Roland Hoffmann

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LPHA A Collaboration Abstract: We present a new normalization condition for the axial current, derived from the PCAC relation with non–vanishing quark mass. This condition is expected to reduce mass effects in the chiral extrapolation of the results for the normalization factor Z A. The application to the two–flavor theory with improved Wilson fermions(More)
The running of renormalized quark masses is computed in lattice QCD with two massless O(a) improved Wilson quarks. The regularization and flavor independent factor that relates running quark masses to the renor-malization group invariant ones is evaluated in the Schrödinger Functional scheme. Using existing data for the scale r 0 and the pseudoscalar meson(More)
A non–perturbative determination of the axial current improvement coefficient c A is performed with two flavors of dynamical improved Wilson fermions and plaque-tte gauge action. The improvement condition is formulated with Schrödinger functional boundary conditions and enforced at constant physical volume. Large sensitivity is obtained by using two(More)
As a feasibility study for a scaling test we investigate the behavior of algorithms for dynamical fermions in the N f = 2 Schrödinger functional at an intermediate volume of 1 fm 4. Simulations were performed using HMC with two pseudo–fermions and PHMC at lattice spacings of approximately 0.1 and 0.07 fm. We show that some algorithmic problems are due to(More)
We present a new normalization condition for the axial current, which is derived from the PCAC relation with non–vanishing mass. Using this condition reduces the O(r0m) corrections to the axial current normalization constant ZA for an easier chiral extrapolation in the cases, where simulations at zero quark–mass are not possible. The method described here(More)
Using Schrödinger functional techniques, we determine the coefficient of the clover term necessary for non-perturbative O(a) improvement of hypercubic smeared Wilson fermions on a quenched plaquette action background. Unlike for unsmeared Wilson fermions, the resulting clover coefficients are close to the tree–level value even at coarse lattice spacings,(More)