New scheme for the running coupling constant in gauge theories using Wilson loops

@article{Bilgici2009NewSF,
  title={New scheme for the running coupling constant in gauge theories using Wilson loops},
  author={E. Bilgici and A. Flachi and E. Itou and M. Kurachi and C-J Lin and H. Matsufuru and H. Ohki and T. Onogi and T. Yamazaki},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2009},
  volume={80},
  pages={034507}
}
We propose a new renormalization scheme of the running coupling constant in general gauge theories using the Wilson loops. The renormalized coupling constant is obtained from the Creutz ratio in lattice simulations and the corresponding perturbative coefficient at the leading order. The latter can be calculated by adopting the zeta-function resummation techniques. We perform a benchmark test of our scheme in quenched QCD with the plaquette gauge action. The running of the coupling constant is… Expand
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