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Nov 13, 2016
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E. Gamiz; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; D. Du; A. X. El-Khadra; E. D. Freeland; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. Komijani; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; P. B. Mackenzie; E. T. Neil; T. Primer; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; Ran Zhou

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We discuss the reduction of errors in the calculation of the form factor $f_+^{K \pi}(0)$ with HISQ fermions on the $N_f=2+1+1$ MILC configurations from increased statistics on some key ensembles, new data on ensembles with lattice spacings down to 0.042 fm and the study of finite-volume effects within staggered ChPT. We also study the implications for the unitarity of the CKM matrix in the first row and for current tensions with leptonic determinations of $\vert V_{us}\vert$.

Topics: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, High Energy Physics - Lattice, High Energy Physics - Experiment

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1611.04118

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Feb 10, 2016
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Feb 10, 2016
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A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. M. Bouchard; C. C. Chang; C. DeTar; Daping Du; A. X. El-Khadra; E. D. Freeland; E. Gamiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; P. B. Mackenzie; E. T. Neil; J. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; Ran Zhou

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We calculate---for the first time in three-flavor lattice QCD---the hadronic matrix elements of all five local operators that contribute to neutral $B^0$- and $B_s$-meson mixing in and beyond the Standard Model. We present a complete error budget for each matrix element and also provide the full set of correlations among the matrix elements. We also present the corresponding bag parameters and their correlations, as well as specific combinations of the mixing matrix elements that enter the...

Topics: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, High Energy Physics - Lattice

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1602.03560

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Sep 21, 2015
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Sep 21, 2015
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Jon A. Bailey; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. M. Bouchard; C. DeTar; Daping Du; A. X. El-Khadra; J. Foley; E. D. Freeland; E. Gámiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; R. D. Jain; J. Komijani; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; Yuzhi Liu; P. B. Mackenzie; Y. Meurice; E. T. Neil; Si-Wei Qiu; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; Ran Zhou

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We compute the form factors for the $B \to Kl^+l^-$ 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...

Topics: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, High Energy Physics - Lattice

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1509.06235

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Jul 6, 2015
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Jul 6, 2015
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Jon A. Bailey; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. M. Bouchard; C. DeTar; Daping Du; A. X. El-Khadra; E. D. Freeland; E. Gamiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; Yuzhi Liu; E. Lunghi; P. B. Mackenzie; Y. Meurice; E. Neil; Si-Wei Qiu; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; Ran Zhou

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The rare decay $B\to\pi\ell^+\ell^-$ arises from $b\to d$ flavor-changing neutral currents and could be sensitive to physics beyond the Standard Model. Here, we present the first $ab$-$initio$ QCD calculation of the $B\to\pi$ tensor form factor $f_T$. Together with the vector and scalar form factors $f_+$ and $f_0$ from our companion work [J. A. Bailey $et~al.$, Phys. Rev. D 92, 014024 (2015)], these parameterize the hadronic contribution to $B\to\pi$ semileptonic decays in any extension of the...

Topics: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, High Energy Physics - Lattice

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1507.01618

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Mar 26, 2015
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Mar 26, 2015
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Fermilab Lattice; MILC Collaborations; :; Jon A. Bailey; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. M. Bouchard; C. DeTar; Daping Du; A. X. El-Khadra; J. Foley; E. D. Freeland; E. Gámiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. Komijani; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; Yuzhi Liu; P. B. Mackenzie; Y. Meurice; E. T. Neil; Si-Wei Qiu; J. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; Ran Zhou

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We present a lattice-QCD calculation of the $B\to\pi\ell\nu$ semileptonic form factors and a new determination of the CKM matrix element $|V_{ub}|$. We use the MILC asqtad 2+1-flavor lattice configurations at four lattice spacings and light-quark masses down to 1/20 of the physical strange-quark mass. We extrapolate the lattice form factors to the continuum using staggered chiral perturbation theory in the hard-pion and SU(2) limits. We employ a model-independent $z$ parameterization to...

Topics: High Energy Physics - Experiment, High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, High Energy Physics - Lattice

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1503.07839

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Mar 24, 2015
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Mar 24, 2015
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Fermilab Lattice; MILC Collaborations; :; Jon A. Bailey; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. M. Bouchard; C. DeTar; Daping Du; A. X. El-Khadra; J. Foley; E. D. Freeland; E. Gámiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. Komijani; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; E. T. Neil; Si-Wei Qiu; J. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; Ran Zhou

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We present the first unquenched lattice-QCD calculation of the hadronic form factors for the exclusive decay $\overline{B} \rightarrow D \ell \overline{\nu}$ at nonzero recoil. We carry out numerical simulations on fourteen ensembles of gauge-field configurations generated with 2+1 flavors of asqtad-improved staggered sea quarks. The ensembles encompass a wide range of lattice spacings (approximately 0.045 to 0.12 fm) and ratios of light (up and down) to strange sea-quark masses ranging from...

Topic: High Energy Physics - Lattice

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1503.07237

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Jul 23, 2014
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Jul 23, 2014
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A. Bazavov; Tanmoy Bhattacharya; C. DeTar; H. -T. Ding; Steven Gottlieb; Rajan Gupta; P. Hegde; U. M. Heller; F. Karsch; E. Laermann; L. Levkova; Swagato Mukherjee; P. Petreczky; C. Schmidt; C. Schroeder; R. A. Soltz; W. Soeldner; R. Sugar; M. Wagner; P. Vranas

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We present results for the equation of state in (2+1)-flavor QCD using the highly improved staggered quark action and lattices with temporal extent $N_{\tau}=6,~8,~10$, and $12$. We show that these data can be reliably extrapolated to the continuum limit and obtain a number of thermodynamic quantities and the speed of sound in the temperature range $(130-400)$ MeV. We compare our results with previous calculations, and provide an analytic parameterization of the pressure, from which other...

Topics: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, High Energy Physics - Lattice, Nuclear Theory

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1407.6387

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Jul 14, 2014
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Jul 14, 2014
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A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. M. Bouchard; C. DeTar; D. Du; A. X. El-Khadra; J. Foley; E. D. Freeland; E. Gámiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. Kim; J. Komijani; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; E. T. Neil; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; R. Zhou

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We compute the leptonic decay constants $f_{D^+}$, $f_{D_s}$, and $f_{K^+}$, and the quark-mass ratios $m_c/m_s$ and $m_s/m_l$ in unquenched lattice QCD using the experimentally determined value of $f_{\pi^+}$ for normalization. We use the MILC highly improved staggered quark (HISQ) ensembles with four dynamical quark flavors---up, down, strange, and charm---and with both physical and unphysical values of the light sea-quark masses. The use of physical pions removes the need for a chiral...

Topics: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, High Energy Physics - Lattice

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1407.3772

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Mar 3, 2014
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Mar 3, 2014
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Jon A. Bailey; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. M. Bouchard; C. DeTar; Daping Du; A. X. El-Khadra; J. Foley; E. D. Freeland; E. Gamiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; E. T. Neil; Si-Wei Qiu; J. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; Ran Zhou

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We compute the zero-recoil form factor for the semileptonic decay $\bar{B}^0\to D^{*+}\ell^-\bar{\nu}$ (and modes related by isospin and charge conjugation) using lattice QCD with three flavors of sea quarks. We use an improved staggered action for the light valence and sea quarks (the MILC \asqtad\ configurations), and the Fermilab action for the heavy quarks. Our calculations incorporate higher statistics, finer lattice spacings, and lighter quark masses than our 2008 work. As a byproduct of...

Topics: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, High Energy Physics - Lattice

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1403.0635

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Nov 5, 2012
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Nov 5, 2012
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E. Gamiz; J. A. Bailey; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. Bouchard; C. DeTar; D. Du; A. X. El-Khadra; J. Foley; E. D. Freeland; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. Kim; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; E. T. Neil; M. B. Oktay; Si-Wei Qiu; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; R. Zhou

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We report on the status of our kaon semileptonic form factor calculations using the highly-improved staggered quark (HISQ) formulation to simulate the valence fermions. We present results for the form factor f_+^{K \pi}(0) on the asqtad N_f=2+1 MILC configurations, discuss the chiral-continuum extrapolation, and give a preliminary estimate of the total error. We also present a more preliminary set of results for the same form factor but with the sea quarks also simulated with the HISQ action;...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.0751v1

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Aug 11, 2012
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Aug 11, 2012
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A. Bazavov; Tanmoy Bhattacharya; C. E. DeTar; H. -T. Ding; Steven Gottlieb; Rajan Gupta; P. Hegde; Urs Heller; F. Karsch; E. Laermann; L. Levkova; Swagato Mukherjee; P. Petreczky; Christian Schmidt; R. A. Soltz; W. Soeldner; R. Sugar; Pavlos M. Vranas

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We calculate the quadratic fluctuations of net baryon number, electric charge and strangeness as well as correlations among these conserved charges in (2+1)-flavor lattice QCD at zero chemical potential. Results are obtained using calculations with tree level improved gauge and the highly improved staggered quark (HISQ) actions with almost physical light and strange quark masses at three different values of the lattice cut-off. Our choice of parameters corresponds to a value of 160 MeV for the...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1203.0784v2

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Jul 24, 2012
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Jul 24, 2012
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Jon A. Bailey; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. M. Bouchard; C. DeTar; Daping Du; A. X. El-Khadra; J. Foley; E. D. Freeland; E. Gamiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; Jongjeong Kim; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; Y. Meurice; E. Neil; M. B. Oktay; Si-Wei Qiu; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; Ran Zhou

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We calculate form-factor ratios between the semileptonic decays \bar{B}->D^+\ell^-\bar{\nu} and \bar{B}_s->D_s^+\ell^-\bar{\nu} with lattice QCD. These ratios are a key theoretical input in a new strategy to determine the fragmentation fractions of the neutral B decays, which are needed for measurements of BR(B^0_s-> \mu^+\mu^-). We use the MILC ensembles of gauge configurations with 2+1 flavors of sea quarks at two lattice spacings of approximately 0.12 fm and 0.09 fm. We use the...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1202.6346v2

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May 31, 2012
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May 31, 2012
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A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. M. Bouchard; C. DeTar; M. Di Pierro; A. X. El-Khadra; R. T. Evans; E. D. Freeland; E. Gamiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; R. Jain; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; E. T. Neil; M. B. Oktay; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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We study SU(3)-breaking effects in the neutral B_d-\bar B_d and B_s-\bar B_s systems with unquenched N_f=2+1 lattice QCD. We calculate the relevant matrix elements on the MILC collaboration's gauge configurations with asqtad-improved staggered sea quarks. For the valence light-quarks (u, d, and s) we use the asqtad action, while for b quarks we use the Fermilab action. We obtain \xi=f_{B_s}\sqrt{B_{B_s}}/f_{B_d}\sqrt{B_{B_d}}=1.268+-0.063. We also present results for the ratio of bag parameters...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1205.7013v1

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Mar 8, 2012
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Mar 8, 2012
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A. Bazavov; T. Bhattacharya; M. Cheng; C. DeTar; H. -T. Ding; Steven Gottlieb; R. Gupta; P. Hegde; U. M. Heller; F. Karsch; E. Laermann; L. Levkova; S. Mukherjee; P. Petreczky; C. Schmidt; R. A. Soltz; W. Soeldner; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; W. Unger; P. Vranas

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We present results on the chiral and deconfinement properties of the QCD transition at finite temperature. Calculations are performed with 2+1 flavors of quarks using the p4, asqtad and HISQ/tree actions. Lattices with temporal extent N_tau=6, 8 and 12 are used to understand and control discretization errors and to reliably extrapolate estimates obtained at finite lattice spacings to the continuum limit. The chiral transition temperature is defined in terms of the phase transition in a theory...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1111.1710v2

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Dec 16, 2011
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Dec 16, 2011
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E. T. Neil; Jon A. Bailey; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. M. Bouchard; C. DeTar; M. Di Pierro; A. X. El-Khadra; R. T. Evans; E. Freeland; E. Gamiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; R. Jain; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; M. B. Oktay; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; for the Fermilab Lattice Collaboration; for the MILC Collaboration

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We give an update on simulation results for the decay constants f_B, f_{B_s}, f_D and f_{D_s}. These decay constants are important for precision tests of the standard model, in particular entering as inputs to the global CKM unitarity triangle fit. The results presented here make use of the MILC (2+1)-flavor asqtad ensembles, with heavy quarks incorporated using the clover action with the Fermilab method. Partially quenched, staggered chiral perturbation theory is used to extract the decay...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1112.3978v1

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Dec 13, 2011
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Dec 13, 2011
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A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. M. Bouchard; C. DeTar; M. Di Pierro; A. X. El-Khadra; R. T. Evans; E. D. Freeland; E. Gamiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; R. Jain; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; E. T. Neil; M. B. Oktay; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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We calculate the leptonic decay constants of B_{(s)} and D_{(s)} mesons in lattice QCD using staggered light quarks and Fermilab bottom and charm quarks. We compute the heavy-light meson correlation functions on the MILC asqtad-improved staggered gauge configurations which include the effects of three light dynamical sea quarks. We simulate with several values of the light valence- and sea-quark masses (down to ~m_s/10) and at three lattice spacings (a ~ 0.15, 0.12, and 0.09 fm) and extrapolate...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1112.3051v1

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Feb 22, 2011
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Feb 22, 2011
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C. Bernard; C. DeTar; M. Di Pierro; A. X. El-Khadra; R. T. Evans; E. D. Freeland; E. Gámiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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We report the non-perturbative tuning of parameters--- kappa_c, kappa_b, and kappa_crit ---that determine the heavy-quark mass in the Fermilab action. This requires the computation of the masses of Ds^(*) and Bs^(*) mesons comprised of a Fermilab heavy quark and a staggered light quark. Additionally, we report the hyperfine splittings for Ds and Bs mesons as a cross-check of our simulation and analysis methods. We find a splitting of 145 +/- 15 MeV for the Ds system and 40 +/- 9 MeV for the Bs...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1003.1937v2

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Dec 4, 2010
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Dec 4, 2010
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MILC Collaboration; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; X. Du; W. Freeman; Steven Gottlieb; Urs M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; M. B. Oktay; J. Osborn; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; 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 $a \approx 0.045$ fm and light quark mass down to 0.05 $m_s$. 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...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1012.0868v1

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Nov 10, 2010
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Nov 10, 2010
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Jon A. Bailey; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. M. Bouchard; C. DeTar; A. X. El-Khadra; E. D. Freeland; E. Gamiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; M. B. Oktay; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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The experimentally measured rates of the semileptonic decays K -> pi l nu and D -> K(pi) l nu can be combined with lattice calculations of the associated form factors to precisely extract the CKM matrix elements |V_{us}| and |V_{cs(d)}|. We report on the status of form factor calculations with Fermilab charm quarks and staggered light quarks on the 2+1 flavor asqtad staggered MILC ensembles. Analysis of data for the D -> pi l nu form factor provides a nontrivial test of our methods via...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1011.2423v1

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Nov 9, 2010
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Nov 9, 2010
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Jon A. Bailey; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. M. Bouchard; C. DeTar; A. X. El-Khadra; E. D. Freeland; E. Gámiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; M. B. Oktay; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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We present an update of our calculation of the form factor for B -> D* l nu at zero recoil, with higher statistics and finer lattices. As before, we use the Fermilab action for b and c quarks, the asqtad staggered action for light valence quarks, and the MILC ensembles for gluons and light quarks (L\"uscher-Weisz married to 2+1 rooted staggered sea quarks). In this update, we have reduced the total uncertainty on F(1) from 2.6% to 1.7%. At Lattice2010 we presented a still-blinded...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1011.2166v1

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Nov 8, 2010
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Nov 8, 2010
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A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; X. Du; W. Freeman; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; M. B. Oktay; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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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...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1011.1792v1

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Jun 28, 2010
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Jun 28, 2010
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C. DeTar; L. Levkova; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint

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We extend our work on QCD thermodynamics with 2+1 quark flavors at nonzero chemical potential to finer lattices with $N_t=6$. We study the equation of state and other thermodynamic quantities, such as quark number densities and susceptibilities, and compare them with our previous results at $N_t=4$. We also calculate the effects of the addition of the charm and bottom quarks on the equation of state at zero and nonzero chemical potential. These effects are important for cosmological studies of...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1003.5682v2

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Dec 28, 2009
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Dec 28, 2009
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A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; E. D. Freeland; E. Gamiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; A. X. El-Khadra; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; M. B. Oktay; M. Di Pierro; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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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...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0912.5221v1

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Dec 1, 2009
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Dec 1, 2009
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Jon A. Bailey; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. Bouchard; C. DeTar; A. X. El-Khadra; E. D. Freeland; W. Freeman; E. Gamiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; M. B. Oktay; M. Di Pierro; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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Lattice calculations of the form factors for the charm semileptonic decays D to K l nu and D to pi l nu provide inputs to direct determinations of the CKM matrix elements |V(cs)| and |V(cd)| and can be designed to validate calculations of the form factors for the bottom semileptonic decays B to pi l nu and B to K l l-bar. We are using Fermilab charm (bottom) quarks and asqtad staggered light quarks on the 2+1 flavor asqtad MILC ensembles to calculate the charm (bottom) form factors. We outline...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0912.0214v1

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Nov 27, 2009
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Nov 27, 2009
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A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; X. Du; W. Freeman; Steven Gottlieb; Urs M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; M. B. Oktay; J. Osborn; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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We present the status of the MILC collaboration's analysis of the light pseudoscalar meson sector with SU(3) chiral fits. The analysis includes data from new ensembles with smaller lattice spacing, smaller light quark masses and lighter than physical strange quark masses. Our fits include the NNLO chiral logarithms. We present results for decay constants, quark masses, Gasser-Leutwyler low energy constants, and condensates in the two- and three-flavor chiral limits.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0910.3618v2

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Oct 15, 2009
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A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; X. Du; W. Freeman; Steven Gottlieb; Urs M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; M. B. Oktay; J. Osborn; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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We present the latest preliminary results of the MILC collaboration's analysis of the light pseudoscalar meson sector. The analysis includes data from new ensembles with smaller lattice spacings, smaller light quark masses and lighter-than-physical strange quark masses. Both SU(2) and SU(3) chiral fits, including NNLO chiral logarithms, are shown. We give results for decay constants, quark masses, Gasser-Leutwyler low energy constants, and condensates in the two- and three-flavor chiral limits.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0910.2966v1

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Oct 1, 2009
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Oct 1, 2009
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The MILC Collaboration; S. Basak; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; W. Freeman; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; J. Osborn; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint

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We present our new results for the QCD equation of state at nonzero chemical potential at N_t=6 and compare them with N_t=4. We use the Taylor expansion method with terms up to sixth order in simulations with 2+1 flavors of improved asqtad quarks along a line of constant physics with m_l=0.1 m_s and approximately physical strange quark mass m_s.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0910.0276v1

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Sep 12, 2009
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Sep 12, 2009
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A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; M. B. Oktay; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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Dramatic progress has been made over the last decade in the numerical study of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) through the use of improved formulations of QCD on the lattice (improved actions), the development of new algorithms and the rapid increase in computing power available to lattice gauge theorists. In this article we describe simulations of full QCD using the improved staggered quark formalism, ``asqtad'' fermions. These simulations were carried out with two degenerate flavors of light...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0903.3598v2

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Aug 30, 2009
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Aug 30, 2009
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C. Bernard; C. DeTar; M. Di Pierro; A. X. El-Khadra; R. T. Evans; E. D. Freeland; E. Gamiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; M. Okamoto; M. B. Oktay; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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Comparisons of lattice-QCD calculations of semileptonic form factors with experimental measurements often display two sets of points, one each for lattice QCD and experiment. Here we propose to display the output of a lattice-QCD analysis as a curve and error band. This is justified, because lattice-QCD results rely in part on fitting, both for the chiral extrapolation and to extend lattice-QCD data over the full physically allowed kinematic domain. To display an error band, correlations in the...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0906.2498v2

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Apr 13, 2009
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Apr 13, 2009
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C. Bernard; C. DeTar; M. Di Pierro; A. X. El-Khadra; R. T. Evans; E. D. Freeland; E. Gamiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; J. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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We present an update of our calculations of the decay constants of the D, D_s, B, and B_s mesons in unquenched 2+1 flavor QCD. We use the MILC library of improved staggered gauge ensembles at lattice spacings 0.09, 0.12, and 0.15 fm, clover heavy quarks with the Fermilab normalizations, and improved staggered light valence quarks.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0904.1895v1

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Mar 25, 2009
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Mar 25, 2009
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A. Bazavov; T. Bhattacharya; M. Cheng; N. H. Christ; C. DeTar; S. Ejiri; Steven Gottlieb; R. Gupta; U. M. Heller; K. Huebner; C. Jung; F. Karsch; E. Laermann; L. Levkova; C. Miao; R. D. Mawhinney; P. Petreczky; C. Schmidt; R. A. Soltz; W. Soeldner; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; P. Vranas

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We calculate the equation of state in 2+1 flavor QCD at finite temperature with physical strange quark mass and almost physical light quark masses using lattices with temporal extent Nt=8. Calculations have been performed with two different improved staggered fermion actions, the asqtad and p4 actions. Overall, we find good agreement between results obtained with these two O(a^2) improved staggered fermion discretization schemes. A comparison with earlier calculations on coarser lattices is...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0903.4379v1

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Mar 4, 2009
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Mar 4, 2009
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A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; W. Freeman; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; J. Osborn; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint

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We report on recent progress in employing the Highly Improved Staggered Quark (HISQ) action introduced by the HPQCD/UKQCD collaboration in simulations with dynamical fermions. The HISQ action is an order $a^2$ Symanzik-improved action with further suppressed taste symmetry violations. The improvement in taste symmetry is achieved by introducing Fat7 smearing of the original gauge links and reunitarization (projection to an element of U(3) or SU(3)) followed by Asq-type smearing. Major...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0903.0874v1

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Feb 24, 2009
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Feb 24, 2009
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Jon A. Bailey; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; M. Di Pierro; A. X. El-Khadra; R. T. Evans; E. D. Freeland; E. Gamiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; M. Okamoto; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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We calculate the form factor f_+(q^2) for B-meson semileptonic decay in unquenched lattice QCD with 2+1 flavors of light sea quarks. We use Asqtad-improved staggered light quarks and a Fermilab bottom quark on gauge configurations generated by the MILC Collaboration. We simulate with several light quark masses and at two lattice spacings, and extrapolate to the physical quark mass and continuum limit using heavy-light meson staggered chiral perturbation theory. We then fit the lattice result...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0811.3640v3

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Jan 26, 2009
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Jan 26, 2009
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C. Bernard; C. DeTar; M. Di Pierro; A. X. El-Khadra; R. T. Evans; E. D. Freeland; E. Gamiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; M. Okamoto; J. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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We present the first lattice QCD calculation of the form factor for B-> D* l nu with three flavors of sea quarks. We use an improved staggered action for the light valence and sea quarks (the MILC configurations), and the Fermilab action for the heavy quarks. The form factor is computed at zero recoil using a new double ratio method that yields the form factor more directly than the previous Fermilab method. Other improvements over the previous calculation include the use of much lighter...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0808.2519v2

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Dec 24, 2008
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Dec 24, 2008
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S. Basak; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; W. Freeman; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; J. Osborn; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint

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We present our initial study of the electromagnetic splittings of charged and neutral mesons, and the violation of Dashen's theorem. Hadron masses are calculated on MILC N_f=2+1 QCD ensembles at lattice spacing \approx 0.15fm, together with quenched non-compact U(1) configurations. The O(a^2) tadpole improved staggered quark (asqtad) action is used both for the sea quarks and for six different valence quark masses. Chiral extrapolations are performed using partially quenched chiral perturbation...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0812.4486v1

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Jan 9, 2008
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Jan 9, 2008
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C. Bernard; C. DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; L. Levkova; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint

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We present results for the QCD equation of state, quark densities and susceptibilities at nonzero chemical potential, using 2+1 flavor asqtad ensembles with $N_t=4$. The ensembles lie on a trajectory of constant physics for which $m_{ud}\approx0.1m_s$. The calculation is performed using the Taylor expansion method with terms up to sixth order in $\mu/T$.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0710.1330v4

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Oct 31, 2007
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Oct 31, 2007
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C. Bernard; C. Davies; C. DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; L. Levkova; J. Osborn; D. B. Renner; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint

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The MILC collaboration's simulations with improved staggered quarks are being extended with runs at a lattice spacing of 0.06 fm with quark masses down to one tenth the strange quark mass. We give a brief introduction to these new simulations and the determination of the lattice spacing. Then we combine these new runs with older results to study the masses of the nucleon and the Omega minus in the continuum and chiral limits.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0711.0021v1

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Oct 16, 2007
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Oct 16, 2007
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C. Bernard; B. Billeter; C. DeTar; L. Levkova; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Osborn; D. B. Renner; D. Toussaint; R. Sugar

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We report new data for the topological susceptibility computed on 2+1 flavor dynamical configurations with lattice spacing 0.06 fm, generated with the asqtad action. The topological susceptibility is computed by HYP smearing and compared with rooted staggered chiral perturbation theory as the pion mass goes to zero. At 0.06 fm, the raw data is already quite close to the continuum extrapolated values obtained from coarser lattices. These results provide a further test of the asqtad action with...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0710.3124v1

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Oct 15, 2007
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Oct 15, 2007
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C. Bernard; C. DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; L. Levkova; J. Osborn; D. Renner; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint

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We discuss the current status of our calculation of the physics of pi and K mesons using three dynamical flavors of improved staggered quarks. This year, we have a new ensemble with a lattice spacing of 0.06 fm and a light sea mass of 0.2 m_s, as well as significant increases in statistics at several coarser lattice spacings and/or heavier sea masses. Results for decay constants, quark masses, low energy constants, condensates, and V_{us} are presented.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0710.1118v2

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Oct 12, 2007
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Oct 12, 2007
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C. Bernard; T. Burch; C. DeTar; L. Levkova; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint

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We present results for the QCD equation of state with nonzero chemical potential using the Taylor expansion method with terms up to sixth order in the expansion. Our calculations are performed on asqtad 2+1 quark flavor lattices at $N_t=4$.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0710.2520v1

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Sep 14, 2007
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Sep 14, 2007
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C. Bernard; T. Burch; C. DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; L. Levkova; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint

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We report results for the interaction measure, pressure and energy density for nonzero temperature QCD with 2+1 flavors of improved staggered quarks. In our simulations we use a Symanzik improved gauge action and the Asqtad $O(a^2)$ improved staggered quark action for lattices with temporal extent $N_t=4$ and 6. The heavy quark mass $m_s$ is fixed at approximately the physical strange quark mass and the two degenerate light quarks have masses $m_{ud}\approx0.1 m_s$ or $0.2 m_s$. The calculation...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-lat/0611031v3

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Nov 21, 2006
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Nov 21, 2006
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C. Bernard; C. DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; L. Levkova J. Osborn; D. Renner; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint

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Based on ongoing simulations, we update our results for low energy constants, decay constants, and light quark masses. The simulations employ three dynamical flavors of improved staggered quarks.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-lat/0611024v1

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Oct 2, 2006
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Oct 2, 2006
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C. Bernard; T. Burch; C. DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; L. Levkova; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; D. B. Renner; D. Toussaint; R. Sugar

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We report on our result for the equation of state (EOS) with a Symanzik improved gauge action and the asqtad improved staggered fermion action at $N_t=4$ and 6. In our dynamical simulations with 2+1 flavors we use the inexact R algorithm and here we estimate the finite step-size systematic error on the EOS. Finally we discuss the non-zero chemical potential extension of the EOS and give some preliminary results.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-lat/0610017v1

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Sep 26, 2006
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Sep 26, 2006
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The MILC Collaboration; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; L. Levkova; J. Osborn; D. Renner; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint

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We present an update of the MILC investigation of the properties of light pseudoscalar mesons using three flavors of improved staggered quarks. Results are presented for the $\pi$ and $K$ leptonic decay constants, the CKM matrix element $V_{us}$, the up, down and strange quark masses, and the coefficients of the $O(p^4)$ chiral lagrangian. We have new data for lattice spacing $a \approx 0.15$ fm with several values of the light quark mass down to one-tenth the strange quark mass, higher...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-lat/0609053v1

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Oct 4, 2005
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Oct 4, 2005
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C. Bernard; Ph. de Forcrand; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; O. Jahn; L. Levkova; F. Maresca; D. B. Renner; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint

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We have extended our computation of the inverse participation ratio of low-lying (asqtad) Dirac eigenvectors in quenched SU(3). The scaling dimension of the confining manifold is clearer and very near 3. We have also computed the 2-point correlator which further characterizes the localization.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-lat/0510025v1

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Sep 30, 2005
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Sep 30, 2005
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Andreas S. Kronfeld; I. F. Allison; C. Aubin; C. Bernard; C. T. H. Davies; C. DeTar; M. Di Pierro; E. D. Freeland; Steven Gottlieb; A. Gray; E. Gregory; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; A. X. El-Khadra; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; F. Maresca; D. Menscher; M. Nobes; M. Okamoto; M. B. Oktay; J. Osborn; D. Renner; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; H. D. Trottier

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In the past year, we calculated with lattice QCD three quantities that were unknown or poorly known. They are the $q^2$ dependence of the form factor in semileptonic $D\to Kl\nu$ decay, the decay constant of the $D$ meson, and the mass of the $B_c$ meson. In this talk, we summarize these calculations, with emphasis on their (subsequent) confirmation by experiments.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-lat/0509169v2

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Sep 29, 2005
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Sep 29, 2005
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C. Bernard; C. DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; U. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; L. Levkova; F. Maresca; D. Renner; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint

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The fourth root approximation in LQCD simulations with dynamical staggered fermions requires justification. We test its validity numerically in the interacting theory in a renormalization group framework.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-lat/0509176v1

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Sep 26, 2005
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Sep 26, 2005
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MILC Collaboration; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; L. Levkova; F. Maresca; J. Osborn; D. Renner; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint

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We present an update of the MILC studies of the physics of light pseudoscalars using improved staggered fermions. New runs at lighter quark mass, as well as increased statistics for older sets, are enabling us to improve the results for decay constants in full QCD. In addition, we have analyzed quenched runs at two different lattice spacings. This makes possible a test of the applicability of staggered chiral perturbation theory in a different context.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-lat/0509137v1

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Sep 16, 2005
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Sep 16, 2005
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C. Bernard; T. Burch; C. DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; L. Levkova; F. Maresca; D. B. Renner; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint

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We report results for the interaction measure, pressure and energy density for nonzero temperature QCD with 2+1 flavors of improved staggered quarks. In our simulations we use a Symanzik improved gauge action and the Asqtad $O(a^2)$ improved staggered quark action for lattices with temporal extent $N_t=4$ and 6. The heavy quark mass $m_s$ is fixed at approximately the physical strange quark mass and the two degenerate light quarks have masses $m_{ud} =0.1m_s$ or $0.2m_s$. The calculation of the...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-lat/0509053v1

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Sep 8, 2005
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Sep 8, 2005
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C. Aubin; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; M. Di Pierro; E. D. Freeland; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; A. X. El-Khadra; A. S. Kronfeld; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; D. Menscher; F. Maresca; M. Nobes; M. Okamoto; D. Renner; J. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; H. D. Trottier

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We present the first lattice QCD calculation with realistic sea quark content of the D^+ meson decay constant f_{D^+}. We use the MILC Collaboration's publicly available ensembles of lattice gauge fields, which have a quark sea with two flavors (up and down) much lighter than a third (strange). We obtain f_{D^+} = 201 +/- 3 +/- 17 MeV, where the errors are statistical and a combination of systematic errors. We also obtain f_{D_s} = 249 +/- 3 +/- 16 MeV for the D_s meson.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-lat/0506030v2