Radiative leptonic decays on the lattice

Christopher Kane, Christoph Lehner, Stefan Meinel, Amarjit Soni

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Adding a hard photon to the final state of a leptonic pseudoscalar-meson decay lifts the helicity suppression and can provide sensitivity to a larger set of operators in the weak effective Hamiltonian. Furthermore, radiative leptonic B decays at high photon energy are well suited to constrain the first inverse moment of the B-meson light-cone distribution amplitude, an important parameter in the theory of nonleptonic B decays. We demonstrate that the calculation of radiative leptonic decays is possible using Euclidean lattice QCD, and present preliminary numerical results for D+s → `+νγ and K → `νγ ¯.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jun 29 2019
Externally publishedYes

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