ππ-scattering lengths at O(p6) revisited

Zhi Hui Guo, Juan José Sanz-Cillero

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Abstract

This article completes a former work where part of the O(p6) low-energy constants entering in the ππ scattering were estimated. Some resonance contributions were missed in former calculations and slight differences appeared with respect to our outcome. Here, we provide the full results for all the contributing O(p6) couplings. We also perform a reanalysis of the hadronic inputs used for the estimation (resonance masses, widths...). Their reliability was checked together with the impact of the input uncertainties on the determinations of the chiral couplings and the scattering lengths aJI. Our outcome is found to be in agreement with former works though with slightly larger errors. However, the effect in the final values of the aJI is negligible after combining them with the other uncertainties. Based on this consistency, we conclude that the previous scattering length determinations seem to be rather solid and reliable, with the O(p6) low energy constants quite under control. Nevertheless, the uncertainties found in the present work point out the limitation on further improvements unless the precision of the O(p6) couplings is properly increased. © 2009 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number096006
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume79
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009

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