Non-perturbative improvement of stout-smeared three flavour clover fermions

N. Cundy, M. Göckeler, R. Horsley, T. Kaltenbrunner, A. D. Kennedy, Y. Nakamura, H. Perlt, D. Pleiter, P. E. L. Rakow, A. Schäfer, G. Schierholz, A. Schiller, H. Stüben, J. M. Zanotti

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We discuss a 3-flavour lattice QCD action with clover improvement in which the fermion matrix has single level stout smearing for the hopping terms together with unsmeared links for the clover term. With the (tree-level) Symanzik improved gluon action this constitutes the Stout Link Non-perturbative Clover or SLiNC action. To cancel O(a) terms the clover term coefficient has to be tuned. We present here results of a non-perturbative determination of this coefficient using the Schroedinger functional and as a by-product a determination of the critical hopping parameter. Comparisons of the results are made with lowest order perturbation theory
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)094507
Number of pages16
JournalPhysical Review D
Publication statusPublished - May 2009


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