Pseudoscalar meson physics with four dynamical quarks

A. Bazavov, C. Bernard, C. Bouchard, C. DeTar, D. Du, A. X. El-Khadra, J. Foley, E. D. Freeland, E. Gamiz, Steven Gottlieb, U. M. Heller, J. E. Hetrick, J. Kim, A. S. Kronfeld, John W Laiho, L. Levkova, M. Lightman, P. B. Mackenzie, E. T. Neil, M. OktayJ. N. Simone, R. L. Sugar, D. Toussaint, R. S. Van De Water, R. Zhou

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We present preliminary results for light, strange and charmed pseudoscalar meson physics from simulations using four flavors of dynamical quarks with the highly improved staggered quark (HISQ) action. These simulations include lattice spacings ranging from 0.15 to 0.06 fm, and seaquark masses both above and at their physical value. The major results are charm meson decay constants fD, fDs and fDs/ fD and ratios of quark masses. This talk will focus on our procedures for finding the decay constants on each ensemble, the continuum extrapolation, and estimates of systematic error.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number134
JournalProceedings of Science
VolumePart F130497
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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    Bazavov, A., Bernard, C., Bouchard, C., DeTar, C., Du, D., El-Khadra, A. X., Foley, J., Freeland, E. D., Gamiz, E., Gottlieb, S., Heller, U. M., Hetrick, J. E., Kim, J., Kronfeld, A. S., Laiho, J. W., Levkova, L., Lightman, M., Mackenzie, P. B., Neil, E. T., ... Zhou, R. (2012). Pseudoscalar meson physics with four dynamical quarks. Proceedings of Science, Part F130497, [134].