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Nov 22, 2016
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J. Komijani; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; N. Brambilla; N. Brown; C. DeTar; D. Du; A. X. El-Khadra; E. D. Freeland; E. Gámiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; P. B. Mackenzie; C. Monahan; Heechang Na; E. T. Neil; J. N. Simone; R. L. Sugar; D. Toussaint; A. Vairo; R. S. Van de Water

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We present a progress report on our calculation of the decay constants $f_B$ and $f_{B_s}$ from lattice-QCD simulations with highly-improved staggered quarks. Simulations are carried out with several heavy valence-quark masses on $(2+1+1)$-flavor ensembles that include charm sea quarks. We include data at six lattice spacings and several light sea-quark masses, including an approximately physical-mass ensemble at all but the smallest lattice spacing, 0.03 fm. This range of parameters provides...

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

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1611.07411

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Nov 13, 2016
11/16

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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Jul 1, 2016
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Jul 1, 2016
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S. Aoki; Y. Aoki; D. Becirevic; C. Bernard; T. Blum; G. Colangelo; M. Della Morte; P. Dimopoulos; S. Dürr; H. Fukaya; M. Golterman; Steven Gottlieb; S. Hashimoto; U. M. Heller; R. Horsley; A. Jüttner; T. Kaneko; L. Lellouch; H. Leutwyler; C. -J. D. Lin; V. Lubicz; E. Lunghi; R. Mawhinney; T. Onogi; C. Pena; C. T. Sachrajda; S. R. Sharpe; S. Simula; R. Sommer; A. Vladikas; U. Wenger; H. Wittig

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We review lattice results related to pion, kaon, D- and B-meson physics with the aim of making them easily accessible to the particle physics community. More specifically, we report on the determination of the light-quark masses, the form factor f+(0), arising in the semileptonic K -> pi transition at zero momentum transfer, as well as the decay constant ratio fK/fpi and its consequences for the CKM matrix elements Vus and Vud. Furthermore, we describe the results obtained on the lattice for...

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

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1607.00299

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Jun 3, 2016
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Jun 3, 2016
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MILC Collaboration; S. Basak; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; E. Freeland; J. Foley; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. Komijani; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; J. Osborn; R. L. Sugar; A. Torok; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; R. Zhou

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The MILC Collaboration has completed production running of electromagnetic effects on light mesons using asqtad improved staggered quarks. In these calculations, we use quenched photons in the noncompact formalism. We study four lattice spacings from $\approx\!0.12\:$fm to $\approx\!0.045\:$fm. To study finite-volume effects, we used six spatial lattice sizes $L/a=12$, 16, 20, 28, 40, and 48, at $a\!\approx\!0.12\:$fm. We update our preliminary values for the correction to Dashen's theorem...

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

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1606.01228

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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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Nov 6, 2015
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Nov 6, 2015
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Fermilab Lattice; MILC Collaborations; :; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. Bouchard; N. Brown; C. DeTar; D. Du; A. X. El-Khadra; E. D. Freeland; E. Gámiz; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. Komijani; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; P. B. Mackenzie; C. Monahan; T. Primer; Heechang Na; E. T. Neil; J. N. Simone; R. L. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; R. Zhou

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We give a progress report on a project aimed at a high-precision calculation of the decay constants $f_B$ and $f_{B_s}$ from simulations with HISQ heavy and light valence and sea quarks. Calculations are carried out with several heavy valence-quark masses on ensembles with 2+1+1 flavors of HISQ sea quarks at five lattice spacings and several light sea-quark mass ratios $m_{ud}/m_s$, including approximately physical sea-quark masses. This range of parameters provides excellent control of the...

Topic: High Energy Physics - Lattice

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1511.02294

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Oct 16, 2015
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Oct 16, 2015
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MILC Collaboration; S. Basak; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; E. Freeland; J. Foley; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. Komijani; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; R. Li; J. Osborn; R. L. Sugar; A. Torok; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; R. Zhou

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For some time, the MILC Collaboration has been studying electromagnetic effects on light mesons. These calculations use fully dynamical QCD, but only quenched photons, which suffices to NLO in XPT. That is, the sea quarks are electrically neutral, while the valence quarks carry charge. For the photons we use the non-compact formalism. We have new results with lattice spacing as small as 0.045 fm and a large range of volumes. We consider how well chiral perturbation theory describes these...

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

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1510.04997

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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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Mar 10, 2015
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Mar 10, 2015
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MILC Collaboration; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; N. Brown; C. DeTar; J. Foley; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. Komijani; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; R. L. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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We report on a scale determination with gradient-flow techniques on the $N_f=2+1+1$ highly improved staggered quark ensembles generated by the MILC Collaboration. The ensembles include four lattice spacings, ranging from approximately 0.15 to 0.06 fm, and both physical and unphysical values of the quark masses. The scales $\sqrt{t_0}/a$ and $w_0/a$ and their tree-level improvements, $\sqrt{t_{0,{\rm imp}}}$ and $w_{0,{\rm imp}}$, are computed on each ensemble using Symanzik flow and the...

Topic: High Energy Physics - Lattice

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1503.02769

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Nov 21, 2014
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Nov 21, 2014
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J. A. Bailey; 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; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; Yuzhi Liu; P. B. Mackenzie; Y. Meurice; E. T. Neil; S. Qiu; J. N. Simone; R. L. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; R. Zhou

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We compute the $B\to\pi\ell\nu$ semileptonic form factors and update the determination of the CKM matrix element $|V_{ub}|$. We use the MILC asqtad ensembles with $N_f=2+1$ sea quarks at four different lattice spacings in the range $a \approx 0.045$~fm to $0.12$~fm. The lattice form factors are extrapolated to the continuum limit using SU(2) staggered chiral perturbation theory in the hard pion limit, followed by an extrapolation in $q^2$ to the full kinematic range using a functional...

Topic: High Energy Physics - Lattice

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1411.6038

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Nov 10, 2014
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Nov 10, 2014
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A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. 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. L. 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. We use the MILC highly improved staggered quark (HISQ) ensembles with four dynamical quark flavors. Our primary results are $f_{D^+} = 212.6(0.4)({}^{+1.0}_{-1.2})\ \mathrm{MeV}$, $f_{D_s} = 249.0(0.3)({}^{+1.1}_{-1.5})\ \mathrm{MeV}$, and $f_{D_s}/f_{D^+} = 1.1712(10)({}^{+29}_{-32})$, where the errors are statistical and total systematic,...

Topic: High Energy Physics - Lattice

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1411.2667

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Nov 1, 2014
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Nov 1, 2014
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A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; N. Brown; C. DeTar; J. Foley; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Komijani; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; M. Oktay; R. L. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; R. Zhou

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We report on a preliminary scale determination with gradient-flow techniques on the $N_f = 2 + 1 + 1$ HISQ ensembles generated by the MILC collaboration. The ensembles include four lattice spacings, ranging from 0.15 to 0.06 fm, and both physical and unphysical values of the quark masses. The scales $\sqrt{t_0}/a$ and $w_0/a$ are computed using Symanzik flow and the cloverleaf definition of $\langle E \rangle$ on each ensemble. Then both scales and the meson masses $aM_\pi$ and $aM_K$ are...

Topic: High Energy Physics - Lattice

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1411.0068

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Sep 24, 2014
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Sep 24, 2014
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S. Basak; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; E. Freeland; J. Foley; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. Komijani; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; J. Osborn; R. L. Sugar; A. Torok; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; R. Zhou; for the MILC Collaboration

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We report on the MILC Collaboration calculation of electromagnetic effects on light pseudoscalar mesons. The simulations employ asqtad staggered dynamical quarks in QCD plus quenched photons, with lattice spacings varying from 0.12 to 0.06 fm. Finite volume corrections for the MILC realization of lattice electrodynamics have been calculated in chiral perturbation theory and applied to the lattice data. These corrections differ from those calculated by Hayakawa and Uno because our treatment of...

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

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.7139

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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 26, 2014
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Mar 26, 2014
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A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. 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; D. Mohler; E. T. Neil; M. B. Oktay; S. Qiu; J. N. Simone; R. L. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; R. Zhou

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We present a study of the $D$ and $B$ leptonic decay constants on the MILC $N_f=2+1$ asqtad gauge ensembles using asqtad-improved staggered light quarks and clover heavy quarks in the Fermilab interpretation. Our previous analysis \cite{Bazavov:2011aa} computed the decay constants at lattice spacings $a \approx 0.14, 0.11$ and $0.083$ fm. We have extended the simulations to finer $a \approx 0.058$ and $0.043$ fm lattice spacings, and have also increased statistics; this allows us to address...

Topic: High Energy Physics - Lattice

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1403.6796

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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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May 16, 2013
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May 16, 2013
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The MILC Collaboration; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; W. Freeman; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Komijani; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; J. Osborn; R. L. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; Ran Zhou

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We present results from our simulations of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) with four flavors of quarks: u, d, s, and c. These simulations are performed with a one-loop Symanzik improved gauge action, and the highly improved staggered quark (HISQ) action. We are generating gauge configurations with four values of the lattice spacing ranging from 0.06 fm to 0.15 fm, and three values of the light quark mass, including the value for which the Goldstone pion mass is equal to the physical pion mass. We...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1212.4768v3

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Apr 23, 2013
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Apr 23, 2013
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A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; J. Foley; W. Freeman; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Kim; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; M. Lightman; J. Osborn; S. Qiu; R. L. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; R. Zhou

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A calculation of the ratio of leptonic decay constants f_{K^+}/f_{\pi^+} makes possible a precise determination of the ratio of CKM matrix elements |V_{us}|/|V_{ud}| in the Standard Model, and places a stringent constraint on the scale of new physics that would lead to deviations from unitarity in the first row of the CKM matrix. We compute f_{K^+}/f_{\pi^+} numerically in unquenched lattice QCD using gauge-field ensembles recently generated that include four flavors of dynamical quarks: up,...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.5855v3

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Jan 30, 2013
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Jan 30, 2013
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S. Basak; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; E. Freeland; W. Freeman; J. Foley; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; M. Oktay; J. Osborn; R. L. Sugar; A. Torok; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; R. Zhou

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We report on the calculation by the MILC Collaboration of the electromagnetic effects on kaon and pion masses. These masses are computed in QCD with dynamical (asqtad staggered) quarks plus quenched photons at three lattice spacings varying from 0.12 to 0.06 fm. The masses are fit to staggered chiral perturbation theory with NLO electromagnetic terms, as well as analytic terms at higher order. We extrapolate the results to physical light-quark masses and to the continuum limit. At the current...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.7137v1

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Dec 12, 2012
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Dec 12, 2012
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S. Basak; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; E. Freeland; W. Freeman; J. Foley; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; M. Oktay; J. Osborn; R. L. Sugar; A. Torok; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; R. Zhou

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We calculate pseudoscalar masses on gauge configurations containing the effects of 2+1 flavors of dynamical asqtad quarks and quenched electromagnetism. The lattice spacings vary from 0.12 to 0.06 fm. The masses are fit with staggered chiral perturbation theory including NLO electromagnetic terms. We attempt to extract the fit parameters for the electromagnetic contributions, while taking into account the finite volume effects, and extrapolate them to the physical limit.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.8157v2

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Dec 4, 2012
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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; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; M. Lightman; P. B. Mackenzie; E. T. Neil; M. Oktay; J. N. Simone; R. L. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; R. Zhou; for the Fermilab Lattice Collaboration; for the MILC Collaboration

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We present our methods to fit the two point correlators for light, strange, and charmed pseudoscalar meson physics with the highly improved staggered quark (HISQ) action. We make use of the least-squares fit including the full covariance matrix of the correlators and including Gaussian constraints on some parameters. We fit the correlators on a variety of the HISQ ensembles. The lattice spacing ranges from 0.15 fm down to 0.06 fm. The light sea quark mass ranges from 0.2 times the strange quark...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1212.0613v1

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Nov 12, 2012
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H. Ohno; U. M. Heller; F. Karsch; S. Mukherjee

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We investigate $U_A(1)$ breaking above $T_c$ in terms of the Dirac spectrum on configurations with (2+1)-flavors, using the HISQ action. The strange quark mass is at its physical value. We use several light quark masses corresponding to the Goldstone pion masses in the range of about 115 -- 230 MeV on lattices of size 32$^3 \times$8 and 48$^3 \times$8. We calculate the 100 lowest-lying Dirac eigenvalues at temperatures below and above $T_c$. We investigate the volume dependence of the Dirac...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.2591v1

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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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Oct 31, 2012
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Oct 31, 2012
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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; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; M. Lightman; P. B. Mackenzie; E. T. Neil; M. Oktay; J. N. Simone; R. L. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water; R. Zhou; for the Fermilab Lattice Collaboration; for the MILC Collaboration

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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 sea-quark masses both above and at their physical value. The major results are charm meson decay constants f_D, f_{D_s} and f_{D_s}/f_D and ratios of quark masses. This talk will focus on our procedures for finding the...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.8431v1

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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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Jun 19, 2012
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Jun 19, 2012
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R. Höllwieser; M. Faber; U. M. Heller

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We analyze topological charge contributions from classical SU(2) center vortices with shapes of planes and spheres using different topological charge definitions, namely the center vortex picture of topological charge, a discrete version of F\~{F} in the plaquette and hypercube definitions and the lattice index theorem. For the latter the zeromodes of the Dirac operator in the fundamental and adjoint representations using both the overlap and asqtad staggered fermion formulations are...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1202.0929v3

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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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Jan 9, 2012
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Jan 9, 2012
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P. H. Damgaard; U. M. Heller; K. Splittorff

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The microscopic spectral density of the Hermitian Wilson-Dirac operator is computed numerically in quenched lattice QCD. We demonstrate that the results given for fixed index of the Wilson-Dirac operator can be matched by the predictions from Wilson chiral perturbation theory. We test successfully the finite volume and the mass scaling predicted by Wilson chiral perturbation theory at fixed lattice spacing.

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1110.2851v2

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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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Nov 18, 2011
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Nov 18, 2011
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MILC Collaboration; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; W. Freeman; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Kim; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; M. Lightman; M. Oktay; J. Osborn; R. L. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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We fit lattice-QCD data for light-pseudoscalar masses and decay constants, from HISQ configurations generated by MILC, to SU(3) staggered chiral perturbation theory. At present such fits have rather high values of chi^2/d.o.f., possibly due to the lack of ensembles with lighter-than-physical sea strange-quark masses. We propose solutions to this problem for future work. We also perform simple linear interpolations near the physical point on two ensembles with different lattice spacings, and...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1111.4314v1

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Nov 8, 2011
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Nov 8, 2011
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H. Ohno; U. M. Heller; F. Karsch; S. Mukherjee

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We report on the behavior of the eigenvalue distribution of the Dirac operator in (2+1)-flavor QCD at finite temperature, using the HISQ action. We calculate the eigenvalue density at several values of the temperature close to the pseudocritical temperature. For this study we use gauge field configurations generated on lattices of size $32^3 \times 8$ with two light quark masses corresponding to pion masses of about 160 and 115 MeV. We find that the eigenvalue density below $T_c$ receives large...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1111.1939v1

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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 6, 2010
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Dec 6, 2010
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A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; W. Freeman; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; M. Oktay; J. Osborn; R. L. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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We report on the status of a program of generating and using configurations with four flavors of dynamical quarks, using the HISQ action. We study the lattice spacing dependence of physical quantities in these simulations, using runs at several lattice spacings, but with the light quark mass held fixed at two tenths of the strange quark mass. We find that the lattice artifacts in the HISQ simulations are much smaller than those in the asqtad simulations at the same lattice spacings and quark...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1012.1265v1

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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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Sep 2, 2010
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Sep 2, 2010
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MILC collaboration; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; C. DeTar; W. Freeman; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; M. Oktay; J. Osborn; R. L. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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We study the lattice spacing dependence, or scaling, of physical quantities using the highly improved staggered quark (HISQ) action introduced by the HPQCD/UKQCD collaboration, comparing our results to similar simulations with the asqtad fermion action. Results are based on calculations with lattice spacings approximately 0.15, 0.12 and 0.09 fm, using four flavors of dynamical HISQ quarks. The strange and charm quark masses are near their physical values, and the light-quark mass is set to 0.2...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1004.0342v2

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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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Jun 4, 2010
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Jun 4, 2010
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MILC collaboration; A. Bazavov; C. Bernard; B. Billeter; C. DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; U. M. Heller; J. E. Hetrick; J. Laiho; L. Levkova; M. B. Oktay; J. Osborn; R. L. Sugar; D. Toussaint; R. S. Van de Water

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Chiral perturbation theory predicts that in quantum chromodynamics (QCD), light dynamical quarks suppress the gauge-field topological susceptibility of the vacuum. The degree of suppression depends on quark multiplicity and masses. It provides a strong consistency test for fermion formulations in lattice QCD. Such tests are especially important for staggered fermion formulations that lack a full chiral symmetry and use the "fourth-root" procedure to achieve the desired number of sea...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1003.5695v2

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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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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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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