Finite-volume energy spectrum of the $K^-K^-K^-$ system

Alexandru, Andrei, Brett, Ruairí, Culver, Chris ORCID: 0000-0001-8542-1207, Döring, Michael, Guo, Dehua, Lee, Frank X and Mai, Maxim
(2020) Finite-volume energy spectrum of the $K^-K^-K^-$ system. Phys. Rev. D, 102 (11). 114523-.

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The dynamics of multi-kaon systems are of relevance for several areas of nuclear physics. However, even the simplest systems, two and three kaons, are hard to prepare and study experimentally. Here we show how to extract this information using first-principle lattice QCD results. We (1) extend the relativistic three-body quantization condition to the strangeness sector, predicting for the first time the excited level finite-volume spectrum of three kaon systems at maximal isospin, and (2) present a first lattice QCD calculation of the excited levels of this system in a finite box. We compare our predictions with the lattice results reported here and with previous ground state calculations and find very good agreement.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 9 pages, 3 figures; v2 -- typos corrected
Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-lat, hep-lat, hep-ph, nucl-th
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2021 15:06
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 21:29
DOI: 10.1103/physrevd.102.114523
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