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ABSTRACT: A matrix Hamiltonian model is developed to address the finitevolume effects appearing in studies of baryon resonances in lattice QCD. The Hamiltonian model includes interaction terms in a transparent way and can be readily generalized to address multichannel problems. The eigenvalue equation of the model is exactly solvable and can be matched onto chiral effective field theory. The model is investigated in the case of Δ→Nπ scattering. A robust method for determining the resonance parameters from lattice QCD is developed. It involves constraining the free parameters of the model based on the lattice spectrum in question. The method is tested in the context of a set of pseudodata, and a picture of the model dependence is obtained by examining a variety of regularization schemes in the model. A comparison is made with the Lüscher method, and it is found that the matrix Hamiltonian method is equally robust. Both methods are tested in a more realistic scenario, where a background interaction corresponding to direct Nπ↔Nπ scattering is incorporated into the pseudodata. The resulting extraction of the resonance parameters associated with the Δ baryon resonance provides evidence that an effective field theory style of approach yields a successful realization of finitevolume effects in the context of baryon resonances.Physical review D: Particles and fields 05/2013; 87(9).  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: In a finite volume, resonances and multihadron states are identified by discrete energy levels. When comparing the results of lattice QCD calculations to scattering experiments, it is important to have a way of associating the energy spectrum of the finitevolume lattice with the asymptotic behaviour of the Smatrix. A new technique for comparing energy eigenvalues with scattering phase shifts is introduced, which involves the construction of an exactly solvable matrix Hamiltonian model. The model framework is applied to the case of $\Delta\rightarrow N\pi$ decay, but is easily generalized to include multichannel scattering. Extracting resonance parameters involves matching the energy spectrum of the model to that of a lattice QCD calculation. The resulting fit parameters are then used to generate phase shifts. Using a sample set of pseudodata, it is found that the extraction of the resonance position is stable with respect to volume for a variety of regularization schemes, and compares favorably with the wellknown Luescher method. The modeldependence of the result is briefly investigated.07/2012;
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University of Adelaide
 Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter
Tarndarnya, South Australia, Australia
