence of the Nambu-Bethe-Salpeter wave function measured in N_f=3 full QCD simulations with the lattice size of L = 2, 3, 4 fm. The potential is found to be insensitive to the volume, and it leads to a bound H-dibaryon with the binding energy of 30 - 40 MeV for the pseudo-scalar meson mass of 673 - 1015 MeV.

  10. The phase-shift of isospin-2 pi-pi scattering from lattice QCD

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    Jozef J. Dudek, Robert G. Edwards, Michael J. Peardon, David G. Richards, Christopher E. Thomas

    2011-04-01

    Finite-volume lattice QCD calculations offer the possibility of extracting resonance parameters from the energy-dependent elastic phase-shift computed using the L\\"uscher technique. In this letter, as a trial of the method, we report on the extraction of the non-resonant phase-shift for $S$ and $D$-wave $\\pi\\pi$ isospin-2 scattering from dynamical lattice QCD computations. We define a variational basis of operators resembling pairs of pions of definite relative momentum and extract a spectrum of excited states that maps to phase-shifts at a set of discrete scattering momenta. Computations are performed with pion masses between $400$ and $520$ MeV on multiple spatial volumes. We observe no significant quark mass dependence in the phase-shifts extracted which are in reasonable agreement with the available experimental data at low momentum.

  11. The Nc dependencies of baryon masses: Analysis with Lattice QCD and Effective Theory

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    Calle Cordon, Alvaro C. [JLAB; DeGrand, Thomas A. [University of Colorado; Goity, Jose L. [JLAB

    2014-07-01

    Baryon masses at varying values of Nc and light quark masses are studied with Lattice QCD and the results are analyzed in a low energy effective theory based on a combined framework of the 1/Nc and Heavy Baryon Chiral Perturbation Theory expansions. Lattice QCD results for Nc=3, 5 and 7 obtained in quenched calculations, as well as results for unquenched calculations for Nc=3, are used for the analysis. The results are consistent with a previous analysis of Nc=3 LQCD results, and in addition permit the determination of sub-leading in 1/Nc effects in the spin-flavor singlet component of the baryon masses as well as in the hyperfine splittings.

  12. Neutral $B$ mixing from $2+1$ flavor lattice-QCD: the Standard Model and beyond

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    Bouchard, C M; Bernard, C; El-Khadra, A X; Gamiz, E; Kronfeld, A S; Laiho, J; Van de Water, R S

    2011-01-01

    We report on the status of our lattice-QCD calculation of the hadronic contribution to $B_d^0$ and $B^0_s$ mixing, with $2+1$ flavors of dynamical sea quarks. Preliminary results for hadronic mixing matrix elements are given for a basis of five four-quark, dimension-six, $\\Delta B=2$ mixing operators that spans the space of all possible hadronic mixing contributions in the Standard Model and beyond. At the intermediate stage of analysis reported on in this work, our errors are competitive with published Standard Model matrix element results. For beyond the Standard Model matrix elements, this is the first unquenched calculation and the first new lattice-QCD calculation in ten years.

  13. Conformal Window and Correlation Functions in Lattice Conformal QCD

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    Iwasaki, Y

    2012-01-01

    We discuss various aspects of Conformal Field Theories on the Lattice. We investigate the SU(3) gauge theory with Nf fermions in the fundamental representation. First we make a brief review of our previous works on the phase structure of lattice gauge theories in terms of the gauge coupling constant and the quark mass. We thereby clarify the reason why we conjecture that the conformal window is 7 = 1 exhibit the characteristics of the conformal function with IR cutoff, an exponential damping with power correction. Investigating our numerical data by a new method, the "micro-analysis" of propagators, we observe that our data are consistent with the picture that the Nf=7 case and the Nf=2 at T ~ 2Tc case are close to the meson unparticle model. On the other hand, the Nf=16 case and the Nf=2 at T= 10^2 ~10^5 Tc cases are close to the fermion unparticle model.

  14. The Ds and D+ Leptonic Decay Constants from Lattice QCD

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    Bazavov, A; DeTar, C; Freeland, E D; Gamiz, E; Gottlieb, Steven; Heller, U M; Hetrick, J E; El-Khadra, A X; Kronfeld, A S; Laiho, J; Levkova, L; Mackenzie, P B; Oktay, M B; Di Pierro, M; Simone, J N; Sugar, R; Toussaint, D; Van de Water, R S

    2009-01-01

    We present the leptonic decay constants fDs and fD+ computed on the MILC collaboration's 2+1 flavor asqtad gauge ensembles. We use clover heavy quarks with the Fermilab interpretation and improved staggered light quarks. The simultaneous chiral and continuum extrapolation, which determines both decay constants, includes partially-quenched lattice results at lattice spacings a ~ 0:09, 0:12 and 0:15 fm. We have made several recent improvements in our analysis: a) we include terms in the fit describing leading order heavy-quark discretization effects, b) we have adopted a more precise input r1 value consistent with our other D and B meson studies, c) we have retuned the input bare charm masses based upon the new r1. Our preliminary results are fDs = 260 +/-10 MeV and fD+ = 217 +/-10 MeV.

  15. BK-parameter from Nf=2 twisted mass lattice QCD

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    We present an unquenched Nf = 2 lattice computation of the BK parameter which controls K0- anti K0 oscillations. A partially quenched setup is employed with two maximally twisted dynamical (sea) light Wilson quarks, and valence quarks of both the maximally twisted and the Osterwalder-Seiler variety. Suitable combinations of these two kinds of valence quarks lead to a lattice definition of the BK parameter which is both multiplicatively renormalizable and O(a) improved. Employing the non-perturbative RI-MOM scheme, in the continuum limit and at the physical value of the pion mass we get BRGIK=0.729±0.030, a number well in line with the existing quenched and unquenched determinations. (orig.)

  16. Multigrid Preconditioning for the Overlap Operator in Lattice QCD

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    Brannick, James; Kahl, Karsten; Leder, Björn; Rottmann, Matthias; Strebel, Artur

    2014-01-01

    The overlap operator is a lattice discretization of the Dirac operator of quantum chromodynamics, the fundamental physical theory of the strong interaction between the quarks. As opposed to other discretizations it preserves the important physical property of chiral symmetry, at the expense of requiring much more effort when solving systems with this operator. We present a preconditioning technique based on another lattice discretization, the Wilson-Dirac operator. The mathematical analysis precisely describes the effect of this preconditioning in the case that the Wilson-Dirac operator is normal. Although this is not exactly the case in realistic settings, we show that current smearing techniques indeed drive the Wilson-Dirac operator towards normality, thus providing a motivation why our preconditioner works well in computational practice. Results of numerical experiments in physically relevant settings show that our preconditioning yields accelerations of up to one order of magnitude.

  17. Dirac spectrum representation of Polyakov loop fluctuations in lattice QCD

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    Doi, Takahiro M.; Redlich, Krzysztof; Sasaki, Chihiro; Suganuma, Hideo

    2015-01-01

    Dirac spectrum representations of the Polyakov loop fluctuations are derived on the temporally odd-number lattice, where the temporal length is odd with the periodic boundary condition. We investigate the Polyakov loop fluctuations based on these analytical relations. It is semianalytically and numerically found that the low-lying Dirac eigenmodes have little contribution to the Polyakov loop fluctuations, which are sensitive probe for the quark deconfinement. Our results suggest no direct on...

  18. Wilson flow and scale setting from lattice QCD

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    We give a determination of the phenomenological value of the Wilson (or gradient) flow scales t0 and w0 for 2+1 flavours of dynamical quarks. The simulations are performed keeping the average quark mass constant, which allows the approach to the physical point to be made in a controlled manner. O(a) improved clover fermions are used and together with four lattice spacings this allows the continuum extrapolation to be taken.

  19. Dipolar matter-wave solitons in two-dimensional anisotropic discrete lattices

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    Chen, Huaiyu; Liu, Yan; Zhang, Qiang; Shi, Yuhan; Pang, Wei; Li, Yongyao

    2016-05-01

    We numerically demonstrate two-dimensional (2D) matter-wave solitons in the disk-shaped dipolar Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) trapped in strongly anisotropic optical lattices (OLs) in a disk's plane. The considered OLs are square lattices which can be formed by interfering two pairs of plane waves with different intensities. The hopping rates of the condensates between two adjacent lattices in the orthogonal directions are different, which gives rise to a linearly anisotropic system. We find that when the polarized orientation of the dipoles is parallel to disk's plane with the same direction, the combined effects of the linearly anisotropy and the nonlocal nonlinear anisotropy strongly influence the formations, as well as the dynamics of the lattice solitons. Particularly, the isotropy-pattern solitons (IPSs) are found when these combined effects reach a balance. Motion, collision, and rotation of the IPSs are also studied in detail by means of systematic simulations. We further find that these IPSs can move freely in the 2D anisotropic discrete system, hence giving rise to an anisotropic effective mass. Four types of collisions between the IPSs are identified. By rotating an external magnetic field up to a critical angular velocity, the IPSs can still remain localized and play as a breather. Finally, the influences from the combined effects between the linear and the nonlocal nonlinear anisotropy with consideration of the contact and/or local nonlinearity are discussed too.

  20. Semileptonic B → D** decays in lattice QCD: a feasability

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    Atoui, M.; Morenas, V. [Unite Mixte de Recherche 6533 CNRS/IN2P3, Universite Blaise Pascal, Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire de Clermont-Ferrand, Campus des Cezeaux, 24 avenue des Landais, BP 80026, Aubiere Cedex (France); Blossier, B.; Pene, O. [Unite Mixte de Recherche 8627 du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Universite Paris-Sud XI, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, Orsay Cedex (France); Petrov, K. [Inria Saclay, Batiment Alan Turing, Palaiseau (France)

    2015-08-15

    We compute the decays B → D{sub 0}{sup *} and B → D{sub 2}{sup *} with finite masses for the b and c quarks. We first discuss the spectral properties of both the B meson as a function of its momentum and the D{sub 0}{sup *} and D{sub 2}{sup *} at rest. We compute the theoretical formulae leading to the decay amplitudes from the three-point and two-point correlators. We then compute the amplitudes at zero recoil of B → D{sub 0}{sup *}, which turns out not to be vanishing contrary to what happens in the heavy quark limit. This opens the possibility to get better agreement with experiment. To improve the continuum limit we have added a set of data with smaller lattice spacing. The B → D{sub 2}{sup *} vanishes at zero recoil and we show a convincing signal but only slightly more than 1 sigma from 0. In order to reach quantitatively significant results we plan to exploit fully smaller lattice spacings as well as another lattice regularisation. (orig.)

  1. Semileptonic B → D** decays in lattice QCD: a feasability

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    We compute the decays B → D0* and B → D2* with finite masses for the b and c quarks. We first discuss the spectral properties of both the B meson as a function of its momentum and the D0* and D2* at rest. We compute the theoretical formulae leading to the decay amplitudes from the three-point and two-point correlators. We then compute the amplitudes at zero recoil of B → D0*, which turns out not to be vanishing contrary to what happens in the heavy quark limit. This opens the possibility to get better agreement with experiment. To improve the continuum limit we have added a set of data with smaller lattice spacing. The B → D2* vanishes at zero recoil and we show a convincing signal but only slightly more than 1 sigma from 0. In order to reach quantitatively significant results we plan to exploit fully smaller lattice spacings as well as another lattice regularisation. (orig.)

  2. Quark helicity flip generalized parton distributions from two-flavor lattice QCD

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    We present an initiatory study of quark helicity flip generalized parton distributions (GPDs) in nf=2 lattice QCD, based on clover-improved Wilson fermions for a large number of coupling constants and pion masses. Quark helicity flip GPDs yield essential information on the transverse spin structure of the nucleon. In this work, we show first results on their lowest moments and dipole masses and study the corresponding chiral and continuum extrapolations

  3. Quark helicity flip generalized parton distributions from two-flavor lattice QCD

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    We present an initiatory study of quark helicity flip generalized parton distributions (GPDs) in nf = 2 lattice QCD, based on clover-improved Wilson fermions for a large number of coupling constants and pion masses. Quark helicity flip GPDs yield essential information on the transverse spin structure of the nucleon. In this work, we show first results on their lowest moments and dipole masses and study the corresponding chiral and continuum extrapolations. (orig.)

  4. Investigation of $B\\bar B$ four-quark systems using lattice QCD

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    Peters, Antje; Cichy, Krzysztof; Wagner, Marc

    2016-01-01

    We investigate $B \\bar B$ systems by computing potentials of two static quarks in the presence of two quarks of finite mass using lattice QCD. By solving the Schr\\"odinger equation we check whether these potentials are sufficiently attractive to host bound states. Particular focus is put on the experimentally most promising bottomonium-like tetraquark candidate $Z_b^\\pm$ with quantum numbers $I(J^P)=1(1^+)$.

  5. Effective hadronic Lagrangian in the lattice QCD with Susskind fermions in strong-coupling approximation

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    The effective hadronic action in lattice QCD with U(N) and SU(N) gauge groups and with Susskind fermions is constructed in the framework of the strong coupling approximation. For arbitrary finite (odd) N (in particular, N=3) an effective potential, vacuum expectation value of the (χ-barχ), and an effective action for the physical meson field π(χ) are found

  6. Effective hadronic lagrangian in the strong coupling expansion of lattice QCD with Susskind fermions

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    The effective hadronic action in lattice QCD with U(N) and SU(N) gauge groups and with Susskind fermions is constructed in the framework of the strong coupling approximation. For arbitrary finite (odd) N (in particular N=3) we find an effective potential, vacuum expectation value of the (χ-barχ) and an effective action for the physical meson field π(x). (author). 19 refs

  7. η,η' mesons in 2+1+1 twisted mass lattice QCD

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    The twisted mass formulation of lattice QCD is a framework for simulations with an even number of dynamical quarks which benefits from automatic O(a) improvement. Analysing suitable correlation functions, we focus on the mass splitting between the η and η' meson and related quantities in a setup with 2+1+1 dynamical quarks. In addition to the unitary setup, a different regularization of valence and sea quarks (Osterwalder-Seiler approach) is employed to study the strange quark mass dependence.

  8. Leading hadronic contributions to the running of the electroweak coupling constants from lattice QCD

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    Burger, Florian; Petschlies, Marcus; Pientka, Grit

    2015-01-01

    The quark-connected leading-order hadronic contributions to the running of the electromagnetic fine structure constant, $\\alpha_{\\rm QED}$, and the weak mixing angle, $\\theta_W$, are determined by a four-flavour lattice QCD computation with twisted mass fermions. Full agreement of the results with a phenomenological analysis is observed with an even comparable statistical uncertainty. We show that the uncertainty of the lattice calculation is dominated by systematic effects which then leads to significantly larger errors than obtained by the phenomenological analysis.

  9. Lambda_b -> Lambda l+ l- form factors and differential branching fraction from lattice QCD

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    Detmold, William; Lin, C. -J. David; Meinel, Stefan; Wingate, Matthew

    2012-01-01

    We present the first lattice QCD determination of the $\\Lambda_b \\to \\Lambda$ transition form factors that govern the rare baryonic decays $\\Lambda_b \\to \\Lambda l^+ l^-$ at leading order in heavy-quark effective theory. Our calculations are performed with 2+1 flavors of domain-wall fermions, at two lattice spacings and with pion masses down to 227 MeV. Three-point functions with a wide range of source-sink separations are used to extract the ground-state contributions. The form factors are e...

  10. Leptonic decay constants fDs and fD in three flavor lattice QCD

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    We determine the leptonic decay constants fDs and fD in three flavor unquenched lattice QCD. We use O(a2)-improved sraggered light quarks and O(a)-improved charm quarks in the Fermilab heavy quark formalism. Our preliminary results, based upon an analysis at a single lattice spacing, are fDs=263-9+5+/-24 MeV and fD=225-13+11+/-21 MeV. In each case, the first reported error is statistical while the second is the combined systematic uncertainty

  11. Leptonic decay constants f_Ds and f_D in three flavor lattice QCD

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    Simone, J N; Bernard, C; DeTar, C; Di Pierro, Massimo; El-Khadra, A X; Gottlieb, S; Gregory, E B; Heller, U M; Hetrick, J E; Kronfeld, A S; MacKenzie, P B; Menscher, D P; Nobes, M; Okamoto, M; Oktay, M B; Osborn, J; Sugar, R; Toussaint, D; Trottier, H D; Lattice, T F; Gottlieb, Steven; Lattice, The Fermilab

    2005-01-01

    We determine the leptonic decay constants in three flavor unquenched lattice QCD. We use O(a^2)-improved staggered light quarks and O(a)-improved charm quarks in the Fermilab heavy quark formalism. Our preliminary results, based upon an analysis at a single lattice spacing, are f_Ds = 263(+5-9)(+/-24) MeV and f_D = 225(+11-13)(+/-21) MeV. In each case, the first reported error is statistical while the is the combined systematic uncertainty.

  12. The decay constants f(B) and f(D+) from three-flavor lattice QCD

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    Bernard, C.; /Washington U., St. Louis; DeTar, C.; /Utah U.; Di Pierro, M.; /NONE - DEPAUL U CHICAGO; El-Khadra, A.X.; Evans, R.T.; /Illinois U., Urbana; Freeland, E.; /Illinois U., Chicago /Fermilab; Gamiz, E.; /Illinois U., Urbana; Gottlieb, Steven; /Indiana U.; Heller, U.M.; /APS, New York; Hetrick, J.E.; /U. Pacific, Stockton; Jain, R.; /Illinois U., Urbana /Fermilab /Fermilab /Washington U., St. Louis

    2007-01-01

    We present new preliminary results for the leptonic decay constants f{sub B} and f{sub D+} determined in 2+1 flavor lattice QCD at lattice spacings a = 0.09, 0.12 and 0.15 fm. Results are obtained using the MILC Collaboration gauge configuration ensembles, clover heavy quarks in the Fermilab interpretation and improved staggered light quarks. Decay constants, computed at partially quenched combinations of the valence and sea light quark masses, are used to determine the low-energy parameters of staggered chiral perturbation theory. The physical decay constants are found in an extrapolation using the parameterized chiral formula.

  13. Lattice Analysis of Two-Point Hadronic Correlators in the QCD Vacuum

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    Chu, M C; Huang, S; Negele, J W

    1992-01-01

    Results from the first lattice QCD analysis of vacuum correlators of local hadronic currents using dispersion relations are presented. We have explored the vector, pseudoscalar, axial, and scalar meson channels, and the proton-like and delta-like baryon channels. The lattice results are shown to agree qualitatively with experimental results in channels where experimental data exist, and shed insight into interacting instanton approximations and sum rule calculations in the other channels. 3 figures included (as PostScript files): pi.ps, nd.ps, va.ps : Search for %%% to retrieve the files. Latex file, needs espcrc2.sty (Search for %%%).

  14. Decay constants and spectroscopy of mesons in lattice QCD using domain-wall fermions

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    Fahy, B; Hashimoto, S; Kaneko, T; Noaki, J; Tomii, M

    2015-01-01

    We report results of masses and decay constants of light and charmed pseudo-scalar mesons using lattice QCD with M\\"obius domain-wall fermions. Using this formulation we are able to compute pseudo-scalar decay constants through the pseudo-scalar density operator as well as with the axial-vector current. Results are shown from several lattice spacings and pion masses between 230 MeV and 500 MeV. We present an analysis of these results at different quark masses to show the chiral properties of the light mesons masses and decay constants.

  15. Non-perturbative Test of the Witten-Veneziano Formula from Lattice QCD

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    Cichy, Krzysztof; Jansen, Karl; Ottnad, Konstantin; Urbach, Carsten

    2015-01-01

    We compute both sides of the Witten-Veneziano formula using lattice techniques. For the one side we perform dedicated quenched simulations and use the spectral projector method to determine the topological susceptibility in the pure Yang-Mills theory. The other side we determine in lattice QCD with $N_f=2+1+1$ dynamical Wilson twisted mass fermions including for the first time also the flavour singlet decay constant. After taking the continuum and the SU$(2)$ chiral limits we compare both sides and find good agreement within uncertainties.

  16. _{u-d} from lattice QCD at nearly physical quark masses

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    Bali, Gunnar S; Deka, Mridupawan; Glaessle, Benjamin; Gockeler, Meinulf; Najjar, Johannes; Nobile, Andrea; Pleiter, Dirk; Schafer, Andreas; Sternbeck, Andre

    2012-01-01

    We determine the second Mellin moment of the isovector quark parton distribution function _{u-d} from lattice QCD with N_f=2 sea quark flavours, employing the non-perturbatively improved Wilson-Sheikholeslami-Wohlert action at a pseudoscalar mass of 157(6) MeV. The result is converted non-perturbatively to the RI'-MOM scheme and then perturbatively to the MSbar scheme at a scale mu = 2 GeV. As the quark mass is reduced we find the lattice prediction to approach the value extracted from experiments.

  17. Scattering phase shift for elastic two pion scattering and the rho resonance in lattice QCD

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    In this thesis we use lattice QCD to compute scattering phase shifts for elastic two-pion scattering in the isospin I=1 channel. Using Luescher's formalism, we derive the scattering phase shifts for different total momenta of the two-pion system in a non-rest frame. Furthermore we analyse the symmetries of the non-rest frame lattices and construct 2-pion and rho operators transforming in accordance with these symmetries. The data was collected for a 323 x 64 and a 403 x 64 lattice with Nf=2 clover improved Wilson fermions at a pion mass around 290 MeV and a lattice spacing of about 0.072 fm.

  18. Scattering phase shift for elastic two pion scattering and the rho resonance in lattice QCD

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    Gutzwiller, Simone

    2012-10-08

    In this thesis we use lattice QCD to compute scattering phase shifts for elastic two-pion scattering in the isospin I=1 channel. Using Luescher's formalism, we derive the scattering phase shifts for different total momenta of the two-pion system in a non-rest frame. Furthermore we analyse the symmetries of the non-rest frame lattices and construct 2-pion and rho operators transforming in accordance with these symmetries. The data was collected for a 32{sup 3} x 64 and a 40{sup 3} x 64 lattice with N{sub f}=2 clover improved Wilson fermions at a pion mass around 290 MeV and a lattice spacing of about 0.072 fm.

  19. Neutron and proton electric dipole moments from Nf=2 +1 domain-wall fermion lattice QCD

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    Shintani, Eigo; Blum, Thomas; Izubuchi, Taku; Soni, Amarjit; Rbc; Ukqcd Collaborations

    2016-05-01

    We present a lattice calculation of the neutron and proton electric dipole moments (EDMs) with Nf=2 +1 flavors of domain-wall fermions. The neutron and proton EDM form factors are extracted from three-point functions at the next-to-leading order in the θ vacuum of QCD. In this computation, we use pion masses of 0.33 and 0.42 GeV and 2.7 fm3 lattices with Iwasaki gauge action, and a 0.17 GeV pion and a 4.6 fm3 lattice with I-DSDR gauge action, all generated by the RBC and UKQCD collaborations. The all-mode averaging technique enables an efficient and high statistics calculation. Chiral behavior of lattice EDMs is discussed in the context of baryon chiral perturbation theory. In addition, we also show numerical evidence on the relationship of three- and two-point correlation functions with the local topological charge distribution.

  20. Equation of state for pure SU(3) gauge theory on anisotropic lattices

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    We present results for the equation of state for pure SU(3) gauge theory obtained on anisotropic lattices with the anisotropy ξ ≡ as/at = 2. The pressure and energy density are calculated on Nt/ξ = 4, 5 and 6 lattices with the integral method. They are found to satisfy the leading 1/Nt2 scaling from our coarsest lattice Nt/ξ = 4. This enables us to carry out well controlled continuum extrapolations. We find that the pressure and energy density agree with those obtained using the isotropic plaquette action, but have smaller and more reliable errors

  1. B →K l+l- decay form factors from three-flavor lattice QCD

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    Bailey, Jon A.; Bazavov, A.; Bernard, C.; Bouchard, C. M.; DeTar, C.; Du, Daping; El-Khadra, A. X.; Foley, J.; Freeland, E. D.; Gámiz, E.; Gottlieb, Steven; Heller, U. M.; Jain, R. D.; Komijani, J.; Kronfeld, A. S.; Laiho, J.; Levkova, L.; Liu, Yuzhi; Mackenzie, P. B.; Meurice, Y.; Neil, E. T.; Qiu, Si-Wei; Simone, J. N.; Sugar, R.; Toussaint, D.; Van de Water, R. S.; Zhou, Ran; Fermilab Lattice; MILC Collaborations

    2016-01-01

    We compute the form factors for the B →K l+l- semileptonic decay process in lattice QCD using gauge-field ensembles with 2 +1 flavors of sea quark, generated by the MILC Collaboration. The ensembles span lattice spacings from 0.12 to 0.045 fm and have multiple sea-quark masses to help control the chiral extrapolation. The asqtad improved staggered action is used for the light valence and sea quarks, and the clover action with the Fermilab interpretation is used for the heavy b quark. We present results for the form factors f+(q2), f0(q2), and fT(q2), where q2 is the momentum transfer, together with a comprehensive examination of systematic errors. Lattice QCD determines the form factors for a limited range of q2, and we use the model-independent z expansion to cover the whole kinematically allowed range. We present our final form-factor results as coefficients of the z expansion and the correlations between them, where the errors on the coefficients include statistical and all systematic uncertainties. We use this complete description of the form factors to test QCD predictions of the form factors at high and low q2.

  2. Finite volume treatment of pi pi scattering and limits to phase shifts extraction from lattice QCD

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    Albaladejo, M; Oset, E; Rios, G; Roca, L

    2012-01-01

    We study theoretically the effects of finite volume for pipi scattering in order to extract physical observables for infinite volume from lattice QCD. We compare three different approaches for pipi scattering (lowest order Bethe-Salpeter approach, N/D and inverse amplitude methods) with the aim to study the effects of the finite size of the box in the potential of the different theories, specially the left-hand cut contribution through loops in the crossed t,u-channels. We quantify the error made by neglecting these effects in usual extractions of physical observables from lattice QCD spectra. We conclude that for pipi phase-shifts in the scalar-isoscalar channel up to 800 MeV this effect is negligible for box sizes bigger than 2.5m_pi^-1 and of the order of 5% at around 1.5-2m_pi^-1. For isospin 2 the finite size effects can reach up to 10% for that energy. We also quantify the error made when using the standard Luscher method to extract physical observables from lattice QCD, which is widely used in the lite...

  3. Charmed tetraquarks T{sub cc} and T{sub cs} from dynamical lattice QCD simulations

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    Ikeda, Yoichi, E-mail: yikeda@riken.jp [Theoretical Research Division, Nishina Center, RIKEN, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Charron, Bruno [Department of Physics, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Aoki, Sinya [Yukawa Institute of Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571 (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 606-8502 (Japan); Inoue, Takashi [College of Bioresource Science, Nihon University, Kanagawa 252-0880 (Japan); Ishii, Noriyoshi [Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571 (Japan); Murano, Keiko [Yukawa Institute of Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Nemura, Hidekatsu; Sasaki, Kenji [Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571 (Japan)

    2014-02-05

    Charmed tetraquarks T{sub cc}=(ccu{sup ¯}d{sup ¯}) and T{sub cs}=(csu{sup ¯}d{sup ¯}) are studied through the S-wave meson–meson interactions, D–D, K{sup ¯}–D, D–D{sup ⁎} and K{sup ¯}–D{sup ⁎}, on the basis of the (2+1)-flavor lattice QCD simulations with the pion mass m{sub π}≃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{sub π} decreases. This is particularly prominent in the T{sub cc}(J{sup P}=1{sup +},I=0) channel, though neither bound state nor resonance are found in the range m{sub π}=410–700 MeV. We make a qualitative comparison of our results with the phenomenological diquark picture.

  4. Charmonium Spectrum from Quenched Lattice QCD with Tadpole Improvement Action

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    2004-01-01

    @@ We report our lattice simulation on the charmonium spectra in the quenched approximation. Because the complete adjustment on all the nonperturbative parameters needs much calculation time, we only adjust two of them, but with some rescaling for mass splitting. After the rescaling, the calculated masses of meson are 3.030GeV (ηc),3.080 GeV (J/ψ), 3.546 GeV (he) and 3.412 GeV (X c0 ) respectively, which is in agreement with the experimental results.

  5. Phase structure of many flavor lattice QCD at finite temperature

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    Yamada, Norikazu

    2013-01-01

    In realistic technicolor models containing many fermions, the electroweak baryogenesis offers a natural scenario for generating baryon number asymmetry. One of the key ingredients is the occurrence of the first order phase transition at finite temperature. As a first step toward the exploration of this possibility on the lattice, we develop an agile method to identify the critical mass for a given Nf, separating the first order and the crossover transition. We explain the outline of our method and demonstrate it by determining the critical mass of Nf-flavors in the presence of light two-flavors. It is found that the critical mass becomes larger with Nf.

  6. Time-like pion form factor in lattice QCD

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    Feng, Xu; Hashimoto, Shoji; Kaneko, Takashi

    2014-01-01

    We perform a nonperturbative lattice calculation of the complex phase and modulus of the pion form factor in the time-like momentum region using the finite-volume technique. We use two ensembles of 2+1-flavor overlap fermion at pion masses m_pi = 380 and 290 MeV. By calculating the I = 1 correlators in the center-of-mass and three moving frames, we obtain the form factor at ten different values of the time-like momentum transfer around the vector resonance. We compare the results with the phenomenological model of Gounaris-Sakurai and its variant.

  7. Lattice study of large $N_c$ QCD

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    DeGrand, Thomas

    2016-01-01

    We present a lattice simulation study of large $N_c$ regularities of meson and baryon spectroscopy in $SU(N_c)$ gauge theory with two flavors of dynamical fundamental representation fermions. Systems investigated include $N_c=2$, 3, 4, and 5, over a range of fermion masses parametrized by a squared pseudoscalar to vector meson mass ratio between about 0.2 to 0.7. Good agreement with large $N_c$ scaling is observed in the static potential, in meson masses and decay constants, and in baryon spectroscopy.

  8. CP violation and Kaon weak matrix elements from Lattice QCD

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    Garron, Nicolas

    2015-01-01

    In this short review, I present the recent lattice computations of kaon weak matrix elements relevant to $K \\to \\pi\\pi$ decays and neutral kaon mixing. These matrix elements are key to the theoretical determination of the CP violation parameters $\\epsilon$ and $\\epsilon'$ . Impressive progress have been achieved recently, in particular the first realistic computation of $\\epsilon'/\\epsilon$ with physical kinematics has been reported in [1]. The novelty is the $\\Delta I = 1/2$ channel, whereas the $\\Delta I = 3/2$ contribution is now computed at several values of the lattice spacing and extrapolated to the continuum limit. I will also present the status of $B_K$ and discuss its error budget, with a particular emphasis on the perturbative error. Finally I will review the matrix elements of neutral kaon mixing beyond the standard model and will argue that the discrepancy observed by different collaborations could be explained by the renormalisation procedure of the relevant four-quark operators.

  9. Phase structure of two-color QCD at real and imaginary chemical potentials: Lattice simulations and model analyses

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    Makiyama, Takahiro; Sakai, Yuji; Saito, Takuya; Ishii, Masahiro; Takahashi, Junichi; Kashiwa, Kouji; Kouno, Hiroaki; Nakamura, Atsushi; Yahiro, Masanobu

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the phase structure of two-color QCD at both real and imaginary chemical potentials (μ ), performing lattice simulations and analyzing the data with the Polyakov-loop extended Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (PNJL) model. Lattice QCD simulations are done on an 83×4 lattice with the clover-improved two-flavor Wilson fermion action and the renormalization-group-improved Iwasaki gauge action. We test the analytic continuation of physical quantities from imaginary μ to real μ by comparing lattice QCD results calculated at real μ with the results of an analytic function, the coefficients of which are determined from lattice QCD results at imaginary μ . We also test the validity of the PNJL model by comparing model results with lattice QCD ones. The PNJL model is good in the deconfinement region, but less accurate in the transition and confinement regions. This problem is cured by introducing the baryon degree of freedom to the model. It is also found that the vector-type four-quark interaction is necessary to explain lattice data on the quark number density.

  10. Photorefractive writing and probing of anisotropic linear and nonlinear lattices

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    We study experimentally the writing of one- and two-dimensional photorefractive lattices, focusing on the often overlooked transient regime. Our measurements agree well with theory, in particular concerning the ratio of the drift to diffusion terms. We then study the transverse dynamics of coherent waves propagating in the lattices, in a few novel and simple configurations. For defocusing linear waves with broad transverse spectrum, we remark that both the intensity distributions in real space (‘discrete diffraction’) and Fourier space (‘Brillouin zone spectroscopy’) reflect the Bragg planes and band structure. For nonlinear waves, we observe modulational instability and discrete solitons formation in time domain. We discuss also the non-ideal effects inherent to the photo-induction technique: anisotropy, residual nonlinearity, diffusive term, non-stationarity. (paper)

  11. Anisotropic intrinsic lattice thermal conductivity of phosphorene from first principles

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    Qin, Guangzhao; Yan, Qing-Bo; Qin, Zhenzhen; Yue, Sheng-Ying; Hu, Ming; Su, Gang

    2014-01-01

    Phosphorene, the single layer counterpart of black phosphorus, is a novel two-dimensional semiconductor with high carrier mobility and a large fundamental direct band gap, which has attracted tremendous interest recently. Its potential applications in nano-electronics and thermoelectrics call for a fundamental study of the phonon transport. Here, we calculate the intrinsic lattice thermal conductivity of phosphorene by solving the phonon Boltzmann transport equation (BTE) based on first-princ...

  12. Nucleon axial form factors from two-flavour Lattice QCD

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    Junnarkar, P M; Djukanovic, D; von Hippel, G; Hua, J; Jäger, B; Meyer, H B; Rae, T D; Wittig, H

    2014-01-01

    We present preliminary results on the axial form factor $G_A(Q^2)$ and the induced pseudoscalar form factor $G_P(Q^2)$ of the nucleon. A systematic analysis of the excited-state contributions to form factors is performed on the CLS ensemble `N6' with $m_\\pi = 340 \\ \\text{MeV}$ and lattice spacing $a \\sim 0.05 \\ \\text{fm}$. The relevant three-point functions were computed with source-sink separations ranging from $t_s \\sim 0.6 \\ \\text{fm}$ to $t_s \\sim \\ 1.4 \\ \\text{fm}$. We observe that the form factors suffer from non-trivial excited-state contributions at the source-sink separations available to us. It is noted that naive plateau fits underestimate the excited-state contributions and that the method of summed operator insertions correctly accounts for these effects.

  13. Thermodynamics of lattice QCD with two light quarks on a 16{sup 3}{times}8 lattice. II

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    Gottlieb, S. [Department of Physics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 (United States); Heller, U.M.; Kennedy, A.D. [SCRI, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4052 (United States); Kim, S. [Center for Theoretical Physics, Seoul National University, Seoul (Korea); Kogut, J.B. [Department of Physics, University of Illinois, 1110 West Green Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Liu, C. [Morgan Stanley and Co. Inc., 1585 Broadway, New York, New York 10036 (United States); Renken, R.L. [Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816 (United States); Sinclair, D.K. [HEP Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Sugar, R.L. [Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States); Toussaint, D. [Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States); Wang, K.C. [China Graduate School of Theology, 5 Devon Rd, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon (Hong Kong)

    1997-06-01

    We have extended our earlier simulations of the high-temperature behavior of lattice QCD with two light flavors of staggered quarks on a 16{sup 3}{times}8 lattice to a lower quark mass (m{sub q}=0.00625). The transition from hadronic matter to a quark-gluon plasma is observed at 6/g{sup 2}=5.49(2) corresponding to a temperature of T{sub c}{approx}140 MeV. We present measurements of observables which probe the nature of the quark-gluon plasma and serve to distinguish it from hadronic matter. Although the transition is quite abrupt, we have seen no indications that it is first order. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

  14. Thermodynamics of lattice QCD with two light quark flavours on A 16{sup 3} x 8 lattice II.

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    Gottlieb, S.; Heller, U. M.; Kennedy, A. D.; Kim, S.; Kogut, J. B.; Liu, C.; Renken, R. L.; Sinclair, D. K.; Sugar, R. L.; Toussaint, D.; Wang, K. C.; High Energy Physics; Indiana Univ.; Florida State Univ.; Seoul National Univ.; Univ. of Illinois; Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc.; Univ. of Central Florida; Univ. of California; Univ. of Arizona; China Graduate School of Theology

    1997-01-01

    We have extended our earlier simulations of the high-temperature behavior of lattice QCD with two light flavors of staggered quarks on a 16{sup 3}x8 lattice to a lower quark mass (m{sub q}=0.00625). The transition from hadronic matter to a quark-gluon plasma is observed at 6/g{sup 2}=5.49(2) corresponding to a temperature of {Tc}{approx}140 MeV. We present measurements of observables which probe the nature of the quark-gluon plasma and serve to distinguish it from hadronic matter. Although the transition is quite abrupt, we have seen no indications that it is first order.

  15. Potential description of the charmonium from lattice QCD

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    Kawanai, Taichi [Jülich Supercomputing Center, Jülich D-52425 (Germany); Sasaki, Shoichi [Department of Physics, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan)

    2016-01-22

    We present spin-independent and spin-spin interquark potentials for charmonium states, that are calculated using a relativistic heavy quark action for charm quarks on the PACS-CS gauge configurations generated with the Iwasaki gauge action and 2+1 flavors of Wilson clover quark. The interquark potential with finite quark masses is defined through the equal-time Bethe-Salpeter amplitude. The light and strange quark masses are close to the physical point where the pion mass corresponds to M{sub π} ≈ 156(7) MeV, and charm quark mass is tuned to reproduce the experimental values of η{sub c} and J/ψ states. Our simulations are performed with a lattice cutoff of a{sup −1} ≈ 2.2 GeV and a spatial volume of (3 fm){sup 3}. We solve the nonrelativistic Schrödinger equation with resulting charmonium potentials as theoretical inputs. The resultant charmonium spectrum below the open charm threshold shows a fairly good agreement with experimental data of well-established charmonium states.

  16. D Pi scattering and D meson resonances from lattice QCD

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    Mohler, Daniel; Woloshyn, R M

    2012-01-01

    The masses and widths of the broad scalar D_0^*(2400) and the axial D_1(2430) charmed-light resonances are extracted by simulating the corresponding D Pi and D* Pi scattering on the lattice. The resonance parameters are obtained using a Breit-Wigner fit of the elastic phase shifts. The resulting D_0^*(2400) mass is 351+/-21 MeV above the spin-average 1/4(m_D+3m_{D*}), in agreement with the experimental value of 347+/-29 MeV above. The resulting D_0^* to D Pi coupling g^{lat}=2.55+/-0.21 GeV is close to the experimental value g^{exp}<=1.92+/-0.14 GeV, where g parametrizes the width $\\Gamma\\equiv g^2p^*/s$. The resonance parameters for the broad D_1(2430) are also found close to the experimental values; these are obtained by appealing to the heavy quark limit, where the neighboring resonance D_1(2420) is narrow. The calculated I=1/2 scattering lengths are a_0=0.81+/-0.14 fm for D Pi and a_0=0.81+/-0.17 fm for D* Pi scattering. The simulation of the scattering in these channels incorporates quark-antiquark as...

  17. Phase structure of two-color QCD at real and imaginary chemical potentials; lattice simulations and model analyses

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    Makiyama, Takahiro; Saito, Takuya; Ishii, Masahiro; Takahashi, Junichi; Kashiwa, Kouji; Kouno, Hiroaki; Nakamura, Atsushi; Yahiro, Masanobu

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the phase structure of two-color QCD at both real and imaginary chemical potentials mu, performing lattice simulations and analyzing the data with the Polyakov-loop extended Nambu--Jona-Lasinio (PNJL) model. Lattice QCD simulations are done on an 8^3 times 4 lattice with the clover-improved two-flavor Wilson fermion action and the renormalization-group improved Iwasaki gauge action. We test the analytic continuation of physical quantities from imaginary mu to real mu by comparing lattice QCD results calculated at real mu with the result of analytic function the coefficients of which are determined from lattice QCD results at imaginary mu. We also test the validity of the PNJL model by comparing model results with lattice QCD ones. The PNJL model is good in the deconfinement region, but less accurate in the transition and confinement regions. This problem is improved by introducing the baryon degree of freedom to the model. It is also found that the vector-type four-quark interaction is necessar...

  18. Perfect Abelian dominance of confinement in quark-antiquark potential in SU(3) lattice QCD

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    Suganuma, Hideo; Sakumichi, Naoyuki

    2016-01-01

    In the context of the dual superconductor picture for the confinement mechanism, we study maximally Abelian (MA) projection of quark confinement in SU(3) quenched lattice QCD with 324 at β=6.4 (i.e., a ≃ 0.058 fm). We investigate the static quark-antiquark potential V(r), its Abelian part VAbel(r) and its off-diagonal part Voff(r), respectively, from the on-axis lattice data. As a remarkable fact, we find almost perfect Abelian dominance for quark confinement, i.e., σAbel ≃ σ for the string tension, on the fine and large-volume lattice. We find also a nontrivial summation relation of V (r) ≃ VAbel(r)+Voff(r).

  19. Unified chiral analysis of the vector meson spectrum from lattice QCD

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    Wes Armour; Chris Allton; Derek Leinweber; Anthony Thomas; Ross Young

    2005-10-13

    The chiral extrapolation of the vector meson mass calculated in partially-quenched lattice simulations is investigated. The leading one-loop corrections to the vector meson mass are derived for partially-quenched QCD. A large sample of lattice results from the CP-PACS Collaboration is analysed, with explicit corrections for finite lattice spacing artifacts. To incorporate the effect of the opening decay channel as the chiral limit is approached, the extrapolation is studied using a necessary phenomenological extension of chiral effective field theory. This chiral analysis also provides a quantitative estimate of the leading finite volume corrections. It is found that the discretisation, finite-volume and partial quenching effects can all be very well described in this framework, producing an extrapolated value of $M_\\rho$ in excellent agreement with experiment. This procedure is also compared with extrapolations based on polynomial forms, where the results are much less enlightening.

  20. Electric form factors of the octet baryons from lattice QCD and chiral extrapolation

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    We apply a formalism inspired by heavy baryon chiral perturbation theory with finite-range regularization to dynamical 2+1-flavor CSSM/QCDSF/UKQCD Collaboration lattice QCD simulation results for the electric form factors of the octet baryons. The electric form factor of each octet baryon is extrapolated to the physical pseudoscalar masses, after finite-volume corrections have been applied, at six fixed values of Q2 in the range 0.2-1.3 GeV2. The extrapolated lattice results accurately reproduce the experimental form factors of the nucleon at the physical point, indicating that omitted disconnected quark loop contributions are small. Furthermore, using the results of a recent lattice study of the magnetic form factors, we determine the ratio μpGEp/GMp. This quantity decreases with Q2 in a way qualitatively consistent with recent experimental results.