Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/77615
Type: Conference paper
Title: Scale setting, sigma terms and the Feynman-Hellman theorem
Author: Shanahan, P.
Thomas, A.
Young, R.
Citation: PoS (Lattice 2012); 165
Publisher: Proceedings of Science
Publisher Place: Italy
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1824-8039
Conference Name: International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory (30th : 2012 : Cairns, Australia)
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P.E. Shanahan, A.W. Thomas and R.D. Young
Abstract: The authors recently presented new values for the octet baryon sigma terms. These were extracted using the Feynman-Hellman theorem from a chiral perturbation theory fit to octet baryon mass data from the PACS-CS collaboration. Of particular interest is the precise determination of the strangeness sigma term δs = 21±6 MeV. In this work, we elaborate on the critical effect which the choice of scale setting has on this value. We discuss the prospect that the comparison of direct and 'spectrum' determinations of the sigma terms from the lattice can provide insight not only into scale setting on the lattice, but into QCD itself.
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RMID: 0020126968
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/CE1101004
Description (link): http://pos.sissa.it/cgi-bin/reader/conf.cgi?confid=164
Published version: http://pos.sissa.it/archive/conferences/164/165/Lattice%202012_165.pdf
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