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Type: Journal article
Title: Role of chiral symmetry in the nucleon excitation spectrum
Author: Virgili, A.
Kamleh, W.
Leinweber, D.
Citation: Physical Review D, 2020; 101(7):074504-1-074504-8
Publisher: American Physical Society
Issue Date: 2020
ISSN: 2470-0010
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Adam Virgili, Waseem Kamleh, and Derek Leinweber
Abstract: The origin of the low-lying nature of the N*(1440), or Roper resonance, has been the subject of significant interest for many years, including several investigations using lattice QCD. The majority of lattice studies have not observed a low-lying excited state energy level in the region of the Roper resonance. However, it has been claimed that chiral symmetry could play an important role in our understanding of this resonance. The purpose of this study is to systematically examine the role of chiral symmetry in the low-lying nucleon spectrum by directly comparing the clover and overlap fermion actions. To ensure any differences in results are attributable to the choice of fermion action, simulations are performed on the same set of gauge field configurations at matched pion masses. Correlation matrix techniques are employed to determine the excitation energy of the first positive-parity excited state for each action. The clover and overlap actions show a remarkable level of agreement. We do not find any evidence that fermion action chiral symmetry plays a significant role in understanding the Roper resonance on the lattice.
Rights: Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI. Funded by SCOAP³.
RMID: 1000019049
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.101.074504
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