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Quark-gluon vertex from $N_f = 2$ lattice QCD

Authors: Ayse Kızılersu, Orlando Oliveira, Paulo J. Silva, Jon-Ivar Skullerud, Andre Sternbeck

Ref.: Phys. Rev. D 103, 114515 (2021)

Abstract: We study the quark–gluon vertex in the limit of vanishing gluon momentum using lattice QCD with 2 flavors of O(a) improved Wilson fermions, for several lattice spacings and quark masses. We find that all three form factors in this kinematics have a significant infrared strength, and that both the leading form factor λ1, multiplying the tree-level vertex structure, and the scalar, chiral symmetry breaking form factor λ3 are significantly enhanced in the infrared compared to the quenched (Nf = 0) case. These enhancements are orders of magnitude larger than predicted by one-loop perturbation theory. We find only a weak dependence on the lattice spacing and quark mass.

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.103.114515