It has been shown that in the twisted mass formulation of Lattice QCD at maximal twist large cutoff effects are generated when the quark mass becomes of O(a Lambda(2)(QCD)). In general, these effects can be suppressed in two ways: either by choosing the critical quark mass in an "optimal way" or by adding the Clover term to the twisted action. We investigate the second option by performing a quenched lattice QCD simulation with twisted Clover fermions and pion masses as low as 280 MeV. We show that the Clover term is indeed efficient in reducing the large cutoff effects. In particular, the so-called bending phenomenon observed in the determination of the pion decay constant is cured in this way. In addition, by using maximally twisted Clover fermions, we provide a nonperturbative determination of the vector current renormalization constant Z(V) as well as of the nonperturbatively renormalized light quark masses. Finally, we calculate the connected contribution to the charged-neutral pseudoscalar meson mass splitting, finding that the introduction of the Clover term in the twisted action is also beneficial, in the quenched approximation, in reducing cutoff effects related to the isospin symmetry breaking at finite lattice spacing.
|Titolo:||Exploring twisted mass lattice QCD with the Clover term|
|Autori:||D. Becirevic; P.H. Boucaud; V. Lubicz; Guido Martinelli; F. Mescia; S. Simula; C. Tarantino|
|Rivista:||PHYSICAL REVIEW D, PARTICLES, FIELDS, GRAVITATION, AND COSMOLOGY|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/physrevd.74.034501|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|