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Results from recent lattice calculations of the decay constants fB and fD are reviewed. A discussion of the methods currently used is presented, together with an outline of the various systematic effects involved.
The vector meson mass is extracted from a large sample of partially quenched, two-flavor lattice QCD simulations. For the first time, discretisation, finite-volume and partial quenching artefacts are treated in a unified framework which is consistent with the low-energy behaviour of QCD. This analysis incorporates the leading infrared behaviour dictated by… (More)
The lattice technique of studying the strong interaction of matter is used to obtain predictions of the hadronic spectrum. These simulations were performed by the UKQCD collaboration using full (unquenched) QCD. Details of the results, a comparison with quenched data, and novel methods of extracting spectral properties are described.
We present results of a simulation of QCD on a 16 3 × 4 lattice with 2 continuum flavors of p4-improved staggered fermion with mass m/T = 0.4. Derivatives of the thermodynamic grand potential Ω with respect to quark chemical potential µ q up to fourth order are calculated, enabling estimates of the pressure, quark number density and associated… (More)
In lattice QCD, the maximum entropy method can be used to reconstruct spectral functions from Euclidean correlators obtained in numerical simulations. We show that at finite temperature the most commonly used algorithm, employing Bryan's method, is inherently unstable at small energies and gives a modification that avoids this. We demonstrate this approach… (More)
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= and c) survive up to temperatures close to 2T c , while the P-waves (c0 and c1) melt away below 1:2T c .
Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) is an application area that requires access to large super-computing resources and generates huge amounts of raw data. UKQCD currently stores and requires access to around five terabytes of data, a figure that is expected to grow dramatically as the collaborations purpose built HPC system, QCDOC, comes on line in 2004. This data… (More)
Using the results of several quenched lattice simulations, we predict the value of the strange and charm quark masses in the continuum at the next-to-leading order, m M S s (µ = 2 GeV) = (128 ± 18) MeV and m M S ch (µ = 2 GeV) = (1.48± 0.28) GeV. The errors quoted above have been estimated by taking into account the original statistical error of the lattice… (More)
We present preliminary results for meson spectral functions at nonzero momentum, obtained from quenched lattice QCD simulations at finite temperature using the Maximal Entropy Method. Twisted boundary conditions are used to have access to many momenta p ∼ T. For light quarks, we observe a drastic modification when heating the system from below to above T c.… (More)
In this paper we study O(2000) (quenched) lattice configurations from the APE collaboration, for different lattice volumes and for 6.0 ≤ β ≤ 6.4 using both the Wilson and the SW-Clover fermion actions. We determine the light hadronic spectrum and meson decay constants and study the mesonic dispersion relation. We extract the hadronic variable J and the… (More)