First physics results at the physical pion mass from N f = 2 Wilson twisted mass fermions at maximal twist

Abdel-Rehim, A.; Alexandrou, C.; Burger, F.; Constantinou, M.; Dimopoulos, P.; Frezzotti, R.; Hadjiyiannakou, K.; Helmes, C.; Jansen, K.; Jost, C.; Kallidonis, C.; Knippschild, B.; Kostrzewa, B.; Koutsou, G.; Liu, L.; Mangin-Brinet, M.; Ottnad, K.; Petschlies, M.; Pientka, G.; Rossi, G. C.; ... (2017). First physics results at the physical pion mass from N f = 2 Wilson twisted mass fermions at maximal twist. Physical review. D - particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, 95(9), 094515. American Physical Society 10.1103/PhysRevD.95.094515

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We present physics results from simulations of QCD using Nf 1⁄4 2 dynamical Wilson twisted mass fermions at the physical value of the pion mass. These simulations are enabled by the addition of the clover term to the twisted mass quark action. We show evidence that compared to previous simulations without this term, the pion mass splitting due to isospin breaking is almost completely eliminated. Using this new action, we compute the masses and decay constants of pseudoscalar mesons involving the dynamical up and down as well as valence strange and charm quarks at one value of the lattice spacing, a ≈ 0.09 fm. Further, we determine renormalized quark masses as well as their scale-independent ratios, in excellent agreement with other lattice determinations in the continuum limit. In the baryon sector, we show that the nucleon mass is compatible with its physical value and that the masses of the Δ baryons do not show any sign of isospin breaking. Finally, we compute the electron, muon and tau lepton anomalous magnetic moments and show the results to be consistent with extrapolations of older ETMC data to the continuum and physical pion mass limits. We mostly find remarkably good agreement with phenomenology, even though we cannot take the continuum and thermodynamic limits.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Theoretical Physics

UniBE Contributor:

Wenger, Urs


500 Science > 530 Physics




American Physical Society




Esther Fiechter

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03 Nov 2017 09:07

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03 Nov 2017 09:07

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