Opposite-parity contaminations in lattice nucleon form factors

Stokes, Finn M. (Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter, Department of Physics, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia) (Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich D-52425, Germany) ; Kamleh, Waseem (Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter, Department of Physics, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia) ; Leinweber, Derek B. (Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter, Department of Physics, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia)

13 April 2019

Abstract: The recently introduced parity expanded variational analysis (PEVA) technique allows for the isolation of baryon eigenstates at finite momentum free from opposite-parity contamination. In this paper, we establish the formalism for computing form factors of spin-1/2 states using PEVA. Selecting the vector current, we compare the electromagnetic form factors of the ground state nucleon extracted via this technique to a conventional parity-projection approach. Our results show a statistically significant discrepancy between the PEVA and conventional analyses. This indicates that existing calculations of matrix elements of ground state baryons at finite momentum can be affected by systematic errors of 20% at physical quark masses. The formalism introduced here provides an effective approach to removing these systematic errors.


Published in: Physical Review D 99 (2019)
Published by: APS
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.99.074506
arXiv: 1809.11002
License: CC-BY-4.0



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