Scaling behavior and sea quark dependence of pion spectrum with HYP-smeared staggered fermions

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We study the pion spectrum (and in particular taste-symmetry breaking within it) using HYP-smeared valence staggered fermions on the coarse and fine MILC lattices (which have asqtad staggered sea quarks). We focus on the dependence on lattice spacing and sea-quark mass. We also update our results on source dependence. Our main conclusion is that on the MILC fine lattices the appropriate power-counting for SU(3) staggered chiral perturbation theory may have discretization errors entering at next-to-leading order rather than at leading-order. Comment: 7 pages, 8 figures, Lattice 2008 proceeding

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    ABSTRACT: We give an update on our calculation of $B_K$ using HYP-smeared valence staggered quarks. We have results for $B_K$ at tree-level on several coarse MILC lattices ($a\approx 0.12 $fm) and one of the fine lattices ($a\approx 0.09 $fm), using 10 light valence quarks ranging down to $m_s^{\rm phys}/10$. We have generalized staggered chiral perturbation theory to our mixed action setup, and outline the results. We explain our present fitting strategy, and give some preliminary results. Comment: 7 pages, 4 figures, Lattice 2008 proceeding
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