© 2014 American Physical Society. A reliable evaluation of the integral giving the hadronic vacuum polarization contribution to the muon anomalous magnetic moment should be possible using a simple trapezoid rule integration of lattice data for the subtracted electromagnetic current polarization function in the Euclidean momentum interval Q2>Qmin2, coupled with an N-parameter Padé or other representation of the polarization in the interval 0<Q2<Qmin2, for sufficiently high Qmin2 and sufficiently large N. Using a physically motivated model for the I=1 polarization, and the covariance matrix from a recent lattice simulation to generate associated fake "lattice data," we show that systematic errors associated with the choices of Qmin2 and N can be reduced to well below the 1% level for Qmin2 as low as 0.1GeV2 and rather small N. For such low Qmin2, both a next-to-next-to-leading-order (NNLO) chiral representation with one additional NNNLO term and a low-order polynomial expansion employing a conformally transformed variable also provide representations sufficiently accurate to reach this precision for the low-Q2 contribution. Combined with standard techniques for reducing other sources of error on the lattice determination, this hybrid strategy thus looks to provide a promising approach to reaching the goal of a subpercent-precision determination of the hadronic vacuum polarization contribution to the muon anomalous magnetic moment on the lattice.
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Oct 2014|