Wednesday, January 23, 2013

1301.5151 (Oliver Bar et al.)

Two-pion excited state contribution to pseudo-scalar correlators    [PDF]

Oliver Bar, Maarten Golterman
We study multi-particle state contributions to the QCD two-point functions of pseudo-scalar quark bilinears in a finite spatial volume. For sufficiently small quark masses one expects three-meson states with two additional pions at rest to have the lowest total energy after the ground state. Using chiral perturbation theory, we find the amplitude of this state to be too small to be seen in present-day lattice simulations. We speculate that curvature in the effective mass plot extracted from the pseudo-scalar density two-point function instead corresponds to a genuine resonance, the \pi(1300).
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