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Type: Conference paper
Title: Low-lying positive-parity excited states of the nucleon
Author: Mahbub, M.
Cass, A.
Kamleh, W.
Lasscock, B.
Leinweber, D.
Williams, A.
Citation: Proceedings of the XXVII International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory (LAT 2009)
Publisher: POS
Publisher Place: online
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 1824-8039
Conference Name: International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory (27th : 2009 : Beijing, China)
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M. S. Mahbub, Alan ´O Cais, Waseem Kamleh, B.G. Lasscock, Derek B. Leinweber and Anthony G. Williams
Abstract: We present an overview of the correlation-matrix methods developed recently by the CSSM Lattice Collaboration for the isolation of excited states of the nucleon. Of particular interest is the first positive-parity excited-state of the nucleon known as the Roper resonance. Using eigenvectors of the correlation matrix we construct parity and eigenstate projected correlation functions which are analysed using standardized methods. The robust nature of this approach for extracting the eigenstate energies is presented. We report the importance of using a variety of source and sink smearings in achieving this. Ultimately the independence of the eigenstate energies from the interpolator basis is demonstrated. In particular we consider $4\times 4$ correlation matrices built from a variety of interpolators and smearing levels. Using FLIC fermions to access the light quark mass regime, we explore the curvature encountered in the energy of the states as the chiral limit is approached. We report a low-lying Roper state contrasting earlier results using correlation matrices. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time a low-lying Roper resonance has been found using correlation matrix methods. Finally, we present our results in the context of the Roper results reported by other groups.
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RMID: 0020097174
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