Tuesday, March 5, 2013

1303.0138 (Harvey B. Meyer)

Lattice QCD and the two-photon decay of the neutral pion    [PDF]

Harvey B. Meyer
Two-photon decays probe the structure of mesons and represent an important contribution to hadronic light-by-light scattering. For the neutral pion, the decay amplitude tests the effects of the chiral anomaly; for a heavy quarkonium state, it measures the magnitude of its wavefunction at the origin. We rederive the expression of the decay amplitude in terms of a Euclidean correlation function starting from the theory defined on the torus. The derivation shows that for timelike photons the approach to the infinite-volume decay amplitude is exponential in the periodic box size.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.0138

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