Sample records for quantum chromodynamics qcd

  1. Quantum chromodynamics with advanced computing

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    Kronfeld, Andreas S.; /Fermilab

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We survey results in lattice quantum chromodynamics from groups in the USQCD Collaboration. The main focus is on physics, but many aspects of the discussion are aimed at an audience of computational physicists.

  2. Resonances in Coupled ?K??K Scattering from Quantum Chromodynamics

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    Dudek, Jozef J.; Edwards, Robert G.; Thomas, Christopher E.; Wilson, David J.

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using first-principles calculation within Quantum Chromodynamics, we are able to reproduce the pattern of experimental strange resonances which appear as complex singularities within coupled ?K, ?K scattering amplitudes. We make use of numerical computation within the lattice discretized approach to QCD, extracting the energy dependence of scattering amplitudes through their relation- ship to the discrete spectrum of the theory in a finite-volume, which we map out in unprecedented detail.

  3. Testing quantum chromodynamics in electroproduction

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    Brodsky, S.J.

    1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The exclusive channels in electroproduction are discussed. The study of color transparency, the formation zone, and other novel aspects of QCD by measuring exclusive reactions inside nuclear targets is covered. Diffractive electroproduction channels are discussed, and exclusive nuclear processes in QCD are examined. Non-additivity of nuclear structure functions (EMC effect) is also discussed, as well as jet coalescence in electroproduction. (LEW)

  4. Quantum Electro and Chromodynamics treated by Thompson's heuristic approach

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    Claudio Nassif; P. R. Silva

    2005-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we apply Thompson's method (of the dimensions and scales) to study some features of the Quantum Electro and Chromodynamics. This heuristic method can be considered as a simple and alternative way to the Renormalisation Group (R.G.) approach and when applied to QED-lagrangian is able to obtain in a first approximation both the running coupling constant behavior of alpha(mu) and the mass m(mu).The calculations are evaluated just at d_c=4, where d_c is the upper critical dimension of the problem, so that we obtain the logarithmic behavior both for the coupling alpha and the excess of mass Delta m on the energy scale mu. Although our results are well-known in the vast literature of field theories,it seems that one of the advantages of Thompson's method, beyond its simplicity is that it is able to extract directly from QED-lagrangian the physical (finite) behavior of alpha(mu) and m(mu), bypassing hard problems of divergences which normally appear in the conventional renormalisation schemes applied to field theories like QED. Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) is also treated by the present method in order to obtain the quark condensate value. Besides this, the method is also able to evaluate the vacuum pressure at the boundary of the nucleon. This is done by assumming a step function behavior for the running coupling constant of the QCD, which fits nicely to some quantities related to the strong interaction evaluated through the MIT-bag model.

  5. High Energy Resummation in Quantum Chromo–Dynamics 

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    Marzani, Simone

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis I discuss different aspects of high energy resummation in Quantum Chromo-Dynamics and its relevance for precision physics at hadron colliders. The high energy factorisation theorem is presented and discussed ...

  6. Resonances in coupled pi K, eta K scattering from quantum chromodynamics

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    Dudek, Jozef J [JLAB; Edwards, Robert G [JLAB; Thomas, Christopher E; Wilson, David J

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using first-principles calculation within Quantum Chromodynamics, we are able to reproduce the pattern of experimental strange resonances which appear as complex singularities within coupled pi K, eta K scattering amplitudes. We make use of numerical computation within the lattice discretized approach to QCD, extracting the energy dependence of scattering amplitudes through their relation- ship to the discrete spectrum of the theory in a finite-volume, which we map out in unprecedented detail.

  7. On Flavor Symmetry in Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics

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    El Hassan Saidi

    2012-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a well established method to engineer non abelian symmetries in superstring compactifications, we study the link between the point splitting method of Creutz et al of refs [1,2] for implementing flavor symmetry in lattice QCD; and singularity theory in complex algebraic geometry. We show amongst others that Creutz flavors for naive fermions are intimately related with toric singularities of a class of complex Kahler manifolds that are explicitly built here. In the case of naive fermions of QCD$_{2N}$, Creutz flavors are shown to live at the poles of real 2-spheres and carry quantum charges of the fundamental of $[SU(2)]^{2N}$. We show moreover that the two Creutz flavors in Karsten-Wilczek model, with Dirac operator in reciprocal space of the form $i\\gamma_1 F_1+i\\gamma_2 F_2 + i\\gamma_3 F_3+\\frac{i}{\\sin \\alpha}\\gamma_4 F_4$, are related with the small resolution of conifold singularity that live at $\\sin \\alpha =0$. Other related features are also studied.

  8. Analytic, non-perturbative, gauge-invariant quantum chromodynamics: Nucleon scattering and binding potentials

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    Fried, H.M. [Physics Department, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 (United States)] [Physics Department, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 (United States); Gabellini, Y.; Grandou, T. [Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Institut Non Linéaire de Nice, UMR 6618 CNRS, 06560 Valbonne (France)] [Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Institut Non Linéaire de Nice, UMR 6618 CNRS, 06560 Valbonne (France); Sheu, Y.-M., E-mail: ymsheu@alumni.brown.edu [Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Institut Non Linéaire de Nice, UMR 6618 CNRS, 06560 Valbonne (France)

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Removal of the quenched approximation in the mechanism which produced an analytic estimate of quark-binding potentials, along with a reasonable conjecture of the color structure of the nucleon formed by such a binding potential, is shown to generate an effective nucleon scattering and binding potential. The mass-scale factor on the order of the pion mass, previously introduced to define the transverse imprecision of quark coordinates, is again used, while the strength of the potential is proportional to the square of a renormalized quantum chromodynamics (QCD) coupling constant. The potential so derived does not include corrections due to spin, angular momentum, nucleon structure, and electroweak interactions; rather, it is qualitative in nature, showing how Nuclear Physics can arise from fundamental QCD. -- Highlights: •Nucleon–nucleon forces are derived qualitatively from basic realistic quantum chromodynamics. •An effective nucleon binding is obtained from the simplest unquenched approximation. •A model deuteron binding energy of ?2.2 MeV follows with ?{sub s,R}=12.5.

  9. Magnetic Moments of Light Nuclei from Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics

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    Beane, S.?R.

    We present the results of lattice QCD calculations of the magnetic moments of the lightest nuclei, the deuteron, the triton, and [superscript 3]He, along with those of the neutron and proton. These calculations, performed ...

  10. Quantum field theory in a magnetic field: From quantum chromodynamics to graphene and Dirac semimetals

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    Miransky, Vladimir A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A range of quantum field theoretical phenomena driven by external magnetic fields and their applications in relativistic systems and quasirelativistic condensed matter ones, such as graphene and Dirac/Weyl semimetals, are reviewed. We start by introducing the underlying physics of the magnetic catalysis. The dimensional reduction of the low-energy dynamics of relativistic fermions in an external magnetic field is explained and its role in catalyzing spontaneous symmetry breaking is emphasized. The general theoretical consideration is supplemented by the analysis of the magnetic catalysis in quantum electrodynamics, chromodynamics and quasirelativistic models relevant for condensed matter physics. By generalizing the ideas of the magnetic catalysis to the case of nonzero density and temperature, we argue that other interesting phenomena take place. The chiral magnetic and chiral separation effects are perhaps the most interesting among them. In addition to the general discussion of the physics underlying chira...

  11. Magnetic Moments of Light Nuclei from Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics

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    Beane, S. R.; Chang, E.; Cohen, S.; Detmold, W.; Lin, H W.; Orginos, K; Parreno, A; Savage, M J.; Tiburzi, B C.

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of lattice QCD calculations of the magnetic moments of the lightest nuclei, the deuteron, the triton and 3He, along with those of the neutron and proton. These calculations, performed at quark masses corresponding to m_pi ~ 800 MeV, reveal that the structure of these nuclei at unphysically heavy quark masses closely resembles that at the physical quark masses. In particular, we find that the magnetic moment of 3He differs only slightly from that of a free neutron, as is the case in nature, indicating that the shell-model configuration of two spin-paired protons and a valence neutronmore »captures its dominant structure. Similarly a shell-model-like moment is found for the triton, mu_^3H ~ mu_p. The deuteron magnetic moment is found to be equal to the nucleon isoscalar moment within the uncertainties of the calculations.« less

  12. Magnetic Moments of Light Nuclei from Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics

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    Beane, S. R.; Chang, E.; Cohen, S.; Detmold, W.; Lin, H W.; Orginos, K.; Parreno, A; Savage, M J.; Tiburzi, B C.

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of lattice QCD calculations of the magnetic moments of the lightest nuclei, the deuteron, the triton and 3He, along with those of the neutron and proton. These calculations, performed at quark masses corresponding to m_pi ~ 800 MeV, reveal that the structure of these nuclei at unphysically heavy quark masses closely resembles that at the physical quark masses. In particular, we find that the magnetic moment of 3He differs only slightly from that of a free neutron, as is the case in nature, indicating that the shell-model configuration of two spin-paired protons and a valence neutron captures its dominant structure. Similarly a shell-model-like moment is found for the triton, mu_^3H ~ mu_p. The deuteron magnetic moment is found to be equal to the nucleon isoscalar moment within the uncertainties of the calculations.

  13. Quantum field theory in a magnetic field: From quantum chromodynamics to graphene and Dirac semimetals

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    Vladimir A. Miransky; Igor A. Shovkovy

    2015-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A range of quantum field theoretical phenomena driven by external magnetic fields and their applications in relativistic systems and quasirelativistic condensed matter ones, such as graphene and Dirac/Weyl semimetals, are reviewed. We start by introducing the underlying physics of the magnetic catalysis. The dimensional reduction of the low-energy dynamics of relativistic fermions in an external magnetic field is explained and its role in catalyzing spontaneous symmetry breaking is emphasized. The general theoretical consideration is supplemented by the analysis of the magnetic catalysis in quantum electrodynamics, chromodynamics and quasirelativistic models relevant for condensed matter physics. By generalizing the ideas of the magnetic catalysis to the case of nonzero density and temperature, we argue that other interesting phenomena take place. The chiral magnetic and chiral separation effects are perhaps the most interesting among them. In addition to the general discussion of the physics underlying chiral magnetic and separation effects, we also review their possible phenomenological implications in heavy-ion collisions and compact stars. We also discuss the application of the magnetic catalysis ideas for the description of the quantum Hall effect in monolayer and bilayer graphene, and conclude that the generalized magnetic catalysis, including both the magnetic catalysis condensates and the quantum Hall ferromagnetic ones, lies at the basis of this phenomenon. We also consider how an external magnetic field affects the underlying physics in a class of three-dimensional quasirelativistic condensed matter systems, Dirac semimetals. While at sufficiently low temperatures and zero density of charge carriers, such semimetals are expected to reveal the regime of the magnetic catalysis, the regime of Weyl semimetals with chiral asymmetry is realized at nonzero density...

  14. Quantum field theory in a magnetic field: From quantum chromodynamics to graphene and Dirac semimetals

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    Vladimir A. Miransky; Igor A. Shovkovy

    2015-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A range of quantum field theoretical phenomena driven by external magnetic fields and their applications in relativistic systems and quasirelativistic condensed matter ones, such as graphene and Dirac/Weyl semimetals, are reviewed. We start by introducing the underlying physics of the magnetic catalysis. The dimensional reduction of the low-energy dynamics of relativistic fermions in an external magnetic field is explained and its role in catalyzing spontaneous symmetry breaking is emphasized. The general theoretical consideration is supplemented by the analysis of the magnetic catalysis in quantum electrodynamics, chromodynamics and quasirelativistic models relevant for condensed matter physics. By generalizing the ideas of the magnetic catalysis to the case of nonzero density and temperature, we argue that other interesting phenomena take place. The chiral magnetic and chiral separation effects are perhaps the most interesting among them. In addition to the general discussion of the physics underlying chiral magnetic and separation effects, we also review their possible phenomenological implications in heavy-ion collisions and compact stars. We also discuss the application of the magnetic catalysis ideas for the description of the quantum Hall effect in monolayer and bilayer graphene, and conclude that the generalized magnetic catalysis, including both the magnetic catalysis condensates and the quantum Hall ferromagnetic ones, lies at the basis of this phenomenon. We also consider how an external magnetic field affects the underlying physics in a class of three-dimensional quasirelativistic condensed matter systems, Dirac semimetals. While at sufficiently low temperatures and zero density of charge carriers, such semimetals are expected to reveal the regime of the magnetic catalysis, the regime of Weyl semimetals with chiral asymmetry is realized at nonzero density...

  15. Strongly correlated quantum fluids: ultracold quantum gases, quantum chromodynamic plasmas and holographic duality

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    Adams, Allan

    Strongly correlated quantum fluids are phases of matter that are intrinsically quantum mechanical and that do not have a simple description in terms of weakly interacting quasiparticles. Two systems that have recently ...

  16. Quantum chromodynamic quark model study of hadron and few hadron systems. Technical report, 1990--1996

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    Ji, C.R.

    1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report details research progress and results obtained during the entire period of the research project. In compliance with grant requirements the Principal Investigator, Professor Chueng-Ryong Ji, has conducted a research program addressing theoretical investigations of hadron structure and reactions using quantum chromodynamic quark models. This Principal Investigator has devoted 50% of his time during the academic year and 100% of his time in the summer. This percent effort has continued during the entire period of the grant. The new, significant research results are briefly summarized in this report. Finally, full, detailed descriptions of completed work can be found in the project publications which are listed at the end of this technical report.

  17. Studies in hadron structure using lattice QCD with quark masses that almost reach the physical point

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    Green, Jeremy Russell

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lattice QCD allows us to study the structure of hadrons from first-principles calculations of quantum chromodynamics. We present calculations that shed light on the behavior of quarks inside hadrons in both qualitative and ...

  18. Hadronic Resonances from Lattice QCD

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    John Bulava; Robert Edwards; George Fleming; K. Jimmy Juge; Adam C. Lichtl; Nilmani Mathur; Colin Morningstar; David Richards; Stephen J. Wallace

    2007-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The determination of the pattern of hadronic resonances as predicted by Quantum Chromodynamics requires the use of non-perturbative techniques. Lattice QCD has emerged as the dominant tool for such calculations, and has produced many QCD predictions which can be directly compared to experiment. The concepts underlying lattice QCD are outlined, methods for calculating excited states are discussed, and results from an exploratory Nucleon and Delta baryon spectrum study are presented.

  19. Hadronic Resonances from Lattice QCD

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    Lichtl, Adam C. [RBRC, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 (United States); Bulava, John; Morningstar, Colin [Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (United States); Edwards, Robert; Mathur, Nilmani; Richards, David [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA 23606 (United States); Fleming, George [Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 (United States); Juge, K. Jimmy [Department of Physics, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 95211 (United States); Wallace, Stephen J. [University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)

    2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The determination of the pattern of hadronic resonances as predicted by Quantum Chromodynamics requires the use of non-perturbative techniques. Lattice QCD has emerged as the dominant tool for such calculations, and has produced many QCD predictions which can be directly compared to experiment. The concepts underlying lattice QCD are outlined, methods for calculating excited states are discussed, and results from an exploratory Nucleon and Delta baryon spectrum study are presented.

  20. Applied chromodynamics

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    Brodsky, S.J.

    1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A number of novel features of QCD are reviewed, including the consequences of formation zone and color transparency phenomena in hadronic collisions, the use of automatic scale setting for perturbative predictions, null-zone phenomena as a fundamental test of gauge theory, and the relationship of intrinsic heavy colored particle Fock state components to new particle production. We conclude with a review of the applications of QCD to nuclear multiquark systems. 74 references.

  1. Hyperon-Nucleon Interactions and the Composition of Dense Nuclear Matter from Quantum Chromodynamics

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    S. R. Beane; E. Chang; S. D. Cohen; W. Detmold; H. -W. Lin; T. C. Luu; K. Orginos; A. Parreno; M. J. Savage; A. Walker-Loud

    2012-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The low-energy neutron-Sigma^- interactions determine, in part, the role of the strange quark in dense matter, such as that found in astrophysical environments. The scattering phase shifts for this system are obtained from a numerical evaluation of the QCD path integral using the technique of Lattice QCD. Our calculations, performed at a pion mass of m_pi ~ 389 MeV in two large lattice volumes, and at one lattice spacing, are extrapolated to the physical pion mass using effective field theory. The interactions determined from QCD are consistent with those extracted from hyperon-nucleon experimental data within uncertainties, and strengthen theoretical arguments that the strange quark is a crucial component of dense nuclear matter.

  2. Challenges to quantum chromodynamics: Anomalous spin, heavy quark, and nuclear phenomena

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    Brodsky, S.J.

    1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The general structure of QCD meshes remarkably well with the facts of the hadronic world, especially quark-based spectroscopy, current algebra, the approximate point-like structure of large momentum transfer inclusive reactions, and the logarithmic violation of scale invariance in deep inelastic lepton-hadron reactions. QCD has been successful in predicting the features of electron-positron and photon-photon annihilation into hadrons, including the magnitude and scaling of the cross sections, the shape of the photon structure function, the production of hadronic jets with patterns conforming to elementary quark and gluon subprocesses. The experimental measurements appear to be consistent with basic postulates of QCD, that the charge and weak currents within hadrons are carried by fractionally-charged quarks, and that the strength of the interactions between the quarks, and gluons becomes weak at short distances, consistent with asymptotic freedom. Nevertheless in some cases, the predictions of QCD appear to be in dramatic conflict with experiment. The anomalies suggest that the proton itself as a much more complex object than suggested by simple non-relativistic quark models. Recent analyses of the proton distribution amplitude using QCD sum rules points to highly-nontrival proton structure. Solutions to QCD in one-space and one-time dimension suggest that the momentum distributions of non-valence quarks in the hadrons have a non-trival oscillatory structure. The data seems also to be suggesting that the intrinsic'' bound state structure of the proton has a non- negligible strange and charm quark content, in addition to the extrinsic'' sources of heavy quarks created in the collision itself. 144 refs., 46 figs., 2 tabs.

  3. Energy spectra and wave function of trigonometric Rosen-Morse potential as an effective quantum chromodynamics potential in D-dimensions

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    Deta, U. A., E-mail: utamaalan@yahoo.co.id [Theoretical Physics Group, Physics Department of Post Graduate Program, Sebelas Maret University, Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta 57126, Indonesia and Physics Department, State University of Surabaya, Jl. Ketintang, Surabaya 60231 (Indonesia); Suparmi,; Cari,; Husein, A. S.; Yuliani, H.; Khaled, I. K. A.; Luqman, H.; Supriyanto [Theoretical Physics Group, Physics Department of Post Graduate Program, Sebelas Maret University, Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta 57126 (Indonesia)

    2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The Energy Spectra and Wave Function of Schrodinger equation in D-Dimensions for trigonometric Rosen-Morse potential were investigated analytically using Nikiforov-Uvarov method. This potential captures the essential traits of the quark-gluon dynamics of Quantum Chromodynamics. The approximate energy spectra are given in the close form and the corresponding approximate wave function for arbitrary l-state (l ? 0) in D-dimensions are formulated in the form of differential polynomials. The wave function of this potential unnormalizable for general case. The wave function of this potential unnormalizable for general case. The existence of extra dimensions (centrifugal factor) and this potential increase the energy spectra of system.

  4. Quantum chromodynamics quark benzene

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    Jialun Ping; Chengrong Deng; Fan Wang; T. Goldman

    2007-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A six-quark state with the benzene-like structure is proposed and studied based on color string model. The calculation with the quadratic confinement show that such structure has the lowest energy among the various hidden color six-quark structures proposed so far. Its possible effect on $NN$ scattering is discussed.

  5. The Symmetries of QCD

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    Sekhar Chivukula

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The symmetries of a quantum field theory can be realized in a variety of ways. Symmetries can be realized explicitly, approximately, through spontaneous symmetry breaking or, via an anomaly, quantum effects can dynamically eliminate a symmetry of the theory that was present at the classical level.  Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the modern theory of the strong interactions, exemplify each of these possibilities. The interplay of these effects determine the spectrum of particles that we observe and, ultimately, account for 99% of the mass of ordinary matter. 

  6. Aspects of the Structure of the QCD Radiation Field

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    Reinhold Brueckner

    2001-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the classical radiative solution to the QCD (quantum chromodynamics) dynamical equations and find trivial solutions similar to the electrodynamic situation when one considers singlet (colorless) radiation sources. We transpose the findings to quantum fields and identify radiation from hadron (meson) sources with gluon packages of 3 (2) gluons. Invoking the singlet character of the QCD matter and radiation field, we deduce that the blank (singlet) gluon packages are the elementary building blocks of QCD radiation, just as blank hadrons and mesons are the building blocks of baryon matter. Colorlessness of the gluon packages suggests a possibly simpler quasi-abelian behaviour, as far as linear superposition is involved, of the QCD singlet radiation field.

  7. QCD Critical Point: The Race is On

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    Rajiv V. Gavai

    2014-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A critical point in the phase diagram of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), if established either theoretically or experimentally, would be as profound a discovery as the good-old gas-liquid critical point. Unlike the latter, however, first-principles based approaches are being employed to locate it theoretically. Due to the short lived nature of the concerned phases, novel experimental techniques are needed to search for it. The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) in USA has an experimental program to do so. This short review is an attempt to provide a glimpse of the race between the theorists and the experimentalists as well as that of the synergy between them.

  8. Improving the Dirac Operator in Lattice QCD

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    Christof Gattringer; C. B. Lang

    2001-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently various new concepts for the construction of Dirac operators in lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) have been introduced. These operators satisfy the so-called Ginsparg-Wilson condition (GWC), thus obeying the Atiyah-Singer index theorem and violating chiral symmetry only in a modest and local form. Here we present studies in 4-d for SU(3) gauge configurations with non-trivial topological content. We study the flow of eigenvalues and we compare the numerical stability and efficiency of a recently suggested chirally improved operator with that of others in this respect.

  9. Nuclear Reactions from Lattice QCD

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    Raúl A. Briceño; Zohreh Davoudi; Thomas C. Luu

    2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the overarching goals of nuclear physics is to rigorously compute properties of hadronic systems directly from the fundamental theory of strong interactions, Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). In particular, the hope is to perform reliable calculations of nuclear reactions which will impact our understanding of environments that occur during big bang nucleosynthesis, the evolution of stars and supernovae, and within nuclear reactors and high energy/density facilities. Such calculations, being truly ab initio, would include all two-nucleon and three- nucleon (and higher) interactions in a consistent manner. Currently, lattice QCD provides the only reliable option for performing calculations of some of the low- energy hadronic observables. With the aim of bridging the gap between lattice QCD and nuclear many-body physics, the Institute for Nuclear Theory held a workshop on Nuclear Reactions from Lattice QCD on March 2013. In this review article, we report on the topics discussed in this workshop and the path planned to move forward in the upcoming years.

  10. Nuclear reactions from lattice QCD

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    Briceño, Raúl A.; Davoudi, Zohreh; Luu, Thomas C.

    2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the overarching goals of nuclear physics is to rigorously compute properties of hadronic systems directly from the fundamental theory of strong interactions, Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). In particular, the hope is to perform reliable calculations of nuclear reactions which will impact our understanding of environments that occur during big bang nucleosynthesis, the evolution of stars and supernovae, and within nuclear reactors and high energy/density facilities. Such calculations, being truly ab initio, would include all two-nucleon and three- nucleon (and higher) interactions in a consistent manner. Currently, lattice QCD provides the only reliable option for performing calculations of some ofmore »the low-energy hadronic observables. With the aim of bridging the gap between lattice QCD and nuclear many-body physics, the Institute for Nuclear Theory held a workshop on Nuclear Reactions from Lattice QCD on March 2013. In this review article, we report on the topics discussed in this workshop and the path planned to move forward in the upcoming years.« less

  11. Nuclear reactions from lattice QCD

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    Briceno, Raul A. [JLAB; Davoudi, Zohreh; Luu, Thomas C.

    2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the overarching goals of nuclear physics is to rigorously compute properties of hadronic systems directly from the fundamental theory of strong interactions, Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). In particular, the hope is to perform reliable calculations of nuclear reactions which will impact our understanding of environments that occur during big bang nucleosynthesis, the evolution of stars and supernovae, and within nuclear reactors and high energy/density facilities. Such calculations, being truly ab initio, would include all two-nucleon and three- nucleon (and higher) interactions in a consistent manner. Currently, lattice QCD provides the only reliable option for performing calculations of some of the low- energy hadronic observables. With the aim of bridging the gap between lattice QCD and nuclear many-body physics, the Institute for Nuclear Theory held a workshop on Nuclear Reactions from Lattice QCD on March 2013. In this review article, we report on the topics discussed in this workshop and the path planned to move forward in the upcoming years.

  12. Which Chiral Symmetry is Restored in High Temperature QCD?

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    Claude Bernard; Tom Blum; Carleton DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; Urs M. Heller; James E. Hetrick; K. Rummukainen; R. Sugar; D. Toussaint; Matthew Wingate

    1996-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Sigma models for the high temperature phase transition in quantum chromodynamics (QCD) suggest that at high temperature the SU(N_f) x SU(N_f) chiral symmetry becomes exact, but the anomalous axial U(1) symmetry need not be restored. In numerical lattice simulations, traditional methods for detecting symmetry restoration have sought multiplets in the screening mass spectrum. However, these methods were imprecise and the results, so far, incomplete. With improved statistics and methodology, we are now able to offer evidence for a restoration of the SU(2) x SU(2) chiral symmetry just above the crossover, but not of the axial U(1) chiral symmetry.

  13. CT10 NLO and NNLO Parton Distribution Functions from the Coordinated Theoretical-Experimental Project on QCD

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    Huston, Joey (Co-Spokesperson); Ownes, Joseph (Co-Spokesperson)

    The Coordinated Theoretical-Experimental Project on QCD is a multi-institutional collaboration devoted to a broad program of research projects and cooperative enterprises in high-energy physics centered on Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and its implications in all areas of the Standard Model and beyond. The Collaboration consists of theorists and experimentalists at 18 universities and 5 national laboratories. More than 65 sets of Parton Distribution Functions are available for public access. Links to many online software tools, information about Parton Distribution Functions, papers, and other resources are also available.

  14. Twenty-first Century Lattice Gauge Theory: Results from the QCD Lagrangian

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    Kronfeld, Andreas S.; /Fermilab

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum chromodynamics (QCD) reduces the strong interactions, in all their variety, to an elegant nonabelian gauge theory. It clearly and elegantly explains hadrons at short distances, which has led to its universal acceptance. Since its advent, however, many of its long-distance, emergent properties have been believed to be true, without having been demonstrated to be true. This paper reviews a variety of results in this regime that have been established with lattice gauge theory, directly from the QCD Lagrangian. This body of work sheds light on the origin of hadron masses, its interplay with dynamical symmetry breaking, as well as on other intriguing features such as the phase structure of QCD. In addition, nonperturbative QCD is quantitatively important to many aspects of particle physics (especially the quark flavor sector), nuclear physics, and astrophysics. This review also surveys some of the most interesting connections to those subjects.

  15. QCD Phenomenology

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    Hernández-Pinto, R J

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum Chromodynamics is the most successful theory in particle physics. The understanding of all different signals at hadron colliders have been achieved due to the correct interpretation of the theory. In this paper we review some basic features of the theory of strong interactions and how it could be used in order to provide phenomenological distributions for the Large Hadron Collider. The main results presented in here can be found in Ref [1].

  16. Precise QCD predictions for the production of Higgs+jet final states

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    X. Chen; T. Gehrmann; E. W. N. Glover; M. Jaquier

    2014-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute the cross section and differential distributions for the production of a Standard Model Higgs boson in association with a hadronic jet to next-to-next-to-leading order in quantum chromodynamics (QCD). In Higgs boson studies at the LHC, final states containing one jet are a dominant contribution to the total event rate, and their understanding is crucial for improved determinations of the Higgs boson properties. We observe substantial higher order corrections to transverse momentum spectra and rapidity distributions in Higgs-plus-one-jet final states. Their inclusion stabilises the residual theoretical uncertainty of the predictions around 9\\%, thereby providing important input to precision studies of the Higgs boson.

  17. Exclusive Processes: Tests of Coherent QCD Phenomena and Nucleon Substructure at CEBAF -

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    Stanley J. Brodsky; SLAC

    1994-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Measurements of exclusive processes such as electroproduction, photoproduction, and Compton scattering are among the most sensitive probes of proton structure and coherent phenomena in quantum chromodynamics. The continuous electron beam at CEBAF, upgraded in laboratory energy to 10--12 GeV, will allow a systematic study of exclusive, semi-inclusive, and inclusive reactions in a kinematic range well-tuned to the study of fundamental nucleon and nuclear substructure. I also discuss the potential at CEBAF for studying novel QCD phenomena at the charm production threshold, including the possible production of nuclear-bound quarkonium.

  18. Monte Carlo Methods in Quantum Field Theory

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    I. Montvay

    2007-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In these lecture notes some applications of Monte Carlo integration methods in Quantum Field Theory - in particular in Quantum Chromodynamics - are introduced and discussed.

  19. QCD, Tevatron results and LHC prospects

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    Elvira, V.Daniel; /Fermilab

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a summary of the most recent measurements relevant to Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) delivered by the D0 and CDF Tevatron experiments by May 2008. CDF and D0 are moving toward precision measurements of QCD based on data samples in excess of 1 fb-1. The inclusive jet cross sections have been extended to forward rapidity regions and measured with unprecedented precision following improvements in the jet energy calibration. Results on dijet mass distributions, bbbar dijet production using tracker based triggers, underlying event in dijet and Drell-Yan samples, inclusive photon and diphoton cross sections complete the list of measurements included in this paper. Good agreement with pQCD within errors is observed for jet production measurements. An improved and consistent theoretical description is needed for photon+jets processes. Collisions at the LHC are scheduled for early fall 2008, opening an era of discoveries at the new energy frontier, 5-7 times higher than that of the Tevatron.

  20. Lattice QCD Thermodynamics on the Grid

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    Jakub T. Mo?cicki; Maciej Wo?; Massimo Lamanna; Philippe de Forcrand; Owe Philipsen

    2009-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe how we have used simultaneously ${\\cal O}(10^3)$ nodes of the EGEE Grid, accumulating ca. 300 CPU-years in 2-3 months, to determine an important property of Quantum Chromodynamics. We explain how Grid resources were exploited efficiently and with ease, using user-level overlay based on Ganga and DIANE tools above standard Grid software stack. Application-specific scheduling and resource selection based on simple but powerful heuristics allowed to improve efficiency of the processing to obtain desired scientific results by a specified deadline. This is also a demonstration of combined use of supercomputers, to calculate the initial state of the QCD system, and Grids, to perform the subsequent massively distributed simulations. The QCD simulation was performed on a $16^3\\times 4$ lattice. Keeping the strange quark mass at its physical value, we reduced the masses of the up and down quarks until, under an increase of temperature, the system underwent a second-order phase transition to a quark-gluon plasma. Then we measured the response of this system to an increase in the quark density. We find that the transition is smoothened rather than sharpened. If confirmed on a finer lattice, this finding makes it unlikely for ongoing experimental searches to find a QCD critical point at small chemical potential.

  1. Off-shell photon distribution amplitudes in the low-energy effective theory of QCD

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    Xin Mo; Jueping Liu

    2014-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on the principle of the Lorentz covariance the transition matrix elements from an off-shell photon state to the vacuum are decomposed into the light-cone photon DAs, in which only two transversal DAs survive in the on-shell limit. The eight off-shell light-cone photon distribution amplitudes (DAs) corresponding to chiral-odd and chiral-even up to twist-four and the corresponding coupling constants are studied systematically in the instanton vacuum model of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). The various individual photon DA multiplied by its corresponding coupling constant is expressed in terms of the correlation functions, which are connected with the spectral densities of an effective quark propagator, and then evaluated in the low-energy effective theory derived from the instanton vacuum model of QCD. The explicit analytical expressions and the numerical results for the photon DAs and their coupling constants are given.

  2. Deflation for inversion with multiple right-hand sides in QCD

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    A. Stathopoulos, A.M. Abdel-Rehim, K. Orginos,

    2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Most calculations in lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) involve the solution of a series of linear systems of equations with exceedingly large matrices and a large number of right hand sides. Iterative methods for these problems can be sped up significantly if we deflate approximations of appropriate invariant spaces from the initial guesses. Recently we have developed eigCG, a modification of the Conjugate Gradient (CG) method, which while solving a linear system can reuse a window of the CG vectors to compute eigenvectors almost as accurately as the Lanczos method. The number of approximate eigenvectors can increase as more systems are solved. In this paper we review some of the characteristics of eigCG and show how it helps remove the critical slowdown in QCD calculations. Moreover, we study scaling with lattice volume and an extension of the technique to nonsymmetric problems.

  3. DSE Perspective on QCD Modeling, Distribution Amplitudes, and Form Factors

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    Peter C Tandy

    2014-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe results for the pion distribution amplitude (PDA) at the non-perturbative scale $\\mu=~$2GeV by projecting the Poincar\\'e-covariant Bethe-Salpeter wave-function onto the light-front and use it to investigate the ultraviolet behavior of the electromagnetic form factor, $F_\\pi(Q^2)$, on the entire domain of spacelike $Q^2$. The significant dilation of this PDA compared to the known asymptotic PDA is a signature of dynamical chiral symmetry breaking (DCSB) on the light front. We investigate the transition region of $Q^2$ where non-perturbative behavior of constituent-like quarks gives way to the partonic-like behavior of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). The non-perturbative approach is based on the Dyson-Schwinger equation (DSE) framework for continuum investigations in QCD. The leading-order, leading-twist perturbative QCD result for $Q^2 F_\\pi(Q^2)$ underestimates the new DSE computation by just 15\\% on $Q^2\\gtrsim 8\\,$GeV$^2$, in stark contrast with the result obtained using the asymptotic PDA.

  4. Hadron Physics and QCD: Just the Basic Facts

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    Craig D. Roberts

    2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With discovery of the Higgs boson, the Standard Model of Particle Physics became complete. Its formulation is a remarkable story; and the process of verification is continuing, with the most important chapter being the least well understood. Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) is that part of the Standard Model which is supposed to describe all of nuclear physics and yet, almost fifty years after the discovery of quarks, we are only just beginning to understand how QCD moulds the basic bricks for nuclei: pious, neutrons, protons. QCD is characterized by two emergent phenomena: confinement and dynamical chiral symmetry breaking (DCSB), whose implications are extraordinary. This contribution describes how DCSB, not the Higgs boson, generates more than 98% of the visible mass in the Universe, explains why confinement guarantees that condensates, those quantities that were commonly viewed as constant mass-scales that fill all spacetime, are instead wholly contained within hadrons, and elucidates a range of observable consequences of confinement and DCSB whose measurement is the focus of a vast international experimental programme.

  5. Real-Time thermal Ward-Takahashi Identity for vectorial current in QED and QCD

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    Zhou Bang-Rong

    2005-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    It is shown that, by means of canonical operator approach, the Ward-Takahashi identity (WTI) at finite temperature $T$ and finite chemical potential $\\mu$ for complete vectorial vertex and complete fermion propagator can be simply proven, rigorously for Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) and approximately for Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) where the ghost effect in the fermion sector is neglected. The WTI shown in the real-time thermal matrix form will give definite thermal constraints on the imaginary part of inverse complete Feynman propagator including self-energy for fermion and will play important role in relevant physical processes. When the above inverse propagator is assumed to be real, the thermal WTI will essentially be reduced to its form at $T=\\mu=0$ thus one can use it in the latter's form. At this point, a practical example is indicated.

  6. Formal Developments for Lattice QCD with Applications to Hadronic Systems

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    Zohreh Davoudi

    2014-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Lattice quantum chromodynamics (QCD) will soon become the primary theoretical tool in rigorous studies of single- and multi-hadron sectors of QCD. It is truly ab initio meaning that its only parameters are those of standard model. The result of a lattice QCD calculation corresponds to that of nature only in the limit when the volume of spacetime is taken to infinity and the spacing between discretized points on the lattice is taken to zero. A better understanding of these discretization and volume effects not only provides the connection to the infinite-volume continuum observables, but also leads to optimized calculations that can be performed with available computational resources. This thesis includes various formal developments in this direction, along with proposals for improvements, to be applied to the upcoming lattice QCD studies of nuclear and hadronic systems. Among these developments are i) an analytical investigation of the recovery of rotational symmetry with the use of suitably-formed smeared operators toward the continuum limit, ii) an extension of the Luscher finite-volume method to two-nucleon systems with arbitrary angular momentum, spin, parity and center of mass momentum, iii) the application of such formalism in extracting the scattering parameters of the 3S1-3D1 coupled channels, iv) an investigation of twisted boundary conditions in the single- and two-hadron sectors, with proposals for improving the volume-dependence of the deuteron binding energy upon proper choices of boundary conditions, and v) exploring the volume dependence of the masses of hadrons and light-nuclei due to quantum electrodynamic interactions, including the effects arising from particles' compositeness. The required background as well as a brief status report of the field pertinent to the discussions in this thesis are presented.

  7. Transversity from First Principles in QCD

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    Brodsky, Stanley J.; /SLAC /Southern Denmark U., CP3-Origins

    2012-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Transversity observables, such as the T-odd Sivers single-spin asymmetry measured in deep inelastic lepton scattering on polarized protons and the distributions which are measured in deeply virtual Compton scattering, provide important constraints on the fundamental quark and gluon structure of the proton. In this talk I discuss the challenge of computing these observables from first principles; i.e.; quantum chromodynamics, itself. A key step is the determination of the frame-independent light-front wavefunctions (LFWFs) of hadrons - the QCD eigensolutions which are analogs of the Schroedinger wavefunctions of atomic physics. The lensing effects of initial-state and final-state interactions, acting on LFWFs with different orbital angular momentum, lead to T-odd transversity observables such as the Sivers, Collins, and Boer-Mulders distributions. The lensing effect also leads to leading-twist phenomena which break leading-twist factorization such as the breakdown of the Lam-Tung relation in Drell-Yan reactions. A similar rescattering mechanism also leads to diffractive deep inelastic scattering, as well as nuclear shadowing and non-universal antishadowing. It is thus important to distinguish 'static' structure functions, the probability distributions computed the target hadron's light-front wavefunctions, versus 'dynamical' structure functions which include the effects of initial- and final-state rescattering. I also discuss related effects such as the J = 0 fixed pole contribution which appears in the real part of the virtual Compton amplitude. AdS/QCD, together with 'Light-Front Holography', provides a simple Lorentz-invariant color-confining approximation to QCD which is successful in accounting for light-quark meson and baryon spectroscopy as well as hadronic LFWFs.

  8. Strong interactions studies with medium energy probes. Progress report, December 1, 1988--November 30, 1989

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    Seth, K K

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report discusses experiments dealing with: quantum chromodynamics; nuclear physics with QCD overtones; and nuclear structure. (LSP).

  9. Light-Front Holographic QCD

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    Brodsky, Stanley J.; /SLAC /Southern Denmark U., CP3-Origins; de Teramond, Guy F.; /Costa Rica U.

    2012-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The relation between the hadronic short-distance constituent quark and gluon particle limit and the long-range confining domain is yet one of the most challenging aspects of particle physics due to the strong coupling nature of Quantum Chromodynamics, the fundamental theory of the strong interactions. The central question is how one can compute hadronic properties from first principles; i.e., directly from the QCD Lagrangian. The most successful theoretical approach thus far has been to quantize QCD on discrete lattices in Euclidean space-time. Lattice numerical results follow from computation of frame-dependent moments of distributions in Euclidean space and dynamical observables in Minkowski spacetime, such as the time-like hadronic form factors, are not amenable to Euclidean lattice computations. The Dyson-Schwinger methods have led to many important insights, such as the infrared fixed point behavior of the strong coupling constant, but in practice, the analyses are limited to ladder approximation in Landau gauge. Baryon spectroscopy and the excitation dynamics of nucleon resonances encoded in the nucleon transition form factors can provide fundamental insight into the strong-coupling dynamics of QCD. New theoretical tools are thus of primary interest for the interpretation of the results expected at the new mass scale and kinematic regions accessible to the JLab 12 GeV Upgrade Project. The AdS/CFT correspondence between gravity or string theory on a higher-dimensional anti-de Sitter (AdS) space and conformal field theories in physical space-time has led to a semiclassical approximation for strongly-coupled QCD, which provides physical insights into its nonperturbative dynamics. The correspondence is holographic in the sense that it determines a duality between theories in different number of space-time dimensions. This geometric approach leads in fact to a simple analytical and phenomenologically compelling nonperturbative approximation to the full light-front QCD Hamiltonian 'Light-Front Holography'. Light-Front Holography is in fact one of the most remarkable features of the AdS/CFT correspondence. The Hamiltonian equation of motion in the light-front (LF) is frame independent and has a structure similar to eigenmode equations in AdS space. This makes a direct connection of QCD with AdS/CFT methods possible. Remarkably, the AdS equations correspond to the kinetic energy terms of the partons inside a hadron, whereas the interaction terms build confinement and correspond to the truncation of AdS space in an effective dual gravity approximation. One can also study the gauge/gravity duality starting from the bound-state structure of hadrons in QCD quantized in the light-front. The LF Lorentz-invariant Hamiltonian equation for the relativistic bound-state system is P{sub {mu}}P{sup {mu}}|{psi}(P)> = (P{sup +}P{sup -} - P{sub {perpendicular}}{sup 2})|{psi}(P)> = M{sup 2}|{psi}(P)>, P{sup {+-}} = P{sup 0} {+-} P{sup 3}, where the LF time evolution operator P{sup -} is determined canonically from the QCD Lagrangian. To a first semiclassical approximation, where quantum loops and quark masses are not included, this leads to a LF Hamiltonian equation which describes the bound-state dynamics of light hadrons in terms of an invariant impact variable {zeta} which measures the separation of the partons within the hadron at equal light-front time {tau} = x{sup 0} + x{sup 3}. This allows us to identify the holographic variable z in AdS space with an impact variable {zeta}. The resulting Lorentz-invariant Schroedinger equation for general spin incorporates color confinement and is systematically improvable. Light-front holographic methods were originally introduced by matching the electromagnetic current matrix elements in AdS space with the corresponding expression using LF theory in physical space time. It was also shown that one obtains identical holographic mapping using the matrix elements of the energy-momentum tensor by perturbing the AdS metric around its static solution. A gravity dual to QCD is not known, but th

  10. Nuclear Forces from Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics Martin J. Savage

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  11. Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics Project and SCience Gateway at NERSC

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  12. ANL/ALCF/ESP-13/11 Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics

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  13. Flavor independence and the dual superconducting model of QCD

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    Fulcher, L.P. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 (United States)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Baker, Ball, and Zachariasen (BBZ) have developed an elegant formulation of the dual superconducting model of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), which allows one to use the field equations to eliminate the gluon and Higgs degrees of freedom and thus to express the interaction between quarks as an effective potential. Carrying out an expansion in inverse powers of the constituent quark masses, these authors succeeded in identifying the central part, the spin-dependent part, and the leading relativistic corrections to the central potential. The potential offers a good account of the energies and splittings of charmonium and the upsilon system. Since all of the flavor dependence of the interaction is presumed to enter through the constituent masses, it is possible to test the potential in other systems. Logical candidates are the heavy B-flavor charmed system and the heavy-light systems, which should be more sensitive to the relativistic corrections. Lattice gauge calculations furnish an additional point of contact for the components of the BBZ potential. Some preliminary calculations of the energies of B and D mesons are presented and the challenge of agreement with experiment is discussed. The spinless Salpeter equation is used to account for the effects of relativistic kinematics. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

  14. Using wavelet analysis to compare the QCD prediction and experimental data on $R_{e^+e^-}$ and to determine parameters of the charmonium states above the $D\\bar D$ threshold

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    Henner, V K; Belozerova, T S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The first part of our analysis uses the wavelet method to compare the Quantum Chromodynamic (QCD) prediction for the ratio of hadronic to muon cross sections in electron-positron collisions, $R$, with experimental data for $R$ over a center of mass energy range up to 7.5 GeV. A direct comparison of the raw experimental data and the QCD prediction is difficult because the data have a wide range of structures and large statistical errors and the QCD description contains sharp quark-antiquark thresholds. However, a meaningful comparison can be made if a type of "smearing" procedure is used to smooth out rapid variations in both the theoretical and experimental values of $R$. A wavelet analysis (WA) can be used to achieve this smearing effect. In the second part of the analysis we concentrate on the 3.0 - 6.0 GeV energy region containing the relatively wide charmonium resonances $\\psi(1^-)$. We use the wavelet methodology to distinguish these resonances from experimental noise, background and from each other, and...

  15. Using wavelet analysis to compare the QCD prediction and experimental data on $R_{e^+e^-}$ and to determine parameters of the charmonium states above the $D\\bar D$ threshold

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    V. K. Henner; C. L. Davis; T. S. Belozerova

    2015-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The first part of our analysis uses the wavelet method to compare the Quantum Chromodynamic (QCD) prediction for the ratio of hadronic to muon cross sections in electron-positron collisions, $R$, with experimental data for $R$ over a center of mass energy range up to 7.5 GeV. A direct comparison of the raw experimental data and the QCD prediction is difficult because the data have a wide range of structures and large statistical errors and the QCD description contains sharp quark-antiquark thresholds. However, a meaningful comparison can be made if a type of "smearing" procedure is used to smooth out rapid variations in both the theoretical and experimental values of $R$. A wavelet analysis (WA) can be used to achieve this smearing effect. In the second part of the analysis we concentrate on the 3.0 - 6.0 GeV energy region containing the relatively wide charmonium resonances $\\psi(1^-)$. We use the wavelet methodology to distinguish these resonances from experimental noise, background and from each other, and are thus able to determine more reliably the parameters of these states. These two analyses are examples of the usefulness of WA in extracting information in a model independent way from high energy physics data.

  16. A Matrix Model for QCD: QCD Colour is Mixed

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    A. P. Balachandran; Amilcar de Queiroz; Sachindeo Vaidya

    2014-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We use general arguments to show that coloured QCD states when restricted to gauge invariant local observables are mixed. This result has important implications for confinement: a pure colourless state can never evolve into two coloured states by unitary evolution. Furthermore, the mean energy in such a mixed coloured state is infinite. Our arguments are confirmed in a matrix model for QCD that we have developed using the work of Narasimhan and Ramadas and Singer. This model, a $(0+1)$-dimensional quantum mechanical model for gluons free of divergences and capturing important topological aspects of QCD, is adapted to analytical and numerical work. It is also suitable to work on large $N$ QCD. As applications, we show that the gluon spectrum is gapped and also estimate some low-lying levels for $N=2$ and 3 (colors). Incidentally the considerations here are generic and apply to any non-abelian gauge theory.

  17. Quantum and stringy corrections to the equation of state of holographic QCD matter and the nature of the chiral transition

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    T. Alho; M. Jarvinen; K. Kajantie; E. Kiritsis; K. Tuominen

    2015-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the finite temperature phase diagram of holographic QCD in the Veneziano limit (Nc large, Nf large with xf=Nf/Nc fixed) and calculate one string-loop corrections to the free energy in certain approximations. Such corrections, especially due to the pion modes are unsuppressed in the Veneziano limit. We find that under some extra assumptions the first order transition following from classical gravity solutions can become second order. If stringy asymptotics are of a special form and there are residual interactions it may even become of third order. Operationally these computations imply modelling the low temperature chiral symmetry breaking phase with a hadron gas containing Nf^2 massless Goldstone bosons and an exponential spectrum of massive hadrons. A third order transition is possible only if repulsive hadron interactions via the excluded volume effect are included.

  18. Novel QCD Phenomenology

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    Brodsky, Stanley J.; /SLAC /Southern Denmark U., CP3-Origins

    2011-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    I review a number of topics where conventional wisdom in hadron physics has been challenged. For example, hadrons can be produced at large transverse momentum directly within a hard higher-twist QCD subprocess, rather than from jet fragmentation. Such 'direct' processes can explain the deviations from perturbative QCD predictions in measurements of inclusive hadron cross sections at fixed x{sub T} = 2p{sub T}/{radical}s, as well as the 'baryon anomaly', the anomalously large proton-to-pion ratio seen in high centrality heavy ion collisions. Initial-state and final-state interactions of the struck quark, the soft-gluon rescattering associated with its Wilson line, lead to Bjorken-scaling single-spin asymmetries, diffractive deep inelastic scattering, the breakdown of the Lam-Tung relation in Drell-Yan reactions, as well as nuclear shadowing and antishadowing. The Gribov-Glauber theory predicts that antishadowing of nuclear structure functions is not universal, but instead depends on the flavor quantum numbers of each quark and antiquark, thus explaining the anomalous nuclear dependence measured in deep-inelastic neutrino scattering. Since shadowing and antishadowing arise from the physics of leading-twist diffractive deep inelastic scattering, one cannot attribute such phenomena to the structure of the nucleus itself. It is thus important to distinguish 'static' structure functions, the probability distributions computed from the square of the target light-front wavefunctions, versus 'dynamical' structure functions which include the effects of the final-state rescattering of the struck quark. The importance of the J = 0 photon-quark QCD contact interaction in deeply virtual Compton scattering is also emphasized. The scheme-independent BLM method for setting the renormalization scale is discussed. Eliminating the renormalization scale ambiguity greatly improves the precision of QCD predictions and increases the sensitivity of searches for new physics at the LHC. Other novel features of QCD are discussed, including the consequences of confinement for quark and gluon condensates.

  19. Proceedings of RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop entitled Hydrodynamics in Heavy Ion Collisions and QCD Equation of State (Volume 88)

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    Karsch,F.; Kharzeev, D.; Molnar, K.; Petreczky, P.; Teaney, D.

    2008-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The interpretation of relativistic heavy-ion collisions at RHIC energies with thermal concepts is largely based on the relative success of ideal (nondissipative) hydrodynamics. This approach can describe basic observables at RHIC, such as particle spectra and momentum anisotropies, fairly well. On the other hand, recent theoretical efforts indicate that dissipation can play a significant role. Ideally viscous hydrodynamic simulations would extract, if not only the equation of state, but also transport coefficients from RHIC data. There has been a lot of progress with solving relativistic viscous hydrodynamics. There are already large uncertainties in ideal hydrodynamics calculations, e.g., uncertainties associated with initial conditions, freezeout, and the simplified equations of state typically utilized. One of the most sensitive observables to the equation of state is the baryon momentum anisotropy, which is also affected by freezeout assumptions. Up-to-date results from lattice quantum chromodynamics on the transition temperature and equation of state with realistic quark masses are currently available. However, these have not yet been incorporated into the hydrodynamic calculations. Therefore, the RBRC workshop 'Hydrodynamics in Heavy Ion Collisions and QCD Equation of State' aimed at getting a better understanding of the theoretical frameworks for dissipation and near-equilibrium dynamics in heavy-ion collisions. The topics discussed during the workshop included techniques to solve the dynamical equations and examine the role of initial conditions and decoupling, as well as the role of the equation of state and transport coefficients in current simulations.

  20. QCD, Spin-Glass and String

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    Robi Peschanski

    2006-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    When quarks and gluons are led to form a dense medium, like in high energy or/and heavy-ion collisions, it is interesting to ask the question which are the relevant degrees of freedom that Quantum Chromodynamics predict. The present notes correspond to two lectures given at Zakopane in the (rainy) summer of 2006, where this question is adressed concretely in two cases, one in the regime of weak coupling, the other one at strong coupling. Each case corresponds to the study of a dynamically important transient phase of quarks and gluons expected to appear from Quantum Chromodynamics. In lecture I, we examine the dynamical phase space of gluon transverse momenta near the so-called ``saturation'' phase including its fluctuation pattern. In lecture II, we study the dynamics of strongly interacting gauge-theory matter (modelling quark-gluon plasma) using the AdS/CFT duality between gauge field theory at strong coupling and a gravitational background in Anti-de Sitter space.

  1. Status of QCD

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    Thomas Gehrmann

    2010-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    In this talk, I review recent developments in perturbative QCD and their applications to collider physics.

  2. QCD Thermodynamics

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    Z. Fodor

    2007-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent results on QCD thermodynamics are presented. The nature of the T>0 transition is determined, which turns out to be an analytic cross-over. The absolute scale for this transition is calculated. The temperature dependent static potential is given. The results were obtained by using a Symanzik improved gauge and stout-link improved fermionic action. In order to approach the continuum limit four different sets of lattice spacings were used with temporal extensions N_t=4, 6, 8 and 10 (they correspond to lattice spacings a \\sim 0.3, 0.2, 0.15 and 0.12 fm). A new technique is presented, which --in contrast to earlier methods-- enables one to determine the equation of state at very large temperatures.

  3. QCDOC -Quantum Chromodynamics on a Chip at BNL | U.S. DOE Office...

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    field: May provide computing power in biology and material science. QCDOC photo A new computer - the RIKEN BNL Research Center supercomputer -- was built at the Brookhaven National...

  4. Murray Gell-Mann, the Eightfold Way, Quarks, and Quantum Chromodynamics

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  6. The hadron spectrum from lattice QCD

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    Peardon, Mike [School of Mathematics, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

    2010-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Lattice spectroscopy is becoming increasingly sophisticated. This review will introduce the methodology and describe progress made recently probing the spectrum of excitations of QCD. The focus will be on describing new developments that enable excited states, exotic quantum numbers and resonances to be explored.

  7. QCD condensates in ADS/QCD

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    Jacopo Bechi

    2009-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper focuses on some issues about condensates and renormalization in AdS/QCD models. In particular we consider the consistency of the AdS/QCD approach for scale dependent quantities as the chiral condensate questioned in some recent papers and the 4D meaning of the 5D cosmological constant in a model in which the QCD is dual to a 5D gravity theory. We will be able to give some arguments that the cosmological constant is related to the QCD gluon condensate.

  8. POLYNOMIAL CHROMODYNAMICS

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    Ruck, H.M.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy under Contract W-7405-ENG-48. REFERENCES: H.M. Ruck,under Contract W-7405-ENG-48 POLYNOMIAL CHROMODYNAMICSof Energy under Contract W-7405-ENG-48. 2. STRUCTURE OF

  9. Matching NLO QCD computations and parton shower simulations.

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    Frixione, Stefano; Webber, Bryan R

    Research Council and by the EU Fourth Framework Programme ‘Training and Mobility of Researchers’, Network ‘Quantum Chromodynamics and the Deep Structure of Elementary Particles’, contract FMRX-CT98-0194 (DG 12 - MIHT). †On leave of absence from INFN, Sez... suggests the following procedure: • Pick at random 0 ? x ? 1. • Generate an MC event with xM(x) as maximum energy available to the photon in the first branching; attach to this event the weight wEV = aR(x)/x. 9 • Generate another MC event (a “counter...

  10. Color Glass Condensate in Schwinger–Keldysh QCD

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    Jeon, Sangyong, E-mail: jeon@physics.mcgill.ca

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Within the Schwinger–Keldysh representation of many-body QCD, it is shown that the leading quantum corrections to the strong classical color field are “classical” in the sense that the fluctuation field still obeys the classical Jacobi-field equation, while the quantum effects solely reside in the fluctuations of the initial field configurations. Within this context, a systematic derivation of the JIMWLK renormalization group equation is presented. A clear identification of the correct form of gauge transformation rules and the correct form of the matter-field Lagrangian in the Schwinger–Keldysh QCD is also presented. -- Highlights: •Application of the Schwinger–Keldysh formalism to many-body QCD. •Clean separation of classical and quantum degrees of freedom. •Identification of the correct coupling between the gluon field and the color source. •Identification of the correct gauge transformation rules. •Sources of the classicality and quantum corrections to JIMWLK clarified.

  11. Dense QCD: Overhauser or BCS pairing?

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    Park, Byung-Yoon [School of Physics, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul 130-012, Korea (Korea, Republic of) [School of Physics, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul 130-012, Korea (Korea, Republic of); Department of Physics, Chungnam National University, Taejon 305-764, Korea (Korea, Republic of); Rho, Mannque [School of Physics, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul 130-012, Korea (Korea, Republic of) [School of Physics, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul 130-012, Korea (Korea, Republic of); Service de Physique Theorique, CE Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, (France); Wirzba, Andreas [Department of Physics and Astronomy, SUNY-Stony Brook, New York 11794 (United States) [Department of Physics and Astronomy, SUNY-Stony Brook, New York 11794 (United States); FZ Juelich, Institut fuer Kernphysik (Theorie), D-52425 Juelich, (Germany); Zahed, Ismail [School of Physics, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul 130-012, Korea (Korea, Republic of) [School of Physics, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul 130-012, Korea (Korea, Republic of); Department of Physics and Astronomy, SUNY-Stony Brook, New York 11794 (United States)

    2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the Overhauser effect (particle-hole pairing) versus the BCS effect (particle-particle or hole-hole pairing) in QCD at large quark density. In weak coupling and to leading logarithm accuracy, the pairing energies can be estimated exactly. For a small number of colors, the BCS effect overtakes the Overhauser effect, while for a large number of colors the opposite takes place, in agreement with a recent renormalization group argument. In strong coupling with large pairing energies, the Overhauser effect may be dominant for any number of colors, suggesting that QCD may crystallize into an insulator at a few times nuclear matter density, a situation reminiscent of dense Skyrmions. The Overhauser effect is dominant in QCD in 1+1 dimensions, although susceptible to quantum effects. It is sensitive to temperature in all dimensions. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

  12. Nuclear Physics from QCD

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    U. van Kolck

    2008-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Effective field theories provide a bridge between QCD and nuclear physics. I discuss light nuclei from this perspective, emphasizing the role of fine-tuning.

  13. QCD Evolution Workshop: Introduction

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    Alexei Prokudin

    2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The introduction talk given at the beginning of QCD Evolution workshop held in Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) on May 14 -17, 2012.

  14. Jefferson Lab - QCD Evolution 2015

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    functions, and the associated progress in perturbative QCD, lattice QCD and effective field theory techniques we look forward with great enthusiasm to the 2015 meeting. We will...

  15. QCD results at CDF

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    Norniella, Olga; /Barcelona, IFAE

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent QCD measurements from the CDF collaboration at the Tevatron are presented, together with future prospects as the luminosity increases. The measured inclusive jet cross section is compared to pQCD NLO predictions. Precise measurements on jet shapes and hadronic energy flows are compared to different phenomenological models that describe gluon emissions and the underlying event in hadron-hadron interactions.

  16. Weyl symmetric structure of QCD vacuum

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    Y. M. Cho; D. G. Pak; P. M. Zhang; L. P. Zou

    2012-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider Weyl symmetric structure of the classical vacuum in quantum chromodynamics. In the framework of formalism of gauge invariant Abelian projection we show that classical vacuums can be constructed in terms of Killing vector fields on the group SU(3). Consequently, homotopic classes of Killing vector fields determine the topological structure of the vacuum. In particular, the second homotopy group \\pi_2(SU(3)/U(1)\\times U(1)) describes all topologically non-equivalent vacuums which are classified by two topological numbers. For each given Killing vector field one can construct six vacuums forming Weyl sextet representation. An interesting feature of SU(3) gauge theory is that it admits a Weyl symmetric vacuum represented by a linear superposition of the six vacuums from the Weyl vacuum sextet. A non-trivial manifestation of Weyl symmetry is demonstrated on monopole solutions. We construct a family of finite energy monopole solutions in Yang-Mills-Higgs theory which includes Weyl monopole sextet. From the analysis of the classical vacuum structure and monopole solutions we conjecture that a similar Weyl symmetric vacuum structure can be realized in quantum theory.

  17. Forward Di-hadron Asymmetries from p + p at ?s = 200 GeV at STAR

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    Drachenberg, James Lucas

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    One unresolved question in hadronic physics is the origin of large transverse single-spin asymmetries, AN, observed in hadron production from high-energy polarized-proton collisions. Collinear perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics (pQCD) predicts...

  18. Jet quenching in heavy-ion collisions at LHC with CMS detector

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    Yilmaz, Yetkin

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The collision of highly relativistic nuclei can produce a volume of high energy density which can be used to learn about the behavior of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) at extreme conditions, such as those of the universe at ...

  19. Radiation Hard Hybrid Pixel Detectors, and a bbbar Cross Section Measurement at the CMS Experiment

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    Sibille, Jennifer Ann

    2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Measurements of heavy flavor quark production at hadron colliders provide a good test of the perturbative quantum chromodynamics (pQCD) theory. It is also essential to have a good understanding of the heavy quark production ...

  20. Exact Amplitude--Based Resummation QCD Predictions and LHC Data

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    Ward, B F L; Yost, S A

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the current status of the comparisons with the respective data of the predictions of our approach of exact amplitude-based resummation in quantum field theory as applied to precision QCD calculations as needed for LHC physics, using the MC Herwiri1.031. The agreement between the theoretical predictions and the data exhibited continues to be encouraging.

  1. Combinatorics of Lattice QCD at Strong Coupling

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    Wolfgang Unger

    2014-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermodynamics in the strong coupling limit of lattice QCD has features which may be similar to those of continuum QCD, such as a chiral critical end point and a nuclear liquid gas transition. Here I compare the combinatorics of staggered and Wilson fermions in the strong coupling limit for arbitrary number of colors and flavors. The partition functions can be considered as an expansions in hadronic spatial hoppings from the static limit, where both discretizations can be expressed via formulae with coefficients of distinct combinatorial interpretation. The corresponding multiplicites of hadronic states are evaluated using generalizations of Catalan numbers and Lucas polynomials. I outline how quantum Monte Carlo simulations can be carried out in general, and summarize recent results on the gauge corrections to the strong coupling limit.

  2. Quark-antiquark bound-state spectroscopy and QCD

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    Bloom, E.D.

    1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The discussion covers quarks as we know them, the classification of ordinary mesons in terms of constituent quarks, hidden charm states and charmed mesons, bottom quarks, positronium as a model for quarti q, quantum chromodynamics and its foundation in experiment, the charmonium model, the mass of states, fine structure and hyperfine structure, classification, widths of states, rate and multipolarity of gamma transitions, questions about bottom, leptonic widths and the determination of Q/sub b/, the mass splitting of the n/sup 3/S/sub 1/ states, the center of gravity of the masses of the n/sup 3/P; states, n/sup 3/ P; fine structure and classification, branching ratios for upsilon' ..-->.. tau chi/sub 6j/ and the tau cascade reactions, hyperfine splitting, and top. (GHT)

  3. Fourier analysis of the flux-tube distribution in SU(3) lattice QCD

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    Arata Yamamoto

    2010-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This letter presents a novel analysis of the action/energy density distribution around a static quark-antiquark pair in SU(3) lattice quantum chromodynamics. Using the Fourier transformation of the link variable, we remove the high-momentum gluon and extract the flux-tube component from the action/energy density. When the high-momentum gluon is removed, the statistical fluctuation is drastically suppressed, and the singularities from the quark self-energy disappear. The obtained flux-tube component is broadly distributed around the line connecting the quark and the antiquark.

  4. Renormalization of Hamiltonian QCD

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    Andrasi, A. [Rudjer Boskovic Institute, 10000 Zagreb (Croatia)], E-mail: aandrasi@rudjer.irb.hr; Taylor, John C. [Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)], E-mail: J.C.Taylor@damtp.cam.ac.uk

    2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We study to one-loop order the renormalization of QCD in the Coulomb gauge using the Hamiltonian formalism. Divergences occur which might require counter-terms outside the Hamiltonian formalism, but they can be cancelled by a redefinition of the Yang-Mills electric field.

  5. Renormalization of Hamiltonian QCD

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    A. Andrasi; J. C. Taylor

    2007-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We study to one-loop order the renormalization of QCD in the Coulomb gauge using the Hamitonian formalism. Divergences occur which might require counter-terms outside the Hamiltonian formalism, but they can be cancelled by a redefinition of the Yang-Mills electric field.

  6. The Massive Pulsar PSR J1614-2230: Linking Quantum Chromodynamics, Gamma-ray Bursts, and Gravitational Wave Astronomy

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    Feryal Ozel; Dimitrios Psaltis; Scott Ransom; Paul Demorest; Mark Alford

    2010-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent measurement of the Shapiro delay in the radio pulsar PSR J1614-2230 yielded a mass of 1.97 +/- 0.04 M_sun, making it the most massive pulsar known to date. Its mass is high enough that, even without an accompanying measurement of the stellar radius, it has a strong impact on our understanding of nuclear matter, gamma-ray bursts, and the generation of gravitational waves from coalescing neutron stars. This single high mass value indicates that a transition to quark matter in neutron-star cores can occur at densities comparable to the nuclear saturation density only if the quarks are strongly interacting and are color superconducting. We further show that a high maximum neutron-star mass is required if short duration gamma-ray bursts are powered by coalescing neutron stars and, therefore, this mechanism becomes viable in the light of the recent measurement. Finally, we argue that the low-frequency (<= 500 Hz) gravitational waves emitted during the final stages of neutron-star coalescence encode the properties of the equation of state because neutron stars consistent with this measurement cannot be centrally condensed. This will facilitate the measurement of the neutron star equation of state with Advanced LIGO/Virgo.

  7. Wesley Smith, U. Wisconsin, January 11, 2007 Aspen Winter Conference: Experimental QCD -1 QCD results from collidersQCD results from collidersQCD results from colliders

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    Wesley Smith, U. Wisconsin, January 11, 2007 Aspen Winter Conference: Experimental QCD - 1 QCD results from collidersQCD results from collidersQCD results from colliders 2007 Aspen Winter Conference This talk is available on: http://www.hep.wisc.edu/wsmith/files/exp_qcd_smith_aspen07.pdf #12;Wesley Smith

  8. Infrared freezing of Euclidean observables and analyticity in perturbative QCD

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    Irinel Caprini; Jan Fischer

    2006-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The renormalization-group improved finite order expansions of the QCD observables have an unphysical singularity in the Euclidean region, due to the Landau pole of the running coupling. Recently it was claimed that, by using a modified Borel representation, the leading one-chain term in a skeleton expansion of the Euclidean QCD observables is finite and continuous across the Landau pole, and then exhibits an infrared freezing behaviour, vanishing at $Q^2=0$. In the present paper we show, using for illustration the Adler-${\\cal D}$ function, that the above Borel prescription violates the causality properties expressed by energy-plane analyticity: the function ${\\cal D}(Q^2)$ thus defined is the boundary value of a piecewise analytic function in the complex plane, instead of being a standard analytic function. So, the price to be paid for the infrared freezing of Euclidean QCD observables is the loss of a fundamental property of local quantum field theory.

  9. Introduction to lattice QCD

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    Gupta, R.

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of the lectures on lattice QCD (LQCD) is to provide an overview of both the technical issues and the progress made so far in obtaining phenomenologically useful numbers. The lectures consist of three parts. The author`s charter is to provide an introduction to LQCD and outline the scope of LQCD calculations. In the second set of lectures, Guido Martinelli will discuss the progress they have made so far in obtaining results, and their impact on Standard Model phenomenology. Finally, Martin Luescher will discuss the topical subjects of chiral symmetry, improved formulation of lattice QCD, and the impact these improvements will have on the quality of results expected from the next generation of simulations.

  10. Future directions for QCD

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    Bjorken, J.D.

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    New directions for exploring QCD at future high-energy colliders are sketched. These include jets within jets. BFKL dynamics, soft and hard diffraction, searches for disoriented chiral condensate, and doing a better job on minimum bias physics. The new experimental opportunities include electron-ion collisions at HERA, a new collider detector at the C0 region of the TeVatron, and the FELIX initiative at the LHC.

  11. Magnetic susceptibility in QCD

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    V. D. Orlovsky; Yu. A. Simonov

    2014-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic susceptibility in the deconfined phase of QCD is calculated in a closed form using a recent general expression for the quark gas pressure in magnetic field. Quark selfenergies are entering the result via Polyakov line factors and ensure the total paramagnetic effect, increasing with temperature. A generalized form of magnetic susceptibility in nonzero magnetic field suitable for experimental and lattice measurements is derived, showing a good agreement with available lattice data.

  12. QCD Jets and Parton Showers

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    Bryan R. Webber

    2010-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    I discuss the calculation of QCD jet rates in e+e- annihilation as a testing ground for parton shower simulations and jet finding algorithms.

  13. Lattice QCD calculations for nuclear physics

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    Parreño, A. [Dept. d'Estructura i Constituents de la Matèria. Institut de Ciències del Cosmos (ICC), Universitat de Barcelona, Martí i Franquès 1, E08028 (Spain)

    2014-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    I present some recent results regarding the use of numerical Lattice QCD techniques to describe light nuclear systems from the underlying theory of the strong interaction, QCD.

  14. Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Lattice QCD

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    D. K. Sinclair

    2007-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Lattice QCD allows us to simulate QCD at non-zero temperature and/or densities. Such equilibrium thermodynamics calculations are relevant to the physics of relativistic heavy-ion collisions. I give a brief review of the field with emphasis on our work.

  15. QCD in Extreme Environments

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    John B. Kogut

    2002-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    I review present challenges that QCD in extreme environments presents to lattice gauge theory. Recent data and impressions from RHIC are emphasized. Physical pictures of heavy ion wavefunctions, collisions and the generation of the Quark Gluon Plasma are discussed, with an eye toward engaging the lattice and its numerical methods in more interaction with the experimental and phenomenological developments. Controversial, but stimulating scenarios which can be confirmed or dismissed by lattice methods are covered. In the second half of the talk, several promising developments presented at the conference Lattice 2002 are reviewed.

  16. Nonrelativistic Cousin of QCD

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    Feng Wu

    2010-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on the uniqueness and universality of gravity, it is clear that theories with different dynamical exponents are related in the holographic approach. Concretely, we construct an M-theory background from pure QCD dual and show that a deformed $Sch_{6}^{4}$ geometry is obtained by compactification from the same background. The deformed $Sch_{6}^{4}$ geometry is considered as the geometrical realization of a four-dimensional nonrelativistic field theory. Several aspects of this nonrelativistic field theory are studied in the holographic picture.

  17. QCD for Postgraduates (1/5)

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    None

    2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern QCD - Lecture 1 Starting from the QCD Lagrangian we will revisit some basic QCD concepts and derive fundamental properties like gauge invariance and isospin symmetry and will discuss the Feynman rules of the theory. We will then focus on the gauge group of QCD and derive the Casimirs CF and CA and some useful color identities.

  18. QCD Level Density from Maximum Entropy Method

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    Shinji Ejiri; Tetsuo Hatsuda

    2005-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a method to calculate the QCD level density directly from the thermodynamic quantities obtained by lattice QCD simulations with the use of the maximum entropy method (MEM). Understanding QCD thermodynamics from QCD spectral properties has its own importance. Also it has a close connection to phenomenological analyses of the lattice data as well as experimental data on the basis of hadronic resonances. Our feasibility study shows that the MEM can provide a useful tool to study QCD level density.

  19. Spectroscopy of charmed baryons from lattice QCD

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    Padmanath, M. [University of Graz; Edwards, Robert G. [JLAB; Mathur, Nilmani [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, India; Peardon, Michael [Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the ground and excited state spectra of singly, doubly and triply charmed baryons by using dynamical lattice QCD. A large set of baryonic operators that respect the symmetries of the lattice and are obtained after subduction from their continuum analogues are utilized. Using novel computational techniques correlation functions of these operators are generated and the variational method is exploited to extract excited states. The lattice spectra that we obtain have baryonic states with well-defined total spins up to 7/2 and the low lying states remarkably resemble the expectations of quantum numbers from SU(6) ? O(3) symmetry. Various energy splittings between the extracted states, including splittings due to hyperfine as well as spin-orbit coupling, are considered and those are also compared against similar energy splittings at other quark masses.

  20. Rethinking the QCD collisional energy loss

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    A. Peshier

    2006-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    It is shown that to leading order the collisional energy loss of an energetic parton in the hot quark gluon plasma reads $dE/dx \\sim \\alpha(m_D^2)T^2$, where the scale of the coupling is determined by the (parametrically soft) Debye screening mass. Compared to previous expressions derived by Bjorken and other authors, $dE^B/dx \\sim \\alpha^2 T^2 \\ln(ET/m_D^2)$, the rectified result takes into account the running of the coupling, as dictated by quantum corrections beyond tree level. As one significant consequence, due to asymptotic freedom, the QCD collisional energy loss becomes independent of the jet energy in the limit $E \\gg T$. It is advocated that this resummation improved perturbative result might be useful to (re-)estimate the collisional energy loss for temperatures relevant in heavy ion phenomenology.

  1. Lattice QCD and Nuclear Physics

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    Konstantinos Orginos

    2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A steady stream of developments in Lattice QCD have made it possible today to begin to address the question of how nuclear physics emerges from the underlying theory of strong interactions. Central role in this understanding play both the effective field theory description of nuclear forces and the ability to perform accurate non-perturbative calculations in lo w energy QCD. Here I present some recent results that attempt to extract important low energy constants of the effective field theory of nuclear forces from lattice QCD.

  2. QCD and Hadron Physics

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    Stanley J. Brodsky; Abhay L. Deshpande; Haiyan Gao; Robert D. McKeown; Curtis A. Meyer; Zein-Eddine Meziani; Richard G. Milner; Jianwei Qiu; David G. Richards; Craig D. Roberts

    2015-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

    This document presents the recommendations and scientific conclusions from the Town Meeting on QCD and Hadronic Physics that took place in the period 13-15 September 2014 at Temple University as part of the NSAC 2014 Long Range Planning process. It highlights progress in hadron physics in the seven years since the 2007 Long Range Plan (LRP07), and presents a vision for the future by identifying key questions and plausible paths to solutions which should define our next decade. In defining the priority of outstanding physics opportunities for the future, both prospects for the short (roughly 5 years) and longer term (beyond 10 years) are identified together with the facilities, personnel and other resources needed to maximize the discovery potential in hadronic physics worldwide. In this connection, the potential of an electron ion collider is highlighted.

  3. Excited Baryons in Holographic QCD

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    de Teramond, Guy F.; /Costa Rica U.; Brodsky, Stanley J.; /SLAC /Southern Denmark U., CP3-Origins

    2011-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The light-front holographic QCD approach is used to describe baryon spectroscopy and the systematics of nucleon transition form factors. Baryon spectroscopy and the excitation dynamics of nucleon resonances encoded in the nucleon transition form factors can provide fundamental insight into the strong-coupling dynamics of QCD. The transition from the hard-scattering perturbative domain to the non-perturbative region is sensitive to the detailed dynamics of confined quarks and gluons. Computations of such phenomena from first principles in QCD are clearly very challenging. The most successful theoretical approach thus far has been to quantize QCD on discrete lattices in Euclidean space-time; however, dynamical observables in Minkowski space-time, such as the time-like hadronic form factors are not amenable to Euclidean numerical lattice computations.

  4. Chiral dynamics in the low-temperature phase of QCD

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    Bastian B. Brandt; Anthony Francis; Harvey B. Meyer; Daniel Robaina

    2014-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the low-temperature phase of QCD and the crossover region with two light flavors of quarks. The chiral expansion around the point $(T,m=0)$ in the temperature vs. quark-mass plane indicates that a sharp real-time excitation exists with the quantum numbers of the pion. An exact sum rule is derived for the thermal modification of the spectral function associated with the axial charge density; the (dominant) pion pole contribution obeys the sum rule. We determine the two parameters of the pion dispersion relation using lattice QCD simulations and test the applicability of the chiral expansion. The time-dependent correlators are also analyzed using the Maximum Entropy Method, yielding consistent results. Finally, we test the predictions of the chiral expansion around the point $(T=0,m=0)$ for the temperature dependence of static observables.

  5. Transition temperature in QCD

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    Cheng, M.; Christ, N. H.; Mawhinney, R. D. [Physics Department, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States); Datta, S.; Jung, C.; Schmidt, C.; Umeda, T. [Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States); Heide, J. van der; Kaczmarek, O.; Laermann, E.; Miao, C. [Fakultaet fuer Physik, Universitaet Bielefeld, D-33615 Bielefeld (Germany); Karsch, F. [Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States); Fakultaet fuer Physik, Universitaet Bielefeld, D-33615 Bielefeld (Germany); Petreczky, P. [Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States); RIKEN-BNL Research Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States); Petrov, K. [Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen (Denmark)

    2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a detailed calculation of the transition temperature in QCD with two light and one heavier (strange) quark mass on lattices with temporal extent N{sub {tau}}=4 and 6. Calculations with improved staggered fermions have been performed for various light to strange quark mass ratios in the range, 0.05{<=}m-circumflex{sub l}/m-circumflex{sub s}{<=}0.5, and with a strange quark mass fixed close to its physical value. From a combined extrapolation to the chiral (m-circumflex{sub l}{yields}0) and continuum (aT{identical_to}1/N{sub {tau}}{yields}0) limits we find for the transition temperature at the physical point T{sub c}r{sub 0}=0.457(7) where the scale is set by the Sommer-scale parameter r{sub 0} defined as the distance in the static quark potential at which the slope takes on the value (dV{sub qq}(r)/dr){sub r=r{sub 0}}=1.65/r{sub 0}{sup 2}. Using the currently best known value for r{sub 0} this translates to a transition temperature T{sub c}=192(7)(4) MeV. The transition temperature in the chiral limit is about 3% smaller. We discuss current ambiguities in the determination of T{sub c} in physical units and also comment on the universal scaling behavior of thermodynamic quantities in the chiral limit.

  6. mc4qcd: Online Analysis Tool for Lattice QCD

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    Massimo Di Pierro; Yaoqian Zhong; Brian Schinazi

    2010-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    mc4qcd is a web based collaboration tool for analysis of Lattice QCD data. Lattice QCD computations consists of a large scale Markov Chain Monte Carlo. Multiple measurements are performed at each MC step. Our system acquires the data by uploading log files, parses them for results of measurements, filters the data, mines for required information by aggregating results, represents the results as plots and histograms, and it further allows refining and interaction by fitting the results. The system computes moving averages and autocorrelations, builds bootstrap samples and bootstrap errors, and allows modeling the data using Bayesian correlated constrained linear and non-linear fits. It can be scripted to allow real time visualization of results form an ongoing computation. The system is modular and it can be adapted to automating the analysis workflow of different types of MC computations.

  7. QCD Thermodynamics on the Lattice: Recent Results

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    Carleton DeTar

    2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    I give a brief introduction to the goals, challenges, and technical difficulties of lattice QCD thermodynamics and present some recent results from the HotQCD collaboration for the crossover temperature, equation of state, and other observables.

  8. Understanding Parton Distributions from Lattice QCD

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    Dru B. Renner

    2005-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    I examine the past lattice QCD calculations of three representative observables, the transverse quark distribution, momentum fraction, and axial charge, and emphasize the prospects for not only quantitative comparison with experiment but also qualitative understanding of QCD.

  9. Generalized Parton Distributions from Lattice QCD

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    D. B. Renner

    2005-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    I review the LHPC Collaboration's lattice QCD calculations of the generalized parton distributions of the nucleon and highlight those aspects of nucleon structure best illuminated by lattice QCD, the nucleon's spin decomposition and transverse quark structure.

  10. Spectral density of the Dirac operator in two-flavour QCD

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    Georg P. Engel; Leonardo Giusti; Stefano Lottini; Rainer Sommer

    2014-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute the spectral density of the (Hermitean) Dirac operator in Quantum Chromodynamics with two light degenerate quarks near the origin. We use CLS/ALPHA lattices generated with two flavours of O(a)-improved Wilson fermions corresponding to pseudoscalar meson masses down to 190 MeV, and with spacings in the range 0.05-0.08 fm. Thanks to the coverage of parameter space, we can extrapolate our data to the chiral and continuum limits with confidence. The results show that the spectral density at the origin is non-zero because the low modes of the Dirac operator do condense as expected in the Banks-Casher mechanism. Within errors, the spectral density turns out to be a constant function up to eigenvalues of approximately 80 MeV. Its value agrees with the one extracted from the Gell-Mann-Oakes-Renner relation.

  11. Lattice QCD with Domain Decomposition on Intel Xeon Phi Co-Processors

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    Heybrock, Simon; Joo, Balint; Kalamkar, Dhiraj D.; Smelyanskiy, Mikhail; Vaidyanathan, Karthikeyan; Wettig, Tilo; Dubey, Pradeep

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The gap between the cost of moving data and the cost of computing continues to grow, making it ever harder to design iterative solvers on extreme-scale architectures. This problem can be alleviated by alternative algorithms that reduce the amount of data movement. We investigate this in the context of Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics and implement such an alternative solver algorithm, based on domain decomposition, on Intel Xeon Phi co-processor (KNC) clusters. We demonstrate close-to-linear on-chip scaling to all 60 cores of the KNC. With a mix of single- and half-precision the domain-decomposition method sustains 400-500 Gflop/s per chip. Compared to an optimized KNC implementation of a standard solver [1], our full multi-node domain-decomposition solver strong-scales to more nodes and reduces the time-to-solution by a factor of 5.

  12. Lattice QCD with Domain Decomposition on Intel Xeon Phi Co-Processors

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    Simon Heybrock; Bálint Joó; Dhiraj D. Kalamkar; Mikhail Smelyanskiy; Karthikeyan Vaidyanathan; Tilo Wettig; Pradeep Dubey

    2014-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The gap between the cost of moving data and the cost of computing continues to grow, making it ever harder to design iterative solvers on extreme-scale architectures. This problem can be alleviated by alternative algorithms that reduce the amount of data movement. We investigate this in the context of Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics and implement such an alternative solver algorithm, based on domain decomposition, on Intel Xeon Phi co-processor (KNC) clusters. We demonstrate close-to-linear on-chip scaling to all 60 cores of the KNC. With a mix of single- and half-precision the domain-decomposition method sustains 400-500 Gflop/s per chip. Compared to an optimized KNC implementation of a standard solver [1], our full multi-node domain-decomposition solver strong-scales to more nodes and reduces the time-to-solution by a factor of 5.

  13. Progress in lattice QCD at finite temperature

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    Peter Petreczky

    2006-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    I review current status of lattice QCD calculations of the deconfining transition at finite temperature and quarkonia spectral functions.

  14. Renormalization in Coulomb gauge QCD

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    Andrasi, A., E-mail: aandrasi@irb.hr ['Rudjer Boskovic' Institute, Zagreb (Croatia); Taylor, John C., E-mail: J.C.Taylor@damtp.cam.ac.uk [Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

    2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Research Highlights: > The Hamiltonian in the Coulomb gauge of QCD contains a non-linear Christ-Lee term. > We investigate the UV divergences from higher order graphs. > We find that they cannot be absorbed by renormalization of the Christ-Lee term. - Abstract: In the Coulomb gauge of QCD, the Hamiltonian contains a non-linear Christ-Lee term, which may alternatively be derived from a careful treatment of ambiguous Feynman integrals at 2-loop order. We investigate how and if UV divergences from higher order graphs can be consistently absorbed by renormalization of the Christ-Lee term. We find that they cannot.

  15. Critical QCD in Nuclear Collisions

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    N. G. Antoniou; Y. F. Contoyiannis; F. K. Diakonos; G. Mavromanolakis

    2005-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A detailed study of correlated scalars, produced in collisions of nuclei and associated with the $\\sigma$-field fluctuations, $(\\delta \\sigma)^2= $, at the QCD critical point (critical fluctuations), is performed on the basis of a critical event generator (Critical Monte-Carlo) developed in our previous work. The aim of this analysis is to reveal suitable observables of critical QCD in the multiparticle environment of simulated events and select appropriate signatures of the critical point, associated with new and strong effects in nuclear collisions.

  16. Recent QCD Results from ATLAS

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    Chris Meyer; for the ATLAS Collaboration

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent QCD results from ATLAS taken at 7 TeV center-of-mass energy using the LHC are presented, including: dijet production, isolated photon production, isolated photon production associated with jets, jet shapes in top-quark pair events, the production cross-section of the phi(1020) meson, and underlying event in jet events. Good agreement with theory predictions is seen, in particular with those made by next-to-leading-order generators. These measurements highlight the importance of precision QCD measurements for improving state-of-the-art theoretical tools and searching for new physics.

  17. Applications of chiral perturbation theory to lattice QCD

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    Maarten Golterman

    2010-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    These notes contain the written version of lectures given at the 2009 Les Houches Summer School "Modern perspectives in lattice QCD: Quantum field theory and high performance computing." The goal is to provide a pedagogical introduction to the subject, and not a comprehensive review. Topics covered include a general introduction, the inclusion of scaling violations in chiral perturbation theory, partial quenching and mixed actions, chiral perturbation theory with heavy kaons, and the effects of finite volume, both in the p- and epsilon-regimes.

  18. Highly Excited and Exotic Meson Spectrum from Dynamical Lattice QCD

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    Dudek, Jozef J. [Jefferson Laboratory, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, Virginia 23606 (United States); Department of Physics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23529 (United States); Edwards, Robert G.; Richards, David G.; Thomas, Christopher E. [Jefferson Laboratory, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, Virginia 23606 (United States); Peardon, Michael J. [School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (Ireland)

    2009-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a new quark-field construction algorithm and a large variational basis of operators, we extract a highly excited isovector meson spectrum on dynamical anisotropic lattices. We show how carefully constructed operators can be used to reliably identify the continuum spin of extracted states, overcoming the reduced cubic symmetry of the lattice. Using this method we extract, with confidence, excited states, states with exotic quantum numbers (0{sup +-}, 1{sup -+}, and 2{sup +-}), and states of high spin, including, for the first time in lattice QCD, spin-four states.

  19. First-principles Calculation of Excited State Spectra in QCD

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    Dudek, Jozef J. [Jefferson Laboratory, 12000 Jefferson Avenue Suite 1, Newport News, VA 23606 (United States); Department of Physics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529 (United States); Edwards, Robert G.; Richards, David G.; Thomas, Christopher E. [Jefferson Laboratory, 12000 Jefferson Avenue Suite 1, Newport News, VA 23606 (United States); Peardon, Michael J. [School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (Ireland)

    2011-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent progress at understanding the excited state spectra of mesons and baryons is described. I begin by outlining the application of the variational method to compute the spectrum of QCD, and then present results for the excited meson spectrum, with continuum quantum numbers of the states clearly delineated. I emphasise the need to extend the calculation to encompass multi-hadron contributions, and describe a recent calculation of the I = 2{pi}{pi} energy-dependent phase shifts as a precursor to the study of channels with resonant behavior. I conclude with recent results for the low lying baryon spectrum, and the prospects for future calculations.

  20. On the Thermodynamic Geometry of Hot QCD

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    Stefano Bellucci; Vinod Chandra; Bhupendra Nath Tiwari

    2010-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the nature of the covariant thermodynamic geometry arising from the free energy of hot QCD. We systematically analyze the underlying equilibrium thermodynamic configurations of the free energy of 2- and 3-flavor hot QCD with or without including thermal fluctuations in the neighborhood of the QCD transition temperature. We show that there exists a well-defined thermodynamic geometric notion for QCD thermodynamics. The geometry thus obtained has no singularity as an intrinsic Riemannian manifold. We further show that there is a close connection of this geometric approach with the existing studies of correlations and quark number susceptibilities in hot QCD.

  1. On the Thermodynamic Geometry of Hot QCD

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    Bellucci, Stefano; Tiwari, Bhupendra Nath

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the nature of the covariant thermodynamic geometry arising from the free energy of hot QCD. We systematically analyze the underlying equilibrium thermodynamic configurations of the free energy of 2- and 3-flavor hot QCD with or without including thermal fluctuations in the neighborhood of the QCD transition temperature. We show that there exists a well-defined thermodynamic geometric notion for QCD thermodynamics. The geometry thus obtained has no singularity as an intrinsic Riemannian manifold. We further show that there is a close connection of this geometric approach with the existing studies of correlations and quark number susceptibilities in hot QCD.

  2. Electron generation of leptons and hadrons with reciprocal -quantized lifetimes and masses

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    generation occurs via an initial "-leap" from an electron pair to a "platform state" M, and then subsequent in modern physics has been the theory of quantum electrodynamics (QED). This is the theory for the much stronger had- ron interactions is quantum chromodynamics (QCD), which was patterned after QED

  3. Renormalization in Coulomb gauge QCD

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    A. Andrasi; J. C. Taylor

    2010-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    In the Coulomb gauge of QCD, the Hamiltonian contains a non-linear Christ-Lee term, which may alternatively be derived from a careful treatment of ambiguous Feynman integrals at 2-loop order. We investigate how and if UV divergences from higher order graphs can be consistently absorbed by renormalization of the Christ-Lee term. We find that they cannot.

  4. QCD Spin Physics: Theoretical Overview

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    Vogelsang,W.

    2008-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We give an overview of some of the current activities and results in QCD spin physics. We focus on the helicity structure of the nucleon, where we highlight the results of a recent first global analysis of the helicity parton distributions, and on single-transverse spin asymmetries.

  5. QCD Radiation off Heavy Particles

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    Torbjörn Sjöstrand

    2000-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An algorithm for an improved description of final-state QCD radiation is introduced. It is matched to the first-order matrix elements for gluon emission in a host of decays, for processes within the Standard Model and the Minimal Supersymmetric extension thereof.

  6. Behavior of single-scale hard small-x processes in QCD near the black disk limit

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    Blok, B.; Frankfurt, L. [Department of Physics, Technion--Israel Institute of Technology, 32000 Haifa (Israel); School of Physics and Astronomy, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 69978 Tel Aviv (Israel)

    2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We argue that at sufficiently small Bjorken x where pQCD amplitudes rapidly increase with energy and violate probability conservation the shadowing effects in the single-scale small x hard QCD processes can be described by an effective quantum field theory of interacting quasiparticles--perturbative QCD ladders. We find, within the WKB approximation, that the smallness of the QCD coupling constant ensures the hierarchy among many-quasiparticle interactions evaluated within the physical vacuum and, in particular, the dominance in the Lagrangian of the triple quasiparticle interaction. It is explained that the effective field theory considered near the perturbative QCD vacuum contains a tachyon relevant for the divergency of the perturbative QCD series at sufficiently small x. We solve the equations of motion of the effective field theory within the WKB approximation and find the physical vacuum and the transitions between the false (perturbative) and physical vacua. Classical solutions which dominate transitions between the false and physical vacua are kinks that cannot be decomposed into perturbative series over the powers of {alpha}{sub s}. These kinks lead to color inflation and the Bose-Einstein condensation of quasiparticles. The account of the quantum fluctuations around the WKB solution reveals the appearance of the ''massless'' particles--phonons. It is explained that phonons are relevant for the black disk behavior of cross sections of small x processes. The Bose-Einstein condensation of the ladders produces a color network occupying a ''macroscopic'' longitudinal volume. We discuss briefly the possible detection of new QCD effects. We outline albeit briefly the relationship between the small x hard QCD processes and the coherent critical phenomena.

  7. The QCD Equation of State

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    Bhattacharya, Tanmoy

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Results for the equation of state in 2+1 flavor QCD at zero net baryon density using the Highly Improved Staggered Quark (HISQ) action by the HotQCD collaboration are presented. The strange quark mass was tuned to its physical value and the light (up/down) quark masses fixed to $m_l = 0.05m_s$ corresponding to a pion mass of 160 MeV in the continuum limit. Lattices with temporal extent $N_t=6$, 8, 10 and 12 were used. Since the cutoff effects for $N_t>6$ were observed to be small, reliable continuum extrapolations of the lattice data for the phenomenologically interesting temperatures range $130 \\mathord{\\rm MeV} < T < 400 \\mathord{\\rm MeV}$ could be performed. We discuss statistical and systematic errors and compare our results with other published works.

  8. The QCD Equation of State

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    Tanmoy Bhattacharya; for the HotQCD collaboration

    2015-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Results for the equation of state in 2+1 flavor QCD at zero net baryon density using the Highly Improved Staggered Quark (HISQ) action by the HotQCD collaboration are presented. The strange quark mass was tuned to its physical value and the light (up/down) quark masses fixed to $m_l = 0.05m_s$ corresponding to a pion mass of 160 MeV in the continuum limit. Lattices with temporal extent $N_t=6$, 8, 10 and 12 were used. Since the cutoff effects for $N_t>6$ were observed to be small, reliable continuum extrapolations of the lattice data for the phenomenologically interesting temperatures range $130 \\mathord{\\rm MeV} < T < 400 \\mathord{\\rm MeV}$ could be performed. We discuss statistical and systematic errors and compare our results with other published works.

  9. Transition Radiation in QCD matter

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    Magdalena Djordjevic

    2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    In ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions a finite size QCD medium is created. In this paper we compute radiative energy loss to zeroth order in opacity by taking into account finite size effects. Transition radiation occurs on the boundary between the finite size medium and the vacuum, and we show that it lowers the difference between medium and vacuum zeroth order radiative energy loss relative to the infinite size medium case. Further, in all previous computations of light parton radiation to zeroth order in opacity, there was a divergence caused by the fact that the energy loss is infinite in the vacuum and finite in the QCD medium. We show that this infinite discontinuity is naturally regulated by including the transition radiation.

  10. QCD for Postgraduates (2/5)

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    None

    2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern QCD - Lecture 2 We will start discussing the matter content of the theory and revisit the experimental measurements that led to the discovery of quarks. We will then consider a classic QCD observable, the R-ratio, and use it to illustrate the appearance of UV divergences and the need to renormalize the coupling constant of QCD. We will then discuss asymptotic freedom and confinement. Finally, we will examine a case where soft and collinear infrared divergences appear, will discuss the soft approximation in QCD and will introduce the concept of infrared safe jets.

  11. Quantum field theory and the Standard Model

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    W. Hollik

    2010-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    In this lecture we discuss the basic ingredients for gauge invariant quantum field theories. We give an introduction to the elements of quantum field theory, to the construction of the basic Lagrangian for a general gauge theory, and proceed with the formulation of QCD and the electroweak Standard Model with electroweak symmetry breaking via the Higgs mechanism. The phenomenology of W and Z bosons is discussed and implications for the Higgs boson are derived from comparison with experimental precision data.

  12. Light-front holographic QCD and emerging confinement

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    Brodsky, Stanley J.; de Téramond, Guy F.; Dosch, Hans Günter; Erlich, Joshua

    2015-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this report we explore the remarkable connections between light-front dynamics, its holographic mapping to gravity in a higher-dimensional anti-de Sitter (AdS) space, and conformal quantum mechanics. This approach provides new insights into the origin of a fundamental mass scale and the physics underlying confinement dynamics in QCD in the limit of massless quarks. The result is a relativistic light-front wave equation for arbitrary spin with an effective confinement potential derived from a conformal action and its embedding in AdS space. This equation allows for the computation of essential features of hadron spectra in terms of a single scale. Themore »light-front holographic methods described here give a precise interpretation of holographic variables and quantities in AdS space in terms of light-front variables and quantum numbers. This leads to a relation between the AdS wave functions and the boost-invariant light-front wave functions describing the internal structure of hadronic bound-states in physical spacetime. The pion is massless in the chiral limit and the excitation spectra of relativistic light-quark meson and baryon bound states lie on linear Regge trajectories with identical slopes in the radial and orbital quantum numbers. In the light-front holographic approach described here currents are expressed as an infinite sum of poles, and form factors as a product of poles. At large q 2 the form factor incorporates the correct power-law fall-off for hard scattering independent of the specific dynamics and is dictated by the twist. At low q 2 the form factor leads to vector dominance. The approach is also extended to include small quark masses. We briefly review in this report other holographic approaches to QCD, in particular top-down and bottom-up models based on chiral symmetry breaking. We also include a discussion of open problems and future applications.« less

  13. Light-Front Holographic QCD and Emerging Confinement

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    Stanley J. Brodsky; Guy F. de Teramond; Hans Gunter Dosch; Joshua Erlich

    2015-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

    In this report we explore the remarkable connections between light-front dynamics, its holographic mapping to gravity in a higher-dimensional anti-de Sitter (AdS) space, and conformal quantum mechanics. This approach provides new insights into the origin of a fundamental mass scale and the physics underlying confinement dynamics in QCD in the limit of massless quarks. The result is a relativistic light-front wave equation for arbitrary spin with an effective confinement potential derived from a conformal action and its embedding in AdS space. This equation allows for the computation of essential features of hadron spectra in terms of a single scale. The light-front holographic methods described here gives a precise interpretation of holographic variables and quantities in AdS in terms of light-front variables and quantum numbers. This leads to a relation between the AdS wave functions and the boost-invariant light-front wave functions describing the internal structure of hadronic bound states in physical space-time. The pion is massless in the chiral limit and the excitation spectra of relativistic light-quark meson and baryon bound states lie on linear Regge trajectories with identical slopes in the radial and orbital quantum numbers. In the light-front holographic approach described here currents are expressed as an infinite sum of poles, and form factors as a product of poles. At large $q^2$ the form factor incorporates the correct power-law fall-off for hard scattering independent of the specific dynamics and is dictated by the twist. At low $q^2$ the form factor leads to vector dominance. The approach is also extended to include small quark masses. We briefly review in this report other holographic approaches to QCD, in particular top-down and bottom-up models based on chiral symmetry breaking. We also include a discussion of open problems and future applications.

  14. Light-front holographic QCD and emerging confinement

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    Brodsky, Stanley J. [SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford, CA (United States); de Téramond, Guy F. [Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, (Costa Rica); Dosch, Hans Günter [Institut für Theoretische Physik, Heidelberg (Germany); Erlich, Joshua [College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States)

    2015-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this report we explore the remarkable connections between light-front dynamics, its holographic mapping to gravity in a higher-dimensional anti-de Sitter (AdS) space, and conformal quantum mechanics. This approach provides new insights into the origin of a fundamental mass scale and the physics underlying confinement dynamics in QCD in the limit of massless quarks. The result is a relativistic light-front wave equation for arbitrary spin with an effective confinement potential derived from a conformal action and its embedding in AdS space. This equation allows for the computation of essential features of hadron spectra in terms of a single scale. The light-front holographic methods described here give a precise interpretation of holographic variables and quantities in AdS space in terms of light-front variables and quantum numbers. This leads to a relation between the AdS wave functions and the boost-invariant light-front wave functions describing the internal structure of hadronic bound-states in physical spacetime. The pion is massless in the chiral limit and the excitation spectra of relativistic light-quark meson and baryon bound states lie on linear Regge trajectories with identical slopes in the radial and orbital quantum numbers. In the light-front holographic approach described here currents are expressed as an infinite sum of poles, and form factors as a product of poles. At large q 2 the form factor incorporates the correct power-law fall-off for hard scattering independent of the specific dynamics and is dictated by the twist. At low q 2 the form factor leads to vector dominance. The approach is also extended to include small quark masses. We briefly review in this report other holographic approaches to QCD, in particular top-down and bottom-up models based on chiral symmetry breaking. We also include a discussion of open problems and future applications.

  15. Two-photon collisions and QCD

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    Gunion, J.F.

    1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A critical review of the applications of QCD to low- and high-p/sub T/ interactions of two photons is presented. The advantages of the two-photon high-p/sub T/ tests over corresponding hadronic beam and/or target tests of QCD are given particular emphasis.

  16. QCD Sum Rules and Virtual Compton Scattering

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    A. V. Radyushkin

    1996-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    In this talk I report on recent progress in a few areas closely related to the virtual Compton scattering studies. In particular, I discuss the quark-hadron duality estimate of the $\\gamma^* p \\to \\Delta^+$ transition, QCD sum rule calculation of the $\\gamma \\gamma^* \\to \\pi^0$ form factor, and application of perturbative QCD to deeply virtual Compton scattering at small $t$.

  17. Manifest Verification of QCD Gauge Theory

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    Yu Kun Qian

    2008-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze the magnetic moment of gluon, find if QCD is nongauge SU(3) theory then the magnetic moment of gluon varnishes, but if QCD is gauge theory then the magnetic moment of gluon will not vanishes. The magnetic moment of gluon can be measured by investigate the E-M decay of gluball.

  18. On the behaviour of single scale hard small $x$ processes in QCD near the black disc limit

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    B. Blok; L. Frankfurt

    2006-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We argue that at sufficiently small Bjorken $x$ where pQCD amplitude rapidly increases with energy and violates probability conservation the shadowing effects in the single-scale small $x$ hard QCD processes can be described by an effective quantum field theory of interacting quasiparticles. The quasiparticles are the perturbative QCD ladders. We find, within the WKB approximation, that the smallness of the QCD coupling constant ensures the hierarchy among many-quasiparticle interactions evaluated within physical vacuum and in particular, the dominance in the Lagrangian of the triple quasiparticle interaction. It is explained that the effective field theory considered near the perturbative QCD vacuum contains a tachyon relevant for the divergency of the perturbative QCD series at sufficiently small $x$. We solve the equations of motion of the effective field theory within the WKB approximation and find the physical vacuum and the transitions between the false (perturbative) and physical vacua. Classical solutions which dominate transitions between the false and physical vacua are kinks that cannot be decomposed into perturbative series over the powers of $\\alpha_s$. These kinks lead to color inflation and the Bose-Einstein condensation of quasiparticles. The account of the quantum fluctuations around the WKB solution reveals the appearance of the "massless" particles-- "phonons". It is explained that "phonons" are relevant for the black disc behaviour of small $x$ processes, leading to a Froissart rise of the cross-section. The condensation of the ladders produces a color network occupying a "macroscopic" longitudinal volume. We discuss briefly the possible detection of new QCD effects.

  19. QCD Thermodynamics with Improved Actions

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    Karsch, Frithjof; Engels, J; Joswig, R; Laermann, E; Peikert, A; Petersson, B

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The thermodynamics of the SU(3) gauge theory has been analyzed with tree level and tadpole improved Symanzik actions. A comparison with the continuum extrapolated results for the standard Wilson action shows that improved actions lead to a drastic reduction of finite cut-off effects already on lattices with temporal extent $N_\\tau=4$. Results for the pressure, the critical temperature, surface tension and latent heat are presented. First results for the thermodynamics of four-flavour QCD with an improved staggered action are also presented. They indicate similarly large improvement factors for bulk thermodynamics.

  20. Hadron Structure from Lattice QCD

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  1. Unconstrained Hamiltonian formulation of low energy QCD

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    Hans-Peter Pavel

    2014-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a generalized polar decomposition of the gauge fields into gauge-rotation and gauge-invariant parts, which Abelianises the Non-Abelian Gauss-law constraints, an unconstrained Hamiltonian formulation of QCD can be achieved. The exact implementation of the Gauss laws reduces the colored spin-1 gluons and spin-1/2 quarks to unconstrained colorless spin-0, spin-1, spin-2 and spin-3 glueball fields and colorless Rarita-Schwinger fields. The obtained physical Hamiltonian naturally admits a systematic strong-coupling expansion in powers of \\lambda=g^{-2/3}, equivalent to an expansion in the number of spatial derivatives. The leading-order term corresponds to non-interacting hybrid-glueballs, whose low-lying spectrum can be calculated with high accuracy by solving the Schr\\"odinger-equation of the Dirac-Yang-Mills quantum mechanics of spatially constant fields (at the moment only for the 2-color case). The discrete glueball excitation spectrum shows a universal string-like behaviour with practically all excitation energy going in to the increase of the strengths of merely two fields, the "constant Abelian fields" corresponding to the zero-energy valleys of the chromomagnetic potential. Inclusion of the fermionic degrees of freedom significantly lowers the spectrum and allows for the study of the sigma meson. Higher-order terms in \\lambda lead to interactions between the hybrid-glueballs and can be taken into account systematically using perturbation theory, allowing for the study of IR-renormalisation and Lorentz invariance. The existence of the generalized polar decomposition used, the position of the zeros of the corresponding Jacobian (Gribov horizons), and the ranges of the physical variables can be investigated by solving a system of algebraic equations. It is exactly solvable for 1 spatial dimension and several numerical solutions can be found for 2 and 3 spatial dimensions.

  2. Nuclear Force from Lattice QCD

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    Noriyoshi ISHII; Sinya AOKI; Tetsuo HATSUDA

    2006-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The first lattice QCD result on the nuclear force (the NN potential) is presented in the quenched level. The standard Wilson gauge action and the standard Wilson quark action are employed on the lattice of the size 16^3\\times 24 with the gauge coupling beta=5.7 and the hopping parameter kappa=0.1665. To obtain the NN potential, we adopt a method recently proposed by CP-PACS collaboration to study the pi pi scattering phase shift. It turns out that this method provides the NN potentials which are faithful to those obtained in the analysis of NN scattering data. By identifying the equal-time Bethe-Salpeter wave function with the Schroedinger wave function for the two nucleon system, the NN potential is reconstructed so that the wave function satisfies the time-independent Schroedinger equation. In this report, we restrict ourselves to the J^P=0^+ and I=1 channel, which enables us to pick up unambiguously the ``central'' NN potential V_{central}(r). The resulting potential is seen to posses a clear repulsive core of about 500 MeV at short distance (r < 0.5 fm). Although the attraction in the intermediate and long distance regions is still missing in the present lattice set-up, our method is appeared to be quite promising in reconstructing the NN potential with lattice QCD.

  3. J/psi production and polarization

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    Maddalena Frosini; for the LHCb Collaboration

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The study of the production of heavy quarkonium is crucial for a thorough understanding of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). This note reports the measurements of the J\\psi, \\chi_c and double charm production cross section, and discusses the prospects for the J/psi polarization at LHCb.

  4. String and the Strong Force Summary/Review Lecture 9: Spring 2009 Compton Lecture Series

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    String and the Strong Force Summary/Review Lecture 9: Spring 2009 Compton Lecture Series: From and then in order of decreasing likelihood. ­ By contrast, in the strong force, quantum chromodynamics (QCD complicated array. If you try to draw the interaction of a quark and an anti-quark, you wind up

  5. QCD. What else is needed for the Proton Structure Function?

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    Y. S. Kim

    2014-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    While QCD can provide corrections to the parton distribution function, it cannot produce the distribution. Where is then the starting point for the proton structure function? The only known source is the quark-model wave function for the proton at rest. The harmonic oscillator is used for the trial wave function. When Lorentz-boosted, this wave function exhibits all the peculiarities of Feynman's parton picture. The time-separation between the quarks plays the key role in the boosting process. This variable is hidden in the present form of quantum mechanics, and the failure to measure it leads to an increase in entropy. This leads to a picture of boiling quarks which become partons in their plasma state.

  6. Chiral dynamics in the low-temperature phase of QCD

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    Bastian B. Brandt; Anthony Francis; Harvey B. Meyer; Daniel Robaina

    2014-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the low-temperature phase of QCD and the crossover region with two light flavors of quarks. The chiral expansion around the point $(T, m_q = 0)$ in the temperature vs. quark-mass plane indicates that a sharp real-time excitation exists with the quantum numbers of the pion. We determine its dispersion relation and test the applicability of the chiral expansion. The time-dependent correlators are also analyzed using the Maximum Entropy Method (MEM), yielding consistent results. Finally, we test the predictions of ordinary chiral perturbation theory around the point $(T = 0, m_q = 0)$ for the temperature dependence of static observables. Around the crossover temperature, we find that all quantities considered depend only mildly on the quark mass in the considered range 8MeV $\\leq \\bar{m}^{\\bar{\\text{MS}}} \\leq$ 15MeV.

  7. Toward the excited meson spectrum of dynamical QCD

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    Dudek, Jozef J. [Jefferson Laboratory, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, Virginia 23606 (United States); Department of Physics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23529 (United States); Edwards, Robert G.; Richards, David G.; Thomas, Christopher E. [Jefferson Laboratory, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, Virginia 23606 (United States); Peardon, Michael J. [School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (Ireland)

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a detailed description of the extraction of the highly excited isovector meson spectrum on dynamical anisotropic lattices using a new quark-field construction algorithm and a large variational basis of operators. With careful operator construction, the combination of these techniques is used to identify the continuum spin of extracted states reliably, overcoming the reduced rotational symmetry of the cubic lattice. Excited states, states with exotic quantum numbers (0{sup +-}, 1{sup -+} and 2{sup +-}), and states of high spin are resolved, including, for the first time in a lattice QCD calculation, spin-four states. The determinations of the spectrum of isovector mesons and kaons are performed on dynamical lattices with two volumes and with pion masses down to {approx}400 MeV, with statistical precision typically at or below 1% even for highly excited states.

  8. Recent Progress in Lattice QCD Thermodynamics

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    Carleton DeTar

    2008-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This review gives a critical assessment of the current state of lattice simulations of QCD thermodynamics and what it teaches us about hot hadronic matter. It outlines briefly lattice methods for studying QCD at nonzero temperature and zero baryon number density with particular emphasis on assessing and reducing cutoff effects. It discusses a variety of difficulties with methods for determining the transition temperature. It uses results reported recently in the literature and at this conference for illustration, especially those from a major study carried out by the HotQCD collaboration.

  9. Nuclear force in Lattice QCD

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    T. T. Takahashi; T. Doi; H. Suganuma

    2006-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform the quenched lattice QCD analysis on the nuclear force (baryon-baryon interactions). We employ $20^3\\times 24$ lattice at $\\beta=5.7$ ($a\\simeq 0.19$ fm) with the standard gauge action and the Wilson quark action with the hopping parameters $\\kappa=0.1600, 0.1625, 0.1650$, and generate about 200 gauge configurations. We measure the temporal correlators of the two-baryon system which consists of heavy-light-light quarks. We extract the inter-baryon force as a function of the relative distance $r$. We also evaluate the contribution to the nuclear force from each ``Feynman diagram'' such as the quark-exchange diagram individually, and single out the roles of Pauli-blocking effects or quark exchanges in the inter-baryon interactions.

  10. QCD Collisional Energy Loss Reexamined

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    Peshier, A. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Giessen, 35392 Giessen (Germany)

    2006-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    It is shown that at a large temperature and E{yields}{infinity} the QCD collisional energy loss reads dE/dx{approx}{alpha}(m{sub D}{sup 2})T{sup 2}. Compared to previous approaches, which led to dE{sup B}/dx{approx}{alpha}{sup 2}T{sup 2}ln(ET/m{sub D}{sup 2}) similar to the Bethe-Bloch formula in QED, we take into account the running of the strong coupling. As one significant consequence, due to asymptotic freedom, dE/dx becomes E independent for large parton energies. Some implications with regard to heavy ion collisions are pointed out.

  11. QCD for Postgraduates (4/5)

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    None

    2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern QCD - Lecture 4 We will consider some processes of interest at the LHC and will discuss the main elements of their cross-section calculations. We will also summarize the current status of higher order calculations.

  12. A Bayesian analysis of QCD sum rules

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    Gubler, Philipp; Oka, Makoto [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan)

    2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A new technique has recently been developed, in which the Maximum Entropy Method is used to analyze QCD sum rules. This approach has the virtue of being able to directly generate the spectral function of a given operator, without the need of making an assumption about its specific functional form. To investigate whether useful results can be extracted within this method, we have first studied the vector meson channel, where QCD sum rules are traditionally known to provide a valid description of the spectral function. Our results show a significant peak in the region of the experimentally observed {rho}-meson mass, which is in agreement with earlier QCD sum rules studies and suggests that the Maximum Entropy Method is a strong tool for analyzing QCD sum rules.

  13. Two Dimensional QCD is a String Theory

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    David J. Gross; Washington Taylor

    1993-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The partition function of two dimensional QCD on a Riemann surface of area $A$ is expanded as a power series in $1/N$ and $A$. It is shown that the coefficients of this expansion are precisely determined by a sum over maps from a two dimensional surface onto the two dimensional target space. Thus two dimensional QCD has a simple interpretation as a closed string theory.

  14. Lattice QCD at the end of 2003

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    Thomas DeGrand

    2003-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    I review recent developments in lattice QCD. I first give an overview of its formalism, and then discuss lattice discretizations of fermions. We then turn to a description of the quenched approximation and why it is disappearing as a vehicle for QCD phenomenology. I describe recent claims for progress in simulations which include dynamical fermions and the interesting theoretical problems they raise. I conclude with brief descriptions of the calculations of matrix elements in heavy flavor systems and for kaons.

  15. Thermodynamics of (2+1)-flavor QCD

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    C. Schmidt; T. Umeda

    2006-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the status of our QCD thermodynamics project. It is performed on the QCDOC machine at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the APEnext machine at Bielefeld University. Using a 2+1 flavor formulation of QCD at almost realistic quark masses we calculated several thermodynamical quantities. In this proceeding we show the susceptibilites of the chiral condensate and the Polyakov loop, the static quark potential and the spatial string tension.

  16. QCD as a topologically ordered system

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    Zhitnitsky, Ariel R., E-mail: arz@physics.ubc.ca

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We argue that QCD belongs to a topologically ordered phase similar to many well-known condensed matter systems with a gap such as topological insulators or superconductors. Our arguments are based on an analysis of the so-called “deformed QCD” which is a weakly coupled gauge theory, but nevertheless preserves all the crucial elements of strongly interacting QCD, including confinement, nontrivial ? dependence, degeneracy of the topological sectors, etc. Specifically, we construct the so-called topological “BF” action which reproduces the well known infrared features of the theory such as non-dispersive contribution to the topological susceptibility which cannot be associated with any propagating degrees of freedom. Furthermore, we interpret the well known resolution of the celebrated U(1){sub A} problem where the would be ?{sup ?} Goldstone boson generates its mass as a result of mixing of the Goldstone field with a topological auxiliary field characterizing the system. We then identify the non-propagating auxiliary topological field of the BF formulation in deformed QCD with the Veneziano ghost (which plays the crucial role in resolution of the U(1){sub A} problem). Finally, we elaborate on relation between “string-net” condensation in topologically ordered condensed matter systems and long range coherent configurations, the “skeletons”, studied in QCD lattice simulations. -- Highlights: •QCD may belong to a topologically ordered phase similar to condensed matter (CM) systems. •We identify the non-propagating topological field in deformed QCD with the Veneziano ghost. •Relation between “string-net” condensates in CM systems and the “skeletons” in QCD lattice simulations is studied.

  17. QCD and hard diffraction at the LHC

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    Albrow, Michael G.; /Fermilab

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As an introduction to QCD at the LHC the author gives an overview of QCD at the Tevatron, emphasizing the high Q{sup 2} frontier which will be taken over by the LHC. After describing briefly the LHC detectors the author discusses high mass diffraction, in particular central exclusive production of Higgs and vector boson pairs. The author introduces the FP420 project to measure the scattered protons 420m downstream of ATLAS and CMS.

  18. Heavy Flavour Production at HERA

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    Benno List; for the H1; ZEUS Collaborations

    2006-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The production of charm and beauty quarks in ep collisions at HERA has been studied by the H1 and ZEUS collaborations. Charm production is generally well described in total rate and in shape by next to leading order (NLO) calculations in perturbative quantum chromodynamics (QCD), although in specific phase space corners the NLO calculations underestimate the observed cross sections. More and more beauty production data are becoming available. For this process, NLO QCD predictions tend to be lower than the measurements.

  19. Jet physics and strong coupling at HERA

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    Maxime Gouzevitch

    2009-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Jet production in electron-proton scattering at HERA provides an important testing ground for Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). The inclusive jet and multi-jet cross sections recently measured by H1 and ZEUS collaborations allow a precise determination of the strong coupling and test of its running. Additionally, a measurement of the angular correlations in the 3-jet events gives a handle on the fundamental gauge structure of the QCD.

  20. Electromagnetically superconducting phase of QCD vacuum induced by strong magnetic field

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    Chernodub, M. N. [CNRS, Laboratoire de Mathematiques et Physique Theorique, Universite Francois-Rabelais Tours, Federation Denis Poisson, Parc de Grandmont, 37200 Tours (France); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Gent, Krijgslaan 281, S9, B-9000 Gent (Belgium)

    2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    In this talk we discuss our recent suggestion that the QCD vacuum in a sufficiently strong magnetic field (stronger than 10{sup 16} Tesla) may undergo a spontaneous transition to an electromagnetically superconducting state. The possible superconducting state is anisotropic (the vacuum exhibits superconductivity only along the axis of the uniform magnetic field) and inhomogeneous (in the transverse directions the vacuum structure shares similarity with the Abrikosov lattice of an ordinary type-II superconductor). The electromagnetic superconductivity of the QCD vacuum is suggested to occur due to emergence of specific quark-antiquark condensates which carry quantum numbers of electrically charged rho mesons. A Lorentz-covariant generalization of the London transport equations for the magnetic-field-induced superconductivity is given.

  1. Synthetic Running Coupling of QCD

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    Aleksey I. Alekseev

    2006-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on a study of the analytic running coupling obtained from the standard perturbation theory results up to four-loop order, the QCD ``synthetic'' running coupling \\alpha_{syn} is built. In so doing the perturbative time-like discontinuity is preserved and nonperturbative contributions not only remove the nonphysical singularities of the perturbation theory in the infrared region but also decrease rapidly in the ultraviolet region. In the framework of the approach, on the one hand, the running coupling is enhanced at zero and, on the other hand, the dynamical gluon mass m_g arises. Fixing the parameter which characterize the infrared enhancement corresponding to the string tension \\sigma and normalization, say, at M_\\tau completely define the synthetic running coupling. In this case the dynamical gluon mass appears to be fixed and the higher loop stabilization property of m_g is observed. For \\sigma = (0.42 GeV)^2 and \\alpha_{syn}(M^2_\\tau) = 0.33 \\pm 0.01 it is obtained that m_g = 530 \\pm 80 MeV.

  2. Exploration of nucleon structure in lattice QCD with chiral quarks

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    Syritsyn, Sergey Nikolaevich

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, we calculate various nucleon structure observables using the fundamental theory of quarks and gluons, QCD, simulated on a lattice. In our simulations, we use the full QCD action including Nf = 2+ 1 dynamical ...

  3. QCD at nonzero chemical potential: recent progress on the lattice

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    Gert Aarts; Felipe Attanasio; Benjamin Jäger; Erhard Seiler; Denes Sexty; Ion-Olimpiu Stamatescu

    2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We summarise recent progress in simulating QCD at nonzero baryon density using complex Langevin dynamics. After a brief outline of the main idea, we discuss gauge cooling as a means to control the evolution. Subsequently we present a status report for heavy dense QCD and its phase structure, full QCD with staggered quarks, and full QCD with Wilson quarks, both directly and using the hopping parameter expansion to all orders.

  4. The Electron-Ion Collider Science Case

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    Richard G. Milner

    2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    For the first time, physicists are in the position to precisely study a fully relativistic quantum field theory: Quantum ChromoDynamics (QCD). QCD is a central element of the Standard Model and provides the theoretical framework for understanding the strong interaction. This demands a powerful new electron microscope to probe the virtual particles of QCD. Ab initio calculations using lattice gauge theory on the world's most powerful supercomputers are essential for comparison with the data. The new accelerator and computing techniques demand aggressive development of challenging, innovative technologies.

  5. Heavy quarkonium in a holographic QCD model

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    Kim, Youngman; Lee, Jong-Phil [School of Physics, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul 130-722 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Su Houng [Institute of Physics and Applied Physics, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of)

    2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Encouraged by recent developments in AdS/QCD models for the light quark system, we study heavy quarkonium in the framework of the AdS/QCD models. We calculate the masses of cc vector meson states using the AdS/QCD models at zero and at finite temperature. Among the models adopted in this work, we find that the soft-wall model describes the low-lying heavy quark meson states at zero temperature relatively well. At finite temperature, we observe that once the bound state is above T{sub c}, its mass will increase with temperature until it dissociates at a temperature of around 494 MeV. It is shown that the dissociation temperature is fixed by the infrared cutoff of the models. The present model serves as a unified nonperturbative model to investigate the properties of bound quarkonium states above T{sub c}.

  6. Automation of one-loop QCD corrections

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    Valentin Hirschi; Rikkert Frederix; Stefano Frixione; Maria Vittoria Garzelli; Fabio Maltoni; Roberto Pittau

    2013-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the complete automation of the computation of one-loop QCD corrections, including UV renormalization, to an arbitrary scattering process in the Standard Model. This is achieved by embedding the OPP integrand reduction technique, as implemented in CutTools, into the MadGraph framework. By interfacing the tool so constructed, which we dub MadLoop, with MadFKS, the fully automatic computation of any infrared-safe observable at the next-to-leading order in QCD is attained. We demonstrate the flexibility and the reach of our method by calculating the production rates for a variety of processes at the 7 TeV LHC.

  7. Quark mass thresholds in QCD thermodynamics

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    M. Laine; Y. Schroder

    2006-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss radiative corrections to how quark mass thresholds are crossed, as a function of the temperature, in basic thermodynamic observables such as the pressure, the energy and entropy densities, and the heat capacity of high temperature QCD. The indication from leading order that the charm quark plays a visible role at surprisingly low temperatures, is confirmed. We also sketch a way to obtain phenomenological estimates relevant for generic expansion rate computations at temperatures between the QCD and electroweak scales, pointing out where improvements over the current knowledge are particularly welcome.

  8. Experimental Study of Nucleon Structure and QCD

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    Jian-Ping Chen

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Overview of Experimental Study of Nucleon Structure and QCD, with focus on the spin structure. Nucleon (spin) Structure provides valuable information on QCD dynamics. A decade of experiments from JLab yields these exciting results: (1) valence spin structure, duality; (2) spin sum rules and polarizabilities; (3) precision measurements of g{sub 2} - high-twist; and (4) first neutron transverse spin results - Collins/Sivers/A{sub LT}. There is a bright future as the 12 GeV Upgrade will greatly enhance our capability: (1) Precision determination of the valence quark spin structure flavor separation; and (2) Precision extraction of transversity/tensor charge/TMDs.

  9. Jet Quenching in High Energy Heavy Ion Collisions by QCD Synchrotron-like Radiation

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    E. V. Shuryak; I. Zahed

    2002-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider synchrotron-like radiation in QCD by generalizing Schwinger's treatment of quantum synchrotron radiation in QED to the case of a constant chromomagnetic field. We suggest a novel mechanism for {\\em jet quenching} in heavy ion collisions, whereby high-$p_t$ partons get depleted through strong (classical) color fields. The latters are encountered in the color glass condensate or in the form of expanding shells of exploding sphalerons. Unlike bremsstrahlung radiation through multiple soft rescattering, synchrotron radiation converts a jet into a wide shower of soft gluons. We estimate the energy loss through this mechanism and suggest that it contributes significantly to the unexpectedly strong jet quenching observed at RHIC.

  10. Exact beta function from the holographic loop equation of large-N QCD_4

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    Marco Bochicchio

    2007-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct and study a previously defined quantum holographic effective action whose critical equation implies the holographic loop equation of large-N QCD_4 for planar self-avoiding loops in a certain regularization scheme. We extract from the effective action the exact beta function in the given scheme. For the Wilsonean coupling constant the beta function is exacly one loop and the first coefficient agrees with its value in perturbation theory. For the canonical coupling constant the exact beta function has a NSVZ form and the first two coefficients agree with their value in perturbation theory.

  11. Running anti-de Sitter radius from QCD-like strings

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    Yu-tin Huang; Warren Siegel

    2007-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider renormalization effects for a bosonic QCD-like string, whose partons have $1/p^{2}$ propagators instead of Gaussian. Classically this model resembles (the bosonic part of) the projective light-cone (zero-radius) limit of a string on an AdS${}_5$ background, where Schwinger parameters give rise to the fifth dimension. Quantum effects generate dynamics for this dimension, producing an AdS${}_5$ background with a running radius. The projective light-cone is the high-energy limit: Holography is enforced dynamically.

  12. Dynamical holographic QCD with area-law confinement and linear Regge trajectories

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    Paula, Wayne de; Frederico, Tobias [Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, 12228-900 Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Forkel, Hilmar [Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, 12228-900 Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Heidelberg, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Institut fuer Physik, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, D-12489 Berlin (Germany); Beyer, Michael [Institut fuer Physik, Universitaet Rostock, D-18051 Rostock (Germany)

    2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct a new solution of five-dimensional gravity coupled to a dilaton which encodes essential features of holographic QCD backgrounds dynamically. In particular, it implements linear confinement, i.e., the area-law behavior of the Wilson loop, by means of a dynamically deformed anti-de Sitter metric. The predicted square masses of the light-flavored natural-parity mesons and their excitations lie on linear trajectories of an approximately universal slope with respect to both radial and spin quantum numbers and are in satisfactory agreement with experimental data.

  13. Infrared Scales and Factorization in QCD

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    Aneesh V. Manohar

    2005-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Effective field theory methods are used to study factorization of the deep inelastic scattering cross-section. The cross-section is shown to factor in QCD, even though it does not factor in perturbation theory for some choices of the infrared regulator. Messenger modes are not required in soft-collinear effective theory for deep inelastic scattering as x -> 1.

  14. Nonperturbative QCD corrections to electroweak observables

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    Dru B Renner, Xu Feng, Karl Jansen, Marcus Petschlies

    2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nonperturbative QCD corrections are important to many low-energy electroweak observables, for example the muon magnetic moment. However, hadronic corrections also play a significant role at much higher energies due to their impact on the running of standard model parameters, such as the electromagnetic coupling. Currently, these hadronic contributions are accounted for by a combination of experimental measurements and phenomenological modeling but ideally should be calculated from first principles. Recent developments indicate that many of the most important hadronic corrections may be feasibly calculated using lattice QCD methods. To illustrate this, we will examine the lattice computation of the leading-order QCD corrections to the muon magnetic moment, paying particular attention to a recently developed method but also reviewing the results from other calculations. We will then continue with several examples that demonstrate the potential impact of the new approach: the leading-order corrections to the electron and tau magnetic moments, the running of the electromagnetic coupling, and a class of the next-to-leading-order corrections for the muon magnetic moment. Along the way, we will mention applications to the Adler function, the determination of the strong coupling constant and QCD corrections to muonic-hydrogen.

  15. Dual condensate and QCD phase transition

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    Zhang Bo; Bruckmann, Falk [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Regensburg, D-93040 Regensburg (Germany); Fodor, Zoltan; Szabo, Kalman K. [Department of Physics, University of Wuppertal, Gaussstr. 20, D-42119 (Germany); Gattringer, Christof [Institut fuer Physik, Universitaet Graz, Universitaetsplatz 5, A-8010 Graz (Austria)

    2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The dual condensate is a new QCD phase transition order parameter, which connnects confinement and chiral symmetry breaking as different mass limits. We discuss the relation between the fermion spectrum at general boundary conditions and the dual condensate and show numerical results for the latter from unquenched SU(3) lattice configurations.

  16. On-Shell Methods in Perturbative QCD

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    Zvi Bern; Lance J. Dixon; David A. Kosower

    2007-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We review on-shell methods for computing multi-parton scattering amplitudes in perturbative QCD, utilizing their unitarity and factorization properties. We focus on aspects which are useful for the construction of one-loop amplitudes needed for phenomenological studies at the Large Hadron Collider.

  17. Pion Compton Scattering in Perturbative QCD

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    E. Maina; R. Torasso

    1993-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Pion Compton scattering is studied in perturbative QCD for real and space--like initial photons. Different methods for the convolution of the hard amplitude with the pion wave--functions, which have in the past led to conflicting results, are compared.

  18. QCD for Postgraduates (3/5)

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    None

    2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern QCD - Lecture 3 We will introduce processes with initial-state hadrons and discuss parton distributions, sum rules, as well as the need for a factorization scale once radiative corrections are taken into account. We will then discuss the DGLAP equation, the evolution of parton densities, as well as ways in which parton densities are extracted from data.

  19. QCD thermodynamics with dynamical overlap fermions

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    S. Borsanyi; Y. Delgado; S. Durr; Z. Fodor; S. D. Katz; S. Krieg; T. Lippert; D. Nogradi; K. K. Szabo

    2012-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We study QCD thermodynamics using two flavors of dynamical overlap fermions with quark masses corresponding to a pion mass of 350 MeV. We determine several observables on N_t=6 and 8 lattices. All our runs are performed with fixed global topology. Our results are compared with staggered ones and a nice agreement is found.

  20. Heavy quark thermodynamics in full QCD

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    Konstantin Petrov; RBC-Bielefeld Collaboration

    2007-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze the large-distance behaviour of static quark-anti-quark pair correlations in QCD. The singlet free energy is calculated and the entropy contribution to it is identified allowing us to calculate the excess internal energy. The free energy has a sharp drop in the critical region, leading to sharp peaks in both excess entropy and internal energy.

  1. Topology in QCD and the axion abundance

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    Kitano, Ryuichiro

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The temperature dependence of the topological susceptibility (chi_t) in QCD essentially determines the abundance of the QCD axion in the Universe, and is commonly estimated, based on the instanton picture, to be a certain negative power of temperature. While lattice QCD should be able to check the instanton picture in principle, the region of the temperature where lattice calculations of chi_t are reliable is rather limited in practice, because existing methods on the lattice will probably fail when chi_t decreases rapidly with temperatures. In this work, two exploratory studies are presented. First, to realize the limitation of temperature we perform lattice calculations of chi_t in the quenched approximation and find that it becomes difficult with a given resource when T > 2 T_c. A possible way out is proposed and some test calculations are given. The absolute value and the temperature dependence of chi_t in real QCD can be significantly different from that in the quenched approximation, and is not well est...

  2. Topology in QCD and the axion abundance

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    Ryuichiro Kitano; Norikazu Yamada

    2015-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The temperature dependence of the topological susceptibility (chi_t) in QCD essentially determines the abundance of the QCD axion in the Universe, and is commonly estimated, based on the instanton picture, to be a certain negative power of temperature. While lattice QCD should be able to check the instanton picture in principle, the region of the temperature where lattice calculations of chi_t are reliable is rather limited in practice, because existing methods on the lattice will probably fail when chi_t decreases rapidly with temperatures. In this work, two exploratory studies are presented. First, to realize the limitation of temperature we perform lattice calculations of chi_t in the quenched approximation and find that it becomes difficult with a given resource when T > 2 T_c. A possible way out is proposed and some test calculations are given. The absolute value and the temperature dependence of chi_t in real QCD can be significantly different from that in the quenched approximation, and is not well established over a wide range of the temperature above its critical value. Motivated by this fact and precedent arguments which disagree with the conventional instanton picture, we estimate the axion abundance in an extreme case where chi_t decreases much faster than the conventional power-like function. We find a significant enhancement of the axion abundance in such a case.

  3. Reweighting QCD simulations with dynamical overlap fermions

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    Thomas DeGrand

    2008-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    I apply a recently developed algorithm for reweighting simulations of lattice QCD from one quark mass to another to simulations performed with overlap fermions in the epsilon regime. I test it by computing the condensate from distributions of the low lying eigenvalues of the Dirac operator. Results seem favorable.

  4. The QCD Running Coupling and its Measurement

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    Guido Altarelli

    2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In this lecture, after recalling the basic definitions and facts about the running coupling in QCD, I present a critical discussion of the methods for measuring $\\alpha_s$ and select those that appear to me as the most reliably precise

  5. Progress in Lattice QCD at finite temperature

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    P. Petreczky

    2007-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    I review recent developements in lattice QCD at finite temperature, including the determination of the transition temperature T_c, equation of state and diffenet static screening lengths. The lattice data suggest that at temperatures above 1.5T_c the quark gluon plasma can be considered as gas consisting of quarks and gluons.

  6. QCD parton model at collider energies

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    Ellis, R.K.

    1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the example of vector boson production, the application of the QCD improved parton model at collider energies is reviewed. The reliability of the extrapolation to SSC energies is assessed. Predictions at ..sqrt..S = 0.54 TeV are compared with data. 21 references.

  7. Recent QCD-related results from ATLAS

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    Beauchemin, Pierre-Hugues; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this presentation I will give a review of QCD-related results obtained and published by ATLAS. I will cover measurement results constraining parton distribution functions, soft and hard partonic resummation, higher order matrix element calculations, their matching to parton shower, and vector boson plus heavy flavor jets.

  8. Visualization Tools for Lattice QCD - Final Report

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    Massimo Di Pierro

    2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Our research project is about the development of visualization tools for Lattice QCD. We developed various tools by extending existing libraries, adding new algorithms, exposing new APIs, and creating web interfaces (including the new NERSC gauge connection web site). Our tools cover the full stack of operations from automating download of data, to generating VTK #12;files (topological charge, plaquette, Polyakov lines, quark and meson propagators, currents), to turning the VTK #12;files into images, movies, and web pages. Some of the tools have their own web interfaces. Some Lattice QCD visualization have been created in the past but, to our knowledge, our tools are the only ones of their kind since they are general purpose, customizable, and relatively easy to use. We believe they will be valuable to physicists working in the #12;field. They can be used to better teach Lattice QCD concepts to new graduate students; they can be used to observe the changes in topological charge density and detect possible sources of bias in computations; they can be used to observe the convergence of the algorithms at a local level and determine possible problems; they can be used to probe heavy-light mesons with currents and determine their spatial distribution; they can be used to detect corrupted gauge configurations. There are some indirect results of this grant that will benefit a broader audience than Lattice QCD physicists.

  9. Infrared instability from nonlinear QCD evolution

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    R. Enberg; R. Peschanski

    2006-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the Balitsky-Kovchegov (BK) equation as an explicit example, we show that nonlinear QCD evolution leads to an instability in the propagation toward the infrared of the gluon transverse momentum distribution, if one starts with a state with an infrared cut-off. This effect takes the mathematical form of rapidly moving traveling wave solutions of the BK equation, which we investigate by numerical simulations. These traveling wave solutions are different from those governing the transition to saturation, which propagate towards the ultraviolet. The infrared wave speed, formally infinite for the leading order QCD kernel, is determined by higher order corrections. This mechanism could play a role in the rapid decrease of the mean free path in the Color Glass Condensate scenario for heavy ion collisions.

  10. MAGNETIC FIELDS FROM QCD PHASE TRANSITIONS

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    Tevzadze, Alexander G. [Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, 1 Chavchavadze Avenue, Tbilisi 0128 (Georgia); Kisslinger, Leonard; Kahniashvili, Tina [McWilliams Center for Cosmology and Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (United States); Brandenburg, Axel, E-mail: aleko@tevza.org [Nordita, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, Roslagstullsbacken 23, SE-10691 Stockholm (Sweden)

    2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the evolution of QCD phase transition-generated magnetic fields (MFs) in freely decaying MHD turbulence of the expanding universe. We consider an MF generation model that starts from basic non-perturbative QCD theory and predicts stochastic MFs with an amplitude of the order of 0.02 {mu}G and small magnetic helicity. We employ direct numerical simulations to model the MHD turbulence decay and identify two different regimes: a 'weakly helical' turbulence regime, when magnetic helicity increases during decay, and 'fully helical' turbulence, when maximal magnetic helicity is reached and an inverse cascade develops. The results of our analysis show that in the most optimistic scenario the magnetic correlation length in the comoving frame can reach 10 kpc with the amplitude of the effective MF being 0.007 nG. We demonstrate that the considered model of magnetogenesis can provide the seed MF for galaxies and clusters.

  11. Nuclear physics from strong coupling QCD

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    Michael Fromm; Philippe de Forcrand

    2009-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The strong coupling limit (beta_gauge = 0) of QCD offers a number of remarkable research possibilities, of course at the price of large lattice artifacts. Here, we determine the complete phase diagram as a function of temperature T and baryon chemical potential mu_B, for one flavor of staggered fermions in the chiral limit, with emphasis on the determination of a tricritical point and on the T ~ 0 transition to nuclear matter. The latter is known to happen for mu_B substantially below the baryon mass, indicating strong nuclear interactions in QCD at infinite gauge coupling. This leads us to studying the properties of nuclear matter from first principles. We determine the nucleon-nucleon potential in the strong coupling limit, as well as masses m_A of nuclei as a function of their atomic number A. Finally, we clarify the origin of nuclear interactions at strong coupling, which turns out to be a steric effect.

  12. Lattice QCD Thermodynamics with Physical Quark Masses

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    R. A. Soltz; C. DeTar; F. Karsch; Swagato Mukherjee; P. Vranas

    2015-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the past few years new physics methods and algorithms as well as the latest supercomputers have enabled the study of the QCD thermodynamic phase transition using lattice gauge theory numerical simulations with unprecedented control over systematic errors. This is largely a consequence of the ability to perform continuum extrapolations with physical quark masses. Here we review recent progress in lattice QCD thermodynamics, focussing mainly on results that benefit from the use of physical quark masses: the crossover temperature, the equation of state, and fluctuations of the quark number susceptibilities. In addition, we place a special emphasis on calculations that are directly relevant to the study of relativistic heavy ion collisions at RHIC and the LHC.

  13. QCD evolution equations from conformal symmetry

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    V. M. Braun; A. N. Manashov

    2014-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    QCD evolution equations in $\\text{MS}$-like schemes can be recovered from the same equations in a modified theory, QCD in non-integer $d=4-2\\epsilon$ dimensions, which enjoys exact scale and conformal invariance at the critical point. Restrictions imposed by the conformal symmetry of the modified theory allow one to obtain complete evolution kernels in integer (physical) dimensions at the given order of perturbation theory from the spectrum of anomalous dimensions added by the calculation of the special conformal anomaly at one order less. We use this technique to derive two-loop evolution equations for flavor-nonsinglet quark-antiquark light-ray operators that encode the scale dependence of generalized hadron parton distributions.

  14. Hadronization of QCD and effective interactions

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    Frank, M.R.

    1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An introductory treatment of hadronization through functional integral calculus and bifocal Bose fields is given. Emphasis is placed on the utility of this approach for providing a connection between QCD and effective hadronic field theories. The hadronic interactions obtained by this method are nonlocal due to the QCD substructure, yet, in the presence of an electromagnetic field, maintain the electromagnetic gauge invariance manifest at the quark level. A local chiral model which is structurally consistent with chiral perturbation theory is obtained through a derivative expansion of the nonlocalities with determined, finite coefficients. Tree-level calculations of the pion form factor and {pi} {minus} {pi} scattering, which illustrate the dual constituent-quark-chiral-model nature of this approach, are presented.

  15. QCD Sum Rules and Compton Scattering

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    Claudio Coriano'; Anatoly Radyushkin; George Sterman

    1993-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We extend QCD sum rule analysis to moderate energy fixed angle Compton scattering. In this kinematic region there is a strong similarity to the sum rule treatment of electromagnetic form factors, although the four-point amplitude requires a modification of the Borel transform. To illustrate our method, we derive the sum rules for helicity amplitudes in pion Compton scattering and estimate their large-$t$ behavior in the local duality approximation.

  16. B production at the LHC / QCD aspects

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    Valery P. Andreev

    2007-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The LHC provides new opportunities to improve our understanding of the b quark using high statistics data samples and the 14 TeV center-of-mass energy. The prospects to measure the cross section for inclusive b production in events containing jets and at least one muon are presented. Studies of detector systematic effects and theoretical uncertainties are included. QCD aspects of the beauty production are discussed.

  17. Dual superconducting properties of the QCD vacuum

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    A. D'Alessandro; M. D'Elia

    2005-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A consistent description of the confining QCD vacuum as a dual superconductor requires a determination of fundamental parameters such as the superconductor correlation length $\\xi$ and the field penetration depth $\\lambda$, which determine whether the superconductor is of type I or type II. We illustrate preliminary results of a lattice determination of $\\xi$ for the case of pure Yang-Mills with two colors, obtained by measuring the temporal correlator of a disorder parameter detecting dual superconductivity.

  18. On-shell Recursion Relations for n-point QCD

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    Darren Forde

    2006-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We present on the use of on-shell recursion relations. These can be used not only for calculating tree amplitudes, including those with masses, but also to compute analytically the missing rational terms of one-loop QCD amplitudes. Combined with the cut-containing pieces calculated using a unitarity approach complete one-loop QCD amplitudes can be derived. This approach is discussed in the context of the adjacent 2-minus all-multiplicity QCD gluon amplitude.

  19. Full CKM matrix with lattice QCD

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    Okamoto, Masataka; /Fermilab

    2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors show that it is now possible to fully determine the CKM matrix, for the first time, using lattice QCD. |V{sub cd}|, |V{sub cs}|, |V{sub ub}|, |V{sub cb}| and |V{sub us}| are, respectively, directly determined with the lattice results for form factors of semileptonic D {yields} {pi}lv, D {yields} Klv, B {yields} {pi}lv, B {yields} Dlv and K {yields} {pi}lv decays. The error from the quenched approximation is removed by using the MILC unquenced lattice gauge configurations, where the effect of u, d and s quarks is included. The error from the ''chiral'' extrapolation (m{sub l} {yields} m{sub ud}) is greatly reduced by using improved staggered quarks. The accuracy is comparable to that of the Particle Data Group averages. In addition, |V{sub ud}|, |V{sub ts}|, |V{sub ts}| and |V{sub td}| are determined by using unitarity of the CKM matrix and the experimental result for sin (2{beta}). In this way, they obtain all 9 CKM matrix elements, where the only theoretical input is lattice QCD. They also obtain all the Wolfenstein parameters, for the first time, using lattice QCD.

  20. QCD phase diagram from the lattice at strong coupling

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    de Forcrand, Philippe; Unger, Wolfgang

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The phase diagram of lattice QCD in the strong coupling limit can be measured in the full $\\mu$-$T$ plane, also in the chiral limit. In particular, the phase diagram in the chiral limit features a tricritical point at some $(\\mu_c,T_c)$. This point may be related to the critical end point expected in the QCD phase diagram. We discuss the gauge corrections to the phase diagram at strong coupling and compare our findings with various possible scenarios in continuum QCD. We comment on the possibility that the tricritical point at strong coupling is connected to the tricritical point in the continuum, massless QCD.

  1. Thermodynamics of strong-interaction matter from Lattice QCD

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    Heng-Tong Ding; Frithjof Karsch; Swagato Mukherjee

    2015-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We review results from lattice QCD calculations on the thermodynamics of strong-interaction matter with emphasis on input these calculations can provide to the exploration of the phase diagram and properties of hot and dense matter created in heavy ion experiments. This review is organized as follows: 1) Introduction, 2) QCD thermodynamics on the lattice, 3) QCD phase diagram at high temperature, 4) Bulk thermodynamics, 5) Fluctuations of conserved charges, 6) Transport properties, 7) Open heavy flavors and heavy quarkonia, 8) QCD in external magnetic fields, 9) Summary.

  2. The Color-Flavor Transformation and Lattice QCD

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    B. Schlittgen; T. Wettig

    2002-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the color-flavor transformation for gauge group SU(N_c) and discuss its application to lattice QCD.

  3. QCD and High Energy Interactions: Moriond 2014 Theory Summary

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    Thomas Gehrmann

    2014-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This article summarizes new theoretical developments, ideas and results that were presented at the 2014 Moriond "QCD and High Energy Interactions".

  4. Thermodynamics of strong-interaction matter from Lattice QCD

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    Ding, Heng-Tong; Mukherjee, Swagato

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We review results from lattice QCD calculations on the thermodynamics of strong-interaction matter with emphasis on input these calculations can provide to the exploration of the phase diagram and properties of hot and dense matter created in heavy ion experiments. This review is organized as follows: 1) Introduction, 2) QCD thermodynamics on the lattice, 3) QCD phase diagram at high temperature, 4) Bulk thermodynamics, 5) Fluctuations of conserved charges, 6) Transport properties, 7) Open heavy flavors and heavy quarkonia, 8) QCD in external magnetic fields, 9) Summary.

  5. Log-normal distribution for correlators in lattice QCD?

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    Thomas DeGrand

    2012-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Many hadronic correlators used in spectroscopy calculations in lattice QCD simulations appear to show a log-normal distribution at intermediate time separations.

  6. The Effective Action for QCD at High Energies

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    Lech Szymanowski

    1994-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

    I discuss the construction of the effective action for QCD suitable for the description of high-energy and small momentum transfer diffractive processes.

  7. Self-consistent Gaussian model of nonperturbative QCD vacuum

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    A. P. Bakulev; A. V. Pimikov

    2006-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the minimal Gaussian model of nonlocal vacuum quark and quark-gluon condensates in QCD generates the non-transversity of vector current correlators. We suggest the improved Gaussian model of the nonperturbative QCD vacuum, which respects QCD equations of motion and minimizes the revealed gauge-invariance breakdown. We obtain the refined values of pion distribution amplitude (DA) conformal moments using the improved QCD vacuum model and construct the allowed region for Gegenbauer coefficients a_2 and a_4 of the pion DA.

  8. Lattice analysis for the energy scale of QCD phenomena

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    Arata Yamamoto; Hideo Suganuma

    2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We formulate a new framework in lattice QCD to study the relevant energy scale of QCD phenomena. By considering the Fourier transformation of link variable, we can investigate the intrinsic energy scale of a physical quantity nonperturbatively. This framework is broadly available for all lattice QCD calculations. We apply this framework for the quark-antiquark potential and meson masses in quenched lattice QCD. The gluonic energy scale relevant for the confinement is found to be less than 1 GeV in the Landau or Coulomb gauge.

  9. Quantum Thermodynamics

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    Ronnie Kosloff

    2013-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum thermodynamics addresses the emergence of thermodynamical laws from quantum mechanics. The link is based on the intimate connection of quantum thermodynamics with the theory of open quantum systems. Quantum mechanics inserts dynamics into thermodynamics giving a sound foundation to finite-time-thermodynamics. The emergence of the 0-law I-law II-law and III-law of thermodynamics from quantum considerations is presented. The emphasis is on consistence between the two theories which address the same subject from different foundations. We claim that inconsistency is the result of faulty analysis pointing to flaws in approximations.

  10. Diagonal-transition quantum cascade detector

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    Reininger, Peter, E-mail: peter.reininger@tuwien.ac.at; Schwarz, Benedikt; Detz, Hermann; MacFarland, Don; Zederbauer, Tobias; Andrews, Aaron Maxwell; Schrenk, Werner; Strasser, Gottfried [Institute for Solid State Electronics and Center for Micro- and Nanostructures, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna (Austria); Baumgartner, Oskar; Kosina, Hans [Institute for Microelectronics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna (Austria)

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate the concept of diagonal transitions for quantum cascade detectors (QCD). Different to standard, vertical QCDs, here the active transition takes place between two energy levels in adjacent wells. Such a scheme has versatile advantages. Diagonal transitions generally yield a higher extraction efficiency and a higher resistance than vertical transitions. This leads to an improved overall performance, although the absorption strength of the active transition is smaller. Since the extraction is not based on resonant tunneling, the design is more robust, with respect to deviations from the nominal structure. In a first approach, a peak responsivity of 16.9?mA/W could be achieved, which is an improvement to the highest shown responsivity of a QCD for a wavelength of 8??m at room-temperature by almost an order of magnitude.

  11. Multiplicity Distributions in QCD at Very High Energies

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    I. M. Dremin

    1994-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent results in QCD on multiplicity distributions are briefly reviewed. QCD is able to predict very tiny features of multiplicity distributions which demonstrate that the negative binomial distribution (and, more generally, any infinitely divisible distribution) is inappropriate for precise description of experimental data. New fits of high energy multiplicity distributions can be derived.

  12. heplat/9311002 Full QCD on APE100 Machines.

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    Roma "La Sapienza", Università di

    hep­lat/9311002 Full QCD on APE100 Machines. Stefano ANTONELLI, Marco BELLACCI, Andrea DONINI of QCD with two flavours of dynamical Wilson fermions using the Hybrid Monte Carlo Algorithm (HMCA on the lattice by means of Monte Carlo methods have become an important tool to understand and pre­ dict non

  13. Quantum robots and quantum computers

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    Benioff, P.

    1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Validation of a presumably universal theory, such as quantum mechanics, requires a quantum mechanical description of systems that carry out theoretical calculations and systems that carry out experiments. The description of quantum computers is under active development. No description of systems to carry out experiments has been given. A small step in this direction is taken here by giving a description of quantum robots as mobile systems with on board quantum computers that interact with different environments. Some properties of these systems are discussed. A specific model based on the literature descriptions of quantum Turing machines is presented.

  14. Quantum correlations; quantum probability approach

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    W. A. Majewski

    2015-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    This survey gives a comprehensive account of quantum correlations understood as a phenomenon stemming from the rules of quantization. Centered on quantum probability it describes the physical concepts related to correlations (both classical and quantum), mathematical structures, and their consequences. These include the canonical form of classical correlation functionals, general definitions of separable (entangled) states, definition and analysis of quantumness of correlations, description of entanglement of formation, and PPT states. This work is intended both for physicists interested not only in collection of results but also in the mathematical methods justifying them, and mathematicians looking for an application of quantum probability to concrete new problems of quantum theory.

  15. Quantum Darwinism

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    Zurek, Wojciech H [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum Darwinism - proliferation, in the environment, of multiple records of selected states of the system (its information-theoretic progeny) - explains how quantum fragility of individual state can lead to classical robustness of their multitude.

  16. Pion electric polarizability from lattice QCD

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    Andrei Alexandru; Michael Lujan; Walter Freeman; Frank Lee

    2015-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Electromagnetic polarizabilities are important parameters for understanding the interaction between photons and hadrons. For pions these quantities are poorly constrained experimentally since they can only be measured indirectly. New experiments at CERN and Jefferson Lab are planned that will measure the polarizabilities more precisely. Lattice QCD can be used to compute these quantities directly in terms of quark and gluons degrees of freedom, using the background field method. We present results for the electric polarizability for two different quark masses, light enough to connect to chiral perturbation theory. These are currently the lightest quark masses used in polarizability studies.

  17. QCD on GPUs: cost effective supercomputing

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    M. A. Clark

    2009-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The exponential growth of floating point power in graphics processing units (GPUs), together with their low cost, has given rise to an attractive platform upon which to deploy lattice QCD calculations. GPUs are essentially many (O(100)) core chips, that are programmed using a massively threaded environment, and so are representative of the future of high performance computing (HPC). The large ratio of raw floating point operations per second to memory bandwidth that is characteristic of GPUs necessitates that unique algorithmic design choices are made to harness their full potential. We review the progress to date in using GPUs for large scale calculations, and contrast GPUs against more traditional HPC architectures

  18. The renormalization group and lattice QCD

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    Gupta, R.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report discusses the following topics: scaling of thermodynamic quantities and critical exponents; scaling relations; block spin idea of Kadanoff; exact RG solution of the 1-d Ising model; Wilson's formulation of the renormalization group; linearized transformation matrix and classification of exponents; derivation of exponents from the eigenvalues of {Tau}{sub {alpha}{beta}}; simple field theory: the gaussian model; linear renormalization group transformations; numerical methods: MCRG; block transformations for 4-d SU(N) LGT; asymptotic freedom makes QCD simple; non-perturbative {beta}-function and scaling; and the holy grail: the renormalized trajectory.

  19. QCD for Postgraduates (5/5)

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    None

    2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern QCD - Lecture 5 We will introduce and discuss in some detail the two main classes of jets: cone type and sequential-recombination type. We will discuss their basic properties, as well as more advanced concepts such as jet substructure, jet filtering, ways of optimizing the jet radius, ways of defining the areas of jets, and of establishing the quality measure of the jet-algorithm in terms of discriminating power in specific searches. Finally we will discuss applications for Higgs searches involving boosted particles.

  20. Unraveling the organization of the QCD tapestry

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    J. Papavassiliou

    2015-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    I review some key aspects of the ongoing progress in our understanding of the infrared dynamics of the QCD Green's functions, derived from the close synergy between Schwinger-Dyson equations and lattice simulations. Particular attention is dedicated to the elaborate nonperturbative mechanisms that endow the fundamental degrees of freedom (quarks and gluons) with dynamical masses. In addition, the recently established connection between the effective interaction obtained from the gauge sector of the theory and that needed for the veracious description of the ground-state properties of hadrons is briefly presented.

  1. Unraveling the organization of the QCD tapestry

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    Papavassiliou, J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I review some key aspects of the ongoing progress in our understanding of the infrared dynamics of the QCD Green's functions, derived from the close synergy between Schwinger-Dyson equations and lattice simulations. Particular attention is dedicated to the elaborate nonperturbative mechanisms that endow the fundamental degrees of freedom (quarks and gluons) with dynamical masses. In addition, the recently established connection between the effective interaction obtained from the gauge sector of the theory and that needed for the veracious description of the ground-state properties of hadrons is briefly presented.

  2. Finite Temperature Lattice QCD with Clover Fermions

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    Claude Bernard; Tom Blum; Thomas A. DeGrand; Carleton DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; Urs M. Heller; Jim Hetrick; Craig McNeile; Kari Rummukainen; Bob Sugar; Doug Toussaint; Matt Wingate

    1996-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on our simulation of finite temperature lattice QCD with two flavors of ${\\cal O}(a)$ Symanzik-improved fermions and ${\\cal O}(a^2)$ Symanzik-improved glue. Our thermodynamic simulations were performed on an $8^3 \\times 4$ lattice, and we have performed complementary zero temperature simulations on an $8^3 \\times 16$ lattice. We compare our results to those from simulations with two flavors of Wilson fermions and discuss the improvement resulting from use of the improved action.

  3. The QCD vacuum probed by overlap fermions

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    V. Weinberg; E. -M. Ilgenfritz; K. Koller; Y. Koma; G. Schierholz; T. Streuer

    2006-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We summarize different uses of the eigenmodes of the Neuberger overlap operator for the analysis of the QCD vacuum, here applied to quenched configurations simulated by means of the Luescher-Weisz action. We describe the localization and chiral properties of the lowest modes. The overlap-based topological charge density (with and without UV-filtering) is compared with the results of UV-filtering for the field strength tensor. The latter allows to identify domains of good (anti-)selfduality. All these techniques together lead to a dual picture of the vacuum, unifying the infrared instanton picture with the presence of singular defects co-existent at different scales.

  4. The QCD collisional energy loss revised

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    A. Peshier

    2006-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    It is shown that to leading order the QCD collisional energy loss reads $dE/dx \\sim \\alpha(m_D^2)T^2$. Compared to prevalent expressions, $dE^B/dx \\sim \\alpha^2 T^2 \\ln(ET/m_D^2)$, which could be considered adaptions of the (QED) Bethe-Bloch formula, the rectified result takes into account the running coupling, as dictated by renormalization. As one significant consequence, due to asymptotic freedom, the collisional energy loss becomes independent of the jet energy $E$. Some implications with regard to heavy ion collisions are pointed out.

  5. Neutrinoless double beta decay and QCD corrections

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    Namit Mahajan

    2014-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider one loop QCD corrections and renormalization group running of the neutrinoless double beta decay amplitude focusing on the short-range part of the amplitude (without the light neutrino exchange) and find that these corrections can be sizeable. Depending on the operator under consideration, there can be moderate to large cancellations or significant enhancements. We discuss several specific examples in this context. Such large corrections will lead to significant shifts in the half-life estimates which currently are known to be plagued with the uncertainties due to nuclear physics inputs to the physical matrix elements.

  6. On QCD Thermodynamics with Improved Actions

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    Karsch, Frithjof

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss recent advances in the calculation of thermodynamic observables using improved actions. In particular, we discuss the calculation of the equation of state of the SU(3) gauge theory, the critical temperature in units of the string tension, the surface tension and the latent heat at the deconfinement transition. We also present first results from a calculation of the equation of state for four-flavour QCD using an O(a^2) improved staggered fermion action and discuss possible further improvements of the staggered fermion action.

  7. Bottomonium above Deconfinement in Lattice Nonrelativistic QCD

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    Aarts, G. [Department of Physics, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP (United Kingdom); Kim, S. [Department of Physics, Sejong University, Seoul 143-747 (Korea, Republic of); Lombardo, M. P. [INFN-Laboratori Nazionali de Frascati, I-00044, Frascati (RM) Italy (Italy); Oktay, M. B. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0830 (United States); Ryan, S. M. [School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (Ireland); Sinclair, D. K. [HEP Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Skullerud, J.-I. [Department of Mathematical Physics, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, County Kildare (Ireland)

    2011-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the temperature dependence of bottomonium for temperatures in the range 0.4T{sub c}QCD simulations for N{sub f}=2 light flavors on a highly anisotropic lattice. We find that the {Upsilon} is insensitive to the temperature in this range, while the {chi}{sub b} propagators show a crossover from the exponential decay characterizing the hadronic phase to a power-law behavior consistent with nearly free dynamics at T{approx_equal}2T{sub c}.

  8. Bottomonium above deconfinement in lattice nonrelativistic QCD.

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    Aarts, G.; Lombardo, M. P.; Oktay, M. B.; Ryan, S. M.; Sinclair, D. K.; Skullerud, J.-I.; High Energy Physics; Swansea Univ.; Sejong Univ.; INFN, Frascati; Univ. of Utah; Trinity Coll.; National Univ. of Ireland Maynooth

    2011-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the temperature dependence of bottomonium for temperatures in the range 0.4T{sub c} < T < 2.1T{sub c}, using nonrelativistic dynamics for the bottom quark and full relativistic lattice QCD simulations for N{sub f} = 2 light flavors on a highly anisotropic lattice. We find that the Y is insensitive to the temperature in this range, while the x{sub b} propagators show a crossover from the exponential decay characterizing the hadronic phase to a power-law behavior consistent with nearly free dynamics at T {approx} 2T{sub c}.

  9. Light-Front Quantization and AdS/QCD: An Overview

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    de Teramond, Guy F.; /Costa Rica U.; Brodsky, Stanley J.; /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

    2011-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We give an overview of the light-front holographic approach to strongly coupled QCD, whereby a confining gauge theory, quantized on the light front, is mapped to a higher-dimensional anti de Sitter (AdS) space. The framework is guided by the AdS/CFT correspondence incorporating a gravitational background asymptotic to AdS space which encodes the salient properties of QCD, such as the ultraviolet conformal limit at the AdS boundary at z {yields} 0, as well as modifications of the geometry in the large z infrared region to describe confinement and linear Regge behavior. There are two equivalent procedures for deriving the AdS/QCD equations of motion: one can start from the Hamiltonian equation of motion in physical space time by studying the off-shell dynamics of the bound state wavefunctions as a function of the invariant mass of the constituents. To a first semiclassical approximation, where quantum loops and quark masses are not included, this leads to a light-front Hamiltonian equation which describes the bound state dynamics of light hadrons in terms of an invariant impact variable {zeta} which measures the separation of the partons within the hadron at equal light-front time. Alternatively, one can start from the gravity side by studying the propagation of hadronic modes in a fixed effective gravitational background. Both approaches are equivalent in the semiclassical approximation. This allows us to identify the holographic variable z in AdS space with the impact variable {zeta}. Light-front holography thus allows a precise mapping of transition amplitudes from AdS to physical space-time. The internal structure of hadrons is explicitly introduced and the angular momentum of the constituents plays a key role.

  10. Charmed bottom baryon spectroscopy from lattice QCD

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    Brown, Zachary S; Detmold, William; Meinel, Stefan; Orginos, Kostas

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We calculate the masses of baryons containing one, two, or three heavy quarks using lattice QCD. We consider all possible combinations of charm and bottom quarks, and compute a total of 36 different states with JP = 1/2+ and JP = 3/2+. We use domain-wall fermions for the up, down, and strange quarks, a relativistic heavy-quark action for the charm quarks, and nonrelativistic QCD for the bottom quarks. Our analysis includes results from two different lattice spacings and seven different pion masses. We perform extrapolations of the baryon masses to the continuum limit and to the physical pion mass usingmore »SU(4|2) heavy-hadron chiral perturbation theory including 1/mQ and finite-volume effects. For the 14 singly heavy baryons that have already been observed, our results agree with the experimental values within the uncertainties. We compare our predictions for the hitherto unobserved states with other lattice calculations and quark-model studies.« less

  11. Charmed bottom baryon spectroscopy from lattice QCD

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    Brown, Zachary S; Detmold, William; Meinel, Stefan; Orginos, Kostas

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We calculate the masses of baryons containing one, two, or three heavy quarks using lattice QCD. We consider all possible combinations of charm and bottom quarks, and compute a total of 36 different states with JP = 1/2+ and JP = 3/2+. We use domain-wall fermions for the up, down, and strange quarks, a relativistic heavy-quark action for the charm quarks, and nonrelativistic QCD for the bottom quarks. Our analysis includes results from two different lattice spacings and seven different pion masses. We perform extrapolations of the baryon masses to the continuum limit and to the physical pion mass using SU(4|2) heavy-hadron chiral perturbation theory including 1/mQ and finite-volume effects. For the 14 singly heavy baryons that have already been observed, our results agree with the experimental values within the uncertainties. We compare our predictions for the hitherto unobserved states with other lattice calculations and quark-model studies.

  12. Spin-Orbit Force from Lattice QCD

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    K. Murano; N. Ishii; S. Aoki; T. Doi; T. Hatsuda; Y. Ikeda; T. Inoue; H. Nemura; K. Sasaki

    2014-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a first attempt to determine nucleon-nucleon potentials in the parity-odd sector, which appear in 1P1, 3P0, 3P1, 3P2-3F2 channels, in Nf=2 lattice QCD simulations. These potentials are constructed from the Nambu-Bethe-Salpeter wave functions for J^P=0^-, 1^- and 2^-, which correspond to A1^-, T1^- and T2^- + E^- representation of the cubic group, respectively. We have found a large and attractive spin-orbit potential VLS(r) in the isospin-triplet channel, which is qualitatively consistent with the phenomenological determination from the experimental scattering phase shifts. The potentials obtained from lattice QCD are used to calculate the scattering phase shifts in 1P1, 3P0, 3P1 and 3P2-3F2 channels. The strong attractive spin-orbit force and a weak repulsive central force in spin-triplet P-wave channels lead to an attraction in the 3P2 channel, which is related to the P-wave neutron paring in neutron stars.

  13. Lattice QCD input for axion cosmology

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    Berkowitz, Evan; Rinaldi, Enrico

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One intriguing BSM particle is the QCD axion, which could simultaneously provide a solution to the Strong CP problem and account for some, if not all, of the dark matter density in the universe. This particle is a pNGB of the conjectured Peccei-Quinn (PQ) symmetry of the Standard Model. Its mass and interactions are suppressed by a heavy symmetry breaking scale, $f_a$, whose value is roughly greater than $10^{9}$ GeV (or, conversely, the axion mass, $m_a$, is roughly less than $10^4\\ \\mu \\text{eV}$). The density of axions in the universe, which cannot exceed the relic dark matter density and is a quantity of great interest in axion experiments like ADMX, is a result of the early-universe interplay between cosmological evolution and the axion mass as a function of temperature. The latter quantity is proportional to the second derivative of the QCD free energy with respect to the CP-violating phase, $\\theta$. However, this quantity is generically non-perturbative and previous calculations have only employed ins...

  14. QCD evolution in the fully unintegrated form

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    S. Jadach; M. Skrzypek

    2009-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The next-to-leading order (NLO) evolution of the parton distribution functions (PDF's) in QCD is the "industry standard" in the lepton-hadron and hadron-hadron collider data analysis. The standard NLO DGLAP evolution is formulated for inclusive (integrated) PDFs and is done using inclusive NLO kernels. We report here on the ongoing project, called KRKMC, in which NLO DGLAP evolution is performed for the exclusive multiparton (fully unintegrated) distributions (ePDF's) with the help of the exclusive kernels. These kernels are calculated within the two-parton phase space for bremsstrahlung subset of the Feynman diagrams of the non-singlet evolution, using Curci-Furmanski-Petronzio factorization scheme. The multiparton distribution with multiple use of the exclusive NLO kernels is implemented in the Monte Carlo program simulating multi-gluon emission from single quark emitter. With high statistics tests ($\\sim 10^{9}$ events) it is shown that the new scheme works perfectly well in practice and is equivalent at the inclusive level with the traditional inclusive NLO DGLAP evolution. Once completed, this Monte Carlo module is aimed as a building block for the NLO parton shower Monte Carlo, for W/Z production at LHC and for ep scattering, as well as a starting point for other perturbative QCD based Monte Carlo projects.

  15. Quantum information science and complex quantum systems

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    Michael A. Nielsen

    2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    What makes quantum information science a science? This paper explores the idea that quantum information science may offer a powerful approach to the study of complex quantum systems.

  16. Excited-state spectroscopy of singly, doubly and triply-charmed baryons from lattice QCD

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    Padmanath, M. [Tata Institute; Edwards, Robert G. [JLAB; Mathur, Nilmani [Tata Institute; Peardon, Michael [Trinity College

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the ground and excited state spectra of singly, doubly and triply-charmed baryons by using dynamical lattice QCD. A large set of baryonic operators that respect the symmetries of the lattice and are obtained after subduction from their continuum analogues are utilized. These operators transform as irreducible representations of SU(3)F symmetry for flavour, SU(4) symmetry for Dirac spins of quarks and O(3) symmetry for orbital angular momenta. Using novel computational techniques correlation functions of these operators are generated and the variational method is exploited to extract excited states. The lattice spectra that we obtain have baryonic states with well-defined total spins up to 7/2 and the low lying states remarkably resemble the expectations of quantum numbers from SU(6)?O(3) symmetry.

  17. Bound States of (Anti-)Scalar-Quarks in SU(3)c Lattice QCD

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    Iida, H.; Takahashi, T. T. [Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Suganuma, H. [Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)

    2007-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Light scalar-quarks {phi} (colored scalar particles or idealized diquarks) and their color-singlet hadronic states are studied with quenched SU(3)c lattice QCD in terms of mass generation. We investigate 'scalar-quark mesons' {phi}{dagger}{phi} and 'scalar-quark baryons' {phi}{phi}{phi} as the bound states of scalar-quarks {phi}. We also investigate the bound states of scalar-quarks {phi} and quarks {psi}, i.e., {phi}{dagger}{psi}, {psi}{psi}{phi} and {phi}{phi}{psi}, which we name 'chimera hadrons'. All the new-type hadrons including {phi} are found to have a large mass due to large quantum corrections by gluons, even for zero bare scalar-quark mass m{phi} = 0 at a-1 {approx} 1GeV. We conjecture that all colored particles generally acquire a large effective mass due to dressed gluon effects.

  18. Molecular states with hidden charm and strange in QCD Sum Rules

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    Cong-Feng Qiao; Liang Tang

    2014-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This work uses the QCD Sum Rules to study the masses of the $D_s \\bar{D}_s^*$ and $D_s^* \\bar{D}_s^*$ molecular states with quantum numbers $J^{PC} = 1^{+-}$. Interpolating currents with definite C-parity are employed, and the contributions up to dimension eight in the Operator Product Expansion (OPE) are taken into account. The results indicate that two hidden strange charmonium-like states may exist in the energy ranges of $3.83 \\sim 4.13 $ GeV and $4.22 \\sim 4.54 $ GeV, respectively. The hidden strange charmonium-like states predicted in this work may be accessible in future experiments, e.g. BESIII, BelleII and SuperB. Possible decay modes, which may be useful in further research, are predicted.

  19. Axionic dark energy and a composite QCD axion

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    Kim, Jihn E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy and Center for Theoretical Physics, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-747 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy and Center for Theoretical Physics, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-747 (Korea, Republic of); Nilles, Hans Peter, E-mail: jekim@ctp.snu.ac.kr, E-mail: nilles@th.physik.uni-bonn.de [Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics and Physikalisches Institut, Universitaet Bonn, D-53115, Bonn (Germany)

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the idea that the model-independent (MI) axion of string theory is the source of quintessential dark energy. The scenario is completed with a composite QCD axion from hidden sector squark condensation that could serve as dark matter candidate. The mechanism relies on the fact that the hidden sector anomaly contribution to the composite axion is much smaller than the QCD anomaly term. This intuitively surprising scenario is based on the fact that below the hidden sector scale {Lambda}{sub h} there are many light hidden sector quarks. Simply, by counting engineering dimensions the hidden sector instanton potential can be made negligible compared to the QCD anomaly term.

  20. Improving the Infra-red of Holographic Descriptions of QCD

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    Nick Evans; Andrew Tedder; Tom Waterson

    2007-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A surprisingly good holographic description of QCD can be obtained from naive five dimensional gauge theory on a truncated AdS space. We seek to improve the infra-red description of QCD in such models by using a more sophisticated metric and an action derived from string theory duals of chiral symmetry breaking. Our metric is smooth into the infra-red and the chiral condensate is a prediction of the dynamics. The theory reproduces QCD meson data at the 10% level.

  1. Lattice QCD input for axion cosmology

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    Evan Berkowitz; Michael I. Buchoff; Enrico Rinaldi

    2015-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    One intriguing BSM particle is the QCD axion, which could simultaneously provide a solution to the Strong CP problem and account for some, if not all, of the dark matter density in the universe. This particle is a pNGB of the conjectured Peccei-Quinn (PQ) symmetry of the Standard Model. Its mass and interactions are suppressed by a heavy symmetry breaking scale, $f_a$, whose value is roughly greater than $10^{9}$ GeV (or, conversely, the axion mass, $m_a$, is roughly less than $10^4\\ \\mu \\text{eV}$). The density of axions in the universe, which cannot exceed the relic dark matter density and is a quantity of great interest in axion experiments like ADMX, is a result of the early-universe interplay between cosmological evolution and the axion mass as a function of temperature. The latter quantity is proportional to the second derivative of the QCD free energy with respect to the CP-violating phase, $\\theta$. However, this quantity is generically non-perturbative and previous calculations have only employed instanton models at the high temperatures of interest (roughly 1 GeV). In this and future works, we aim to calculate the temperature-dependent axion mass at small $\\theta$ from first-principle lattice calculations, with controlled statistical and systematic errors. Once calculated, this temperature-dependent axion mass is input for the classical evolution equations of the axion density of the universe. Due to a variety of lattice systematic effects at the very high temperatures required, we perform a calculation of the leading small-$\\theta$ cumulant of the theta vacua on large volume lattices for SU(3) Yang-Mills with high statistics as a first proof of concept, before attempting a full QCD calculation in the future. From these pure glue results, the misalignment mechanism yields the axion mass bound $m_a \\geq (14.6\\pm0.1) \\ \\mu \\text{eV}$ when PQ-breaking occurs after inflation.

  2. Large Component QCD and Theoretical Framework of Heavy Quark Effective Field Theory

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    Yue-Liang Wu

    2006-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on a large component QCD derived directly from full QCD by integrating over the small components of quark fields with $|{\\bf p}| < E + m_Q$, an alternative quantization procedure is adopted to establish a basic theoretical framework of heavy quark effective field theory (HQEFT) in the sense of effective quantum field theory. The procedure concerns quantum generators of Poincare group, Hilbert and Fock space, anticommutations and velocity super-selection rule, propagator and Feynman rules, finite mass corrections, trivialization of gluon couplings and renormalization of Wilson loop. The Lorentz invariance and discrete symmetries in HQEFT are explicitly illustrated. Some new symmetries in the infinite mass limit are discussed. Weak transition matrix elements and masses of hadrons in HQEFT are well defined to display a manifest spin-flavor symmetry and $1/m_Q$ corrections. A simple trace formulation approach is explicitly demonstrated by using LSZ reduction formula in HQEFT, and shown to be very useful for parameterizing the transition form factors via $1/m_Q$ expansion. As the heavy quark and antiquark fields in HQEFT are treated on the same footing in a fully symmetric way, the quark-antiquark coupling terms naturally appear and play important roles for simplifying the structure of transition matrix elements, and for understanding the concept of `dressed heavy quark' - hadron duality. In the case that the `longitudinal' and `transverse' residual momenta of heavy quark are at the same order of power counting, HQEFT provides a consistent approach for systematically analyzing heavy quark expansion in terms of $1/m_Q$. Some interesting features in applications of HQEFT to heavy hadron systems are briefly outlined.

  3. Quantum Hydrodynamics

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    Khan, Shabbir A

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum plasma physics is a rapidly evolving research field with a very inter-disciplinary scope of potential applications, ranging from nano-scale science in condensed matter to the vast scales of astrophysical objects. The theoretical description of quantum plasmas relies on various approaches, microscopic or macroscopic, some of which have obvious relation to classical plasma models. The appropriate model should, in principle, incorporate the quantum mechanical effects such as diffraction, spin statistics and correlations, operative on the relevant scales. However, first-principle approaches such as quantum Monte Carlo and density functional theory or quantum-statistical methods such as quantum kinetic theory or non-equilibrium Green's functions require substantial theoretical and computational efforts. Therefore, for selected problems, alternative simpler methods have been put forward. In particular, the collective behavior of many-body systems is usually described within a self-consistent scheme of parti...

  4. Nucleon Axial Form Factor from Lattice QCD

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    Liu, K F; Draper, T; Wu, J M; Wilcox, W

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Results for the isovector axial form factors of the proton from a lattice QCD calculation are presented for both point-split and local currents. They are obtained on a quenched $16^{3} \\times 24$ lattice at $\\beta= 6.0$ with Wilson fermions for a range of quark masses from strange to charm. We determine the finite lattice renormalization for both the local and point-split currents of heavy quarks. Results extrapolated to the chiral limit show that the $q^2$ dependence of the axial form factor agrees reasonably well with experiment. The axial coupling constant $g_A$ calculated for the local and the point-split currents is about 6\\% and 12\\% smaller than the experimental value respectively.

  5. Feynman rules for Coulomb gauge QCD

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    Andrasi, A. [Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb (Croatia)] [Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb (Croatia); Taylor, J.C., E-mail: jct@damtp.cam.ac.uk [Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge (United Kingdom)

    2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Coulomb gauge in nonabelian gauge theories is attractive in principle, but beset with technical difficulties in perturbation theory. In addition to ordinary Feynman integrals, there are, at 2-loop order, Christ-Lee (CL) terms, derived either by correctly ordering the operators in the Hamiltonian, or by resolving ambiguous Feynman integrals. Renormalization theory depends on the sub-graph structure of ordinary Feynman graphs. The CL terms do not have a sub-graph structure. We show how to carry out renormalization in the presence of CL terms, by re-expressing these as 'pseudo-Feynman' integrals. We also explain how energy divergences cancel. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer In Coulomb gauge QCD, we re-express Christ-Lee terms in the Hamiltonian as pseudo-Feynman integrals. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This gives a subgraph structure, and allows the ordinary renormalization process. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer It also leads to cancellation of energy-divergences.

  6. New formalism for QCD parton showers.

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    Gieseke, Stefan; Stephens, Phil; Webber, Bryan R

    light quark we define as in sect. 5.1 qi = ?ipa + ?in+ q?i (5.32) – 22 – for i = a, c, g, where q?a = 0, q?c = ?k?, q?g = k?, and n is as in eq. (5.3). Then the ?i’s and ?i’s are given by eqs. (5.7) with the substitution b ? a. The light antiquark... generator. Keywords: QCD, Jets, Heavy Quark Physics. Contents 1. Introduction 2 2. New variables for parton branching 3 2.1 Final-state quark branching 3 2.1.1 Kinematics 3 2.1.2 Running coupling 3 2.1.3 Evolution variable 4 2.1.4 Branching probability 4 2.2...

  7. Helium Nuclei in Quenched Lattice QCD

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    T. Yamazaki; Y. Kuramashi; A. Ukawa; for the PACS-CS Collaboration

    2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results for the binding energies for He and ^3He nuclei calculated in quenched lattice QCD at the lattice spacing of a = 0.128 fm with a heavy quark mass corresponding to m_pi = 0.8 GeV. Enormous computational cost for the nucleus correlation functions is reduced by avoiding redundancy of equivalent contractions stemming from permutation symmetry of protons or neutrons in the nucleus and various other symmetries. To distinguish a bound state from an attractive scattering state, we investigate the volume dependence of the energy difference between the nucleus and the free multi-nucleon states by changing the spatial extent of the lattice from 3.1 fm to 12.3 fm. A finite energy difference left in the infinite spatial volume limit leads to the conclusion that the measured ground states are bounded. It is also encouraging that the measured binding energies and the experimental ones show the same order of magnitude.

  8. Dense QCD: a Holographic Dyonic Salt

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    Mannque Rho; Sang-Jin Sin; Ismail Zahed

    2009-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Dense QCD at zero temperature with a large number of colors is a crystal. We show that in the holographic dual description, the crystal is made out of pairs of dyons with $e=g=\\pm 1$ charges in a salt-like arrangement. We argue that with increasing density the dyon masses and topological charges equalize, turning the salt-like configuration to a bcc of half-instantons. The latter is dual to a cubic crystal of half-skyrmions. We estimate the transition from an fcc crystal of instantons to a bcc crystal of dyons to about 3 times nuclear matter density with a dyon binding energy of about 180 MeV.

  9. The QCD spectrum with three quark flavors

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    Claude Bernard; Tom Burch; Thomas A. DeGrand; Saumen Datta; Carleton DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; Urs M. Heller; Kostas Orginos; Robert Sugar; Doug Toussaint

    2001-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results from a lattice hadron spectrum calculation using three flavors of dynamical quarks - two light and one strange, and quenched simulations for comparison. These simulations were done using a one-loop Symanzik improved gauge action and an improved Kogut-Susskind quark action. The lattice spacings, and hence also the physical volumes, were tuned to be the same in all the runs to better expose differences due to flavor number. Lattice spacings were tuned using the static quark potential, so as a byproduct we obtain updated results for the effect of sea quarks on the static quark potential. We find indications that the full QCD meson spectrum is in better agreement with experiment than the quenched spectrum. For the 0++ (a0) meson we see a coupling to two pseudoscalar mesons, or a meson decay on the lattice.

  10. QCD thermodynamics using five-dimensional gravity

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    Megias, E.; Veschgini, K. [Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Heidelberg (Germany); Pirner, H. J. [Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Heidelberg (Germany); Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg (Germany)

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We calculate the critical temperature and free energy of the gluon plasma using the dilaton potential [B. Galow, E. Megias, J. Nian, and H. J. Pirner, Nucl. Phys. B834, 330 (2010).] in the gravity theory of anti-de Sitter/QCD. The finite temperature observables are calculated in two ways: first, from the Page-Hawking computation of the free energy, and secondly using the Bekenstein-Hawking proportionality of the entropy with the area of the horizon. Renormalization is well defined, because the T=0 theory has asymptotic freedom. We further investigate the change of the critical temperature with the number of flavors induced by the change of the running coupling constant in the quenched theory. The finite temperature behavior of the speed of sound, spatial string tension and vacuum expectation value of the Polyakov loop follow from the corresponding string theory in AdS{sub 5}.

  11. Electroweak and QCD Results from the Tevatron

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    Zhu, Junjie

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Tevatron collider has been remarkably successful and has so far delivered more than 11 fb{sup -1} of data to both the CDF and D0 experiments. Though the LHC has replaced the Tevatron as the world's most powerful collider, years of detector calibration, the huge size of the dataset and the nature of pp collisions will keep the Tevatron competitive in many selected topics in the near future. More than 10 fb{sup -1} of data has been collected by each experiment. Good understanding of the detector performance has been demonstrated by the high precision W boson mass ({Delta}M{sub W} = 31 MeV) and top quark mass ({Delta}M{sub t} = 1.06 GeV) measurements. We report the latest electroweak and QCD results from both experiments. Most analyses presented here used 4-6 fb{sup -1} of data.

  12. Quantum friction

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    R. Tsekov

    2012-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The Brownian motion of a light quantum particle in a heavy classical gas is theoretically described and a new expression for the friction coefficient is obtained for arbitrary temperature. At zero temperature it equals to the de Broglie momentum of the mean free path divided by the mean free path. Alternatively, the corresponding mobility of the quantum particle in the classical gas is equal to the square of the mean free path divided by the Planck constant. The Brownian motion of a quantum particle in a quantum environment is also discussed.

  13. Infrared Sensitive Physics in QCD and in Electroweak Theory

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    Marcello Ciafaloni

    2006-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    I recall the main ideas about the treatment of QCD infrared physics, as developed in the late seventies, and I outline some novel applications of those ideas to Electroweak Theory.

  14. Light-cone quantized QCD in 1 + 1 dimensions

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    Hornbostel, K.; Brodsky, S.J.; Pauli, H.C.

    1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The QCD light-cone Hamiltonian is diagonalized in a discrete momentum-space basis. The spectra and wavefunctions for various coupling constants, numbers of color, and baryon number are computed. 20 refs., 8 figs.

  15. QCD Multipole Expansion and Hadronic Transitions in Heavy Quarkonium Systems

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    Yu-Ping Kuang

    2006-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the developments of QCD multipole expansion and its applications to hadronic transitions and some radiative decays of heavy quarkonia. Theoretical predictions are compsred with updated experimental results.

  16. Neutral pion lifetime measurements and the QCD chiral anomaly

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    Bernstein, Aron M.

    A fundamental property of QCD is the presence of the chiral anomaly, which is the dominant component of the ?[superscript 0]??? decay rate. Based on this anomaly and its small (?4.5%) chiral correction, a prediction of the ...

  17. QCD and High Energy Interactions: Moriond 2015 Theory Summary

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    Zanderighi, Giulia

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I will summarise the new theory developments that emerged during the 2015 QCD Moriond conference. I will give my perspective on some of the topics and emphasise what I consider most relevant.

  18. Dual Superconductivity and Chiral Symmetry in Full QCD

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    J. M. Carmona; M. D'Elia; L. Del Debbio; A. Di Giacomo; B. Lucini; G. Paffuti

    2001-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A disorder parameter detecting dual superconductivity of the vacuum is measured across the chiral phase transition in full QCD with two flavours of dynamical staggered fermions. The observed behaviour is similar to the quenched case.

  19. QCD effects in Higgs boson production at hadron colliders

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    M. Grazzini

    2010-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We present updated predictions for Higgs boson production at the Tevatron and the LHC and we review their corresponding uncertainties. We report on a study of the impact of QCD radiative corrections on the Higgs boson search at the Tevatron.

  20. Strongly coupled plasmas and the QCD critical point

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    Athanasiou, Christiana

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, we begin by studying selected fluctuation observables in order to locate the QCD critical point in heavy-ion collision experiments. In particular, we look at the non-monotonic behavior as a function of the ...

  1. QCD results at HERAQ Aspen 2008 Winter Conference

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    QCD results at HERAQ Aspen 2008 Winter Conference "Revealing the Nature of Electroweak Symmetry Breaking" 14 January 2008, Aspen, CO, USA Yuji Yamazaki (Kobe University, ZEUS) O b h lf f th H1 d ZEUS ll

  2. Non-perturbative QCD amplitudes in quenched and eikonal approximations

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    Fried, H.M. [Physics Department, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 (United States); Grandou, T., E-mail: Thierry.Grandou@inln.cnrs.fr [Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Institut Non Linéaire de Nice, UMR 6618 CNRS 7335, 1361 routes des Lucioles, 06560 Valbonne (France); Sheu, Y.-M., E-mail: ymsheu@alumni.brown.edu [Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Institut Non Linéaire de Nice, UMR 6618 CNRS 7335, 1361 routes des Lucioles, 06560 Valbonne (France)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Even though approximated, strong coupling non-perturbative QCD amplitudes remain very difficult to obtain. In this article, in eikonal and quenched approximations at least, physical insights are presented that rely on the newly-discovered property of effective locality. The present article also provides a more rigorous mathematical basis for the crude approximations used in the previous derivation of the binding potential of quarks and nucleons. Furthermore, the techniques of Random Matrix calculus along with Meijer G-functions are applied to analyze the generic structure of fermionic amplitudes in QCD. - Highlights: • We discuss the physical insight of effective locality to QCD fermionic amplitudes. • We show that an unavoidable delta function goes along with the effective locality property. • The generic structure of QCD fermion amplitudes is obtained through Random Matrix calculus.

  3. Sivers and Boer-Mulders observables from lattice QCD

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    Musch, B. U.

    We present a first calculation of transverse momentum-dependent nucleon observables in dynamical lattice QCD employing nonlocal operators with staple-shaped, “process-dependent” Wilson lines. The use of staple-shaped Wilson ...

  4. Recent progress in lattice QCD at finite temperature

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    Peter Petreczky

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    I review recent progress in finite temperature lattice calculations, including the study of the nature of the deconfinement transition in QCD, equation of state, screening of static quarks and meson spectral functions.

  5. Gaussian quantum information

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    Weedbrook, Christian

    The science of quantum information has arisen over the last two decades centered on the manipulation of individual quanta of information, known as quantum bits or qubits. Quantum computers, quantum cryptography, and quantum ...

  6. Thermodynamics of QCD at large quark chemical potential

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    Andreas Gerhold; Andreas Ipp; Anton Rebhan

    2005-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the existing weak-coupling results on the thermodynamic potential of deconfined QCD at small and large quark chemical potential and compare with results from lattice gauge theory as well as the exactly solvable case of large-N_f QCD. We also discuss the new analytical results on non-Fermi-liquid effects in entropy and specific heat as well as in dispersion laws of quark quasiparticles at large quark chemical potential.

  7. QCD sum rules for the baryon octet in nuclear matter

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    E. L. Kryshen

    2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The baryon self-energies are expressed in terms of the QCD condensates of the lowest dimension in symmetric and asymmetric nuclear matter within the QCD sum-rule approach. The self-energies are shown to satisfy the Gell-Mann--Okubo relations in the linear SU(3) breaking approximation. The results are in qualitative agreement with those obtained by the standard nuclear physics methods.

  8. Buried treasure in the sand of the QCD vacuum

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    P. J. Moran; D. B. Leinweber

    2008-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The short-range structure of the 2+1 flavour QCD vacuum is studied through visualisations of the topological charge density. Of particular interest is a new Gaussian weighted smearing algorithm which is applied to the rough topological charge density to disclose underlying long range structure. The results provide support for the view of the QCD vacuum as a sandwich of sign-alternating sheets of charge, with a long-range structure hidden beneath.

  9. Transverse quark distribution in mesons: QCD sum rule approach

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    Lee, S.H.; Hatsuda, T.; Miller, G.A. (Department of Physics, FM-15, University of Washingtion, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States) Department of Physics, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of))

    1994-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    QCD sum rules are used to compute the first few moments of the mesonic quark momentum. Transverse, longitudinal, and mixed transverse-longitudinal components are examined. The transverse size of the pion is shown to be dictated by the gluon condensate, even though the mass and the longitudinal distribution are dominated by the quark condensate. The implications of our results for color transparency physics and finite temperature QCD are discussed.

  10. Inevitability and Importance of Non-Perturbative Elements in Quantum Field Theory

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    Alexander P. Bakulev; Dmitry V. Shirkov

    2011-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The subject of the first section-lecture is concerned with the strength and the weakness of the perturbation theory (PT) approach, that is expansion in powers of a small parameter $\\alpha$, in Quantum Theory. We start with outlining a general troublesome feature of the main quantum theory instrument, the perturbation expansion method. The striking issue is that perturbation series in powers of $\\alpha \\ll 1$ is not a convergent series. The formal reason is an essential singularity of quantum amplitude (matrix element) $C(\\alpha)$ at the origin $\\alpha=0$. In many physically important cases one needs some alternative means of theoretical analysis. In particular, this refers to perturbative QCD (pQCD) in the low-energy domain. In the second section-lecture, we discuss the approach of Analytic Perturbation Theory (APT). We start with a short historic preamble and then discuss how combining the Dispersion Relation with the Renormalization Group (RG) techniques yields the APT with \\myMath{\\displaystyle e^{-1/\\alpha}} nonanalyticity. Next we consider the results of APT applications to low-energy QCD processes and show that in this approach the fourth-loop contributions, which appear to be on the asymptotic border in the pQCD approach, are of the order of a few per mil. Then we note that using the RG in QCD dictates the need to use the Fractional APT (FAPT) and describe its basic ingredients. As an example of the FAPT application in QCD we consider the pion form factor $F_\\pi(Q^2)$ calculation. At the end, we discuss the resummation of nonpower series in {(F)APT} with application to the estimation of the Higgs-boson-decay width $\\Gamma_{H\\to\\bar{b}b}(m_H^2)$.

  11. Conformality in twelve-flavour QCD

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    Aoki, Yasumichi; Bennet, Ed; Kurachi, Masafumi; Maskawa, Toshihide; Miura, Kohtaroh; Nagai, Kei-ichi; Ohki, Hiroshi; Rinaldi, Enrico; Shibata, Akihiro; Yamawaki, Koichi; Yamazaki, Takeshi

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The spectrum of twelve-flavor QCD has been studied in details by the LatKMI collaboration. In this proceeding we present our updated results for the spectrum obtained with the HISQ action at two lattice spacings, several volumes and fermion masses. In particular, we emphasize the existence of a flavor-singlet scalar state parametrically light with respect to the rest of the spectrum, first reported in our paper. This feature is expected to be present for theories in the conformal window, but the lattice calculation of such a state is difficult and requires noise-reduction techniques together with large statistics, in order to evaluate disconnected diagrams. Being able to provide a robust observed connection between a light flavor-singlet scalar and (near-)conformality is an important step towards observing a light composite Higgs boson in walking technicolor theories on the lattice. We also show updated results for the mass anomalous dimension $\\gamma_m$ obtained from various spectral quantities, including th...

  12. Conformality in twelve-flavour QCD

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    Yasumichi Aoki; Tatsumi Aoyama; Ed Bennett; Masafumi Kurachi; Toshihide Maskawa; Kohtaroh Miura; Kei-ichi Nagai; Hiroshi Ohki; Enrico Rinaldi; Akihiro Shibata; Koichi Yamawaki; Takeshi Yamazaki

    2015-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The spectrum of twelve-flavor QCD has been studied in details by the LatKMI collaboration. In this proceeding we present our updated results for the spectrum obtained with the HISQ action at two lattice spacings, several volumes and fermion masses. In particular, we emphasize the existence of a flavor-singlet scalar state parametrically light with respect to the rest of the spectrum, first reported in our paper. This feature is expected to be present for theories in the conformal window, but the lattice calculation of such a state is difficult and requires noise-reduction techniques together with large statistics, in order to evaluate disconnected diagrams. Being able to provide a robust observed connection between a light flavor-singlet scalar and (near-)conformality is an important step towards observing a light composite Higgs boson in walking technicolor theories on the lattice. We also show updated results for the mass anomalous dimension $\\gamma_m$ obtained from various spectral quantities, including the string tension, under the assumption that the theory is inside the conformal window.

  13. The 3D structure of the hadrons: recents results and experimental program at Jefferson Lab

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    Munoz Camacho, Carlos [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, Orsay

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The understanding of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) at large distances still remains one of the main outstanding problems of nuclear physics. Studying the internal structure of hadrons provides a way to probe QCD in the non-perturbative domain and can help us unravel the internal structure of the most elementary blocks of matter. Jefferson Lab (JLab) has already delivered results on how elementary quarks and gluons create nucleon structure and properties. The upgrade of JLab to 12 GeV will allow the full exploration of the valence-quark structure of nucleons and the extraction of real threedimensional pictures. I will present recent results and review the future experimental program at JLab.

  14. Completely automated computation of the heavy-fermion corrections to the three-loop matching coefficient of the vector current

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    P. Marquard; J. H. Piclum; D. Seidel; M. Steinhauser

    2009-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We evaluate the corrections to the matching coefficient of the vector current between Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and Non-Relativistic QCD (NRQCD) to three-loop order containing a closed heavy-fermion loop. The result constitutes a building block both for the bottom- and top-quark system at threshold. Strong emphasis is put on our completely automated approach of the calculation including the generation of the Feynman diagrams, the identification of the topologies, the reduction to master integrals and the automated numerical computation of the latter.

  15. Completely automated computation of the heavy-fermion corrections to the three-loop matching coefficient of the vector current

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    Marquard, P; Seidel, D; Steinhauser, M

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We evaluate the corrections to the matching coefficient of the vector current between Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and Non-Relativistic QCD (NRQCD) to three-loop order containing a closed heavy-fermion loop. The result constitutes a building block both for the bottom- and top-quark system at threshold. Strong emphasis is put on our completely automated approach of the calculation including the generation of the Feynman diagrams, the identification of the topologies, the reduction to master integrals and the automated numerical computation of the latter.

  16. Maximum Entropy Analysis of the Spectral Functions in Lattice QCD

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    M. Asakawa; T. Hatsuda; Y. Nakahara

    2001-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    First principle calculation of the QCD spectral functions (SPFs) based on the lattice QCD simulations is reviewed. Special emphasis is placed on the Bayesian inference theory and the Maximum Entropy Method (MEM), which is a useful tool to extract SPFs from the imaginary-time correlation functions numerically obtained by the Monte Carlo method. Three important aspects of MEM are (i) it does not require a priori assumptions or parametrizations of SPFs, (ii) for given data, a unique solution is obtained if it exists, and (iii) the statistical significance of the solution can be quantitatively analyzed. The ability of MEM is explicitly demonstrated by using mock data as well as lattice QCD data. When applied to lattice data, MEM correctly reproduces the low-energy resonances and shows the existence of high-energy continuum in hadronic correlation functions. This opens up various possibilities for studying hadronic properties in QCD beyond the conventional way of analyzing the lattice data. Future problems to be studied by MEM in lattice QCD are also summarized.

  17. Conditional quantum distinguishability and pure quantum communication

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    Tian-Hai Zeng

    2005-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    I design a simple way of distinguishing non-orthogonal quantum states with perfect reliability using only quantum control-not gates in one condition. In this way, we can implement pure quantum communication in directly sending classical information, Ekert quantum cryptography and quantum teleportation without the help of classical communications channel.

  18. TRANSITION TEMPERATURE IN QCD WITH PHYSICAL LIGHT AND STRANGE QUARK MASSES.

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    KARSCH, F.

    2006-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results from a calculation of the transition temperature in QCD with two light (up, down) and one heavier (strange) quark mass as well as for QCD with three degenerate quark masses. Furthermore, we discuss first results from an ongoing calculation of the QCD equation of state with almost realistic light and strange quark masses.

  19. Sandia Energy - Quantum Optics

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    Quantum Optics Home Energy Research EFRCs Solid-State Lighting Science EFRC Quantum Optics Quantum OpticsTara Camacho-Lopez2015-03-30T16:37:03+00:00 Quantum Optics with a Single...

  20. QCD nature of dark energy at finite temperature: cosmological implications

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    K. Azizi; N. Katirci

    2015-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The Veneziano ghost field has been proposed as an alternative source of dark energy whose energy density is consistent with the cosmological observations. In this model, the energy density of QCD ghost field is expressed in terms of QCD degrees of freedom at zero temperature. We extend this model to finite temperature to search the model predictions from the late time to the early universe. We depict the variations of QCD parameters entering the calculations, dark energy density, equation of state, Hubble and deceleration parameters on temperature from zero to a critical temperature. We compare our results with the observations and theoretical predictions existing at different eras.It is found that this model safely define the universe from quark condensation up to now and its predictions are not in tension with those of the standard cosmology. The finite temperature ghost dark energy predictions on the Hubble parameter slightly better fit to observations compared to those of zero temperature.

  1. QCD nature of dark energy at finite temperature: cosmological implications

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    Azizi, K

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Veneziano ghost field has been proposed as an alternative source of dark energy whose energy density is consistent with the cosmological observations. In this model, the energy density of QCD ghost field is expressed in terms of QCD degrees of freedom at zero temperature. We extend this model to finite temperature to search the model predictions from the late time to the early universe. We depict the variations of QCD parameters entering the calculations, dark energy density, equation of state, Hubble and deceleration parameters on temperature from zero to a critical temperature. We compare our results with the observations and theoretical predictions existing at different eras.It is found that this model safely define the universe from quark condensation up to now and its predictions are not in tension with those of the standard cosmology. The finite temperature ghost dark energy predictions on the Hubble parameter slightly better fit to observations compared to those of zero temperature.

  2. Probability distribution functions in the finite density lattice QCD

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    S. Ejiri; Y. Nakagawa; S. Aoki; K. Kanaya; H. Saito; T. Hatsuda; H. Ohno; T. Umeda

    2012-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the phase structure of QCD at high temperature and density by lattice QCD simulations adopting a histogram method. We try to solve the problems which arise in the numerical study of the finite density QCD, focusing on the probability distribution function (histogram). As a first step, we investigate the quark mass dependence and the chemical potential dependence of the probability distribution function as a function of the Polyakov loop when all quark masses are sufficiently large, and study the properties of the distribution function. The effect from the complex phase of the quark determinant is estimated explicitly. The shape of the distribution function changes with the quark mass and the chemical potential. Through the shape of the distribution, the critical surface which separates the first order transition and crossover regions in the heavy quark region is determined for the 2+1-flavor case.

  3. Search for the pentaquark resonance signature in lattice QCD

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    B. G. Lasscock; J. Hedditch; D. B. Leinweber; W. Melnitchouk; A. W. Thomas; A. G. Williams; R. D. Young; J. M. Zanotti

    2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Claims concerning the possible discovery of the $\\Theta^+$ pentaquark, with minimal quark content $uudd\\bar{s}$, have motivated our comprehensive study into possible pentaquark states using lattice QCD. We review various pentaquark interpolating fields in the literature and create a new candidate ideal for lattice QCD simulations. Using these interpolating fields we attempt to isolate a signal for a five-quark resonance. Calculations are performed using improved actions on a large $20^{3} \\times 40$ lattice in the quenched approximation. The standard lattice resonance signal of increasing attraction between baryon constituents for increasing quark mass is not observed for spin-1/2 pentaquark states. We conclude that evidence supporting the existence of a spin-1/2 pentaquark resonance does not exist in quenched QCD.

  4. Light-Front Holography: A First Approximation to QCD

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    de Teramond, Guy F.; Brodsky, Stanley J.

    2008-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Starting from the Hamiltonian equation of motion in QCD, we identify an invariant light-front coordinate {zeta} which allows the separation of the dynamics of quark and gluon binding from the kinematics of constituent spin and internal orbital angular momentum. The result is a single variable light-front Schroedinger equation for QCD which determines the eigenspectrum and the light-front wavefunctions of hadrons for general spin and orbital angular momentum. This light-front wave equation is equivalent to the equations of motion which describe the propagation of spin-J modes on anti-de Sitter (AdS) space. This allows us to establish formally a gauge/gravity correspondence between an effective gravity theory defined on AdS5 and light front QCD.

  5. Twisted mass QCD for the pion electromagnetic form factor

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    Abdel-Rehim, Abdou M.; Lewis, Randy [Department of Physics, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 0A2 (Canada)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The pion form factor is computed using quenched twisted mass QCD and the GMRES-DR matrix inverter. The momentum averaging procedure of Frezzotti and Rossi is used to remove leading lattice spacing artifacts, and numerical results for the form factor show the expected improvement with respect to the standard Wilson action. Although some matrix inverters are known to fail when applied to twisted mass QCD, GMRES-DR is found to be a viable and powerful option. Results obtained for the pion form factor are consistent with the published results from other O(a) improved actions and are also consistent with the available experimental data.

  6. Nuclear Energy Density Functionals Constrained by Low-Energy QCD

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    Dario Vretenar

    2008-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A microscopic framework of nuclear energy density functionals is reviewed, which establishes a direct relation between low-energy QCD and nuclear structure, synthesizing effective field theory methods and principles of density functional theory. Guided by two closely related features of QCD in the low-energy limit: a) in-medium changes of vacuum condensates, and b) spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry; a relativistic energy density functional is developed and applied in studies of ground-state properties of spherical and deformed nuclei.

  7. New confining force solution of QCD axion domain wall problem

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    S. M. Barr; Jihn E. Kim

    2014-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The serious cosmological problems created by the axion-string/axion-domain-wall system in standard axion models are alleviated by positing the existence of a new confining force. The instantons of this force can generate an axion potential that erases the axion strings long before QCD effects become important, thus preventing QCD-generated axion walls from ever appearing. Axion walls generated by the new confining force would decay so early as not to contribute significantly to the energy in axion dark matter.

  8. Bulk viscosity of QCD matter near the critical temperature

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    D. Kharzeev; K. Tuchin

    2007-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Kubo's formula relates bulk viscosity to the retarded Green's function of the trace of the energy-momentum tensor. Using low energy theorems of QCD for the latter we derive the formula which relates the bulk viscosity to the energy density and pressure of hot matter. We then employ the available lattice QCD data to extract the bulk viscosity as a function of temperature. We find that close to the deconfinement temperature bulk viscosity becomes large, with viscosity-to-entropy ratio zeta/s about 1.

  9. False Vacuum Decay in QCD within an Effective Lagrangian Approach

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    Todd Fugleberg

    2000-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    In an effective Lagrangian approach to QCD we nonperturbatively calculate an analytic approximation to the decay rate of a false vacuum per unit volume, $\\Gamma/V$. We do so for both zero and high temperature theories. This result is important for the study of the early universe at around the time of the QCD phase transition. It is also important in order to determine the possibility of observing this false vacuum decay at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Previously described dramatic signatures of the decay of false vacuum bubbles would occur in our case as well.

  10. Multi-hadron states in Lattice QCD spectroscopy

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    Foley, J.; Morningstar, C.; Wong, C. H. [Dept. of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (United States); Bulava, J. [NIC, DESY, Platanenallee 6, 15738 Zeuthen (Germany); Juge, K. J. [Dept. of Physics, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 95211 (United States); Peardon, M. [School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (Ireland)

    2010-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The ability to reliably measure the energy of an excited hadron in Lattice QCD simulations hinges on the accurate determination of all lower-lying energies in the same symmetry channel. These include not only single-particle energies, but also the energies of multi-hadron states. This talk deals with the determination of multi-hadron energies in Lattice QCD. The group-theoretical derivation of lattice interpolating operators that couple optimally to multi-hadron states is described. We briefly discuss recent algorithmic developments which allow for the efficient implementation of these operators in software, and present numerical results from the Hadron Spectrum Collaboration.

  11. Correlation functions of hadron currents in the QCD vacuum calculated in lattice QCD

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    Chu, M. (W.K. Kellogg Radiation Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 106-38 Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)); Grandy, J.M. (T-8 Group, MS B-285, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)); Huang, S. (Department of Physics, FM-15, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)); Negele, J.W. (Center for Theoretical Physics, Laboratory for Nuclear Science Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States))

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Point-to-point vacuum correlation functions for spatially separated hadron currents are calculated in quenched lattice QCD on a 16[sup 3][times]24 lattice with 6/[ital g][sup 2]=5.7. The lattice data are analyzed in terms of dispersion relations, which enable us to extract physical information from small distances where asymptotic freedom is apparent to large distances where the hadronic resonances dominate. In the pseudoscalar, vector, and axial vector channels where experimental data or phenomenological information are available, semiquantitative agreement is obtained. In the nucleon and [Delta] channels, where no experimental data exist, our lattice data complement experiments. Comparison with approximations based on sum rules and interacting instantons are made, and technical details of the lattice calculation are described.

  12. Progress in vacuum susceptibilities and their applications to the chiral phase transition of QCD

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    Cui, Zhu-Fang; Shi, Yuan-Mei; Wang, Yong-Long; Zong, Hong-Shi

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The QCD vacuum condensates and various vacuum susceptibilities are all important parameters which characterize the nonperturbative properties of the QCD vacuum. In the QCD sum rules external field formula, various QCD vacuum susceptibilities play important roles in determining the properties of hadrons. In this paper, we review the recent progress in studies of vacuum susceptibilities together with their applications to the chiral phase transition of QCD. The results of the tensor, the vector, the axial-vector, the scalar, and the pseudo-scalar vacuum susceptibilities are shown in detail in the framework of Dyson-Schwinger equations.

  13. QCD sum-rule results for heavy-light meson decay constants and comparison with lattice QCD

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    W. Lucha; D. Melikhov; S. Simula

    2014-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Updated predictions for the decay constants of the D, Ds, B and Bs mesons obtained from Borel QCD sum rules for heavy-light currents are presented and compared with the recent lattice averages performed by the Flavor Lattice Averaging Group. An excellent agreement is obtained in the charm sector, while some tension is observed in the bottom sector. Moreover, available lattice and QCD sum-rule calculations of the decay constants of the vector D*, Ds*, B* and Bs* mesons are compared. Again some tension in the bottom sector is observed.

  14. QCD sum-rule results for heavy-light meson decay constants and comparison with lattice QCD

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    Lucha, W; Simula, S

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Updated predictions for the decay constants of the D, Ds, B and Bs mesons obtained from Borel QCD sum rules for heavy-light currents are presented and compared with the recent lattice averages performed by the Flavor Lattice Averaging Group. An excellent agreement is obtained in the charm sector, while some tension is observed in the bottom sector. Moreover, available lattice and QCD sum-rule calculations of the decay constants of the vector D*, Ds*, B* and Bs* mesons are compared. Again some tension in the bottom sector is observed.

  15. Quantum Refrigerator

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    Michael Ben-Or; Daniel Gottesman; Avinatan Hassidim

    2013-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider fault-tolerant quantum computation in the context where there are no fresh ancilla qubits available during the computation, and where the noise is due to a general quantum channel. We show that there are three classes of noisy channels: In the first, typified by the depolarizing channel, computation is only possible for a logarithmic time. In the second class, of which the dephasing channel is an example, computation is possible for polynomial time. The amplitude damping channel is an example of the third class, and for this class of channels, it is possible to compute for an exponential time in the number of qubits available.

  16. Quantum Cavitation

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    Paola Zizzi; Eliano Pessa; Fabio Cardone

    2010-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the theoretical setting of a superfluid like 3He in a rotating container, which is set between the two layers of a type-II superconductor. We describe the superfluid vortices as a 2-dimensional Ising-like model on a triangular lattice in presence of local magnetic fields. The interaction term of the superfluid vortices with the Abrikosov vortices of the superconductor appears then as a symmetry breaking term in the free energy. Such a term gives a higher probability of quantum tunnelling across the potential barrier for bubbles nucleation, thus favouring quantum cavitation.

  17. Study of Bc->KK decay with perturbative QCD approach

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    Yue-Ling Yang; Jun-Feng Sun; Na Wang

    2010-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    In the framework of the perturbative QCD approach, we study the charmless pure weak annihilation Bc->KK decay and find that the branching ratio BR(Bc->KK) O(10^-7). This prediction is so tiny that the Bc->KK decay might be unmeasurable at the Large Hadron Collider.

  18. Counting Strings and Phase Transitions in 2D QCD

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    W. Taylor

    1994-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Several string theories related to QCD in two dimensions are studied. For each of these theories the large $N$ free energy on a (target) sphere of area $A$ is calculated. By considering theories with different subsets of the geometrical structures involved in the full QCD${}_2$ string theory, the different contributions of these structures to the string free energy are calculated using both analytic and numerical methods. The equivalence between the leading terms in the $SU(N)$ and $U(N)$ free energies is simply demonstrated from the string formulation. It is shown that when $\\Omega$-points are removed from the theory, the free energy is convergent for small and large values of $A$ but divergent in an intermediate range. Numerical results indicate that the free energy for the full QCD${}_2$ string fails to converge at the Douglas-Kazakov phase transition point. Similar results for a single chiral sector of the theory, such as has recently been studied by Cordes, Moore, and Ramgoolam, indicate that there are three distinct phases in that theory. These results indicate that from the point of view of the strong coupling phase, the phase transition in the full QCD${}_2$ string arises from the entropy of branch-point singularities.

  19. Collective perspective on advances in Dyson-Schwinger Equation QCD

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    Adnan Bashir; Lei Chang; Ian C. Cloet; Bruno El-Bennich; Yu-xin Liu; Craig D. Roberts; Peter C. Tandy

    2012-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We survey contemporary studies of hadrons and strongly interacting quarks using QCD's Dyson-Schwinger equations, addressing: aspects of confinement and dynamical chiral symmetry breaking; the hadron spectrum; hadron elastic and transition form factors, from small- to large-Q^2; parton distribution functions; the physics of hadrons containing one or more heavy quarks; and properties of the quark gluon plasma.

  20. Gauge cooling in complex Langevin for QCD with heavy quarks

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    Erhard Seiler; Dénes Sexty; Ion-Olimpiu Stamatescu

    2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We employ a new method, "gauge cooling", to stabilize complex Langevin simulations of QCD with heavy quarks. The results are checked against results obtained with reweigthing; we find agreement within the estimated errors. The method allows us to go to previously unaccessible high densities.

  1. Small Quarkonium states in an anisotropic QCD plasma

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    Yun Guo

    2008-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We determine the hard-loop resummed propagator in an anisotropic QCD plasma in general covariant gauges and define a potential between heavy quarks from the Fourier transform of its static limit. We find that the potential exhibits angular dependence and that binding of very small quarkonium states is stronger than in an isotropic plasma.

  2. Sum Rules and Cutoff Effects in Wilson Lattice QCD

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    Harvey B. Meyer

    2006-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We use the transfer matrix formalism to derive non-perturbative sum rules in Wilson's lattice QCD with N_f flavours of quarks. The discretization errors on these identities are treated in detail. As an application, it is shown how the sum rules can be exploited to give improved estimates of the continuum spectrum and static potential.

  3. On-Shell Unitarity Bootstrap for QCD Amplitudes

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    Carola F. Berger; Zvi Bern; Lance J. Dixon; Darren Forde; David A. Kosower

    2006-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe the recently developed on-shell bootstrap for computing one-loop amplitudes in non-supersymmetric theories such as QCD. The method combines the unitarity method with loop-level on-shell recursion. The unitarity method is used to compute cut-containing parts of amplitudes, and on-shell recursion is used for the remaining rational terms.

  4. Singlet Free Energies and Renormalized Polyakov Loop in full QCD

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    K. Petrov

    2006-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We calculate the free energy of a static quark anti-quark pair and the renormalized Polyakov loop in 2+1- and 3- flavor QCD using $16^3 \\times 4$ and $16^3 \\times 6$ lattices and improved staggered p4 action. We also compare the renormalized Polyakov loop with the results of our earlier studies.

  5. The running coupling of QCD with four flavors

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    Fatih Tekin; Rainer Sommer; Ulli Wolff

    2010-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We have calculated the step scaling function and the running coupling of QCD in the Schroedinger functional scheme with four flavors of O(a) improved Wilson quarks. Comparisons of our non-perturbative results with 2-loop and 3-loop perturbation theory as well as with non-perturbative data for only two flavors are made.

  6. Matching NLO QCD computations with PYTHIA using MC@NLO

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    Paolo Torrielli; Stefano Frixione

    2010-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the matching between a next-to-leading order computation in QCD and the PYTHIA parton shower Monte Carlo, according to the MC@NLO formalism. We study the case of initial-state radiation, and consider in particular single vector boson hadroproduction.

  7. Quark number susceptibility of high temperature and finite density QCD

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    Ari Hietanen; Kari Rummukainen

    2007-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We utilize lattice simulations of the dimensionally reduced effective field theory (EQCD) to determine the quark number susceptibility of QCD at high temperature ($T>2T_c$). We also use analytic continuation to obtain results at finite density. The results extrapolate well from known perturbative expansion (accurate in extremely high temperatures) to 4d lower temperature lattice data

  8. Optimization of Lattice QCD codes for the AMD Opteron processor

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    Miho Koma

    2005-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We report our experience of the optimization of the lattice QCD codes for the new Opteron cluster at DESY Hamburg, including benchmarks. Details of the optimization using SSE/SSE2 instructions and the effective use of prefetch instructions are discussed.

  9. The QCD string spectrum and conformal field theory

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    Keisuke Jimmy Juge; Julius Kuti; Colin Morningstar

    2002-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The low energy excitation spectrum of the critical Wilson surface is discussed between the roughening transition and the continuum limit of lattice QCD. The fine structure of the spectrum is interpreted within the framework of two-dimensional conformal field theory.

  10. QCD sum rules and neutron-proton mass difference

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    Yang, K.; Hwang, W.P. (Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 10764 (Taiwan, Province of China)); Henley, E.M. (Department of Physics FM-15, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)); Kisslinger, L.S. (Department of Physics, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (United States))

    1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We use the method of QCD sum rules to investigate the neutron-proton mass difference. We include diagrams consistently up to dimension 9, assuming different [ital up] and [ital down] current-quark masses ([ital m][sub [ital u

  11. Numerical study of perfect wetting in quenched QCD

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    Brower, R. (Physics Department, Boston University, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 (United States)); Huang, S. (Department of Physics, FM-15, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)); Potvin, J. (Physics Department, Boston University, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 (United States) Department of Science and Mathematics, Parks College of Saint Louis University, Cahokia, Illinois 62206 (United States)); Rebbi, C.; Ross, J. (Physics Department, Boston University, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 (United States))

    1992-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In the quenched approximation of QCD, the high-temperature phase (or gluon plasma phase) will be found in one of three degenerate vacua characterized by the average value of the Polyakov loop. Such vacua can coexist separated by a sharp interface. As {ital T}{r arrow}{ital T}{sub {ital c}}{sup +} (the confinement temperature) confined or glueball matter may be able to grow as a layer along this interface. QCD is said to obey {ital perfect} {ital wetting} if these layers are planar, or {ital imperfect} {ital wetting} if they are shaped like lenses. Evidence for perfect wetting in quenched QCD is studied from a calculation of the surface tension {alpha}{sub {ital p},}{ital p}/{ital T}{sup 3} between two high-temperature plasma phases at {ital T}{sub {ital c}} on a 16{sup 2}{times}32{times}4 lattice. By comparison with the value of the surface tension of a hadron-plasma interface, the data suggest that planar slabs or at least very long lenses develop along the interface, implying that QCD obeys perfect wetting.

  12. Sandia National Laboratories: Quantum Optics

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    ClimateQuantum Optics Quantum Optics videobanner Quantum Optics with a Single Semiconductor Quantum Dot Speaker: Weng Chow, EFRC Scientist Date: September 14, 2011 Event:...

  13. Quantum Holonomies for Quantum Computing

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    Jiannis Pachos; Paolo Zanardi

    2001-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Holonomic Quantum Computation (HQC) is an all-geometrical approach to quantum information processing. In the HQC strategy information is encoded in degenerate eigen-spaces of a parametric family of Hamiltonians. The computational network of unitary quantum gates is realized by driving adiabatically the Hamiltonian parameters along loops in a control manifold. By properly designing such loops the non-trivial curvature of the underlying bundle geometry gives rise to unitary transformations i.e., holonomies that implement the desired unitary transformations. Conditions necessary for universal QC are stated in terms of the curvature associated to the non-abelian gauge potential (connection) over the control manifold. In view of their geometrical nature the holonomic gates are robust against several kind of perturbations and imperfections. This fact along with the adiabatic fashion in which gates are performed makes in principle HQC an appealing way towards universal fault-tolerant QC.

  14. Quantum Holonomies for Quantum Computing

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    Pachos, J; Pachos, Jiannis; Zanardi, Paolo

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Holonomic Quantum Computation (HQC) is an all-geometrical approach to quantum information processing. In the HQC strategy information is encoded in degenerate eigen-spaces of a parametric family of Hamiltonians. The computational network of unitary quantum gates is realized by driving adiabatically the Hamiltonian parameters along loops in a control manifold. By properly designing such loops the non-trivial curvature of the underlying bundle geometry gives rise to unitary transformations i.e., holonomies that implement the desired unitary transformations. Conditions necessary for universal QC are stated in terms of the curvature associated to the non-abelian gauge potential (connection) over the control manifold. In view of their geometrical nature the holonomic gates are robust against several kind of perturbations and imperfections. This fact along with the adiabatic fashion in which gates are performed makes in principle HQC an appealing way towards universal fault-tolerant QC.

  15. Quantum++ - A C++11 quantum computing library

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    Vlad Gheorghiu

    2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum++ is a general-purpose multi-threaded quantum computing library written in C++11 and composed solely of header files. The library is not restricted to qubit systems or specific quantum information processing tasks, being capable of simulating arbitrary quantum processes. The main design factors taken in consideration were ease of use, portability, and performance.

  16. Quantum arithmetic with the Quantum Fourier Transform

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    Lidia Ruiz-Perez; Juan Carlos Garcia-Escartin

    2014-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The Quantum Fourier Transform offers an interesting way to perform arithmetic operations on a quantum computer. We review existing Quantum Fourier Transform adders and multipliers and propose some modifications that extend their capabilities. Among the new circuits, we propose a quantum method to compute the weighted average of a series of inputs in the transform domain.

  17. Quantum dice

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    Sassoli de Bianchi, Massimiliano, E-mail: autoricerca@gmail.com

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In a letter to Born, Einstein wrote [42]: “Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us any closer to the secret of the ‘old one.’ I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice.” In this paper we take seriously Einstein’s famous metaphor, and show that we can gain considerable insight into quantum mechanics by doing something as simple as rolling dice. More precisely, we show how to perform measurements on a single die, to create typical quantum interference effects, and how to connect (entangle) two identical dice, to maximally violate Bell’s inequality. -- Highlights: •Rolling a die is a quantum process admitting a Hilbert space representation. •Rolling experiments with a single die can produce interference effects. •Two connected dice can violate Bell’s inequality. •Correlations need to be created by the measurement, to violate Bell’s inequality.

  18. Quantum Error Correction for Quantum Memories

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    Barbara M. Terhal

    2015-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Active quantum error correction using qubit stabilizer codes has emerged as a promising, but experimentally challenging, engineering program for building a universal quantum computer. In this review we consider the formalism of qubit stabilizer and subsystem stabilizer codes and their possible use in protecting quantum information in a quantum memory. We review the theory of fault-tolerance and quantum error-correction, discuss examples of various codes and code constructions, the general quantum error correction conditions, the noise threshold, the special role played by Clifford gates and the route towards fault-tolerant universal quantum computation. The second part of the review is focused on providing an overview of quantum error correction using two-dimensional (topological) codes, in particular the surface code architecture. We discuss the complexity of decoding and the notion of passive or self-correcting quantum memories. The review does not focus on a particular technology but discusses topics that will be relevant for various quantum technologies.

  19. Quantum Heat Engines Using Superconducting Quantum Circuits

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    H. T. Quan; Y. D. Wang; Yu-xi Liu; C. P. Sun; Franco Nori

    2006-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a quantum analog of the internal combustion engine used in most cars. Specifically, we study how to implement the Otto-type quantum heat engine (QHE) with the assistance of a Maxwell's demon. Three steps are required: thermalization, quantum measurement, and quantum feedback controlled by the Maxwell demon. We derive the positive-work condition of this composite QHE. Our QHE can be constructed using superconducting quantum circuits. We explicitly demonstrate the essential role of the demon in this macroscopic QHE.

  20. Adiabatically implementing quantum gates

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    Sun, Jie; Lu, Songfeng, E-mail: lusongfeng@hotmail.com; Liu, Fang [School of Computer Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)

    2014-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that, through the approach of quantum adiabatic evolution, all of the usual quantum gates can be implemented efficiently, yielding running time of order O(1). This may be considered as a useful alternative to the standard quantum computing approach, which involves quantum gates transforming quantum states during the computing process.

  1. Exact Amplitude-Based Resummation in Quantum Field Theory: Recent Results

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    Ward, B F L

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the current status of the application of our approach of exact amplitude-based resummation in quantum field theory to two areas of investigation: precision QCD calculations of all three of us as needed for LHC physics and the resummed quantum gravity realization by one of us (B.F.L.W.) of Feynman's formulation of Einstein's theory of general relativity. We discuss recent results as they relate to experimental observations. There is reason for optimism in the attendant comparison of theory and experiment.

  2. Higher Moments of Net-Baryon Distribution as Probes of QCD Critical Point

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    Y. Zhou; S. S. Shi; K. Xiao; K. J. Wu; F. Liu

    2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    It is crucially important to find an observable which is independent on the acceptance and late collision process, in order to search for the possible Critical Point predicted by QCD. By utilizing A Multi-Phase Transport (AMPT) model and Ultra Relativistic Quantum Molecular Dynamics (UrQMD) model, we study the centrality and evolution time dependence of higher moments of net-baryon distribution in Au + Au collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}=17.3$ GeV. The results suggest that Kurtosis and Skewness are less sensitive to the acceptance effect and late collision process. Thus, they should be good observables providing the information of the early stage of heavy ion collision. In addition, our study shows that the Kurtosis times $\\sigma^{2}$ of net-proton distribution are quite different to that of net-baryon when collisions energy is lower than $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 20 GeV, the Monte Calor calculations on Kurtosis$\\cdot\\sigma^{2}$ have a deviation from the theoretical predictions.

  3. Spectroscopy of doubly and triply-charmed baryons from lattice QCD

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    Padmanath, M. [Tata Institute; Edwards, Robert G. [JLAB; Mathur, Nilmani [Tata Institute; Peardon, Michael [Trinity College, Dublin

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the ground and excited state spectra of doubly and triply-charmed baryons by using lattice QCD with dynamical clover fermions. A large set of baryonic operators that respect the symmetries of the lattice and are obtained after subduction from their continuum analogues are utilized. Using novel computational techniques correlation functions of these operators are generated and the variational method is exploited to extract excited states. The lattice spectra that we obtain have baryonic states with well-defined total spins up to 7/2 and the low lying states remarkably resemble the expectations of quantum numbers from SU(6) ? O(3) symmetry. Various energy splittings between the extracted states, including splittings due to hyperfine as well as spin-orbit coupling, are considered and those are also compared against similar energy splittings at other quark masses. Using those splittings for doubly-charmed baryons, and taking input of experimental Bc meson mass, we predict the mass splittings of B?c?Bc to be about 80 ± 8 MeV and m?ccb=8050±10 MeV.

  4. Quantum Information Science | ornl.gov

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    Analysis Behavioral Sciences Geographic Information Science and Technology Quantum Information Science Quantum Communication and Security Quantum-Enhanced Sensing Quantum...

  5. Quantum nonlocality

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    Stapp, H.P.

    1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is argued that the validity of the predictions of quantum theory in certain spin-correlation experiments entails a violation of Einstein's locality idea that no causal influence can act outside the forward light cone. First, two preliminary arguments suggesting such a violation are reviewed. They both depend, in intermediate stages, on the idea that the results of certain unperformed experiments are physically determinate. The second argument is entangled also with the problem of the meaning of physical reality. A new argument having neither of these characteristics is constructed. It is based strictly on the orthodox ideas of Bohr and Heisenberg, and has no realistic elements, or other ingredients, that are alien to orthodox quantum thinking.

  6. Quantum Locality?

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    Stapp, Henry

    2011-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Robert Griffiths has recently addressed, within the framework of a ‘consistent quantum theory’ (CQT) that he has developed, the issue of whether, as is often claimed, quantum mechanics entails a need for faster-than-light transfers of information over long distances. He argues, on the basis of his examination of certain arguments that claim to demonstrate the existence of such nonlocal influences, that such influences do not exist. However, his examination was restricted mainly to hidden-variable-based arguments that include in their premises some essentially classical-physics-type assumptions that are fundamentally incompatible with the precepts of quantum physics. One cannot logically prove properties of a system by attributing to the system properties alien to that system. Hence Griffiths’ rejection of hidden-variable-based proofs is logically warranted. Griffiths mentions the existence of a certain alternative proof that does not involve hidden variables, and that uses only macroscopically described observable properties. He notes that he had examined in his book proofs of this general kind, and concluded that they provide no evidence for nonlocal influences. But he did not examine the particular proof that he cites. An examination of that particular proof by the method specified by his ‘consistent quantum theory’ shows that the cited proof is valid within that restrictive framework. This necessary existence, within the ‘consistent’ framework, of long range essentially instantaneous influences refutes the claim made by Griffiths that his ‘consistent’ framework is superior to the orthodox quantum theory of von Neumann because it does not entail instantaneous influences. An added section responds to Griffiths’ reply, which cites a litany of ambiguities that seem to restrict, devastatingly, the scope of his CQT formalism, apparently to buttress his claim that my use of that formalism to validate the nonlocality theorem is flawed. But the vagaries that he cites do not upset the proof in question. It is show here in detail why the precise statement of this theorem justifies the specified application of CQT. It is also shown, in response to his challenge, why a putative proof of locality that he has proposed is not valid.

  7. Thermo-quantum diffusion

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    Roumen Tsekov

    2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A new approach to thermo-quantum diffusion is proposed and a nonlinear quantum Smoluchowski equation is derived, which describes classical diffusion in the field of the Bohm quantum potential. A nonlinear thermo-quantum expression for the diffusion front is obtained, being a quantum generalization of the classical Einstein law. The quantum diffusion at zero temperature is also described and a new dependence of the position dispersion on time is derived. A stochastic Bohm-Langevin equation is also proposed.

  8. Baryon Masses in Lattice QCD with Exact Chiral Symmetry

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    Chiu, T W; Chiu, Ting-Wai; Hsieh, Tung-Han

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the baryon mass spectrum in quenched lattice QCD with exact chiral symmetry. For 100 gauge configurations generated with Wilson gauge action at $ \\beta = 6.1 $ on the $ 20^3 \\times 40 $ lattice, we compute (point-to-point) quark propagators for 30 quark masses in the range $ 67 {MeV} \\le m_q \\le 1790 {MeV} $. For baryons only composed of strange and charm quarks, their masses are extracted directly from the time correlation functions, while for those containing $ u (d) $ light quarks, their masses are obtained by chiral extrapolation to $ m_\\pi = 135 $ MeV. Our results of baryon masses are in good agreement with experimental values, except for the negative parity states of $ \\Lambda $ and $ \\Lambda_c $. Further, our results of charmed (including doubly-charmed and triply-charmed) baryons can serve as predictions of QCD.

  9. Poisson statistics in the high temperature QCD Dirac spectrum

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    Tamás G. Kovács; Ferenc Pittler

    2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze the eigenvalue statistics of the staggered Dirac operator above $T_{c}$ in QCD with 2+1 flavors of dynamical quarks. We use physical quark masses in our simulations. We compare the eigenvalue statistics from several parts of the Dirac spectrum with the predictions of Random Matrix Theory for this universality class and with Poisson statistics. We show that at the low end of the spectrum the eigenmodes are localized and obey Poisson statistics. Above a boundary region the eigenmodes become delocalized and obey Random Matrix statistics. Thus the QCD Dirac spectrum with physical dynamical quarks also has the Poisson to Random Matrix transition previously seen in the quenched SU(2) theory.

  10. Bootstrapping phase transitions in QCD and frustrated spin systems

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    Yu Nakayama; Tomoki Ohtsuki

    2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    In view of its physical importance in predicting the order of chiral phase transitions in QCD and frustrated spin systems, we perform the conformal bootstrap program of $O(n)\\times O(2)$-symmetric conformal field theories in $d=3$ dimensions with a special focus on $n=3$ and $4$. The existence of renormalization group fixed points with these symmetries has been controversial over years, but our conformal bootstrap program provides the non-perturbative evidence. In both $n=3$ and $4$ cases, we find singular behaviors in the bounds of scaling dimensions of operators in two different sectors, which we claim correspond to chiral and collinear fixed points, respectively. In contrast to the cases with larger values of $n$, we find no evidence for the anti-chiral fixed point. Our results indicate the possibility that the chiral phase transitions in QCD and frustrated spin systems are continuous with the critical exponents that we predict from the conformal bootstrap program.

  11. String compactification, QCD axion and axion-photon-photon coupling

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    Kang-Sin Choi; Ian-Woo Kim; Jihn E. Kim

    2007-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    It is pointed out that there exist a few problems to be overcome toward an observable sub-eV QCD axion in superstring compactification. We give a general expression for the axion decay constant. For a large domain wall number $N_{DW}$, the axion decay constant can be substantially lowered from a generic value of a scalar singlet VEV. The Yukawa coupling structure in the recent $Z_{12-I}$ model is studied completely, including the needed nonrenormalizable terms toward realistic quark and lepton masses. In this model we find an approximate global symmetry and vacuum so that a QCD axion results but its decay constant is at the GUT scale. The axion-photon-photon coupling is calculated for a realistic vacuum satisfying the quark and lepton mass matrix conditions. It is the first time calculation of $c_{a\\gamma\\gamma}$ in realistic string compactifications: $c_{a\\gamma\\gamma}={5/3}-1.93\\simeq -0.26$.

  12. More on the renormalization group limit cycle in QCD

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    Evgeny Epelbaum; Hans-Werner Hammer; Ulf-G. Meissner; Andreas Nogga

    2006-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a detailed study of the recently conjectured infrared renormalization group limit cycle in QCD using chiral effective field theory. We show that small increases in the up and down quark masses, corresponding to a pion mass around 200 MeV, can move QCD to the critical renormalization group trajectory for an infrared limit cycle in the three-nucleon system. At the critical values of the quark masses, the binding energies of the deuteron and its spin-singlet partner are tuned to zero and the triton has infinitely many excited states with an accumulation point at the three-nucleon threshold. At next-to-leading order in the chiral counting, we find three parameter sets where this effect occurs. For one of them, we study the structure of the three-nucleon system using both chiral and contact effective field theories in detail. Furthermore, we calculate the influence of the limit cycle on scattering observables.

  13. Heavy hybrid mesons in the QCD sum rule

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    Peng-Zhi Huang; Shi-Lin Zhu

    2015-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the spectra of the hybrid mesons containing one heavy quark ($q\\bar{Q}g$) within the framework of QCD sum rules in the heavy quark limit. The derived sum rules are stable with the variation of the Borel parameter within their corresponding working ranges. The extracted binding energy for the heavy hybrid doublets $H^h(S^h)$ and $M^h(T^h)$ is almost degenerate. We also calculate the pionic couplings between these heavy hybrid and the conventional heavy meson doublets using the light-cone QCD sum rule method. The extracted coupling constants are rather small as a whole. With these couplings we make a rough estimate of the partial widths of these pionic decay channels.

  14. Gauge Configurations for Lattice QCD from The Gauge Connection

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    The Gauge Connection is an experimental archive for lattice QCD and a repository of gauge configurations made freely available to the community. Contributors to the archive include the Columbia QCDSP collaboration, the MILC collaboration, and others. Configurations are stored in QCD archive format, consisting of an ASCII header which defines various parameters, followed by binary data. NERSC has also provided some utilities and examples that will aid users in handling the data. Users may browse the archive, but are required to register for a password in order to download data. Contents of the archive are organized under four broad headings: Quenched (more than 1200 configurations); Dynamical, Zero Temperature (more than 300 configurations); MILC Improved Staggered Asqtad Lattices (more than 7000 configurations); and Dynamical, Finite Temperature (more than 1200 configurations)

  15. $??$ interaction from 2+1 flavor lattice QCD

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    Masanori Yamada; Kenji Sasaki; Sinya Aoki; Takumi Doi; Tetsuo Hatsuda; Yoichi Ikeda; Takashi Inoue; Noriyoshi Ishii; Keiko Murano; Hidekatsu Nemura

    2015-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the interaction between $\\Omega$ baryons in the $^1S_0$ channel from 2+1 flavor lattice QCD simulations. On the basis of the HAL QCD method, the $\\Omega\\Omega$ potential is extracted from the Nambu-Bethe-Salpeter wave function calculated on the lattice by using the PACS-CS gauge configurations with the lattice spacing $a\\simeq 0.09$ fm, the lattice volume $L\\simeq 2.9$ fm and the quark masses corresponding to $m_\\pi \\simeq 700$ MeV and $m_\\Omega \\simeq 1970$ MeV. The $\\Omega\\Omega$ potential has a repulsive core at short distance and an attractive well at intermediate distance. Accordingly, the phase shift obtained from the potential shows moderate attraction at low energies. Our data indicate that the $\\Omega\\Omega$ system with the present quark masses may appear close to the unitary limit where the scattering length diverges.

  16. Analytic Perturbation Theory Model for QCD and Upsilon Decay

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    Shirkov, D V

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An elegant and more precise formula for the 3-loop perturbative QCD coupling is discussed. It improves the common expression (e.g., canonized by PDG) in few GeV region. On its base, we propose simple analytic Model for ghost-free QCD running couplings and their effective powers within the Analytic Perturbation Theory, in both the space-like (Euclidean) and time-like (Minkowskian) regions, very accurate in the range above 1 GeV. Effectiveness of the new Model is illustrated by the example of Upsilon(1S) decay where the standard analysis gives $\\alpha_s(M_{\\Ups})=0.170\\pm 0.004$ value that is inconsistent with the bulk of data. Instead, we obtain $\\alpha_s(M_{\\Ups})=0.185\\pm 0.005$ that corresponds to $\\alpha_s(M_Z)=0.120\\pm 0.002 $ that is close to the world average.

  17. Transverse momentum dependent quark densities from Lattice QCD

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    Bernhard Musch,Philipp Hagler,John Negele,Andreas Schafer

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study transverse momentum dependent parton distribution functions (TMDs) with non-local operators in lattice QCD, using MILC/LHPC lattices. Results obtained with a simpli?ed operator geometry show visible dipole de- formations of spin-dependent quark momentum densities. We discuss the basic concepts of the method, including renormalization of the gauge link, and an ex- tension to a more elaborate operator geometry that would allow us to analyze process-dependent TMDs such as the Sivers-function.

  18. Spectrum of quenched twisted mass lattice QCD at maximal twist

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    Abdel-Rehim, Abdou M.; Lewis, Randy; Woloshyn, R.M. [Department of Physics, University of Regina, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2 (Canada); TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 2A3 (Canada)

    2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hadron masses are computed from quenched twisted mass lattice QCD for a degenerate doublet of up and down quarks with the twist angle set to {pi}/2, since this maximally-twisted theory is expected to be free of linear discretization errors. Two separate definitions of the twist angle are used, and the hadron masses for these two cases are compared. The flavor breaking, that can arise due to twisting, is discussed in the context of mass splittings within the {delta}(1232) multiplet.

  19. Hard two photon processes ??--> M_2 M_1 in QCD

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    Victor L. Chernyak

    2012-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A short review of leading term QCD predictions vs those of the handbag model for large angle cross sections \\gamma\\gamma --> P_2 P_1 (P is the pseudoscalar meson \\pi^{\\pm,o}, K^{\\pm,o}, \\eta), and for \\gamma\\gamma --> V_2 V_1 (V is the neutral vector meson \\rho^o, \\omega, \\phi), in comparison with Belle Collaboration measuments

  20. QCD Thermodynamics with an almost realistic quark mass spectrum

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    C. Schmidt

    2006-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We will report on the status of a new large scale calculation of thermodynamic quantities in QCD with light up and down quarks corresponding to an almost physical light quark mass value and a heavier strange quark mass. These calculations are currently being performed on the QCDOC Teraflops computers at BNL. We will present new lattice calculations of the transition temperature and various susceptibilities reflecting properties of the chiral transition. All these quantities are of immediate interest for heavy ion phenomenology.

  1. Transverse momentum distributions inside the nucleon from Lattice QCD

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    Bernhard Musch, Philipp Hagler, John Negele, Andreas Schafer

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study transverse momentum dependent parton distribution functions (TMDs) with non-local operators in lattice QCD, using MILC/LHPC lattices. Results obtained with a simplified operator geometry show visible dipole deformations of spin-dependent quark momentum densities. We discuss the basic concepts of the method, including renormalization of the gauge link, and an extension to a more elaborate operator geometry that would allow us to analyze process-dependent TMDs such as the Sivers-function.

  2. Cosmologically safe QCD axion as a present from extra dimension

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    Kawasaki, Masahiro; Yanagida, Tsutomu T

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a QCD axion model where the origin of PQ symmetry and suppression of axion isocurvature perturbations are explained by introducing an extra dimension. Each extra quark-antiquark pair lives on branes separately to suppress PQ breaking operators. The size of the extra dimension changes after inflation due to an interaction between inflaton and a bulk scalar field, which implies that the PQ symmetry can be drastically broken during inflation to suppress undesirable axion isocurvature fluctuations.

  3. QCD Jet Rates with the Inclusive Generalized kt Algorithms

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    Erik Gerwick; Ben Gripaios; Steffen Schumann; Bryan Webber

    2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive generating functions, valid to next-to-double logarithmic accuracy, for QCD jet rates according to the inclusive forms of the kt, Cambridge/Aachen and anti-kt algorithms, which are equivalent at this level of accuracy. We compare the analytical results with jet rates and average jet multiplicities from the SHERPA event generator, and study the transition between Poisson-like and staircase-like behaviour of jet ratios.

  4. The Additional Interpolators Method for Variational Analysis in Lattice QCD

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    Rainer W. Schiel

    2015-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, I describe the Additional Interpolators Method, a new technique for variational analysis in lattice QCD. It is shown to be an excellent method which uses additional interpolators to remove backward in time running states that would otherwise contaminate the signal. The proof of principle, which also makes use of the Time-Shift Trick (Generalized Pencil-of-Functions method), will be delivered at an example on a $64^4$ lattice close to the physical pion mass.

  5. Running Coupling Effects in Small-x QCD

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    D. N. Triantafyllopoulos

    2008-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We study effects of the running of the coupling in QCD at small Bjorken-x and in particular the ones related to gluon saturation. After introducing the steps taken to the derivation of the next to leading order nonlinear evolution equation, we discuss the infrared sensitivity of the Pomeron intercept, the energy dependence of the saturation momentum and the appearance of geometrical scaling, and the dominance of the running coupling effects over the ones introduced by loops of Pomerons.

  6. QCD plasma parameters and the gauge-dependent gluon propagator

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    Kobes, R.; Kunstatter, G.; Rebhan, A. (Department of Physics, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Technische Universitaet Wien, Wiedner Haupstrasse 8-10, A-1040 Vienna (Austria))

    1990-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive the Ward identities that determine the gauge dependence of the QCD dispersion relations obtained from the ordinary gluon propagator in a certain class of gauges. These identities hold for complex structure functions at both zero and finite temperature. A direct consequence of our analysis is that the gauge dependence of the gluon-plasma damping constant obtained in recent one-loop calculations is due to an inconsistent approximation scheme.

  7. Charmonium at high temperature in two-flavor QCD

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    Aarts, Gert; Allton, Chris [Department of Physics, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales (United Kingdom); Oktay, Mehmet Bugrahan; Peardon, Mike; Skullerud, Jon-Ivar [School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (Ireland)

    2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute charmonium spectral functions in 2-flavor QCD on anisotropic lattices using the maximum entropy method. Our results suggest that the S-waves (J/{psi} and {eta}{sub c}) survive up to temperatures close to 2T{sub c}, while the P-waves ({chi}{sub c0} and {chi}{sub c1}) melt away below 1.2T{sub c}.

  8. Status and prospects for the calculation of hadron structure from lattice QCD

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    Dru B. Renner

    2010-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Lattice QCD calculations of hadron structure are a valuable complement to many experimental programs as well as an indispensable tool to understand the dynamics of QCD. I present a focused review of a few representative topics chosen to illustrate both the challenges and advances of our community: the momentum fraction, axial charge and charge radius of the nucleon. I will discuss the current status of these calculations and speculate on the prospects for accurate calculations of hadron structure from lattice QCD.

  9. Quantum Field Theory & Gravity

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    Quantum Field Theory & Gravity Quantum Field Theory & Gravity Understanding discoveries at the Energy, Intensity, and Cosmic Frontiers Get Expertise Rajan Gupta (505) 667-7664...

  10. QCD and QED dynamics in the EMC effect

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    Frankfurt, Leonid

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Applying exact QCD sum rules for the baryon charge and energy momentum conservation we demonstrate that if the only degrees of freedom in nuclei were nucleons, nuclear pdfs would be the additive sum of the nucleon pdfs at the same Bjorken x=AQ^2/2(p_A q) 0.1. Hence QCD implies that the proper quantity to reveal violation of the additivity due to presence of nonnucleonic degrees of freedom in nuclei is the ratio R_A(x,Q)=(2/A)F_{2A}(x,Q)/F_{2D}(x,Q). Use of variable x_p=Q^2/2q_0m_p in the experimental studies instead of x leads to the deviation of R_A(x_p,Q) from one even if the nucleus would consist only of nucleons with small momenta.Implementation of QCD dynamics and contribution of equivalent photons accounts for at least a half of the deviation of R_A(x_p,Q) from one for x0.6 posing a serious challenge for most of the proposed models of the EMC effect. The data are consistent with a scenario in which the hadronic EMC effect reflects suppression of rare quark-gluon configurations in nucleons belonging to S...

  11. Quantum Leap Quantum Mechanics' Killer App

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Quantum Leap Quantum Mechanics' Killer App Q&A with Craig Hawker Director of the Materials Research. Q&A with Craig Hawker LEAP The Materials Research Laboratory is the only Wes

  12. NMR quantum information processing

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    Dawei Lu; Aharon Brodutch; Jihyun Park; Hemant Katiyar; Tomas Jochym-O'Connor; Raymond Laflamme

    2015-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum computing exploits fundamentally new models of computation based on quantum mechanical properties instead of classical physics, and it is believed that quantum computers are able to dramatically improve computational power for particular tasks. At present, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) has been one of the most successful platforms amongst all current implementations. It has demonstrated universal controls on the largest number of qubits, and many advanced techniques developed in NMR have been adopted to other quantum systems successfully. In this review, we show how NMR quantum processors can satisfy the general requirements of a quantum computer, and describe advanced techniques developed towards this target. Additionally, we review some recent NMR quantum processor experiments. These experiments include benchmarking protocols, quantum error correction, demonstrations of algorithms exploiting quantum properties, exploring the foundations of quantum mechanics, and quantum simulations. Finally we summarize the concepts and comment on future prospects.

  13. Quantum walks and relativistic quantum simulations

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    Blatt, Rainer

    in a quantum simulation of the Klein para- dox. The position and momentum of a relativistic Dirac particle

  14. Quantum coherence and correlations in quantum system

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    Zhengjun Xi; Yongming Li; Heng Fan

    2014-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Criteria of measure quantifying quantum coherence, a unique property of quantum system, are proposed recently. In this paper, we firstly give an uncertainty-like expression relating the coherence and the entropy of quantum system. Then, we obtain three trade-offs among the coherence, the discord and the deficit in the bipartite quantum system.As a consequence, we obtain that the relative entropy of coherence satisfies the super-additivity. Finally, we discuss the relations between the entanglement and the coherence.

  15. Perturbative QCD, a universal QCD scale, long-range spin-orbit potential, and the properties of heavy quarkonia

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    Fulcher, L.P. (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio (USA))

    1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A modified version of Richardson's potential is used to calculate the energies, fine-structure splittings, leptonic widths, and dipole transition rates of charmonium and the {Upsilon} system. The effects of the perturbative color-magnetic (spin-dependent) potentials are included to the full radiative one-loop level. The question of the consistency of the data with a universal QCD scale and its expression in the central and spin-dependent potentials is addressed.

  16. Nuclear Theory Group, University of Washington recent and planned research. [Annual report, April 1992--April 1993

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    Not Available

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The work of the five staff members is presented individually in turn. (1) Nonperturbative aspects of quantum chromodynamics and its implication for phenomena involving nucleon structure, nuclear structure, and relativistic heavy-ion collisions. (2) Symmetries and the connection of the quark-gluon description of nucleons and nuclei with the nucleon-meson degrees of freedom-parity nonconservation, time reversal invariance, chiral symmetry and charge symmetry, QCD sum rules. (3) The relation between nuclear physics and quantum chromodynamics-physics of color transparency, fundamental symmetries, physics of confinement and hadronic form factors, EMC effect. (4) Chirally invariant chromo-dielectric soliton model, many-nucleon system in models of QCD, flux tube dynamics, {anti p}-p to {anti {Lambda}}-{Lambda} and {anti {Lambda}}-{Sigma} collisions, isotopic effects in atomic parity nonconservation, quantum molecular dynamics. (5) Numerical work related to lattice QCD simulations, and analytical work related to model studies of hadronic phenomenology and the development and understanding of new methods.

  17. Ground State Quantum Computation

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    Ari Mizel; M. W. Mitchell; Marvin L. Cohen

    1999-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We formulate a novel ground state quantum computation approach that requires no unitary evolution of qubits in time: the qubits are fixed in stationary states of the Hamiltonian. This formulation supplies a completely time-independent approach to realizing quantum computers. We give a concrete suggestion for a ground state quantum computer involving linked quantum dots.

  18. Localized quantum walks as secured quantum memory

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    C. M. Chandrashekar; Th. Busch

    2015-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that a quantum walk process can be used to construct and secure quantum memory. More precisely, we show that a localized quantum walk with temporal disorder can be engineered to store the information of a single, unknown qubit on a compact position space and faithfully recover it on demand. Since the localization occurss with a finite spread in position space, the stored information of the qubit will be naturally secured from the simple eavesdropper. Our protocol can be adopted to any quantum system for which experimental control over quantum walk dynamics can be achieved.

  19. Quantum search without entanglement

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    Lloyd, S

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Entanglement of quantum variables is usually thought to be a prerequisite for obtaining quantum speed-ups of information processing tasks such as searching databases. This paper presents methods for quantum search that give a speed-up over classical methods, but that do not require entanglement. These methods rely instead on interference to provide a speed-up. Search without entanglement comes at a cost: although they outperform analogous classical devices, the quantum devices that perform the search are not universal quantum computers and require exponentially greater overhead than a quantum computer that operates using entanglement. Quantum search without entanglement is compared to classical search using waves.

  20. Quantum search without entanglement

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    Seth Lloyd

    1999-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Entanglement of quantum variables is usually thought to be a prerequisite for obtaining quantum speed-ups of information processing tasks such as searching databases. This paper presents methods for quantum search that give a speed-up over classical methods, but that do not require entanglement. These methods rely instead on interference to provide a speed-up. Search without entanglement comes at a cost: although they outperform analogous classical devices, the quantum devices that perform the search are not universal quantum computers and require exponentially greater overhead than a quantum computer that operates using entanglement. Quantum search without entanglement is compared to classical search using waves.

  1. Quantum Thermodynamic Cycles and quantum heat engines

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    H. T. Quan; Yu-xi Liu; C. P. Sun; Franco Nori

    2007-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to describe quantum heat engines, here we systematically study isothermal and isochoric processes for quantum thermodynamic cycles. Based on these results the quantum versions of both the Carnot heat engine and the Otto heat engine are defined without ambiguities. We also study the properties of quantum Carnot and Otto heat engines in comparison with their classical counterparts. Relations and mappings between these two quantum heat engines are also investigated by considering their respective quantum thermodynamic processes. In addition, we discuss the role of Maxwell's demon in quantum thermodynamic cycles. We find that there is no violation of the second law, even in the existence of such a demon, when the demon is included correctly as part of the working substance of the heat engine.

  2. Quantum Ice : a quantum Monte Carlo study

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    Nic Shannon; Olga Sikora; Frank Pollmann; Karlo Penc; Peter Fulde

    2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Ice states, in which frustrated interactions lead to a macroscopic ground-state degeneracy, occur in water ice, in problems of frustrated charge order on the pyrochlore lattice, and in the family of rare-earth magnets collectively known as spin ice. Of particular interest at the moment are "quantum spin ice" materials, where large quantum fluctuations may permit tunnelling between a macroscopic number of different classical ground states. Here we use zero-temperature quantum Monte Carlo simulations to show how such tunnelling can lift the degeneracy of a spin or charge ice, stabilising a unique "quantum ice" ground state --- a quantum liquid with excitations described by the Maxwell action of 3+1-dimensional quantum electrodynamics. We further identify a competing ordered "squiggle" state, and show how both squiggle and quantum ice states might be distinguished in neutron scattering experiments on a spin ice material.

  3. Quantum Bootstrapping via Compressed Quantum Hamiltonian Learning

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    Nathan Wiebe; Christopher Granade; David G. Cory

    2015-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent work has shown that quantum simulation is a valuable tool for learning empirical models for quantum systems. We build upon these results by showing that a small quantum simulators can be used to characterize and learn control models for larger devices for wide classes of physically realistic Hamiltonians. This leads to a new application for small quantum computers: characterizing and controlling larger quantum computers. Our protocol achieves this by using Bayesian inference in concert with Lieb-Robinson bounds and interactive quantum learning methods to achieve compressed simulations for characterization. Whereas Fisher information analysis shows that current methods which employ short-time evolution are suboptimal, interactive quantum learning allows us to overcome this limitation. We illustrate the efficiency of our bootstrapping protocol by showing numerically that an 8-qubit Ising model simulator can be used to calibrate and control a 50 qubit Ising simulator while using only about 750 kilobits of experimental data.

  4. Quantum realism and quantum surrealism

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    Mateus Araújo

    2014-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis we explore the questions of what should be considered a "classical" theory, and which aspects of quantum theory cannot be captured by any theory that respects our intuition of classicality. This exploration is divided in two parts: in the first we review classical results of the literature, such as the Kochen-Specker theorem, von Neumann's theorem, Gleason's theorem, as well as more recent ideas, such as the distinction between $\\psi$-ontic and $\\psi$-epistemic ontological models, Spekkens' definition of contextuality, Hardy's ontological excess baggage theorem and the PBR theorem. The second part is concerned with pinning down what should be the "correct" definition of contextuality. We settle down on the definition advocated by Abramsky and Branderburger, motivated by the Fine theorem, and show the connection of this definition with the work of George Boole. This definition allows us to unify the notions of locality and noncontextuality, and use largely the same tools to characterize how quantum mechanics violates these notions of classicality. Exploring this formalism, we find a new family of noncontextuality inequalities. We conclude by reviewing the notion of state-independent contextuality.

  5. Next-to-leading order QCD corrections to light Higgs Pair production via vector boson fusion

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    Terrance Figy

    2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the NLO QCD corrections for light Higgs pair production via vector boson fusion at the LHC within the CP conserving type II two higgs doublet model in the form of a fully flexible parton--level Monte Carlo program. Scale dependences on integrated cross sections and distributions are reduced with QCD K-factors of order unity.

  6. Quantum loop programs

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    Mingsheng Ying; Yuan Feng

    2007-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Loop is a powerful program construct in classical computation, but its power is still not exploited fully in quantum computation. The exploitation of such power definitely requires a deep understanding of the mechanism of quantum loop programs. In this paper, we introduce a general scheme of quantum loops and describe its computational process. The notions of termination and almost termination are proposed for quantum loops, and the function computed by a quantum loop is defined. To show their expressive power, quantum loops are applied in describing quantum walks. Necessary and sufficient conditions for termination and almost termination of a general quantum loop on any mixed input state are presented. A quantum loop is said to be (almost) terminating if it (almost) terminates on any input state. We show that a quantum loop is almost terminating if and only if it is uniformly almost terminating. It is observed that a small disturbance either on the unitary transformation in the loop body or on the measurement in the loop guard can make any quantum loop (almost) terminating. Moreover, a representation of the function computed by a quantum loop is given in terms of finite summations of matrices. To illustrate the notions and results obtained in this paper, two simplest classes of quantum loop programs, one qubit quantum loops, and two qubit quantum loops defined by controlled gates, are carefully examined.

  7. Event-by-event fluctuations in perturbative QCD + saturation + hydro model: pinning down QCD matter shear viscosity in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Niemi, H; Paatelainen, R

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce an event-by-event perturbative-QCD + saturation + hydro ("EKRT") framework for ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions, where we compute the produced fluctuating QCD-matter energy densities from next-to-leading order perturbative QCD using a saturation conjecture to control soft particle production, and describe the space-time evolution of the QCD matter with dissipative fluid dynamics, event by event. We perform a simultaneous comparison of the centrality dependence of hadronic multiplicities, transverse momentum spectra, and flow coefficients of the azimuth-angle asymmetries, against the LHC and RHIC measurements. We compare also the computed event-by-event probability distributions of relative fluctuations of elliptic flow, and event-plane angle correlations, with the experimental data from Pb+Pb collisions at the LHC. We show how such a systematic multi-energy and multi-observable analysis tests the initial state calculation and the applicability region of hydrodynamics, and in particular how ...

  8. A Framework for Lattice QCD Calculations on GPUs

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    Winter, Frank; Clark, M.A.; Edwards, Robert G.; Joo, Balint

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Computing platforms equipped with accelerators like GPUs have proven to provide great computational power. However, exploiting such platforms for existing scientific applications is not a trivial task. Current GPU programming frameworks such as CUDA C/C++ require low-level programming from the developer in order to achieve high performance code. As a result porting of applications to GPUs is typically limited to time-dominant algorithms and routines, leaving the remainder not accelerated which can open a serious Amdahl's law issue. The lattice QCD application Chroma allows to explore a different porting strategy. The layered structure of the software architecture logically separates the data-parallel from the application layer. The QCD Data-Parallel software layer provides data types and expressions with stencil-like operations suitable for lattice field theory and Chroma implements algorithms in terms of this high-level interface. Thus by porting the low-level layer one can effectively move the whole application in one swing to a different platform. The QDP-JIT/PTX library, the reimplementation of the low-level layer, provides a framework for lattice QCD calculations for the CUDA architecture. The complete software interface is supported and thus applications can be run unaltered on GPU-based parallel computers. This reimplementation was possible due to the availability of a JIT compiler (part of the NVIDIA Linux kernel driver) which translates an assembly-like language (PTX) to GPU code. The expression template technique is used to build PTX code generators and a software cache manages the GPU memory. This reimplementation allows us to deploy an efficient implementation of the full gauge-generation program with dynamical fermions on large-scale GPU-based machines such as Titan and Blue Waters which accelerates the algorithm by more than an order of magnitude.

  9. A Framework for Lattice QCD Calculations on GPUs

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    F. T. Winter; M. A. Clark; R. G. Edwards; B. Joó

    2014-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Computing platforms equipped with accelerators like GPUs have proven to provide great computational power. However, exploiting such platforms for existing scientific applications is not a trivial task. Current GPU programming frameworks such as CUDA C/C++ require low-level programming from the developer in order to achieve high performance code. As a result porting of applications to GPUs is typically limited to time-dominant algorithms and routines, leaving the remainder not accelerated which can open a serious Amdahl's law issue. The lattice QCD application Chroma allows to explore a different porting strategy. The layered structure of the software architecture logically separates the data-parallel from the application layer. The QCD Data-Parallel software layer provides data types and expressions with stencil-like operations suitable for lattice field theory and Chroma implements algorithms in terms of this high-level interface. Thus by porting the low-level layer one can effectively move the whole application in one swing to a different platform. The QDP-JIT/PTX library, the reimplementation of the low-level layer, provides a framework for lattice QCD calculations for the CUDA architecture. The complete software interface is supported and thus applications can be run unaltered on GPU-based parallel computers. This reimplementation was possible due to the availability of a JIT compiler (part of the NVIDIA Linux kernel driver) which translates an assembly-like language (PTX) to GPU code. The expression template technique is used to build PTX code generators and a software cache manages the GPU memory. This reimplementation allows us to deploy an efficient implementation of the full gauge-generation program with dynamical fermions on large-scale GPU-based machines such as Titan and Blue Waters which accelerates the algorithm by more than an order of magnitude.

  10. Dynamical model for longitudinal wave functions in light-front holographic QCD

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    Chabysheva, Sophia S.; Hiller, John R., E-mail: jhiller@d.umn.edu

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct a Schrödinger-like equation for the longitudinal wave function of a meson in the valence qq{sup -bar} sector, based on the ’t Hooft model for large-N two-dimensional QCD, and combine this with the usual transverse equation from light-front holographic QCD, to obtain a model for mesons with massive quarks. The computed wave functions are compared with the wave function ansatz of Brodsky and de Téramond and used to compute decay constants and parton distribution functions. The basis functions used to solve the longitudinal equation may be useful for more general calculations of meson states in QCD. -- Highlights: •Provide relativistic quark model based on light-front holographic QCD. •Incorporate dependence on quark mass. •Consistent with the Brodsky–de Téramond quark-wave-function ansatz. •Compute meson decay constants and parton distribution functions. •Illustrate use of basis functions that could be convenient for more general numerical calculations in light-front QCD.

  11. Nonzero Mean Squared Momentum of Quarks in the Non-Perturbative QCD Vacuum

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    Li-Juan Zhou; Leonard S. Kisslinger; Wei-xing Ma

    2010-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The non-local vacuum condensates of QCD describe the distributions of quarks and gluons in the non-perturbative QCD vacuum. Physically, this means that vacuum quarks and gluons have nonzero mean-squared momentum, called virtuality. In this paper we study the quark virtuality which is given by the ratio of the local quark-gluon mixed vacuum condensate to the quark local vacuum condensate. The two vacuum condensates are obtained by solving Dyson-Schwinger Equations of a fully dressed quark propagator with an effective gluon propagator. Using our calculated condensates, we obtain the virtuality of quarks in the QCD vacuum state. Our numerical predictions differ from the other theoretical model calculations such as QCD sum rules, Lattice QCD and instanton models.

  12. A Modern View of Perturbative QCD and Application to Heavy Quarkonium Systems

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    Y. Sumino

    2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Perturbative QCD has made significant progress over the last few decades. In the first part, we present an introductory overview of perturbative QCD as seen from a modern viewpoint. We explain the relation between purely perturbative predictions and predictions based on Wilsonian effective field theories. We also review progress of modern computational technologies and discuss intersection with frontiers of mathematics. Analyses of singularities in Feynman diagrams play key roles towards developing a unified view. In the second part, we discuss application of perturbative QCD, based on the formulation given in the first part, to heavy quarkonium systems and the interquark force between static color charges. We elucidate impacts on order Lambda_QCD physics in the quark mass and interquark force, which used to be considered inaccessible by perturbative QCD.

  13. The nucleon electromagnetic form factors from Lattice QCD

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    Alexandrou, C; Negele, J W; Tsapalis, A

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We evaluate the isovector nucleon electromagnetic form factors in quenched and full QCD on the lattice using Wilson fermions. In the quenched theory we use a lattice of spatial size 3 fm at beta=6.0 enabling us to reach low momentum transfers and a lowest pion mass of about 400 MeV. In the full theory we use a lattice of spatial size 1.9 fm at beta=5.6 and lowest pion mass of about 380 MeV enabling comparison with the results obtained in the quenched theory. We compare our lattice results to the isovector part of the experimentally measured form factors.

  14. Infrared exponents of gluon and ghost propagators from Lattice QCD

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    O. Oliveira; P. J. Silva

    2007-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The compatibility of the pure power law infrared solution of QCD Dyson-Schwinger equations (DSE) and lattice data for the gluon and ghost propagators in Landau gauge is discussed. For the gluon propagator, the lattice data is compatible with the DSE infrared solution with an exponent $\\kappa\\sim0.53$, measured using a technique that suppresses finite volume effects and allows to model these corrections to the lattice data. For the ghost propagator, the lattice data does not seem to follow the infrared DSE power law solution.

  15. NLO QCD corrections to ZZ jet production at hadron colliders

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    Binoth, T.; /Edinburgh U.; Gleisberg, T.; /SLAC; Karg, S.; /RWTH Aachen U.; Kauer, N.; /Royal Holloway, U. of London /Southampton U.; Sanguinetti, G.; /Annecy, LAPTH

    2010-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A fully differential calculation of the next-to-leading order QCD corrections to the production of Z-boson pairs in association with a hard jet at the Tevatron and LHC is presented. This process is an important background for Higgs particle and new physics searches at hadron colliders. We find sizable corrections for cross sections and differential distributions, particularly at the LHC. Residual scale uncertainties are typically at the 10% level and can be further reduced by applying a veto against the emission of a second hard jet. Our results confirm that NLO corrections do not simply rescale LO predictions.

  16. QCD plasma instability and thermalisation at heavy ion collisions

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    Dietrich Bodeker; Kari Rummukainen

    2007-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Under suitable non-equilibrium conditions QCD plasma can develop plasma instabilities, where some modes of the plasma grow exponentially. It has been argued that these instabilities can play a significant role in the thermalisation of the plasma in heavy-ion collision experiments. We study the instability in SU(2) plasmas using the hard thermal loop effective lattice theory, which is suitable for studying real-time evolution of long wavelength modes in the plasma. We observe that under suitable conditions the plasma can indeed develop an instability which can grow to a very large magnitude, necessary for the rapid thermalisation in heavy-ion collisions.

  17. Elliptic flow from pQCD + saturation + hydro model

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    K. J. Eskola; H. Niemi; P. V. Ruuskanen

    2007-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We have previously predicted multiplicities and transverse momentum spectra of hadrons for the most central LHC Pb+Pb collisions at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}=5.5$ TeV using initial state for hydrodynamic evolution from pQCD + final state saturation model. By considering binary collision and wounded nucleon profiles we extend these studies to non-central collisions, and predict the $p_{T}$ dependence of minimum bias $v_{2}$ for pions at the LHC. For protons we also show how the $p_{T}$ dependence of $v_2$ changes from RHIC to the LHC.

  18. The chiral transition in two-flavor QCD

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    M. D'Elia; A. Di Giacomo; C. Pica

    2005-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    QCD with N_f=2 is a specially interesting system to investigate the chiral transition. The order of the transition has still not been established. We report the results of an in-depth numerical investigation performed with staggered fermions on lattices with L_t=4 and L_s=12,16,20,24,32 and quark masses am_q ranging from 0.01335 to 0.307036. Using finite-size techniques we compare the scaling behavior of a number of thermodynamical susceptibilities with the expectations of O(4) and O(2) universality classes. Clear disagreement is observed. Indications of a first order transition are found.

  19. Volume dependence of light hadron masses in full lattice QCD

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    B. Orth; T. Lippert; K. Schilling

    2003-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of the GRAL project is to simulate full QCD with standard Wilson fermions at light quark masses on small to medium-sized lattices and to obtain infinite-volume results by extrapolation. In order to establish the functional form of the volume dependence we study systematically the finite-size effects in the light hadron spectrum. We give an update on the status of the GRAL project and show that our simulation data for the light hadron masses depend exponentially on the lattice size.

  20. The K+ K+ scattering length from Lattice QCD

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    Silas Beane; Thomas Luu; Konstantinos Orginos; Assumpta Parreno; Martin Savage; Aaron Torok; Andre Walker-Loud

    2007-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The K+K+ scattering length is calculated in fully-dynamical lattice QCD with domain-wall valence quarks on the MILC asqtad-improved gauge configurations with fourth-rooted staggered sea quarks. Three-flavor mixed-action chiral perturbation theory at next-to-leading order, which includes the leading effects of the finite lattice spacing, is used to extrapolate the results of the lattice calculation to the physical value of mK + /fK + . We find mK^+ aK^+ K^+ = â~0.352 ± 0.016, where the statistical and systematic errors have been combined in quadrature.

  1. Viscous quark-gluon plasma model through fluid QCD approach

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    Djun, T. P., E-mail: tpdjun@teori.fisika.lipi.go.id [Graduate Study in Material Science, University of Indonesia, Kampus UI Salemba, Jakarta 10430, Indonesia and Group for Theoretical and Computational Physics, Research Center for Physics, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Kompleks Puspiptek Serpong, T (Indonesia); Soegijono, B.; Mart, T. [Graduate Study in Material Science, University of Indonesia, Kampus UI Salemba, Jakarta 10430, Indonesia and Department of Physics, University of Indonesia, Kampus UI Depok, Depok 16424 (Indonesia); Handoko, L. T., E-mail: Handoko@teorifisika.lipi.go.id, E-mail: Laksana.tri.handoko@lipi.go.id [Group for Theoretical and Computational Physics, Research Center for Physics, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Kompleks Puspiptek Serpong, Tangerang 15310, Indonesia and Research Center for Informatics, Indonesia Institute of Sciences, Kompleks LIPI (Indonesia)

    2014-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A Lagrangian density for viscous quark-gluon plasma has been constructed within the fluid-like QCD framework. Gauge symmetry is preserved for all terms inside the Lagrangian, except for the viscous term. The transition mechanism from point particle field to fluid field, and vice versa, are discussed. The energy momentum tensor that is relevant to the gluonic plasma having the nature of fluid bulk of gluon sea is derived within the model. By imposing conservation law in the energy momentum tensor, shear viscosity appears as extractable from the equation.

  2. Observable dark radiation from cosmologically safe QCD axion

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    Kawasaki, Masahiro; Yanagida, Tsutomu T

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a QCD axion model that avoids the cosmological domain wall problem, introducing a global SU(3)_f family symmetry to which we embed the unwanted PQ discrete symmetry. The spontaneous breaking of SU(3)_f and PQ symmetry predicts eight NG bosons as well as axion, all of which contribute to dark radiation in the Universe. The derivation from the standard model prediction of dark radiation can be observed by future observations of CMB fluctuations. Our model also predicts a sizable exotic kaon decay rate, which is marginally consistent with the present collider data and would be tested by future collider experiments.

  3. The Vacuum Structure of Vector Mesons in QCD

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    Rennecke, Fabian

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the chiral dynamics of vector mesons in two-flavor QCD in vacuum by utilizing a functional renormalization group approach. This allows us to capture the dynamical transition from the quark-gluon phase at high energies to the hadronic phase at low energies without the necessity of model parameter tuning. We use this to analyze the scaling of vector meson masses towards the chiral symmetry breaking scale, the decoupling of the mesons at high energies and the validity of vector meson dominance.

  4. Spectroscopy of triply charmed baryons from lattice QCD

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    Padmanath, M; Edwards, Robert G; Mathur, Nilmani; Peardon, Michael

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The spectrum of excitations of triply-charmed baryons is computed using lattice QCD including dynamical light quark fields. The spectrum obtained has baryonic states with well-defined total spin up to 7/2 and the low-lying states closely resemble the expectation from models with an SU(6)x O(3) symmetry. Energy splittings between extracted states, including those due to spin-orbit coupling in the heavy quark limit are computed and compared against data at other quark masses.

  5. Flavor singlet physics in lattice QCD with background fields

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    Detmold, W. [Department of Physics, University of Washington, Box 351560, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)

    2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that hadronic matrix elements can be extracted from lattice simulations with background fields that arise from operator exponentiation. Importantly, flavor-singlet matrix elements can be evaluated without requiring the computation of disconnected diagrams, thus facilitating a calculation of the quark contribution to the spin of the proton and the singlet axial coupling, g{sub A}{sup 0}. In the two-nucleon sector, a background field approach will allow calculation of the magnetic and quadrupole moments of the deuteron and an investigation of the EMC effect directly from lattice QCD. Matrix elements between states of differing momenta are also analyzed in the presence of background fields.

  6. Excited nucleon spectrum from lattice QCD with maximum entropy method

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    K. Sasaki; S. Sasaki; T. Hatsuda; M. Asakawa

    2003-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We study excited states of the nucleon in quenched lattice QCD with the spectral analysis using the maximum entropy method. Our simulations are performed on three lattice sizes $16^3\\times 32$, $24^3\\times 32$ and $32^3\\times 32$, at $\\beta=6.0$ to address the finite volume issue. We find a significant finite volume effect on the mass of the Roper resonance for light quark masses. After removing this systematic error, its mass becomes considerably reduced toward the direction to solve the level order puzzle between the Roper resonance $N'(1440)$ and the negative-parity nucleon $N^*(1535)$.

  7. General Properties on Applying the Principle of Minimum Sensitivity to High-order Perturbative QCD Predictions

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    Yang Ma; Xing-Gang Wu; Hong-Hao Ma; Hua-Yong Han

    2015-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    As one of the key components of perturbative QCD theory, it is helpful to find a systematic and reliable way to set the renormalization scale for a high-energy process. The conventional treatment is to take a typical momentum as the renormalization scale, which assigns an arbitrary range and an arbitrary systematic error to pQCD predictions, leading to the well-known renormalization scheme and scale ambiguities. As a practical solution for such scale setting problem, the "Principle of Minimum Sensitivity" (PMS), has been proposed in the literature. The PMS suggests to determine an optimal scale for the pQCD approximant of an observable by requiring its slope over the scheme and scale changes to vanish. In the paper, we present a detailed discussion on general properties of PMS by utilizing three quantities $R_{e^+e^-}$, $R_\\tau$ and $\\Gamma(H\\rightarrow b\\bar{b})$ up to four-loop QCD corrections. After applying the PMS, the accuracy of pQCD prediction, the pQCD convergence, the pQCD predictive power and etc., have been discussed. Furthermore, we compare PMS with another fundamental scale setting approach, i.e. the Principle of Maximum Conformality (PMC)... Our results show that PMS does provide a practical way to set the effective scale for high-energy process, and the PMS prediction agrees with the PMC one by including enough high-order QCD corrections, both of which shall be more accurate than the prediction under the conventional scale setting. However, the PMS pQCD convergence is an accidental, which usually fails to achieve a correct prediction of unknown high-order contributions with next-to-leading order QCD correction only, i.e. it is always far from the "true" values predicted by including more high-order contributions.

  8. The Forbidden Quantum Adder

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    U. Alvarez-Rodriguez; M. Sanz; L. Lamata; E. Solano

    2014-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Addition plays a central role in mathematics and physics, while adders are ubiquitous devices in computation and electronics. In this sense, usual sum operations can be realized by classical Turing machines and also, with a suitable algorithm, by quantum Turing machines. Moreover, the sum of state vectors in the same Hilbert space, known as quantum superposition, is at the core of quantum physics. In fact, entanglement and the promised exponential speed-up of quantum computing are based on such superpositions. Here, we consider the existence of a quantum adder, defined as a unitary operation mapping two unknown quantum states encoded in different quantum systems onto their sum codified in a single one. The surprising answer is that this quantum adder is forbidden and it has the quantum cloning machine as a special case. This no-go result is of fundamental nature and its deep implications should be further studied.

  9. Proposal for feasible experiments of cold-atom quantum simulator of U(1) lattice gauge-Higgs model

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    Yoshihito Kuno; Kenichi Kasamatsu; Yoshiro Takahashi; Ikuo Ichinose; Tetsuo Matsui

    2014-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Lattice gauge theory has provided us with a crucial non-perturbative method in studying canonical models in high-energy physics such as quantum chromodynamics. Among other models of lattice gauge theory, the lattice gauge-Higgs model is a quite important one because it describes wide variety of phenomena/models related to the Anderson-Higgs mechanism such as superconductivity, the standard model of particle physics, and inflation process of the early universe. In this paper, to realize a quantum simulator of the U(1) lattice gauge-Higgs model on an optical lattice filled by cold atoms, we propose two feasible methods: (i) Wannier states in the excited bands and (ii) dipolar atoms in a multilayer optical lattice. We pay attentions to respect the constraint of Gauss's law and avoid nonlocal gauge interactions. Numerical simulations of the time development of an electric flux by using the Gross-Pitaevskii equations reveal some interesting characteristics of dynamical aspect of the model.

  10. Quantum thermodynamics of general quantum processes

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    Felix C. Binder; Sai Vinjanampathy; Kavan Modi; John Goold

    2015-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Accurately describing work extraction from a quantum system is a central objective for the extension of thermodynamics to individual quantum systems. The concepts of work and heat are surprisingly subtle when generalizations are made to arbitrary quantum states. We formulate an operational thermodynamics suitable for application to an open quantum system undergoing quantum evolution under a general quantum process by which we mean a completely-positive and trace-preserving map. We derive an operational first law of thermodynamics for such processes and show consistency with the second law. We show that heat, from the first law, is positive when the input state of the map majorises the output state. Moreover, the change in entropy is also positive for the same majorisation condition. This makes a strong connection between the two operational laws of thermodynamics.

  11. Stochastic propagators for multi-pion correlation functions in lattice QCD with GPUs

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    Joel Giedt; Dean Howarth

    2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Motivated by the application of L\\"uscher's finite volume method to the study of the lightest scalar resonance in the $\\pi\\pi \\to \\pi\\pi$ isoscalar channel, in this article we describe our studies of multi-pion correlation functions computed using stochastic propagators in quenched lattice QCD, harnessing GPUs for acceleration. We consider two methods for constructing the correlation functions. One "outer product" approach becomes quite expensive at large lattice extent $L$, having an ${\\cal O}(L^7)$ scaling. The other "stochastic operator" approach scales as ${\\cal O}(N_r^2 L^4)$, where $N_r$ is the number of random sources. It would become more efficient if variance reduction techniques are used and the volume is fairly large. It is also found that correlations between stochastic propagators appearing in the same diagram, when a single set of random source vectors is used, lead to much larger errors than if separate random sources are used for each propagator. The calculations involve states with quantum numbers of the vacuum, so all-to-all propagators must be computed. For this reason, GPUs are ideally suited to accelerating the calculation. For this work we have integrated the Columbia Physics System (CPS) and QUDA GPU inversion library, in the case of clover fermions. Finally, we show that the completely quark disconnected diagram is crucial to the results, and that neglecting it would lead to answers which are far from the true value for the effective mass in this channel. This is unfortunate, because as we also show, this diagram has very large errors, and in fact dominates the error budget.

  12. Scalar-Quark Systems and Chimera Hadrons in SU(3)_c Lattice QCD

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    H. Iida; H. Suganuma; T. T. Takahashi

    2007-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Light scalar-quarks \\phi (colored scalar particles or idealized diquarks) and their color-singlet hadronic states are studied with quenched SU(3)_c lattice QCD in terms of mass generation in strong interaction without chiral symmetry breaking. We investigate ``scalar-quark mesons'' \\phi^\\dagger \\phi and ``scalar-quark baryons'' \\phi\\phi\\phi which are the bound states of scalar-quarks \\phi. We also investigate the bound states of scalar-quarks \\phi and quarks \\psi, i.e., \\phi^\\dagger \\psi, \\psi\\psi\\phi and \\phi\\phi\\psi, which we name ``chimera hadrons''. All the new-type hadrons including \\phi are found to have a large mass even for zero bare scalar-quark mass m_\\phi=0 at a^{-1}\\simeq 1GeV. We find that the constituent scalar-quark and quark picture is satisfied for all the new-type hadrons. Namely, the mass of the new-type hadron composed of m \\phi's and n \\psi's, M_{{m}\\phi+{n}\\psi}, satisfies M_{{m}\\phi+{n}\\psi}\\simeq {m} M_\\phi +{n} M_\\psi, where M_\\phi and M_\\psi are the constituent scalar-quark and quark mass, respectively. M_\\phi at m_\\phi=0 estimated from these new-type hadrons is 1.5-1.6GeV, which is larger than that of light quarks, M_\\psi\\simeq 400{\\rm MeV}. Therefore, in the systems of scalar-quark hadrons and chimera hadrons, scalar-quarks acquire large mass due to large quantum corrections by gluons. Together with other evidences of mass generations of glueballs and charmonia, we conjecture that all colored particles generally acquire a large effective mass due to dressed gluon effects.

  13. Quantum chimera states

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    David Viennot; Lucile Aubourg

    2014-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a theoretical model of closed quasi-hermitian chain of spins which exhibits quantum analogues of chimera states, i.e. long life classical states for which a part of an oscillator chain presents an ordered dynamics whereas another part presents a disordered chaotic dynamics. For the quantum analogue, the chimera behavior deals with the entanglement between the spins of the chain. We discuss the entanglement properties, quantum chaos, quantum disorder and semi-classical similarity of our quantum chimera system. The quantum chimera concept is novel and induces new perspectives concerning the entanglement of multipartite systems.

  14. Quantum Evolution and Anticipation

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    Hans-Rudolf Thomann

    2010-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In a previous paper we have investigated quantum states evolving into mutually orthogonal states at equidistant times, and the quantum anticipation effect exhibited by measurements at one half step. Here we extend our analyzes of quantum anticipation to general type quantum evolutions and spectral measures and prove that quantum evolutions possessing an embedded orthogonal evolution are characterized by positive joint spectral measure. Furthermore, we categorize quantum evolution, assess anticipation strength and provide a framework of analytic tools and results, thus preparing for further investigation and experimental verification of anticipation in concrete physical situations such as the H-atom, which we have found to exhibit anticipation.

  15. Quark Number Susceptibility with Finite Quark Mass in Holographic QCD

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    Kyung-il Kim; Youngman Kim; Shingo Takeuchi; Takuya Tsukioka

    2011-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the effect of a finite quark mass on the quark number susceptibility in the framework of holographic QCD. We work in a bottom-up model with a deformed AdS black hole and D3/D7 model to calculate the quark number susceptibility at finite temperature with/without a finite quark chemical potential. As expected the finite quark mass suppresses the quark number susceptibility. We find that at high temperatures $T\\ge 600$ MeV the quark number susceptibility of light quarks and heavy quarks are almost equal in the bottom-up model. This indicates that the heavy quark like charm contribution to thermodynamics of a QCD-like system may start to become significant at temperatures $T\\sim 600$ MeV. In D3/D7 model, we focus on the competition between the quark chemical potential, which enhances the quark number susceptibility, and the quark mass that suppresses the susceptibility. We observe that depending on the relative values of the quark mass and the quark chemical potential, the quark number susceptibility shows a diverging or converging behavior. We also calculate the chiral susceptibility in D3/D7 model to support the observation made with the quark number susceptibility.

  16. QCD phase diagram at finite baryon and isospin chemical potentials

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    Sasaki, Takahiro; Sakai, Yuji; Yahiro, Masanobu [Department of Physics, Graduate School of Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan); Kouno, Hiroaki [Department of Physics, Saga University, Saga 840-8502 (Japan)

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The phase structure of two-flavor QCD is explored for thermal systems with finite baryon- and isospin-chemical potentials, {mu}{sub B} and {mu}{sub iso}, by using the Polyakov-loop extended Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (PNJL) model. The PNJL model with the scalar-type eight-quark interaction can reproduce lattice QCD data at not only {mu}{sub iso}={mu}{sub B}=0, but also {mu}{sub iso}>0 and {mu}{sub B}=0. In the {mu}{sub iso}-{mu}{sub B}-T space, where T is temperature, the critical endpoint of the chiral phase transition in the {mu}{sub B}-T plane at {mu}{sub iso}=0 moves to the tricritical point of the pion-superfluidity phase transition in the {mu}{sub iso}-T plane at {mu}{sub B}=0 as {mu}{sub iso} increases. The thermodynamics at small T is controlled by {radical}({sigma}{sup 2}+{pi}{sup 2}) defined by the chiral and pion condensates, {sigma} and {pi}.

  17. High temperature QCD with three flavors of improved staggered quarks

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    The MILC Collaboration; C. Bernard; T. Burch; C. E. DeTar; Steven Gottlieb; Eric Gregory; U. M. Heller; J. Osborn; R. L. Sugar; D. Toussaint

    2002-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an update of our study of high temperature QCD with three flavors of quarks, using a Symanzik improved gauge action and the Asqtad staggered quark action. Simulations are being carried out on lattices with Nt=4, 6 and 8 for the case of three degenerate quarks with masses less than or equal to the strange quark mass, $m_s$, and on lattices with Nt=6 and 8 for degenerate up and down quarks with masses in the range 0.2 m_s \\leq m_{u,d} \\leq 0.6 m_s, and the strange quark fixed near its physical value. We also report on first computations of quark number susceptibilities with the Asqtad action. These susceptibilities are of interest because they can be related to event-by-event fluctuations in heavy ion collision experiments. Use of the improved quark action leads to a substantial reduction in lattice artifacts. This can be seen already for free fermions and carries over into our results for QCD.

  18. High temperature QCD with three flavors of improved staggered quarks

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    Bernard, C; DeTar, C E; Gottlieb, S; Gregory, E; Heller, U M; Osborn, J; Sugar, R L; Toussaint, D; Gottlieb, Steven; Gregory, Eric

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an update of our study of high temperature QCD with three flavors of quarks, using a Symanzik improved gauge action and the Asqtad staggered quark action. Simulations are being carried out on lattices with Nt=4, 6 and 8 for the case of three degenerate quarks with masses less than or equal to the strange quark mass, $m_s$, and on lattices with Nt=6 and 8 for degenerate up and down quarks with masses in the range 0.2 m_s \\leq m_{u,d} \\leq 0.6 m_s, and the strange quark fixed near its physical value. We also report on first computations of quark number susceptibilities with the Asqtad action. These susceptibilities are of interest because they can be related to event-by-event fluctuations in heavy ion collision experiments. Use of the improved quark action leads to a substantial reduction in lattice artifacts. This can be seen already for free fermions and carries over into our results for QCD.

  19. The Transition to Perturbative QCD in Compton Scattering

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    Claudio Coriano'; Hsiang-nan Li

    1994-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the transition to perturbative QCD in Compton processes, by concentrating on the specific reactions $\\pi \\gamma \\to \\pi \\gamma$ and pion photoproduction at moderate energy scales. New sum rules for each of the helicities involved in the scattering and the cross section are given, together with a detailed stability analysis. Our results are then compared with those derived from higher-power factorization, incorporating Sudakov suppression for quark elastic scattering. An overlap of predictions obtained by the two approaches is observed at a momentum transfer as low as 4 GeV$^2$ and at a photon scattering angle around 40$^o$. Our work shows that factorization theorems and sum rule methods complement each other in the description of Compton scattering at moderate energy scales, and give information on the transition to perturbative QCD in these processes. The sum rule formalism is further applied to the crossed reaction $\\gamma \\gamma\\to \\pi^+ \\pi^-$, and is in very good agreement with the experimental data."

  20. QCD sum rule determination of the charm-quark mass

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    Bodenstein, S. [Centre for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700 (South Africa); Bordes, J.; Penarrocha, J. [Departamento de Fisica Teorica, Universitat de Valencia, and Instituto de Fisica Corpuscular, Centro Mixto Universitat de Valencia-CSIC (Spain); Dominguez, C. A. [Centre for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700 (South Africa); Department of Physics, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch 7600 (South Africa); Schilcher, K. [Institut fuer Physik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Staudingerweg 7, D-55099 Mainz (Germany)

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    QCD sum rules involving mixed inverse moment integration kernels are used in order to determine the running charm-quark mass in the MS scheme. Both the high and the low energy expansion of the vector current correlator are involved in this determination. The optimal integration kernel turns out to be of the form p(s)=1-(s{sub 0}/s){sup 2}, where s{sub 0} is the onset of perturbative QCD. This kernel enhances the contribution of the well known narrow resonances, and reduces the impact of the data in the range s{approx_equal}20-25 GeV{sup 2}. This feature leads to a substantial reduction in the sensitivity of the results to changes in s{sub 0}, as well as to a much reduced impact of the experimental uncertainties in the higher resonance region. The value obtained for the charm-quark mass in the MS scheme at a scale of 3 GeV is m{sub c}(3 GeV)=987{+-}9 MeV, where the error includes all sources of uncertainties added in quadrature.

  1. Impact of Dynamical Fermions on QCD Vacuum Structure

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    Peter J. Moran; Derek B. Leinweber

    2008-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine how dynamical fermions affect both the UV and infrared structure of the QCD vacuum. We consider large $28^3 \\times 96$ lattices from the MILC collaboration, using a gluonic definition of the topological charge density, founded on a new over-improved stout-link smearing algorithm. The algorithm reproduces established results from the overlap formalism and is designed to preserve nontrivial topological objects including instantons. At short distances we focus on the topological charge correlator, $$, where negative values at small $x$ reveal a sign-alternating layered structure to the topological-charge density of the QCD vacuum. We find that the magnitudes of the negative dip in the $$ correlator and the positive $$ contact term are both increased with the introduction of dynamical fermion degrees of freedom. This is in accord with expectations based on charge renormalization and the vanishing of the topological susceptibility in the chiral limit. At large distances we examine the extent to which instanton-like objects are found on the lattice, and how their distributions vary between quenched and dynamical gauge fields. We show that dynamical gauge fields contain more instanton-like objects with an average size greater than in the quenched vacuum. Finally, we directly visualize the topological charge density in order to investigate the effects of dynamical sea-quark degrees of freedom on topology.

  2. QCD sum rules on the complex Borel plane

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    Ken-Ji Araki; Keisuke Ohtani; Philipp Gubler; Makoto Oka

    2014-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Borel transformed QCD sum rules conventionally use a real valued parameter (the Borel mass) for specifying the exponential weight over which hadronic spectral functions are averaged. In this paper, it is shown that the Borel mass can be generalized to have complex values and that new classes of sum rules can be derived from the resulting averages over the spectral functions. The real and imaginary parts of these novel sum rules turn out to have damped oscillating kernels and potentially contain a larger amount of information on the hadronic spectrum than the real valued QCD sum rules. As a first practical test, we have formulated the complex Borel sum rules for the phi meson channel and have analyzed them using the maximum entropy method, by which we can extract the most probable spectral function from the sum rules without strong assumptions on its functional form. As a result, it is demonstrated that, compared to earlier studies, the complex valued sum rules allow us to extract the spectral function with a significantly improved resolution and thus to study more detailed structures of the hadronic spectrum than previously possible.

  3. Ricci flow and quantum theory

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    Robert Carroll

    2007-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We show some relations between Ricci flow and quantum theory via Fisher information and the quantum potential.

  4. Efficient Quantum Filtering for Quantum Feedback Control

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    Pierre Rouchon; Jason F. Ralph

    2015-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss an efficient numerical scheme for the recursive filtering of diffusive quantum stochastic master equations. We show that the resultant quantum trajectory is robust and may be used for feedback based on inefficient measurements. The proposed numerical scheme is amenable to approximation, which can be used to further reduce the computational burden associated with calculating quantum trajectories and may allow real-time quantum filtering. We provide a two-qubit example where feedback control of entanglement may be within the scope of current experimental systems.

  5. High detectivity short-wavelength II-VI quantum cascade detector

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    Ravikumar, Arvind P., E-mail: aravikum@princeton.edu; Gmachl, Claire F. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Garcia, Thor A.; Tamargo, Maria C. [Department of Chemistry, The Graduate Center and The City College of New York, CUNY, New York, New York 10031 (United States); Jesus, Joel De [Department of Physics, The Graduate Center and The City College of New York, CUNY, New York, New York 10031 (United States)

    2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the experimental demonstration of a ZnCdSe/ZnCdMgSe-based short-wavelength photovoltaic Quantum Cascade Detector (QCD). The QCD operates in two spectral bands centered around 2.6??m and 3.6??m. Calibrated blackbody measurements yield a peak responsivity of 0.1?mA/W or 2400?V/W at 80?K, and a corresponding 300?K background radiation limited infrared performance detectivity (BLIP) of ?2.5?×?10{sup 10?}cm ?Hz/W. Comparison of background illuminated and dark current-voltage measurements demonstrates a BLIP temperature of 200?K. The device differential resistance-area product, decreases from about 10{sup 6} ? cm{sup 2} at 80?K to about 8000 ? cm{sup 2} at 300?K, indicative of the ultra-low Johnson noise in the detectors.

  6. The effects of topological charge change in heavy ion collisions: "Event by event P and CP violation"

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    Dmitri E. Kharzeev; Larry D. McLerran; Harmen J. Warringa

    2007-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum chromodynamics (QCD) contains field configurations which can be characterized by a topological invariant, the winding number Q_w. Configurations with nonzero Q_w break the charge-parity CP symmetry of QCD. We consider a novel mechanism by which these configurations can separate charge in the presence of a background magnetic field - the "Chiral Magnetic Effect". We argue that sufficiently large magnetic fields are created in heavy ion collisions so that the Chiral Magnetic Effect causes preferential emission of charged particles along the direction of angular momentum. Since separation of charge is CP-odd, any observation of the Chiral Magnetic Effect could provide a clear demonstration of the topological nature of the QCD vacuum. We give an estimate of the effect and conclude that it might be observed experimentally.

  7. Generalized concatenated quantum codes

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    Grassl, Markus

    We discuss the concept of generalized concatenated quantum codes. This generalized concatenation method provides a systematical way for constructing good quantum codes, both stabilizer codes and nonadditive codes. Using ...

  8. Quantum convolutional stabilizer codes

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    Chinthamani, Neelima

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum error correction codes were introduced as a means to protect quantum information from decoherance and operational errors. Based on their approach to error control, error correcting codes can be divided into two different classes: block codes...

  9. Simulating the Quantum Magnet

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    Friedenauer, Axel; Glückert, Jan Tibor; Porras, Diego; Schätz, Tobias

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To gain deeper insight into the dynamics of complex quantum systems we need a quantum leap in computer simulations. We can not translate quantum behaviour arising with superposition states or entanglement efficiently into the classical language of conventional computers. The final solution to this problem is a universal quantum computer [1], suggested in 1982 and envisioned to become functional within the next decade(s); a shortcut was proposed via simulating the quantum behaviour of interest in a different quantum system, where all parameters and interactions can be controlled and the outcome detected sufficiently well. Here we study the feasibility of a quantum simulator based on trapped ions [2]. We experimentally simulate the adiabatic evolution of the smallest non-trivial spin system from the paramagnetic into the (anti-)ferromagnetic order with a quantum magnetisation for two spins of 98%, controlling and manipulating all relevant parameters of the Hamiltonian independently via electromagnetic fields. W...

  10. Qualia are Quantum Leaps

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    Svetlichny, George

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I contemplate the idea that the subjective world and quantum state reductions are one and the same. If true, this resolves with one stroke both the quantum mechanical measurement problem and the hard problem of consciousness.

  11. Qualia are Quantum Leaps

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    George Svetlichny

    2011-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    I contemplate the idea that the subjective world and quantum state reductions are one and the same. If true, this resolves with one stroke both the quantum mechanical measurement problem and the hard problem of consciousness.

  12. Quantum-Space Attacks

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    Ran Gelles; Tal Mor

    2007-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Theoretical quantum key distribution (QKD) protocols commonly rely on the use of qubits (quantum bits). In reality, however, due to practical limitations, the legitimate users are forced to employ a larger quantum (Hilbert) space, say a quhexit (quantum six-dimensional) space, or even a much larger quantum Hilbert space. Various specific attacks exploit of these limitations. Although security can still be proved in some very special cases, a general framework that considers such realistic QKD protocols, as well as} attacks on such protocols, is still missing. We describe a general method of attacking realistic QKD protocols, which we call the `quantum-space attack'. The description is based on assessing the enlarged quantum space actually used by a protocol, the `quantum space of the protocol'. We demonstrate these new methods by classifying various (known) recent attacks against several QKD schemes, and by analyzing a novel attack on interferometry-based QKD.

  13. Quantum backgrounds and QFT

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    Jae-Suk Park; John Terilla; Thomas Tradler

    2009-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce the concept of a quantum background and a functor QFT. In the case that the QFT moduli space is smooth formal, we construct a flat quantum superconnection on a bundle over QFT which defines algebraic structures relevant to correlation functions in quantum field theory. We go further and identify chain level generalizations of correlation functions which should be present in all quantum field theories.

  14. Generalized Concatenated Quantum Codes

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    Markus Grassl; Peter Shor; Graeme Smith; John Smolin; Bei Zeng

    2009-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce the concept of generalized concatenated quantum codes. This generalized concatenation method provides a systematical way for constructing good quantum codes, both stabilizer codes and nonadditive codes. Using this method, we construct families of new single-error-correcting nonadditive quantum codes, in both binary and nonbinary cases, which not only outperform any stabilizer codes for finite block length, but also asymptotically achieve the quantum Hamming bound for large block length.

  15. Search for the decay (B)over-bar(0) -> D*(0)gamma

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    Ammar, Raymond G.; Bean, Alice; Besson, David Zeke; Davis, Robin E. P.; Kwak, Nowhan; Zhao, X.

    2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ? B 0 ! D H115690 g (and its charge conjugate state). In the SM framework this decay pro- ceeds via W exchange between b and ? d quarks (Fig. 1). Naively, this transition is suppressed by helicity effects and quantum chromodynamic (QCD) color... was replaced by a silicon vertex detector [10] and the argon-ethane gas of the main drift chamber was changed to a helium-propane mixture. This upgrade led to improved resolutions in momentum and specific ionization energy loss (dEH20862dx). The response...

  16. Jet Physics at the Tevatron

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    Anwar Bhatti; Don Lincoln

    2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Jets have been used to verify the theory of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), measure the structure of the proton and to search for the physics beyond the Standard Model. In this article, we review the current status of jet physics at the Tevatron, a sqrt(s) = 1.96 TeV p-pbar collider at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. We report on recent measurements of the inclusive jet production cross section and the results of searches for physics beyond the Standard Model using jets. Dijet production measurements are also reported.

  17. The beam energy dependence of collective flow in heavy ion collisions

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    Petersen, Hannah; Auvinen, Jussi; Bleicher, Marcus

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The major goals of heavy ion research are to explore the phase diagram of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and to investigate the properties of the quark gluon plasma (QGP), a new state of matter created at high temperatures and/or densities. Collective anisotropic flow is one of the most promising observables to gain insights about the properties of the system created in relativistic heavy ion reactions. The current status of the beam energy dependence of the first three Fourier coefficients of the azimuthal distribution of the produced particles $v_1$ to $v_3$ within hybrid transport plus hydrodynamics approaches are summarized.

  18. The beam energy dependence of collective flow in heavy ion collisions

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    Hannah Petersen; Jan Steinheimer; Jussi Auvinen; Marcus Bleicher

    2015-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The major goals of heavy ion research are to explore the phase diagram of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and to investigate the properties of the quark gluon plasma (QGP), a new state of matter created at high temperatures and/or densities. Collective anisotropic flow is one of the most promising observables to gain insights about the properties of the system created in relativistic heavy ion reactions. The current status of the beam energy dependence of the first three Fourier coefficients of the azimuthal distribution of the produced particles $v_1$ to $v_3$ within hybrid transport plus hydrodynamics approaches are summarized.

  19. Topological Quantum Distillation

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    H. Bombin; M. A. Martin-Delgado

    2007-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct a class of topological quantum codes to perform quantum entanglement distillation. These codes implement the whole Clifford group of unitary operations in a fully topological manner and without selective addressing of qubits. This allows us to extend their application also to quantum teleportation, dense coding and computation with magic states.

  20. Quantum Control Theory

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    Matthew James

    2014-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper explains some fundamental ideas of {\\em feedback} control of quantum systems through the study of a relatively simple two-level system coupled to optical field channels. The model for this system includes both continuous and impulsive dynamics. Topics covered in this paper include open and closed loop control, impulsive control, optimal control, quantum filtering, quantum feedback networks, and coherent feedback control.

  1. Simulating the Quantum Magnet

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    Axel Friedenauer; Hector Schmitz; Jan Tibor Glückert; Diego Porras; Tobias Schätz

    2008-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    To gain deeper insight into the dynamics of complex quantum systems we need a quantum leap in computer simulations. We can not translate quantum behaviour arising with superposition states or entanglement efficiently into the classical language of conventional computers. The final solution to this problem is a universal quantum computer [1], suggested in 1982 and envisioned to become functional within the next decade(s); a shortcut was proposed via simulating the quantum behaviour of interest in a different quantum system, where all parameters and interactions can be controlled and the outcome detected sufficiently well. Here we study the feasibility of a quantum simulator based on trapped ions [2]. We experimentally simulate the adiabatic evolution of the smallest non-trivial spin system from the paramagnetic into the (anti-)ferromagnetic order with a quantum magnetisation for two spins of 98%, controlling and manipulating all relevant parameters of the Hamiltonian independently via electromagnetic fields. We prove that the observed transition is not driven by thermal fluctuations, but of quantum mechanical origin, the source of quantum fluctuations in quantum phase transitions [3]. We observe a final superposition state of the two degenerate spin configurations for the ferromagnetic and the antiferromagnetic order, respectively. These correspond to deterministically entangled states achieved with a fidelity up to 88%. Our work demonstrates a building block for simulating quantum spin-Hamiltonians with trapped ions. The method has potential for scaling to a higher number of coupled spins [2].

  2. Quantum Computing Computer Scientists

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    Yanofsky, Noson S.

    of Vector Spaces 3 The Leap From Classical to Quantum 3.1 Classical Deterministic Systems 3.2 ClassicalQuantum Computing for Computer Scientists Noson S. Yanofsky and Mirco A. Mannucci #12;© May 2007 Noson S. Yanofsky Mirco A. Mannucci #12;Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists Noson S. Yanofsky

  3. Enscription of Quantum Texts

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    Randall Espinoza; Tom Imbo; Paul Lopata

    2004-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate an entangled deformation of the deterministic quantum cloning process, called enscription, that can be applied to (certain) sets of distinct quantum states which are not necessarily orthogonal, called texts. Some basic theorems on enscribable texts are given, and a relationship to probabilistic quantum cloning is demonstrated.

  4. Quantum Circuits Architecture

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    Giulio Chiribella; Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano; Paolo Perinotti

    2007-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a method for optimizing quantum circuits architecture. The method is based on the notion of "quantum comb", which describes a circuit board in which one can insert variable subcircuits. The method allows one to efficiently address novel kinds of quantum information processing tasks, such as storing-retrieving, and cloning of channels.

  5. QCD uncertainties in the prediction of B --> K^* mu^+ mu^- observables

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    Sébastien Descotes-Genon; Lars Hofer; Joaquim Matias; Javier Virto

    2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent LHCb angular analysis of the exclusive decay B --> K^* mu^+ mu^- has indicated significant deviations from the Standard Model expectations. In order to give precise theory predictions, it is crucial that uncertainties from non-perturbative QCD are under control and properly included. The dominant QCD uncertainties originate from the hadronic B --> K^* form factors and from charm loops. We present a systematic method to include factorisable power corrections to the form factors in the framework of QCD factorisation and study the impact of the scheme chosen to define the soft form factors. We also discuss charm-loop effects.

  6. A dynamical model for longitudinal wave functions in light-front holographic QCD

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    S. S. Chabysheva; J. R. Hiller

    2013-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct a Schrodinger-like equation for the longitudinal wave function of a meson in the valence qq-bar sector, based on the 't Hooft model for large-N two-dimensional QCD, and combine this with the usual transverse equation from light-front holographic QCD, to obtain a model for mesons with massive quarks. The computed wave functions are compared with the wave function ansatz of Brodsky and De Teramond and used to compute decay constants and parton distribution functions. The basis functions used to solve the longitudinal equation may be useful for more general calculations of meson states in QCD.

  7. Jet Substructure Templates: Data-driven QCD Backgrounds for Fat Jet Searches

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    Timothy Cohen; Martin Jankowiak; Mariangela Lisanti; Hou Keong Lou; Jay G. Wacker

    2014-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    QCD is often the dominant background to new physics searches for which jet substructure provides a useful handle. Due to the challenges associated with modeling this background, data-driven approaches are necessary. This paper presents a novel method for determining QCD predictions using templates -- probability distribution functions for jet substructure properties as a function of kinematic inputs. Templates can be extracted from a control region and then used to compute background distributions in the signal region. Using Monte Carlo, we illustrate the procedure with two case studies and show that the template approach effectively models the relevant QCD background. This work strongly motivates the application of these techniques to LHC data.

  8. Lattice QCD and Hydro/Cascade Model of Heavy Ion Collisions

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    Michael Cheng

    2010-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We report here on a recent lattice study of the QCD transition region at finite temperature and zero chemical potential using domain wall fermions (DWF). We also present a parameterization of the QCD equation of state obtained from lattice QCD that is suitable for use in hydrodynamics studies of heavy ion collisions. Finally, we show preliminary results from a multi-stage hydrodynamics/hadron cascade model of a heavy ion collision, in an attempt to understand how well the experimental data (e.g. particle spectra, elliptic flow, and HBT radii) can constrain the inputs (e.g. initial temperature, freezeout temperature, shear viscosity, equation of state) of the theoretical model.

  9. Susceptibilities in the PNJL model with 8q interactions and comparison with lQCD

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    João Moreira; Brigitte Hiller; Alexander Osipov; Alex Blin

    2013-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We present some results pertaining quantities which are regarded as good indicators of the pseudo-critical temperatures for the deconfinement and partial chiral restoration transitions using a polynomial form for the Polyakov potential part and an extended version of the NJL model which includes 6 and 8 quark interaction terms. Some comparisons with results from the lattice formulation of QCD (lQCD) are performed and results for the location of the critical endoint in the phase diagram are also presented. It is shown that the comparison with lQCD results favors a moderately strong OZI-violating 8 quark interaction term.

  10. Lambda Phenomena: the Lambda points of liquid Helium and chiral QCD

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    Sourendu Gupta; Rishi Sharma

    2015-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The superfluid transition of liquid Helium shares an interesting phenomenon with the chiral limit of QCD: the specific heat is finite at the critical point, but has a cusp. From this follows an interesting mixture of universal and non-universal features at the critical point. Through the CP symmetry of chiral QCD, this has implications for the fourth order baryon number susceptibility and susceptibilities of higher orders. Investigations of such a scaling will show us whether O(4) scaling is an accurate description of baryon-free QCD when the pion mass is realistic.

  11. Lambda Phenomena: the Lambda points of liquid Helium and chiral QCD

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    Gupta, Sourendu

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The superfluid transition of liquid Helium shares an interesting phenomenon with the chiral limit of QCD: the specific heat is finite at the critical point, but has a cusp. From this follows an interesting mixture of universal and non-universal features at the critical point. Through the CP symmetry of chiral QCD, this has implications for the fourth order baryon number susceptibility and susceptibilities of higher orders. Investigations of such a scaling will show us whether O(4) scaling is an accurate description of baryon-free QCD when the pion mass is realistic.

  12. Free energy of static quarks and the renormalized Polyakov loop in full QCD

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    K. Petrov; for the RBC-Bielefeld Collaboration

    2007-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results from a detailed study of singlet free energies in full QCD with realistic quark masses. An improved scheme for the non-perturbative renormalization of the Polyakov loop is used and we compare its temperature dependence for QCD with different flavor content. We also analyze screening masses extracted from singlet free energies at various temperatures close to and above the QCD transition temperature. We conclude that the temperature dependence of screening masses is well described by perturbation theory up to a non-perturbative pre-factor. An effective running coupling has been determined for all temperature values giving additional insight into screening phenomena at high temperature.

  13. Search for the QCD Critical Point: Higher Moments of Net-proton Multiplicity Distributions

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    Xiaofeng Luo; Bedangadas Mohanty; Hans Georg Ritter; Nu Xu

    2011-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Higher moments of event-by-event net-proton multiplicity distributions have been applied to search for the QCD critical point. Model results are used to provide a baseline for this search. The measured moment products, $\\kappa\\sigma^2$ and $S\\sigma$ of net-proton distributions, which are directly connected to the thermodynamical baryon number susceptibility ratio in Lattice QCD and Hadron Resonance Gas (HRG) model, are compared to the transport and thermal model results. We argue that a non-monotonic dependence of $\\kappa \\sigma^2$ and $S \\sigma$ as a function of beam energy can be used to search for the QCD critical point.

  14. Quantum chaos in quantum Turing machines

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    Ilki Kim; Guenter Mahler

    1999-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate a 2-spin quantum Turing architecture, in which discrete local rotations \\alpha_m of the Turing head spin alternate with quantum controlled NOT-operations. We demonstrate that a single chaotic parameter input \\alpha_m leads to a chaotic dynamics in the entire Hilbert-space.

  15. Vacuum energy: quantum hydrodynamics vs quantum gravity

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    G. E. Volovik

    2005-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We compare quantum hydrodynamics and quantum gravity. They share many common features. In particular, both have quadratic divergences, and both lead to the problem of the vacuum energy, which in the quantum gravity transforms to the cosmological constant problem. We show that in quantum liquids the vacuum energy density is not determined by the quantum zero-point energy of the phonon modes. The energy density of the vacuum is much smaller and is determined by the classical macroscopic parameters of the liquid including the radius of the liquid droplet. In the same manner the cosmological constant is not determined by the zero-point energy of quantum fields. It is much smaller and is determined by the classical macroscopic parameters of the Universe dynamics: the Hubble radius, the Newton constant and the energy density of matter. The same may hold for the Higgs mass problem: the quadratically divergent quantum correction to the Higgs potential mass term is also cancelled by the microscopic (trans-Planckian) degrees of freedom due to thermodynamic stability of the whole quantum vacuum.

  16. (Pseudo)scalar charmonium in finite temperature QCD

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    Dominguez, C. A. [Centre for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700 (South Africa); Department of Physics, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch 7600 (South Africa); Loewe, M. [Facultad de Fisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Casilla 306, Santiago 22 (Chile); Rojas, J. C. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Casilla 1280, Antofagasta (Chile); Zhang, Y. [Centre for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700 (South Africa)

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The hadronic parameters of pseudoscalar ({eta}{sub c}) and scalar ({chi}{sub c}) charmonium are determined at finite temperature from Hilbert moment QCD sum rules. These parameters are the hadron mass, leptonic decay constant, total width, and continuum threshold (s{sub 0}). Results for s{sub 0}(T) in both channels indicate that s{sub 0}(T) starts approximately constant, and then it decreases monotonically with increasing T until it reaches the QCD threshold, s{sub th}=4m{sub Q}{sup 2}, at a critical temperature T=T{sub c{approx_equal}}180 MeV interpreted as the deconfinement temperature. The other hadronic parameters behave qualitatively similarly to those of the J/{psi}, as determined in this same framework. The hadron mass is essentially constant, the total width is initially independent of T, and after T/T{sub c{approx_equal}}0.80 it begins to increase with increasing T up to T/T{sub c{approx_equal}}0.90(0.95) for {chi}{sub c} ({eta}{sub c}), and subsequently it decreases sharply up to T{approx_equal}0.94(0.99)T{sub c}, for {chi}{sub c} ({eta}{sub c}), beyond which the sum rules are no longer valid. The decay constant of {chi}{sub c} at first remains basically flat up to T{approx_equal}0.80T{sub c}, then it starts to decrease up to T{approx_equal}0.90T{sub c}, and finally it increases sharply with increasing T. In the case of {eta}{sub c} the decay constant does not change up to T{approx_equal}0.80T{sub c} where it begins a gentle increase up to T{approx_equal}0.95T{sub c} beyond which it increases dramatically with increasing T. This behavior contrasts with that of light-light and heavy-light quark systems, and it suggests the survival of the {eta}{sub c} and the {chi}{sub c} states beyond the critical temperature, as already found for the J/{psi} from similar QCD sum rules. These conclusions are very stable against changes in the critical temperature in the wide range T{sub c}=180-260 MeV.

  17. Event-by-event fluctuations in perturbative QCD + saturation + hydro model: pinning down QCD matter shear viscosity in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    H. Niemi; K. J. Eskola; R. Paatelainen

    2015-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce an event-by-event perturbative-QCD + saturation + hydro ("EKRT") framework for ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions, where we compute the produced fluctuating QCD-matter energy densities from next-to-leading order perturbative QCD using a saturation conjecture to control soft particle production, and describe the space-time evolution of the QCD matter with dissipative fluid dynamics, event by event. We perform a simultaneous comparison of the centrality dependence of hadronic multiplicities, transverse momentum spectra, and flow coefficients of the azimuth-angle asymmetries, against the LHC and RHIC measurements. We compare also the computed event-by-event probability distributions of relative fluctuations of elliptic flow, and event-plane angle correlations, with the experimental data from Pb+Pb collisions at the LHC. We show how such a systematic multi-energy and multi-observable analysis tests the initial state calculation and the applicability region of hydrodynamics, and in particular how it constrains the temperature dependence of the shear viscosity-to-entropy ratio of QCD matter in its different phases in a remarkably consistent manner.

  18. Theory of Quantum Friction

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    Mario G. Silveirinha

    2014-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Here, we develop a comprehensive quantum theory for the phenomenon of quantum friction. Based on a theory of macroscopic quantum electrodynamics for unstable systems, we calculate the quantum expectation of the friction force, and link the friction effect to the emergence of system instabilities related to the Cherenkov effect. These instabilities may occur due to the hybridization of particular guided modes supported by the individual moving bodies, and selection rules for the interacting modes are derived. It is proven that the quantum friction effect can take place even when the interacting bodies are lossless and made of nondispersive dielectrics.

  19. Extended quantum color coding

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    Hayashi, A.; Hashimoto, T.; Horibe, M. [Department of Applied Physics, Fukui University, Fukui 910-8507 (Japan)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The quantum color coding scheme proposed by Korff and Kempe [e-print quant-ph/0405086] is easily extended so that the color coding quantum system is allowed to be entangled with an extra auxiliary quantum system. It is shown that in the extended scheme we need only {approx}2{radical}(N) quantum colors to order N objects in large N limit, whereas {approx}N/e quantum colors are required in the original nonextended version. The maximum success probability has asymptotics expressed by the Tracy-Widom distribution of the largest eigenvalue of a random Gaussian unitary ensemble (GUE) matrix.

  20. Quantum Operation Time Reversal

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    Crooks, Gavin E.

    2008-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The dynamics of an open quantum system can be described by a quantum operation: A linear, complete positive map of operators. Here, I exhibit a compact expression for the time reversal of a quantum operation, which is closely analogous to the time reversal of a classical Markov transition matrix. Since open quantum dynamics are stochastic, and not, in general, deterministic, the time reversal is not, in general, an inversion of the dynamics. Rather, the system relaxes toward equilibrium in both the forward and reverse time directions. The probability of a quantum trajectory and the conjugate, time reversed trajectory are related by the heat exchanged with the environment.

  1. Hierarchical quantum communication

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    Chitra Shukla; Anirban Pathak

    2013-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A general approach to study the hierarchical quantum information splitting (HQIS) is proposed and the same is used to systematically investigate the possibility of realizing HQIS using different classes of 4-qubit entangled states that are not connected by SLOCC. Explicit examples of HQIS using 4-qubit cluster state and 4-qubit |\\Omega> state are provided. Further, the proposed HQIS scheme is generalized to introduce two new aspects of hierarchical quantum communication. To be precise, schemes of probabilistic hierarchical quantum information splitting and hierarchical quantum secret sharing are obtained by modifying the proposed HQIS scheme. A number of practical situations where hierarchical quantum communication would be of use are also presented.

  2. Quantum Physics and Nanotechnology

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    Vladimir K. Nevolin

    2011-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Experimental studies of infinite (unrestricted at least in one direction) quantum particle motion using probe nanotechnologies have revealed the necessity of revising previous concepts of their motion. Particularly, quantum particles transfer quantum motion nonlocality energy beside classical kinetic energy, in other words, they are in two different kinds of motion simultaneously. The quantum component of the motion energy may be quite considerable under certain circumstances. Some new effects were predicted and proved experimentally in terms of this phenomenon. A new prototype refrigerating device was tested, its principle of operation being based on the effect of transferring the quantum component of the motion energy.

  3. Spectral Properties of the Overlap Dirac Operator in QCD

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    Bietenholz, W; Shcheredin, S

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the eigenvalue distribution of the overlap Dirac operator in quenched QCD on lattices of size 8^{4}, 10^{4} and 12^{4} at beta = 5.85 and beta = 6. We distinguish the topological sectors and study the distributions of the leading non-zero eigenvalues, which are stereographically mapped onto the imaginary axis. Thus they can be compared to the predictions of random matrix theory applied to the epsilon-expansion of chiral perturbation theory. We find a satisfactory agreement, if the physical volume exceeds about (1.2 fm)^{4}. For the unfolded level spacing distribution we find an accurate agreement with the random matrix conjecture on all volumes that we considered.

  4. The infrared behavior of lattice QCD Green's functions

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    Andre Sternbeck

    2006-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate different aspects of lattice QCD in Landau gauge using Monte Carlo simulations. In particular, we focus on the low momentum behavior of gluon and ghost propagators. The gauge group is SU(3). Different systematic effects on the gluon and ghost propagators are studied, e.g. the dependence on the choice of Gribov copies or the influence of dynamical Wilson fermions. We compare our data with results from studies of Dyson-Schwinger equations for the gluon and ghost propagators. We demonstrate that the infrared behavior of both propagators, as found in this thesis, is consistent with different criteria for confinement. However, the running coupling constant, given as a renormalization-group-invariant combination of the gluon and ghost dressing functions, does not expose a finite infrared fixed point. We also report on a first nonperturbative computation of the SU(3) ghost-gluon-vertex renormalization constant and on an investigation of the spectral properties of the Faddeev-Popov operator.

  5. Transverse momentum-dependent parton distribution functions in lattice QCD

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    Engelhardt, Michael G. [New Mexico State University; Musch, Bernhard U. [Tech. University Munich; Haegler, Philipp G. [Tech. University Munich; Negele, John W. [MIT; Schaefer, Andreas [Regensburg

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A fundamental structural property of the nucleon is the distribution of quark momenta, both parallel as well as perpendicular to its propagation. Experimentally, this information is accessible via selected processes such as semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering (SIDIS) and the Drell-Yan process (DY), which can be parametrized in terms of transversemomentum-dependent parton distributions (TMDs). On the other hand, these distribution functions can be extracted from nucleon matrix elements of a certain class of bilocal quark operators in which the quarks are connected by a staple-shaped Wilson line serving to incorporate initial state (DY) or final state (SIDIS) interactions. A scheme for evaluating such matrix elements within lattice QCD is developed. This requires casting the calculation in a particular Lorentz frame, which is facilitated by a parametrization of the matrix elements in terms of invariant amplitudes. Exploratory results are presented for the time-reversal odd Sivers and Boer-Mulders transverse momentum shifts.

  6. Nuclear matter to strange matter transition in holographic QCD

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    Youngman Kim; Yunseok Seo; Sang-Jin Sin

    2009-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct a simple holographic QCD model to study nuclear matter to strange matter transition. The interaction of dense medium and hadrons is taken care of by imposing the force balancing condition for stable D4/D6/D6 configuration. By considering the intermediate and light flavor branes interacting with baryon vertex homogeneously distributed along R^3 space and requesting the energy minimization, we find that there is a well defined transition density as a function of current quark mass. We also find that as density goes up very high, intermediate (or heavy) and light quarks populate equally as expected from the Pauli principle. In this sense, the effect of the Pauli principle is realized as dynamics of D-branes.

  7. Toward the excited isoscalar meson spectrum from lattice QCD

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    Edwards, Robert G.; Dudek, Jozef J.; Thomas, Christopher Edward; Guo, Peng

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the extraction of an excited spectrum of isoscalar mesons using lattice QCD. Calculations on several lattice volumes are performed with a range of light quark masses corresponding to pion masses down to about ~400 MeV. The distillation method enables us to evaluate the required disconnected contributions with high statistical precision for a large number of meson interpolating fields. We find relatively little mixing between light and strange in most JPC channels; one notable exception is the pseudoscalar sector where the approximate SU(3)F octet, singlet structure of the ?, ?' is reproduced. We extract exotic JPC states, identifiedmore »as hybrid mesons in which an excited gluonic field is coupled to a color-octet qqbar pair, along with non-exotic hybrid mesons embedded in a qqbar-like spectrum.« less

  8. Phase transition in finite density and temperature lattice QCD

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    Rui Wang; Ying Chen; Ming Gong; Chuan Liu; Yu-Bin Liu; Zhao-Feng Liu; Jian-Ping Ma; Xiang-Fei Meng; Jian-Bo Zhang

    2015-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the behavior of the chiral condensate in lattice QCD at finite temperature and finite chemical potential. The study was done using two flavors of light quarks and with a series of $\\beta$ and $ma$ at the lattice size $24\\times12^{2}\\times6$. The calculation was done in the Taylar expansion formalism. We are able to calculate the first and second order derivatives of $\\langle\\bar{\\psi}\\psi\\rangle$ in both isoscalar and isovector channels. With the first derivatives being small, we find that the second derivatives are sizable close to the phase transition and the magnitude of $\\bar{\\psi}\\psi$ decreases under the influence of finite chemical potential in both channels.

  9. Phase transition in finite density and temperature lattice QCD

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    Wang, Rui; Gong, Ming; Liu, Chuan; Liu, Yu-Bin; Liu, Zhao-Feng; Ma, Jian-Ping; Meng, Xiang-Fei; Zhang, Jian-Bo

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the behavior of the chiral condensate in lattice QCD at finite temperature and finite chemical potential. The study was done using two flavors of light quarks and with a series of $\\beta$ and $ma$ at the lattice size $24\\times12^{2}\\times6$. The calculation was done in the Taylar expansion formalism. We are able to calculate the first and second order derivatives of $\\langle\\bar{\\psi}\\psi\\rangle$ in both isoscalar and isovector channels. With the first derivatives being small, we find that the second derivatives are sizable close to the phase transition and the magnitude of $\\bar{\\psi}\\psi$ decreases under the influence of finite chemical potential in both channels.

  10. Rare $B$ decays using lattice QCD form factors

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    Horgan, R R; Meinel, S; Wingate, M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this write-up we review and update our recent lattice QCD calculation of $B \\to K^*$, $B_s \\to \\phi$, and $B_s \\to K^*$ form factors [arXiv:1310.3722]. These unquenched calculations, performed in the low-recoil kinematic regime, provide a significant improvement over the use of extrapolated light cone sum rule results. The fits presented here include further kinematic constraints and estimates of additional correlations between the different form factor shape parameters. We use these form factors along with Standard Model determinations of Wilson coefficients to give Standard Model predictions for several observables [arXiv:1310.3887]. The modest improvements to the form factor fits lead to improved determinations of $F_L$, the fraction of longitudinally polarized vector mesons, but have little effect on most other observables.

  11. Rare $B$ decays using lattice QCD form factors

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    R. R. Horgan; Z. Liu; S. Meinel; M. Wingate

    2015-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    In this write-up we review and update our recent lattice QCD calculation of $B \\to K^*$, $B_s \\to \\phi$, and $B_s \\to K^*$ form factors [arXiv:1310.3722]. These unquenched calculations, performed in the low-recoil kinematic regime, provide a significant improvement over the use of extrapolated light cone sum rule results. The fits presented here include further kinematic constraints and estimates of additional correlations between the different form factor shape parameters. We use these form factors along with Standard Model determinations of Wilson coefficients to give Standard Model predictions for several observables [arXiv:1310.3887]. The modest improvements to the form factor fits lead to improved determinations of $F_L$, the fraction of longitudinally polarized vector mesons, but have little effect on most other observables.

  12. QCD thermodynamics with continuum extrapolated Wilson fermions II

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    Szabolcs Borsanyi; Stephan Durr; Zoltan Fodor; Christian Holbling; Sandor D. Katz; Stefan Krieg; Daniel Nogradi; Kalman K. Szabo; Balint C. Toth; Norbert Trombitas

    2015-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We continue our investigation of 2+1 flavor QCD thermodynamics using dynamical Wilson fermions in the fixed scale approach. Two additional pion masses, approximately 440 MeV and 285 MeV, are added to our previous work at 545 MeV. The simulations were performed at 3 or 4 lattice spacings at each pion mass. The renormalized chiral condensate, strange quark number susceptibility and Polyakov loop is obtained as a function of the temperature and we observe a decrease in the light chiral pseudo-critical temperature as the pion mass is lowered while the pseudo-critical temperature associated with the strange quark number susceptibility or the Polyakov loop is only mildly sensitive to the pion mass. These findings are in agreement with previous continuum results obtained in the staggered formulation.

  13. Improved Actions for QCD Thermodynamics on the Lattice

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    B. Beinlich; F. Karsch; E. Laermann

    1995-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Finite cut-off effects strongly influence the thermodynamics of lattice regularized QCD at high temperature in the standard Wilson formulation. We analyze the reduction of finite cut-off effects in formulations of the thermodynamics of $SU(N)$ gauge theories with three different $O(a^2)$ and $O(a^4)$ improved actions. We calculate the energy density and pressure on finite lattices in leading order weak coupling perturbation theory ($T\\rightarrow \\infty$) and perform Monte Carlo simulations with improved $SU(3)$ actions at non-zero $g^2$. Already on lattices with temporal extent $N_\\tau=4$ we find a strong reduction of finite cut-off effects in the high temperature limit, which persists also down to temperatures a few times the deconfinement transition temperature.

  14. Toward the excited isoscalar meson spectrum from lattice QCD

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    Edwards, Robert G. [JLAB; Dudek, Jozef J. [JLAB, Old Dominion U.; Thomas, Christopher Edward [Trinity College, Dublin; Guo, Peng [Indiana U.

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the extraction of an excited spectrum of isoscalar mesons using lattice QCD. Calculations on several lattice volumes are performed with a range of light quark masses corresponding to pion masses down to about ~400 MeV. The distillation method enables us to evaluate the required disconnected contributions with high statistical precision for a large number of meson interpolating fields. We find relatively little mixing between light and strange in most JPC channels; one notable exception is the pseudoscalar sector where the approximate SU(3)F octet, singlet structure of the ?, ?' is reproduced. We extract exotic JPC states, identified as hybrid mesons in which an excited gluonic field is coupled to a color-octet qqbar pair, along with non-exotic hybrid mesons embedded in a qqbar-like spectrum.

  15. QCD thermodynamics with continuum extrapolated Wilson fermions II

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    Borsanyi, Szabolcs; Fodor, Zoltan; Holbling, Christian; Katz, Sandor D; Krieg, Stefan; Nogradi, Daniel; Szabo, Kalman K; Toth, Balint C; Trombitas, Norbert

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We continue our investigation of 2+1 flavor QCD thermodynamics using dynamical Wilson fermions in the fixed scale approach. Two additional pion masses, approximately 440 MeV and 285 MeV, are added to our previous work at 545 MeV. The simulations were performed at 3 or 4 lattice spacings at each pion mass. The renormalized chiral condensate, strange quark number susceptibility and Polyakov loop is obtained as a function of the temperature and we observe a decrease in the light chiral pseudo-critical temperature as the pion mass is lowered while the pseudo-critical temperature associated with the strange quark number susceptibility or the Polyakov loop is only mildly sensitive to the pion mass. These findings are in agreement with previous continuum results obtained in the staggered formulation.

  16. QCD Viscosity to Entropy Density Ratio in the Hadronic Phase

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    Jiunn-Wei Chen; Yen-Han Li; Yen-Fu Liu; Eiji Nakano

    2007-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Shear viscosity (eta) of QCD in the hadronic phase is computed by the coupled Boltzmann equations of pions and nucleons in low temperatures and low baryon number densities. The eta to entropy density ratio eta/s maps out the nuclear gas-liquid phase transition by forming a valley tracing the phase transition line in the temperature-chemical potential plane. When the phase transition turns into a crossover, the eta/s valley gradually disappears. We suspect the general feature for a first-order phase transition is that eta/s has a discontinuity in the bottom of the eta/s valley. The discontinuity coincides with the phase transition line and ends at the critical point. Beyond the critical point, a smooth eta/s valley is seen. However, the valley could disappear further away from the critical point. The eta/s measurements might provide an alternative to identify the critical points.

  17. Toward the excited isoscalar meson spectrum from lattice QCD

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    Edwards, Robert G. [JLAB; Dudek, Jozef J. [JLAB, Old Dominion U.; Thomas, Christopher Edward [Trinity College, Dublin; Guo, Peng [Indiana U.

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the extraction of an excited spectrum of isoscalar mesons using lattice QCD. Calculations on several lattice volumes are performed with a range of light quark masses corresponding to pion masses down to about ~400 MeV. The distillation method enables us to evaluate the required disconnected contributions with high statistical precision for a large number of meson interpolating fields. We find relatively little mixing between light and strange in most JPC channels; one notable exception is the pseudoscalar sector where the approximate SU(3)F octet, singlet structure of the ?, ?' is reproduced. We extract exotic JPC states, identified as hybrid mesons in which an excited gluonic field is coupled to a color-octet qqbar pair, along with non-exotic hybrid mesons embedded in a qqbar-like spectrum.

  18. Magnetic catalysis and inverse magnetic catalysis in QCD

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    Niklas Mueller; Jan M. Pawlowski

    2015-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the effects of strong magnetic fields on the QCD phase structure at vanishing density by solving the gluon and quark gap equations, and by studying the dynamics of the quark scattering with the four-fermi coupling. The chiral crossover temperature as well as the chiral condensate are computed. For asymptotically large magnetic fields we find magnetic catalysis, while we find inverse magnetic catalysis for intermediate magnetic fields. Moreover, for large magnetic fields the chiral phase transition for massless quarks turns into a crossover. The underlying mechanisms are then investigated analytically within a few simplifications of the full numerical analysis. We find that a combination of gluon screening effects and the weakening of the strong coupling is responsible for the phenomenon of inverse catalysis. In turn, the magnetic catalysis at large magnetic field is already indicated by simple arguments based on dimensionality.

  19. Noncommutative QED+QCD and the {beta} function for QED

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    Ettefaghi, M. M.; Haghighat, M.; Mohammadi, R. [Department of Physics, Qom University, Qom 371614-6611 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Department of Physics, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, 84156-83111 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    QED based on {theta}-unexpanded noncomutative space-time in contrast with the noncommutative QED based on {theta}-expanded U(1) gauge theory via the Seiberg-Witten map is one-loop renormalizable. Meanwhile it suffers from asymptotic freedom that is not in agreement with the experiment. We show that the QED part of the U{sub *}(3)xU{sub *}(1) gauge group as an appropriate gauge group for the noncommutative QED+QCD is not only one-loop renormalizable but also has a {beta} function that can be positive, negative and even zero. In fact the {beta} function depends on the mixing parameter {delta}{sub 13} as a free parameter and it will be equal to its counterpart in the ordinary QED for {delta}{sub 13}=0.367{pi}.

  20. ? b ? ? ? + ? ? form factors and differential branching fraction from lattice QCD

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    Detmold, William; Lin, C.-J. David; Meinel, Stefan; Wingate, Matthew

    2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the first lattice QCD determination of the ?b?? transition form factors that govern the rare baryonic decays ?b??l?l? at leading order in heavy-quark effective theory. Our calculations are performed with 2+1 flavors of domain-wall fermions, at two lattice spacings and with pion masses down to 227 MeV. Three-point functions with a wide range of source-sink separations are used to extract the ground-state contributions. The form factors are extrapolated to the physical values of the light-quark masses and to the continuum limit. We use our results to calculate the differential branching fractions for ?b??l?l? with l=e, ?, ? within the standard model. We find agreement with a recent CDF measurement of the ?b?????? differential branching fraction.

  1. $W^+W^-$ production at hadron colliders in NNLO QCD

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    T. Gehrmann; M. Grazzini; S. Kallweit; P. Maierhöfer; A. von Manteuffel; S. Pozzorini; D. Rathlev; L. Tancredi

    2014-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Charged gauge boson pair production at the Large Hadron Collider allows detailed probes of the fundamental structure of electroweak interactions. We present precise theoretical predictions for on-shell $W^+W^-$ production that include, for the first time, QCD effects up to next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbation theory. As compared to next-to-leading order, the inclusive $W^+W^-$ cross section is enhanced by 9% at 7 TeV and 12% at 14 TeV. The residual perturbative uncertainty is at the 3% level. The severe contamination of the $W^+W^-$ cross section due to top-quark resonances is discussed in detail. Comparing different definitions of top-free $W^+W^-$ production in the four and five flavour number schemes, we demonstrate that top-quark resonances can be separated from the inclusive $W^+W^-$ cross section without significant loss of theoretical precision.

  2. Quantum ballistic evolution in quantum mechanics: Application to quantum computers

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    Benioff, P. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)] [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum computers are important examples of processes whose evolution can be described in terms of iterations of single-step operators or their adjoints. Based on this, Hamiltonian evolution of processes with associated step operators {ital T} is investigated here. The main limitation of this paper is to processes which evolve quantum ballistically, i.e., motion restricted to a collection of nonintersecting or distinct paths on an arbitrary basis. The main goal of this paper is proof of a theorem which gives necessary and sufficient conditions that {ital T} must satisfy so that there exists a Hamiltonian description of quantum ballistic evolution for the process, namely, that {ital T} is a partial isometry and is orthogonality preserving and stable on some basis. Simple examples of quantum ballistic evolution for quantum Turing machines with one and with more than one type of elementary step are discussed. It is seen that for nondeterministic machines the basis set can be quite complex with much entanglement present. It is also proven that, given a step operator {ital T} for an arbitrary {ital deterministic} quantum Turing machine, it is decidable if {ital T} is stable and orthogonality preserving, and if quantum ballistic evolution is possible. The proof fails if {ital T} is a step operator for a {ital nondeterministic} machine. It is an open question if such a decision procedure exists for nondeterministic machines. This problem does not occur in classical mechanics. Also the definition of quantum Turing machines used here is compared with that used by other authors. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

  3. AdS/CFT and Exclusive Processes in QCD

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    Stanley J. Brodsky; Guy F. de Teramond

    2007-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The AdS/CFT correspondence between string theory in AdS space and conformal field theories in physical space-time leads to an analytic, semi-classical model for strongly-coupled QCD which has scale invariance and dimensional counting at short distances and color confinement at large distances. One can use holography to map the amplitude describing the hadronic state in the fifth dimension of Anti-de Sitter space to the light-front wavefunctions of hadrons in physical space-time, thus providing a relativistic description of hadrons in QCD at the amplitude level. In particular, we show that there is an exact correspondence between the fifth-dimensional coordinate of AdS space z and a specific impact variable zeta which measures the separation of the quark and gluonic constituents within the hadron in ordinary space-time. New relativistic light-front equations in ordinary space-time can then be derived which reproduce the results obtained using the 5-dimensional theory. The effective light-front equations possess elegant algebraic structures and integrability properties. This connection between the AdS and the light-front representations allows one to compute the analytic form of the frame-independent light-front wavefunctions, the fundamental entities which encode hadron properties and allow the computation of decay constants, form factors, deeply virtual Compton scattering, exclusive heavy hadron decays and other exclusive scattering amplitudes. As specific examples we compute the pion coupling constant and study the behavior of the pion form factor in the space and time-like regions. We also determine the Dirac form factors of the proton and neutron in the space-like region.

  4. Discovering the QCD Axion with Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

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    Asimina Arvanitaki; Masha Baryakhtar; Xinlu Huang

    2015-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Advanced LIGO may be the first experiment to detect gravitational waves. Through superradiance of stellar black holes, it may also be the first experiment to discover the QCD axion with decay constant above the GUT scale. When an axion's Compton wavelength is comparable to the size of a black hole, the axion binds to the black hole, forming a "gravitational atom." Through the superradiance process, the number of axions occupying the bound levels grows exponentially, extracting energy and angular momentum from the black hole. Axions transitioning between levels of the gravitational atom and axions annihilating to gravitons can produce observable gravitational wave signals. The signals are long-lasting, monochromatic, and can be distinguished from ordinary astrophysical sources. We estimate up to O(1) transition events at aLIGO for an axion between 10^-11 and 10^-10 eV and up to 10^4 annihilation events for an axion between 10^-13 and 10^-11 eV. In the event of a null search, aLIGO can constrain the axion mass for a range of rapidly spinning black hole formation rates. Axion annihilations are also promising for much lighter masses at future lower-frequency gravitational wave observatories; the rates have large uncertainties, dominated by supermassive black hole spin distributions. Our projections for aLIGO are robust against perturbations from the black hole environment and account for our updated exclusion on the QCD axion of 6*10^-13 eV < ma < 2*10^-11 eV suggested by stellar black hole spin measurements.

  5. Heavy-light quarks interactions in QCD vacuum

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    Mirzayusuf Musakhanov

    2015-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    QCD vacuum instantons induce very strong interactions between light quarks, which generate large dynamical light quark mass M for initially almost massless quarks and can bound these quarks to produce almost massless pions in accordance with the spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry (S\\chiSB). On the other hand, the QCD vacuum instantons generate heavy-light quark interactions terms, which are responsible for the effects of S\\chiSB in a heavy-light quark system. Summing the re-scattering series that lead to the total light quark propagator and making few further steps, we get the fermionized representation of low-frequencies light quark determinant in the presence of the quark sources, which is relevant for our problems. The next important step in the line of this strategy is to derive the equation and calculate the heavy quark propagator in the instanton media and in the presence of light quarks. This one provide finally the heavy and N_f light quarks interaction term. As an example, we derive heavy quark-light mesons interaction term for the N_f=2 case. If we take the average instanton size \\rho=0.35 fm, and average inter-instanton distance R=0.856 fm from our previous estimates, we obtain at LO on 1/N_c expansion dynamical light quark mass M = 570 MeV and instanton media contribution to heavy quark mass \\Delta M=148 MeV. These factors define the coupling between heavy and light quarks and, certainly, between heavy quarks and light mesons. We will apply this approach to heavy quark and heavy-light quark systems.

  6. Contact Term, its Holographic Description in QCD and Dark Energy

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    Ariel R. Zhitnitsky

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we study the well known contact term, which is the key element in resolving the so-called $U(1)_A$ problem in QCD. We study this term using the dual Holographic Description. We argue that in the dual picture the contact term is saturated by the D2 branes which can be interpreted as the tunnelling events in Minkowski space-time. We quote a number of direct lattice results supporting this identification. We also argue that the contact term receives a Casimir -like correction $\\sim (\\Lqcd R)^{-1}$ rather than naively expected $\\exp(-\\Lqcd R)$ when the Minkowski space-time ${\\cal R}_{3,1}$ is replaced by a large but finite manifold with a size $R$. Such a behaviour is consistent with other QFT-based computations when power like corrections are due to nontrivial properties of topological sectors of the theory. In holographic description such a behaviour is due to massless Ramond-Ramond (RR) field living in the bulk of multidimensional space when power like corrections is a natural outcome of massless RR field. In many respects the phenomenon is similar to the Aharonov -Casher effect when the "modular electric field" can penetrate into a superconductor where the electric field is exponentially screened. The role of "modular operator" from Aharonov -Casher effect is played by large gauge transformation operator $\\cal{T}$ in 4d QCD, resulting the transparency of the system to topologically nontrivial pure gauge configurations. We discuss some profound consequences of our findings. In particular, we speculate that a slow variation of the contact term in expanding universe might be the main source of the observed Dark Energy.

  7. Superradiant Quantum Heat Engine

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    Ali Ü. C. Hardal; Özgür E. Müstecapl?oglu

    2015-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum physics revolutionized classical disciplines of mechanics, statistical physics, and electrodynamics. One branch of scientific knowledge however seems untouched: thermodynamics. Major motivation behind thermodynamics is to develop efficient heat engines. Technology has a trend to miniaturize engines, reaching to quantum regimes. Development of quantum heat engines (QHEs) requires emerging field of quantum thermodynamics. Studies of QHEs debate whether quantum coherence can be used as a resource. We explore an alternative where it can function as an effective catalyst. We propose a QHE which consists of a photon gas inside an optical cavity as the working fluid and quantum coherent atomic clusters as the fuel. Utilizing the superradiance, where a cluster can radiate quadratically faster than a single atom, we show that the work output becomes proportional to the square of the number of the atoms. In addition to practical value of cranking up QHE, our result is a fundamental difference of a quantum fuel from its classical counterpart.

  8. Adiabatic Quantum Transistors

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    Bacon, Dave; Flammia, Steven T.; Crosswhite, Gregory M.

    2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a many-body quantum system that can be made to quantum compute by the adiabatic application of a large applied field to the system. Prior to the application of the field, quantum information is localized on one boundary of the device, and after the application of the field, this information propagates to the other side of the device, with a quantum circuit applied to the information. The applied circuit depends on the many-body Hamiltonian of the material, and the computation takes place in a degenerate ground space with symmetry-protected topological order. Such “adiabatic quantum transistors” are universal adiabatic quantum computing devices that have the added benefit of being modular. Here, we describe this model, provide arguments for why it is an efficient model of quantum computing, and examine these many-body systems in the presence of a noisy environment.

  9. Adiabatic topological quantum computing

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    Chris Cesare; Andrew J. Landahl; Dave Bacon; Steven T. Flammia; Alice Neels

    2014-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Topological quantum computing promises error-resistant quantum computation without active error correction. However, there is a worry that during the process of executing quantum gates by braiding anyons around each other, extra anyonic excitations will be created that will disorder the encoded quantum information. Here we explore this question in detail by studying adiabatic code deformations on Hamiltonians based on topological codes, notably Kitaev's surface codes and the more recently discovered color codes. We develop protocols that enable universal quantum computing by adiabatic evolution in a way that keeps the energy gap of the system constant with respect to the computation size and introduces only simple local Hamiltonian interactions. This allows one to perform holonomic quantum computing with these topological quantum computing systems. The tools we develop allow one to go beyond numerical simulations and understand these processes analytically.

  10. Trajectories without quantum uncertainties

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    Eugene S. Polzik; Klemens Hammerer

    2014-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A common knowledge suggests that trajectories of particles in quantum mechanics always have quantum uncertainties. These quantum uncertainties set by the Heisenberg uncertainty principle limit precision of measurements of fields and forces, and ultimately give rise to the standard quantum limit in metrology. With the rapid developments of sensitivity of measurements these limits have been approached in various types of measurements including measurements of fields and acceleration. Here we show that a quantum trajectory of one system measured relatively to the other "reference system" with an effective negative mass can be quantum uncertainty--free. The method crucially relies on the generation of an Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen entangled state of two objects, one of which has an effective negative mass. From a practical perspective these ideas open the way towards force and acceleration measurements at new levels of sensitivity far below the standard quantum limit.

  11. Perturbative renormalization of proton observables in lattice QCD using domain wall fermions

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    Bistrović , Bojan

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Deep inelastic scattering unambiguously measures hadron observables characterizing the quark-gluon structure of hadrons. The only way to calculate these observables from first principles is lattice QCD. Experiments measure ...

  12. Determination of the ?(1232) axial and pseudoscalar form factors from lattice QCD

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    Alexandrou, Constantia

    We present a lattice QCD calculation of the ?(1232) matrix elements of the axial-vector and pseudoscalar currents. The decomposition of these matrix elements into the appropriate Lorentz invariant form factors is carried ...

  13. Explorations of the quark substructure of the nucleon in lattice QCD

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    Bratt, Jonathan D. (Jonathan Daniel)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lattice gauge theory is a valuable tool for understanding how properties of the nucleon arise from the fundamental interactions of QCD. Numerical computations on the lattice can be used not only for first principles ...

  14. Exploration of the role of diquarks in hadrons using lattice QCD

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    Varilly, Patrick S

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform a number of measurements relevant to nuclear and particle physics by using the tools of lattice QCD. We verify our lattice calculations by reproducing published meson masses. We then study the light quark ...

  15. Low Dirac Eigenmodes and the Topological and Chiral Structure of the QCD Vacuum

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    H. B. Thacker

    2000-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Several lattice calculations which probe the chiral and topological structure of QCD are discussed. The results focus attention on the low-lying eigenmodes of the Dirac operator in typical gauge field configurations.

  16. A proposal for simulating QCD at finite chemical potential on the lattice

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    B. Alles; E. M. Moroni

    2002-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    An algorithm to simulate full QCD with 3 colours at nonzero chemical potential on the lattice is proposed. The algorithm works for small values of the chemical potential and can be used to extract expectation values of CPT invariant operators.

  17. Some recent advances in the bottom-up holographic approach to QCD

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    Afonin, S. S. [Saint Petersburg State University, 1 ul. Ulyanovskaya, St. Petersburg, 198504 (Russian Federation)

    2014-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We give a brief report on our recent results in the bottom-up holographic approach to QCD. The holographic description of the heavy vector quarkonia and generalization of the Soft Wall model are discussed.

  18. Nuclear physics in soft-wall AdS/QCD: deuteron electromagnetic form factors

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    Gutsche, Thomas; Schmidt, Ivan; Vega, Alfredo

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a calculation of the deuteron electromagnetic form factors in a soft-wall AdS/QCD approach. The power scaling of the deuteron form factors is consistent with quark counting rules.

  19. Decays of excited baryons in the large Nc expansion of QCD

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    Jose Goity; Norberto Scoccola

    2006-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the analysis of the decay widths of excited baryons in the framework of the 1/Nc expansion of QCD. These studies are performed up to order 1/Nc and include both positive and negative parity excited baryons.

  20. Magnetic and electric contributions to the energy loss in a dynamical QCD medium

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    Magdalena Djordjevic

    2011-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The computation of radiative energy loss in a finite size QCD medium with dynamical constituents is a key ingredient for obtaining reliable predictions for jet quenching in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions. It was previously shown that energy loss in dynamical QCD medium is significantly higher compared to static QCD medium. To understand this difference, we here analyze magnetic and electric contributions to energy loss in dynamical QCD medium. We find that the significantly higher energy loss in the dynamical case is entirely due to appearance of magnetic contribution in the dynamical medium. While for asymptotically high energies, the energy loss in static and dynamical medium approach the same value, we find that the physical origin of the energy loss in these two cases is different.

  1. Quantum Thermodynamic Cycles and Quantum Heat Engines (II)

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    H. T. Quan

    2009-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the quantum mechanical generalization of force or pressure, and then we extend the classical thermodynamic isobaric process to quantum mechanical systems. Based on these efforts, we are able to study the quantum version of thermodynamic cycles that consist of quantum isobaric process, such as quantum Brayton cycle and quantum Diesel cycle. We also consider the implementation of quantum Brayton cycle and quantum Diesel cycle with some model systems, such as single particle in 1D box and single-mode radiation field in a cavity. These studies lay the microscopic (quantum mechanical) foundation for Szilard-Zurek single molecule engine.

  2. gamma+gamma --> pi+pi, K+K : leading term QCD vs handbag model

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    Victor L. Chernyak

    2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The "handbag" model was proposed as an alternative, at the present day energies, to the leading term QCD predictions for some hard exclusive processes. The recent precise data from the Belle Collaboration on the large angle cross sections $\\gamma\\gamma --> \\pi\\pi, KK $ allow a check of these two approaches to be performed. It is shown that the handbag model fails to describe the data from Belle, while the leading term QCD predictions are in reasonable agreement with these data

  3. arXiv:1311.5455v1 NLO QCD Corrections to Electroweak Higgs Boson

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    Lunds Universitet,

    arXiv:1311.5455v1 [hep­ph] 21 Nov 2013 NLO QCD Corrections to Electroweak Higgs Boson Plus Three.sjodahl@thep.lu.se The implementation of the full next­to­leading order (NLO) QCD corrections to electroweak Higgs boson plus three jet Model (SM) Higgs boson [3, 4, 5, 6]. Further, reports from the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations indicate

  4. Cosmological Consequences of QCD Phase Transition(s) in Early Universe

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    Tawfik, A. [ECTP, Egyptian Center for Theoretical Physics, MTI Modern University, Mukattam Cairo (Egypt)

    2009-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the cosmological consequences of QCD phase transition(s) on the early universe. We argue that our recent knowledge about the transport properties of quark-gluon plasma (QGP) should thraw additional lights on the actual time evolution of our universe. Understanding the nature of QCD phase transition(s), which can be studied in lattice gauge theory and verified in heavy ion experiments, provides an explanation for cosmological phenomenon stem from early universe.

  5. Absolute Measure of Local Chirality and the Chiral Polarization Scale of the QCD Vacuum

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    Andrei Alexandru; Terrence Draper; Ivan Horváth; Thomas Streuer

    2010-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of the absolute measure of local chirality is championed since it has a uniform distribution for randomly reshuffled chiral components so that any deviations from uniformity in the associated "X-distribution" are directly attributable to QCD-induced dynamics. We observe a transition in the qualitative behavior of this absolute X-distribution of low-lying eigenmodes which, we propose, defines a chiral polarization scale of the QCD vacuum.

  6. QCD condensates of dimension D=6 and D=8 from hadronic tau-decays

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    A. A. Almasy; K. Schilcher; H. Spiesberger

    2006-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The high-precision data from hadronic tau decays allows one to extract information on QCD condensates. Using the finalized ALEPH data, we obtain a more rigorous determination of the dimension 6 and 8 condensates for the V-A correlator. In particular, we find that the recent data fix a certain linear combination of these QCD condensates to a precision at the level of O(2%). Our approach relies on more general assumptions than alternative approaches based on finite energy sum rules.

  7. REMARKS ON THE MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHOD APPLIED TO FINITE TEMPERATURE LATTICE QCD.

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    UMEDA, T.; MATSUFURU, H.

    2005-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We make remarks on the Maximum Entropy Method (MEM) for studies of the spectral function of hadronic correlators in finite temperature lattice QCD. We discuss the virtues and subtlety of MEM in the cases that one does not have enough number of data points such as at finite temperature. Taking these points into account, we suggest several tests which one should examine to keep the reliability for the results, and also apply them using mock and lattice QCD data.

  8. Remarks on the Maximum Entropy Method applied to finite temperature lattice QCD

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    Takashi Umeda; Hideo Matsufuru

    2005-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We make remarks on the Maximum Entropy Method (MEM) for studies of the spectral function of hadronic correlators in finite temperature lattice QCD. We discuss the virtues and subtlety of MEM in the cases that one does not have enough number of data points such as at finite temperature. Taking these points into account, we suggest several tests which one should examine to keep the reliability for the results, and also apply them using mock and lattice QCD data.

  9. Evidence for the role of instantons in hadron structure from lattice QCD

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    Chu, M. (W. K. Kellogg Radiation Laboratory, Caltech 106-38, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)); Grandy, J.M. (T-8 Group, MS B-285, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)); Huang, S. (Department of Physics, FM-15, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States) Center for Theoretical Physics, Laboratory for Nuclear Science, Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)); Negele, J.W. (Center for Theoretical Physics, Laboratory for Nuclear Science Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States))

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cooling is used as a filter on a set of gluon fields sampling the Wilson action to selectively remove essentially all fluctuations of the gluon field except for the instantons. The close agreement between quenched lattice QCD results with cooled and uncooled configurations for vacuum correlation functions of hadronic currents and for density-density correlation functions in hadronic bound states provides strong evidence for the dominant role of instantons in determining light hadron structure and quark propagation in the QCD vacuum.

  10. Anomalous Quantum Hall Effect of 4D Graphene in Background Fields

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    L. B Drissi; H. Mhamdi; E. H Saidi

    2011-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Bori\\c{c}i-Creutz (\\emph{BC}) model describing the dynamics of light quarks in lattice \\emph{QCD} has been shown to be intimately linked to the four dimensional extension of 2D graphene refereed below to as four dimensional graphene (\\emph{4D-graphene}). Borrowing ideas from the field theory description of the usual \\emph{2D} graphene, we study in this paper the anomalous quantum Hall effect (AQHE) of the \\emph{BC} fermions in presence of a constant background field strength $\\mathcal{F}_{\\mu \

  11. An Introduction to Quantum Control

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    James, Matthew

    , stochastic control, quantum control, systems biology, networks, etc modern control #12;Quantum Control: Control of physical systems whose behaviour is dominated by the laws of quantum mechanics. 2003: Dowling of Quantum Control: controller quantum system control actions #12;· Closed loop - control actions depend

  12. Generalized quantum defect methods in quantum chemistry

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    Altunata, Serhan

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The reaction matrix of multichannel quantum defect theory, K, gives a complete picture of the electronic structure and the electron - nuclear dynamics for a molecule. The reaction matrix can be used to examine both bound ...

  13. On the "principle of the quantumness", the quantumness of Relativity,

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    D'Ariano, Giacomo Mauro

    -priority, and that the Lucien Hardy's program on Quantum Gravity should be paralleled by an analogous program on Quantum Field of Quantum Gravity--Lucien Hardy would say. Or, even to a more profound understanding of the whole Physics

  14. Quantum Signatures of Spacetime Graininess Quantum Signatures of Spacetime

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    Quantum Field Theory on Noncommutative Spacetime Implementing Poincaré Symmetry Hopf Algebras, Drinfel Quantum Mechanics on Noncommutative Spacetime 4 Quantum Field Theory on Noncommutative Spacetime Covariant Derivatives and Field Strength Noncommutative Gauge Theories 6 Signatures of Spin

  15. Revealing Quantum Advantage in a Quantum Network

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    Kaushiki Mukherjee; Biswajit Paul; Debasis Sarkar

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The assumption of source independence was used to reveal nonlocal (apart from standard Bell-CHSH scenario) nature of correlations generated in entanglement swapping experiments. In this work, we have derived a set of sufficient criteria, imposed on the states (produced by the sources) under which source independence can reveal nonbilocal nature of correlations in a quantum network. To show this, we have considered real two qubit X states thereby discussing the various utilities of assuming source independence in a quantum network.

  16. Thermodynamics of two-flavor lattice QCD with an improved Wilson quark action at non-zero temperature and density

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    Y. Maezawa; S. Aoki; S. Ejiri; T. Hatsuda; N. Ishii; K. Kanaya; N. Ukita

    2007-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the current status of our systematic studies of the QCD thermodynamics by lattice QCD simulations with two flavors of improved Wilson quarks. We evaluate the critical temperature of two flavor QCD in the chiral limit at zero chemical potential and show the preliminary result. Also we discuss fluctuations at none-zero temperature and density by calculating the quark number and isospin susceptibilities and their derivatives with respect to chemical potential.

  17. Models of quantum computation and quantum programming languages

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    J. A. Miszczak

    2011-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of the presented paper is to provide an introduction to the basic computational models used in quantum information theory. We review various models of quantum Turing machine, quantum circuits and quantum random access machine (QRAM) along with their classical counterparts. We also provide an introduction to quantum programming languages, which are developed using the QRAM model. We review the syntax of several existing quantum programming languages and discuss their features and limitations.

  18. Photonic quantum technologies

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    Jeremy L. O'Brien; Akira Furusawa; Jelena Vu?kovi?

    2010-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The first quantum technology, which harnesses uniquely quantum mechanical effects for its core operation, has arrived in the form of commercially available quantum key distribution systems that achieve enhanced security by encoding information in photons such that information gained by an eavesdropper can be detected. Anticipated future quantum technologies include large-scale secure networks, enhanced measurement and lithography, and quantum information processors, promising exponentially greater computation power for particular tasks. Photonics is destined for a central role in such technologies owing to the need for high-speed transmission and the outstanding low-noise properties of photons. These technologies may use single photons or quantum states of bright laser beams, or both, and will undoubtably apply and drive state-of-the-art developments in photonics.

  19. Generalized quantum secret sharing

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    Singh, Sudhir Kumar; Srikanth, R. [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Optics Group, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore-560080 (India)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore a generalization of quantum secret sharing (QSS) in which classical shares play a complementary role to quantum shares, exploring further consequences of an idea first studied by Nascimento, Mueller-Quade, and Imai [Phys. Rev. A 64, 042311 (2001)]. We examine three ways, termed inflation, compression, and twin thresholding, by which the proportion of classical shares can be augmented. This has the important application that it reduces quantum (information processing) players by replacing them with their classical counterparts, thereby making quantum secret sharing considerably easier and less expensive to implement in a practical setting. In compression, a QSS scheme is turned into an equivalent scheme with fewer quantum players, compensated for by suitable classical shares. In inflation, a QSS scheme is enlarged by adding only classical shares and players. In a twin-threshold scheme, we invoke two separate thresholds for classical and quantum shares based on the idea of information dilution.

  20. INSTITUTE for QUANTUM STRUCTURES AND DEVICES

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    Plotkin, Steven S.

    , and #12;the design and fabrication of quantum devices based on magnetic, quantum dot, and superconducting