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Title

K -> π π amplitudes from lattice QCD with a light charm quark

AuthorsGiusti, Leonardo; Hernández Gamazo, Pilar ; Laine, M.; Pena, Carlos Roberto ; Wennekers, J.; Wittig, H.
KeywordsChiral perturbation theory
To-leading order
Weak interactions
Wilson fermions
[PACS] Lattice QCD calculations
[PACS] Hadronic decays of K mesons
[PACS] Chiral symmetries in particles and fields
Issue Date23-Feb-2007
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
CitationPhysical Review Letters 98: 082003 (2007)
SeriesIFIC/06-17
AbstractWe compute the leading-order low-energy constants of the ΔS=1 effective weak Hamiltonian in the quenched approximation of QCD with up, down, strange, and charm quarks degenerate and light. They are extracted by comparing the predictions of finite-volume chiral perturbation theory with lattice QCD computations of suitable correlation functions carried out with quark masses ranging from a few MeV up to half of the physical strange mass. We observe a ΔI = 1/2 enhancement in this corner of the parameter space of the theory. Although matching with the experimental result is not observed for the Δ = 1/2 amplitude, our computation suggests large QCD contributions to the physical ΔI = 1/2 rule in the GIM limit, and represents the first step to quantify the role of the charm-quark mass in K -> π π amplitudes. The use of fermions with an exact chiral symmetry is an essential ingredient in our computation.
Description4 pages, 1 figure.-- PACS nrs.: 12.38.Gc, 13.25.Es, 11.30.Rd.-- ISI Article Identifier: 000244420700019.-- ArXiv pre-print available at: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/0607220
Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.082003
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/9153
DOI10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.082003
ISSN0031-9007
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