Journal Article (Academic article)

We extend the application of axial Ward identities to calculate $b_A, b_P$ and $b_T$, coefficients that give the mass dependence of the renormalization constants of the corresponding bilinear operators in the quenched theory. The extension relies on using operators with non-degenerate quark masses. It allows a complete determination of the O(a) improvement coefficients for bilinears in the quenched approximation using Ward Identities alone. Only the scale dependent normalization constants $Z_P^0$ (or $Z_S^0$) and $Z_T$ are undetermined. We present results of a pilot numerical study using hadronic correlators.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bhattacharya, T; Chandrasekharan, S; Gupta, R; Lee, W; Sharpe, S

Published Date

  • 1999

Published In

  • Phys. Letts. B

Volume / Issue

  • 461 /

Start / End Page

  • 79 - 88