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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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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 $(130400)$ MeV. We compare our results with previous calculations, and provide an analytic parameterization of the pressure, from which other...
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Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1407.6387
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We present a latticeQCD 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+1flavor lattice configurations at four lattice spacings and lightquark masses down to 1/20 of the physical strangequark mass. We extrapolate the lattice form factors to the continuum using staggered chiral perturbation theory in the hardpion and SU(2) limits. We employ a modelindependent $z$ 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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C. Bernard; C. DeTar; M. Di Pierro; A. X. ElKhadra; 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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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 noncompact 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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Comparisons of latticeQCD 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 latticeQCD analysis as a curve and error band. This is justified, because latticeQCD results rely in part on fitting, both for the chiral extrapolation and to extend latticeQCD 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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We made an extensive study of the light hadron spectrum using the Wilson gauge action and KogutSusskind quarks. Using both dynamical quarks and the quenched approximation, we determine hadron masses for five and four gauge couplings respectively, with at least five quark masses at each coupling. In the continuum limit, we find a significant difference between two flavors of dynamical quarks and the quenched approximation for a range of quark masses.
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/9810035v1
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We calculate formfactor 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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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 cutoff. Our choice of parameters corresponds to a value of 160 MeV for the...
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1203.0784v2
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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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During the past year the MILC Collaboration has continued its study of heavylight meson decay constants with three dynamical quarks. Calculations have been extended to a second lattice spacing of about 0.09 fm. At this lattice spacing, there are results in the quenched approximation and for three sets of dynamical quark mass: m_l=m_s; m_l=0.4 m_s and m_l=0.2 m_s, where m_l is the light mass for the u and d quarks and m_s is the strange quark mass. At the coarser lattice spacing, for which...
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/0209163v1
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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 lighterthanphysical 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, GasserLeutwyler low energy constants, and condensates in the two and threeflavor chiral limits.
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0910.2966v1
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We compute the leptonic decay constants $f_{D^+}$, $f_{D_s}$, and $f_{K^+}$, and the quarkmass 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 flavorsup, down, strange, and charmand with both physical and unphysical values of the light seaquark 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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We improve the calculation of the equation of state for two flavor QCD by simulating on $N_t=6$ lattices at appropriate values of the couplings for the deconfinement/chiral symmetry restoration crossover. For $am_q=0.0125$ the energy density rises rapidly to approximately 1 ${\rm GeV/fm^3}$ just after the crossover($m_\pi/m_\rho\approx 0.4$ at this point). Comparing with our previous result for $N_t=4$~\cite{eos}, we find large finite $N_t$ corrections as expected from free field theory on...
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/9509093v1
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We determine the leptonic decay constants in three flavor unquenched lattice QCD. We use O(a^2)improved staggered light quarks and O(a)improved charm quarks in the Fermilab heavy quark formalism. Our preliminary results, based upon an analysis at a single lattice spacing, are f_Ds = 263(+59)(+/24) MeV and f_D = 225(+1113)(+/21) MeV. In each case, the first reported error is statistical while the is the combined systematic uncertainty.
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/0410030v1
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We present preliminary results of a determination of the semileptonic form factor for the decay of pseudoscalar heavylight mesons to pseudoscalar lightlight mesons in full QCD. In this preliminary study we focus on the effects of dynamical quark loops. Accordingly, we compare results of simulations with matched quenched and Asqtad dynamical gauge configurations. The latter include three flavors of light quarks. Our simulation uses clover Wilson valence quarks, treated in the Fermilab...
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/0309055v1
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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 onetenth the strange quark mass, higher...
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/0609053v1
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We summarize our measurement of the mass of the exotic $1^{+}$ hybrid meson using an improved KogutSusskind action. We show results from both quenched and dynamical quark simulations and compare with results from Wilson quarks. Extrapolation of these results to the physical quark mass allows comparison with experimental candidates for the $1^{+}$ hybrid meson.
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/0209097v1
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We argue that highprecision lattice QCD is now possible, for the first time, because of a new improved staggered quark discretization. We compare a wide variety of nonperturbative calculations in QCD with experiment, and find agreement to within statistical and systematic errors of 3% or less. We also present a new determination of alpha_msbar(Mz); we obtain 0.121(3). We discuss the implications of this breakthrough for phenomenology and, in particular, for heavyquark physics.
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/0304004v1
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We compute the leptonic decay constants of heavylight vector mesons in the quenched approximation. The reliability of lattice computations for heavy quarks is checked by comparing the ratio of vector to pseudoscalar decay constant with the prediction of Heavy Quark Effective Theory in the limit of infinitely heavy quark mass. Good agreement is found. We then calculate the decay constant ratio for B mesons: $f_{B^*}/f_B= 1.01(0.01)(^{+0.04}_{0.01})$. We also quote quenched $f_{B^*}=177(6)(17)$...
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/0109015v2
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We report on a study of QCD thermodynamics with three flavors of quarks, using a Symanzik improved gauge action and the Asqtad O(a^2) improved staggered quark action. Simulations were carried out with lattice spacings 1/4T, 1/6T and 1/8T both for three degenerate quarks with masses less than or equal to the strange quark mass, m_s, and for degenerate up and down quarks with masses in the range 0.1 m_s \leq m_{u,d} \leq 0.6 m_s, and the strange quark mass fixed near its physical value. We...
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/0405029v2
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We have extended our computation of the inverse participation ratio of lowlying (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 2point correlator which further characterizes the localization.
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/0510025v1
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We use simulations of heavy quark effective field theory to calculate the IsgurWise function, and we demonstrate the feasibility of calculating the matrix element for the $B \to \pi + \leptons$ decay in the lattice heavy quark effective theory (HQET).
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/9709134v1
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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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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\"uscherWeisz 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 stillblinded...
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1011.2166v1
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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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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 $N_t=4$.
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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 heavylight meson correlation functions on the MILC asqtadimproved staggered gauge configurations which include the effects of three light dynamical sea quarks. We simulate with several values of the light valence and seaquark masses (down to ~m_s/10) and at three lattice spacings (a ~ 0.15, 0.12, and 0.09 fm) and extrapolate...
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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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MILC collaboration results for \fB, \fBs, \fD, \fDs and their ratios are presented. These results are still preliminary, but the analysis is close to being completed. Sources of systematic error, both within the quenched approximation and from quenching itself, are estimated. We find, for example, $f_B=153\pm 10 {}^{+36}_{13} {}^{+13}_{0} MeV$, and $f_{B_s}/f_B = 1.10 \pm 0.02 {}^{+0.05}_{0.03} {}^{+0.03}_{0.02}$, where the errors are statistical, systematic (within the quenched...
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We present an update on the MILC Collaboration's light hadron spectrum calculation with two flavors of dynamical, staggered quarks. We present extrapolations of the nucleon to rho mass ratio to the continuum limit for fixed values of the pi to rho mass ratio including the physical one.
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/9710063v1
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We compute pseudoscalar meson masses and decay constants using staggered quarks on lattices with three flavors of sea quarks and lattice spacings $\approx 0.12$ fm and $\approx 0.09$ fm. We fit partially quenched results to ``staggered chiral perturbation theory'' formulae, thereby taking into account the effects of tastesymmetry violations. Chiral logarithms are observed. From the fits we calculate $f_\pi$ and $f_K$, extract GasserLeutwyler parameters of the chiral Lagrangian, and (modulo...
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/0309088v1
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We compute the strange quark mass $m_s$ and the average of the $u$ and $d$ quark masses $\hat m$ using full lattice QCD with three dynamical quarks combined with experimental values for the pion and kaon masses. The simulations have degenerate $u$ and $d$ quarks with masses $m_u=m_d\equiv \hat m$ as low as $m_s/8$, and two different values of the lattice spacing. The bare lattice quark masses obtained are converted to the $\msbar$ scheme using perturbation theory at $O(alpha_s)$. Our results...
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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/heplat/0611031v3
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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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A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. M. Bouchard; C. DeTar; M. Di Pierro; A. X. ElKhadra; 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 asqtadimproved staggered sea quarks. For the valence lightquarks (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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MILC Collaboration; C. Aubin; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; E. B. Gregory; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Osborn; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint
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As part of our program of lattice simulations of three flavor QCD with improved staggered quarks, we have calculated pseudoscalar meson masses and decay constants for a range of valence quark masses and sea quark masses on lattices with lattice spacings of about 0.125 fm and 0.09 fm. We fit the lattice data to forms computed with staggered chiral perturbation theory. Our results provide a sensitive test of the lattice simulations, and especially of the chiral behavior, including the effects of...
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/0407028v3
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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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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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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 $a^2$ Symanzikimproved 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 Asqtype smearing. Major...
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0903.0874v1
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C. Bernard; C. DeTar; M. Di Pierro; A. X. ElKhadra; 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 nonperturbative tuning of parameters kappa_c, kappa_b, and kappa_crit that determine the heavyquark 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 crosscheck 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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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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C. Bernard; S. Datta; C. DeTar; S. Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. Hetrick; C. Mcneile; K. Orginos; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint
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We present results for pseudoscalar decay constants of heavylight mesons using both quenched and N_f = 2 dynamical fermion configurations. A variety of fermion actions is investigated : Wilson, nonperturbative clover, and fatlink clover. For heavy quarks the Fermilab formalism is applied. In the quenched approximation, results with the nonperturbatively improved clover action of the Alpha collaboration allow us to study the systematic error of the continuum extrapolation from the Wilson...
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/0011029v1
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C. Bernard; T. Burch; S. Datta; T. DeGrand; C. DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; Urs M. Heller; K. Orginos; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint
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We present preliminary results for the heavylight leptonic decay constants in the presence of three light dynamical flavors. We generate dynamical configurations with improved staggered and gauge actions and analyze them for heavylight physics with tadpole improved clover valence quarks. When the scale is set by $m_\rho$, we find an increase of approximately 23% in $f_B$ with three dynamical flavors over the quenched case. Discretization errors appear to be small (of order 3% or less) in the...
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/0110072v1
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M. Okamoto; C. Aubin; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; M. Di Pierro; A. X. ElKhadra; Steven Gottlieb; E. B. Gregory; U. M. Heller; J. Hetrick; A. S. Kronfeld; P. B. Mackenzie; D. P. Menscher; M. Nobes; M. B. Oktay; J. Osborn; J. N. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; H. D. Trottier
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We present results for form factors of semileptonic decays of $D$ and $B$ mesons in 2+1 flavor lattice QCD using the MILC gauge configurations. With an improved staggered action for light quarks, we successfully reduce the systematic error from the chiral extrapolation. The results for $D$ decays are in agreement with experimental ones. The results for B decays are preliminary. Combining our results with experimental branching ratios, we then obtain the CKM matrix elements $V_{cd}$,...
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/0409116v1
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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/heplat/0509137v1
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The MILC Collaboration; C. Bernard; T. Blum; T. DeGrand; C. DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. Hetrick; C. McNeile; K. Rummukainen; A. Soni; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; M. Wingate
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We describe the current status of the MILC collaboration computation of $f_B$, $f_{B_s}$, $f_D$, $f_{D_s}$ and their ratios. Progress over the past year includes: better statistics and plateaus at $\beta=6.52$ (quenched), $\beta=5.6$ ($N_F=2$) and $\beta=5.445$ ($N_F=2$), new runs with a wide range of dynamical quark masses at $\beta=5.5$ ($N_F=2$), an estimate of the systematic errors due to the chiral extrapolation, and an improved analysis which consistently takes into account both the...
Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/heplat/9608092v1
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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/heplat/0611024v1
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E. Gamiz; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; D. Du; A. X. ElKhadra; 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 finitevolume 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 $\vert V_{us}\vert$.
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Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1611.04118
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Jon A. Bailey; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. M. Bouchard; C. DeTar; Daping Du; A. X. ElKhadra; 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; SiWei Qiu; J. Simone; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; Ran Zhou
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We compute the zerorecoil 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