Use of stochastic sources for the lattice determination of light quark physics

Peter Boyle, A. Juettner, C. Kelly, Richard Kenway

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In this paper we investigate the benefits of using Z(2) circle times Z(2) single timeslice stochastic sources for the calculation of light quark physics on the lattice. Meson 2-point correlators measured using sources stochastic in only spin and those stochastic in both spin and colour indices are compared to point source correlators on the unit gauge and on a 16(3) x 32 Domain Wall QCD ensemble. It is found that the use of stochastic sources gives a considerable improvement in statistics for the same computational cost. The neutral kaon mixing matrix element B-K is also calculated on this ensemble with stochastic sources, but we conclude that the stochastic method offers no significant advantage over the traditional gauge-fixed wall source approach which already offers an exact volume average. We also discuss the application to semileptonic form factors in conjunction with partially twisted boundary conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number086
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • lattice QCD
  • kaon physics
  • QCD


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