Matrix elements of electroweak penguin operators in the 1/N<inf>C</inf> expansion

Marc Knecht, Santiago Peris, Eduardo De Rafael

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It is shown that the K → ππ matrix elements of the four-quark operator Q7, generated by the electroweak penguin-like diagrams of the Standard Model, can be calculated to first non-trivial order in the chiral expansion and in the 1/Nc expansion. Although the resulting B factors B7(1/2) and B7(3/2) are found to depend only logarithmically on the matching scale μ, their actual numerical values turn out to be rather sensitive to the precise choice of μ in the GeV region. We compare our results to recent numerical evaluations from lattice-QCD and to other model estimates. © 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-235
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999


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