### Abstract

In the light pseudoscalar sector, we study rooted staggered chiral perturbation theory in the two-flavor case. The pion mass and decay constant are calculated through NLO for a partially-quenched theory. In the limit where the strange quark mass is large compared to the light quark masses and the taste splittings, we show that the SU(2) staggered chiral theory emerges from the SU(3) staggered chiral theory, as expected. Explicit relations between SU(2) and SU(3) low energy constants and taste-violating parameters are given. A brief summary of updated SU(2) chiral fits to the MILC lattice data is presented.

Original language | English (US) |
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Journal | Proceedings of Science |

Volume | 105 |

State | Published - Jan 1 2010 |

Externally published | Yes |

Event | 28th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, Lattice 2010 - Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy Duration: Jun 14 2010 → Jun 19 2010 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- General

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*Proceedings of Science*,

*105*.