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Hypercubic effects in semileptonic decays of heavy mesons, toward $B \to \pi \ell\nu$ with Nf=2+1+1 Twisted fermions

Jul 27, 2018, 4:30 PM
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Weak Decays and Matrix Elements Weak Decays and Matrix Elements


Dr Lorenzo Riggio (INFN Sez. Roma Tre)


We present a preliminary study toward a lattice determination of the vector and scalar form factors of the $B \to \pi \ell \nu$ semileptonic decays. We compute the form factors relative to the transition between pseudo-scalar heavy mesons, with masses above the D-mass, and the pion. We simulate the valence heavy quark with a mass in the range $ m_c < m_h < 2m_c $. Lorentz symmetry breaking due to hypercubic effects is clearly observed in the data and included in the decomposition of the current matrix elements in terms of additional form factors. We discuss the size of this breaking as the parent-meson mass increases. Our analysis is based on the gauge configurations produced by the European Twisted Mass Collaboration with $N_f = 2 + 1 + 1$ flavors of dynamical quarks. We simulated at three different values of the lattice spacing and with pion masses as small as 210 MeV.

Primary author

Dr Lorenzo Riggio (INFN Sez. Roma Tre)


Dr Cecilia Tarantino (Università di Roma Tre) Dr Giorgio Salerno (Università di Roma Tre and LPT Orsay) Dr Silvano Simula (INFN Sez. Roma Tre) Prof. Vittorio Lubicz (Università di Roma Tre)

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