Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2018:178 | Cite as

Moments of Ioffe time parton distribution functions from non-local matrix elements

  • Joseph Karpie
  • Kostas Orginos
  • Savvas ZafeiropoulosEmail author
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We examine the relation of moments of parton distribution functions to matrix elements of non-local operators computed in lattice quantum chromodynamics. We argue that after the continuum limit is taken, these non-local matrix elements give access to moments that are finite and can be matched to those defined in the \( \overline{MS} \) scheme. We demonstrate this fact with a numerical computation of moments through non-local matrix elements in the quenched approximation and we find that these moments are in agreement with the moments obtained from direct computations of local twist-2 matrix elements in the quenched approximation.


Lattice QCD Lattice Quantum Field Theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Karpie
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kostas Orginos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Savvas Zafeiropoulos
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsThe College of William & MaryWilliamsburgU.S.A.
  2. 2.Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator FacilityNewport NewsU.S.A.
  3. 3.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany

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