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

Decay constants $f_B$ and $f_{B_s}$ and quark masses $m_b$ and $m_c$ from HISQ simulations

Jul 29, 2016, 4:30 PM
Building 67 Room 1003 (Highfield Campus, University of Southampton)

Building 67 Room 1003

Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
Talk Weak Decays and Matrix Elements Weak Decays and Matrix Elements


Claude Bernard (Washington University) Javad Komijani (Technische Universit\"at M\"unchen)


We present high-precision results for the decay constants $f_B$ and $f_{B_s}$ from simulations with HISQ heavy and light valence and sea quarks. Calculations are carried out with several heavy valence-quark masses on ensembles with 2+1+1 flavors of HISQ sea quarks. We generate data at five lattice spacings with three light sea quark mass ratios, including an approximately physical ensemble at every lattice spacing. This range of parameters provides excellent control of the continuum limit and of heavy-quark discretization errors. In addition to the decay constants, we present results for charm- and bottom-quark masses extracted from heavy-light meson masses using an approach based on HQET.

Primary author

Javad Komijani (Technische Universit\"at M\"unchen)


Aida X. El-Khadra (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign) Alexei Bazavov (Michigan State University) Dr Andreas Kronfeld (Fermilab) Antonio Vairo (Technische Universit\"at M\"unchen) Carleton Detar (University of Utah) Chris Bouchard (The College of William and Marry) Chris Monahan (New High Energy Theory Center, Rutgers) Claude Bernard (Washington University) Daping Du (Syracuse University) Mr Doug Toussaint (University of Arizona) Elizabeth Freeland (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) Elvira Gamiz (Universidad de Granada) Ethan Neil (University of Colorado, Boulder) James Simone (Fermilab) John Laiho (Syracuse University, Syracuse) Nora Brambilla (Technische Universit\"at M\"unchen) Paul Mackenzie (Fermilab) Robert Sugar (University of California, Santa Barbara) Ruth Van de Water (Fermilab) Steven Gottlieb (Indiana University, Bloomington) Urs Heller (American Physical Society, Ridge) ran zhou (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

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