We study the radiative leptonic decays P -> evee0 thorn e0-, where P is a pseudoscalar meson and e and e0 are charged leptons. In such decays the emitted photon is off-shell and, in addition to the "point-like" contribution in which the virtual photon is emitted either from the lepton or the meson treated as a point-like particle, four structure-dependent (SD) form factors contribute to the amplitude. We present a strategy for the extraction of the SD form factors and implement it in an exploratory lattice computation of the decay rates for the four channels of kaon decays (e, e0 1/4 e, mu). It is the SD form factors which describe the interaction between the virtual photon and the internal hadronic structure of the decaying meson, and in our procedure we separate the SD and point-like contributions to the amplitudes. We demonstrate that the form factors can be extracted with good precision and, in spite of the unphysical quark masses used in our simulation (m,. ' 320 MeV and mK ' 530 MeV), the results for the decay rates are in reasonable semiquantitative agreement with experimental data (for the channels where these exist). Following this preparatory work, the emphasis of our future work will be on obtaining results at physical quark masses and on the control of the systematic uncertainties associated with discretization and finite-volume errors.

Gagliardi, G., Sanfilippo, F., Simula, S., Lubicz, V., Mazzetti, F., Martinelli, G., et al. (2022). Virtual photon emission in leptonic decays of charged pseudoscalar mesons. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 105(11) [10.1103/physrevd.105.114507].

Virtual photon emission in leptonic decays of charged pseudoscalar mesons

N. Tantalo
2022-01-01

Abstract

We study the radiative leptonic decays P -> evee0 thorn e0-, where P is a pseudoscalar meson and e and e0 are charged leptons. In such decays the emitted photon is off-shell and, in addition to the "point-like" contribution in which the virtual photon is emitted either from the lepton or the meson treated as a point-like particle, four structure-dependent (SD) form factors contribute to the amplitude. We present a strategy for the extraction of the SD form factors and implement it in an exploratory lattice computation of the decay rates for the four channels of kaon decays (e, e0 1/4 e, mu). It is the SD form factors which describe the interaction between the virtual photon and the internal hadronic structure of the decaying meson, and in our procedure we separate the SD and point-like contributions to the amplitudes. We demonstrate that the form factors can be extracted with good precision and, in spite of the unphysical quark masses used in our simulation (m,. ' 320 MeV and mK ' 530 MeV), the results for the decay rates are in reasonable semiquantitative agreement with experimental data (for the channels where these exist). Following this preparatory work, the emphasis of our future work will be on obtaining results at physical quark masses and on the control of the systematic uncertainties associated with discretization and finite-volume errors.
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Gagliardi, G., Sanfilippo, F., Simula, S., Lubicz, V., Mazzetti, F., Martinelli, G., et al. (2022). Virtual photon emission in leptonic decays of charged pseudoscalar mesons. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 105(11) [10.1103/physrevd.105.114507].
Gagliardi, G; Sanfilippo, F; Simula, S; Lubicz, V; Mazzetti, F; Martinelli, G; Sachrajda, C?; Tantalo, N
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