Chiral logs with staggered fermions

C. Aubin, C. Bernard, C. DeTar, Steven Gottlieb, Urs M. Heller, K. Orginos, R. Sugar, William D Toussaint

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We compute chiral logarithms in the presence of "taste" symmetry breaking of staggered fermions. The lagrangian of Lee and Sharpe is generalized and then used to calculate the logs in π and K masses. We correct an error in Ref. [1]. MILC data with three light dynamical flavors can be well fit by our formulas. However, two new chiral parameters, which describe O(a2) hairpin diagrams for taste-nonsinglet mesons, enter in the fits. To obtain precise results for the physical O(p4) coefficients, these new parameters will need to be bounded.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-235
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplements)
Publication statusPublished - May 2003


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Aubin, C., Bernard, C., DeTar, C., Gottlieb, S., Heller, U. M., Orginos, K., ... Toussaint, W. D. (2003). Chiral logs with staggered fermions. Nuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplements), 119, 233-235.