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Improved Nonrelativistic QCD for Heavy-Quark Physics

G. Lepage
L. Magnea
C. Nakhleh
Journal / Anthology

Physical Review D
Year: 1992
Volume: 46
Issue: 9
Page range: 4052-4067

We construct an improved version of nonrelativistic QCD for use in lattice simulations of heavy-quark physics, with the goal of reducing systematic errors from all sources to below 10%. We develop power-counting rules to assess the importance of the various operators in the action and compute all leading-order corrections required by relativity and finite lattice spacing. We discuss the largest such corrections to all orders in perturbation theory. Finally, we comment on the size of nonperturbative contributions to the coupling constants.

*Science > Physics > Nuclear and Particle Physics
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