Quark mass dependence of the pion vector form factor



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Llanes Estrada, Felipe José and Feng Kun, Guo and Hanhart, Christoph (2009) Quark mass dependence of the pion vector form factor. Physics Letters B, 678 (1). pp. 90-96. ISSN 0370-2693

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2009.05.052


We examine the quark mass dependence of the pion vector form factor, particularly the curvature (mean quartic radius). We focus our study on the consequences of assuming that the coupling constant of the ρ to pions, gρππ , is largely independent of the quark mass while the quark mass dependence of the ρ mass is given by recent lattice data. By employing the Omnès representation we can provide a very clean estimate for a certain combination of the curvature and the square radius, whose quark mass dependence could be determined from lattice computations. This study provides an independent access to the quark mass dependence of the ρππ coupling and in this way a non-trivial check of the systematics of chiral extrapolations. We also provide an improved value for the curvature for hysical values for the quark masses, namely (r(4)) = 0.73±0.09 fm(4) or equivalently c(V) = 4.00±0.50 GeV(−4).

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© 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
We would like to thank Stephan Durr and Jose Pelaez for useful discussions. This work is supported in part by grants FPA 2004-02602, 2005-02327, FPA2007-29115-E (Spain), and by the Helmholtz Association through funds provided to the virtual institute "Spin and strong QCD" (VH-VI-231). F.J.L.E. thanks the members of the IKP (Theorie) at Forschungszentrum Julich for their hospitality during the preparation of this work and the Fundacion Flores Valles for economical support.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Pion Form Factor, Omnes Representation, Quark Mass Dependence, Inverse Amplitude Method
Subjects:Sciences > Physics
ID Code:22747
Deposited On:13 Sep 2013 18:31
Last Modified:31 Dec 2020 00:01

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