Patterns of flavour symmetry breaking in hadron matrix elements involving u, d and s quarks

QCDSF-UKQCD-CSSM Collaboration

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By considering a flavour expansion about the SU(3)-flavour symmetric point, we investigate how flavour-blindness constrains octet baryon matrix elements after SU(3) is broken by the mass difference between quarks. Similarly to hadron masses we find the expansions to be constrained along a mass trajectory where the singlet quark mass is held constant, which provides invaluable insight into the mechanism of flavour symmetry breaking and proves beneficial for extrapolations to the physical point. Expansions are given up to third order in the expansion parameters. Considering higher orders would give no further constraints on the expansion parameters. The relation of the expansion coefficients to the quark-line-connected and quark-line disconnected terms in the 3-point correlation functions is also given. As we consider Wilson clover-like fermions, the addition of improvement coefficients is also discussed and shown to be included in the formalism developed here. As an example of the method we investigate this numerically via a lattice calculation of the flavour-conserving matrix elements of the vector first class form factors.
Original languageEnglish
Article number114516
Number of pages70
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2019


  • hep-lat
  • hep-ph
  • nucl-th


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