Dynamically-coupled partial-waves in ρπ isospin-2 scattering from lattice QCD

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Dudek, JJ 
Edwards, RG 
Wilson, DJ 

We present the first determination of ρπ scattering, incorporating dynamically-coupled partial-waves, using lattice QCD, a first-principles numerical approach to QCD. Considering the case of isospin-2 ρπ, we calculate partial-wave amplitudes with J≤3 and determine the degree of dynamical mixing between the coupled S and D-wave channels with JP=1+. The analysis makes use of the relationship between scattering amplitudes and the discrete spectrum of states in the finite volume lattice. Constraints on the scattering amplitudes are provided by over one hundred energy levels computed on two lattice volumes at various overall momenta and in several irreducible representations of the relevant symmetry groups. The spectra follow from variational analyses of matrices of correlations functions computed with large bases of meson-meson operators. Calculations are performed with degenerate light and strange quarks tuned to the physical strange quark mass so that mπ∼700 MeV, ensuring that the ρ is stable against strong decay. This work demonstrates the successful application of techniques, opening the door to calculations of scattering processes that incorporate the effects of dynamically-coupled partial-waves, including those involving resonances or bound states.

Lattice field theory simulation, QCD Phenomenology
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Journal of High Energy Physics
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Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Science and Technology Facilities Council (ST/P000681/1)
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