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A mixed action analysis of \(\eta\) and \(\eta^{\prime}\) mesons. (English) Zbl 1331.81415

Summary: We study \(\eta\) and \(\eta^{\prime}\) mesons and their mixing angle in a mixed action approach with so-called Osterwalder-Seiler valence quarks on a Wilson twisted mass sea. The gauge configurations have been generated by ETMC for \(N_f = 2 + 1 + 1\) dynamical quark flavours and for three values of the lattice spacing. The main results are that differences in between the mixed action and the unitary approach vanish towards the continuum limit with the expected rate of \(\mathcal{O}(a^2)\). The individual size of the lattice artifacts depends, however, strongly on the observable used to match unitary and valence actions. Moreover, we show that for the {\(\eta\)} mass valence and valence plus sea quark mass dependence differ significantly. Hence, in this case a re-tuning of the simulation parameters in the valence sector only is not sufficient to compensate for mismatches in the original quark masses.

MSC:

81V35 Nuclear physics
81V05 Strong interaction, including quantum chromodynamics
81T25 Quantum field theory on lattices
81T80 Simulation and numerical modelling (quantum field theory) (MSC2010)

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Lemon; R; tmLQCD
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