In our previous DWF calculation with the Wilson gauge action at β = 6.0 (a-1 ≃ 1.9 GeV) on a 163 × 32 × 16 lattice, we found that gA had a fairly strong dependence on the quark mass. A simple linear extrapolation of gA to the chiral limit yielded a value that was almost a factor of two smaller than the experimental one. Here we report our recent study of this issue. In particular, we investigate possible errors arising from finite lattice volume, especially in the lighter quark mass region. We employ a RG-improved gauge action (DBW2), which maintains very good chiral behavior even on a coarse lattice (a-1 ≃ 1.3 GeV), in order to perform simulations at large physical volume (> (2fm)3). Our preliminary results suggest that the finite volume effect is significant.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics