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What does low energy physics tell us about the zero momentum gluon propagator?

Authors: P. Costa, O. Oliveira, P. J. Silva

Ref.: AIP Conf. Proc. 1343, 617 (2011)

Abstract: The connection between QCD, a nonlocal Nambu--Jona-Lasinio type model and the Landau gauge gluon propagator is explored. This two point function is parameterized by a functional form which is compatible with Dyson-Schwinger and lattice QCD results. Demanding the nonlocal model to reproduce the experimental values for the pion mass, the pion decay constant, $Gamma_{pi ightarrow gammagamma}$ and the light quark condensate we conclude that low energy physics does not distinguish between the so-called decoupling and scaling solutions of the Dyson-Schwinger equations. This result means that, provided that the model parameters are chosen appropriately, one is free to choose any of the above scenarios. Furthermore the nonlocal Nambu--Jona-Lasinio quark model considered here is chiral invariant and satisfies the GMOR relation at the 1% level of precision.