Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2012:132 | Cite as

Parameters of heavy quark effective theory from N f = 2 lattice QCD

  • Benoît Blossier
  • Michele Della Morte
  • Patrick Fritzsch
  • Nicolas GarronEmail author
  • Jochen Heitger
  • Hubert Simma
  • Rainer Sommer
  • Nazario Tantalo
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We report on a non-perturbative determination of the parameters of the lattice Heavy Quark Effective Theory (HQET) Lagrangian and of the time component of the heavy-light axial-vector current with N f = 2 flavors of massless dynamical quarks. The effective theory is considered at the 1/m h order, and the heavy mass m h covers a range from slightly above the charm to beyond the beauty region. These HQET parameters are needed to compute, for example, the b-quark mass, the heavy-light spectrum and decay constants in the static approximation and to order 1/m h in HQET. The determination of the parameters is done non-perturbatively. The computation reported in this paper uses the plaquette gauge action and two different static actions for the heavy quark described by HQET. For the light-quark action we choose non-perturbatively O(a)-improved Wilson fermions.


Lattice QCD B-Physics Nonperturbative Effects Heavy Quark Physics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benoît Blossier
    • 1
  • Michele Della Morte
    • 2
  • Patrick Fritzsch
    • 3
  • Nicolas Garron
    • 4
    Email author
  • Jochen Heitger
    • 5
  • Hubert Simma
    • 6
  • Rainer Sommer
    • 6
  • Nazario Tantalo
    • 7
    • 8
  1. 1.LPT, CNRS et Université Paris-Sud XIOrsay CedexFrance
  2. 2.Universität Mainz, Institut für KernphysikMainzGermany
  3. 3.Institut für PhysikHumboldt Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  4. 4.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghU.K.
  5. 5.Universität Münster, Institut für Theoretische PhysikMünsterGermany
  6. 6.NIC, DESYZeuthenGermany
  7. 7.Dip. di FisicaUniversità di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’RomeItaly
  8. 8.INFN, Sez. di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’RomeItaly

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