Jul 24 – 30, 2016
Highfield Campus, University of Southampton
Europe/London timezone

Masses and decay constants of D *(s) and B *(s) mesons in Lattice QCD with Nf=2+1+1 Twisted fermions

Jul 29, 2016, 3:00 PM
Building 67 Room 1003 (Highfield Campus, University of Southampton)

Building 67 Room 1003

Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

Talk Weak Decays and Matrix Elements Weak Decays and Matrix Elements


Aurora Melis (RomaTre University)


We present the results of a Lattice QCD determination of the heavy-light vector mesons masses and decay constants. The vector decay constants are relevant hadronic parameters that, for instance, can provide phenomenologically good descriptions of non-leptonic decay rates within the factorization approximation. Our calculation is based on the gauge configurations generated by the European Twisted Mass Collaboration with Nf = 2+1+1 dynamical quarks. These are particularly suitable for charm physics, as the strange and charm quark masses are close to their physical values. The extension to the beauty-sector requires an extrapolation for which the ETMC ratio method has been applied.

Primary authors

Aurora Melis (RomaTre University) Dr Simula Silvano (INFN - Roma Tre) Prof. Vittorio Lubicz (RomaTre University)

Presentation materials