Results for light pseudoscalar mesons

A. Bazavov, Walter Freeman, D. Toussaint, C. Bernard, X. Du, C. DeTar, L. Levkova, M. B. Oktay, Steven Gottlieb, Urs M. Heller, J. E. Hetrick, John W Laiho, J. Osborn, R. Sugar, R. S. Van De Water

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We present the current status of the MILC collaboration's calculations of the properties of the light pseudoscalar meson sector. We use asqtad staggered ensembles with 2+1 dynamical flavors down to a≈0.045 fm and light quark mass down to 0.05ms. Here we describe fits to the data using chiral forms from SU(3) chiral perturbation theory, including all staggered taste violations at NLO and the continuum NNLO chiral logarithms. We emphasize issues of convergence of the chiral expansion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event28th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, Lattice 2010 - Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy
Duration: Jun 14 2010Jun 19 2010


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Bazavov, A., Freeman, W., Toussaint, D., Bernard, C., Du, X., DeTar, C., Levkova, L., Oktay, M. B., Gottlieb, S., Heller, U. M., Hetrick, J. E., Laiho, J. W., Osborn, J., Sugar, R., & Van De Water, R. S. (2010). Results for light pseudoscalar mesons. Proceedings of Science, 105.