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. . 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.
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- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics