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Type: Journal article
Title: Flavor blindness and patterns of flavor symmetry breaking in lattice simulations of up, down and strange quarks
Author: Bietenholz, W.
Bornyakov, V.
Gockeler, M.
Horsley, R.
Lockhart, W.
Nakamura, Y.
Perlt, H.
Pleiter, D.
Rakow, P.
Schierholz, G.
Schiller, A.
Streuer, T.
Stüben, H.
Winter, F.
Zanotti, J.
Citation: Physical Review. D. Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 2011; 84(5):054509:1-054509:43
Publisher: American Physical Soc
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 1550-7998
1550-2368
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W. Bietenholz, V. Bornyakov, M. Göckeler, R. Horsley, W. G. Lockhart, Y. Nakamura, H. Perlt, D. Pleiter, P. E. L. Rakow, G. Schierholz, A. Schiller, T. Streuer, H. Stüben, F. Winter, and J. M. Zanotti (QCDSF-UKQCD Collaboration)
Abstract: QCD lattice simulations with 2+1 flavors (when two quark flavors are mass degenerate) typically start at rather large up-down and strange quark masses and extrapolate first the strange quark mass and then the up-down quark mass to its respective physical value. Here we discuss an alternative method of tuning the quark masses, in which the singlet quark mass is kept fixed. Using group theory the possible quark mass polynomials for a Taylor expansion about the flavor symmetric line are found, first for the general 1+1+1 flavor case and then for the 2+1 flavor case. This ensures that the kaon always has mass less than the physical kaon mass. This method of tuning quark masses then enables highly constrained polynomial fits to be used in the extrapolation of hadron masses to their physical values. Numerical results for the 2+1 flavor case confirm the usefulness of this expansion and an extrapolation to the physical pion mass gives hadron mass values to within a few percent of their experimental values. Singlet quantities remain constant which allows the lattice spacing to be determined from hadron masses (without necessarily being at the physical point). Furthermore an extension of this program to include partially quenched results is given.
Rights: © 2011 American Physical Society
RMID: 0020120155
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.84.054509
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