Precise determination of the I=2 pi pi scattering length from mixed-action lattice QCD
The I = 2 pi pi scattering length is calculated in fully dynamical lattice QCD with domain-wall valence quarks on the asqtad-improved coarse MILC configurations (with fourth-rooted staggered sea quarks) at four light-quark masses. Two- and three-flavor mixed-action chiral perturbation theory at next-to-leading order is used to perform the chiral and continuum extrapolations. At the physical charged pion mass, we find m(pi)a(pi pi)(I=2) = -0.043 30 +/- 0.000 42, where the error bar combines the statistical and systematic uncertainties in quadrature.
Physical Review D
AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
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Beane, Silas R.; Luu, Thomas C.; Originos, Kostas; Parreno, Assumpta; Savage, Martin J.; Torok, Aaron; and Walker-Loud, Andre, "Precise determination of the I=2 pi pi scattering length from mixed-action lattice QCD" (2008). Physical Review D. 122.
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