Calculating the ρ radiative decay width with lattice QCD

Luka Leskovec, Constantia Alexandrou, Stefan Meinel, John W. Negele, Srijit Paul, Marcus Petschlies, Andrew Pochinsky, Gumaro Rendon, Sergey Syritsyn

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We present the results of our lattice QCD study of the πγ → ππ process, where the ρ resonance appears as an enhancement in the transition amplitude. We use Nf = 2 + 1 clover fermions on a lattice of L = 3.6 fm and a pion mass of 320 MeV. Using a combination of forward, stochastic, and sequential propagators, we calculate the two-point and three-point functions that allow us to determine the πγ → ππ matrix elements for several values of the invariant mass s and momentum transfer q2. To fit the q2 and s dependence of the πγ → ππ amplitude, we explore a set of general parametrizations based on a Taylor expansion. By analytic continuation to the complex pole corresponding to the ρ resonance, we determine the resonant form factors and calculate the radiative decay width of the ρ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number065
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 2018
Event36th Annual International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, LATTICE 2018 - East Lansing, United States
Duration: Jul 22 2018Jul 28 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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