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Volume 334 - The 36th Annual International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory (LATTICE2018) - Weak Decays and Matrix Elements
Masses and decay constants of $B_c^{(*)}$ mesons with $N_f =2+1+1$ twisted mass fermions
D. Becirevic, A. Melis, L. Riggio, G. Salerno,* S. Simula on behalf of ETM Collaboration
*corresponding author
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Published on: 2019 May 29
We present a preliminary lattice determination of the masses and decay constants of the pseudoscalar and vector mesons $B_c$ and $B_c^*$. Our analysis is based on the gauge configurations produced by the European Twisted Mass Collaboration with $N_f = 2 + 1 + 1$ flavors of dynamical quarks. We simulated at three different values of the lattice spacing and with pion masses as small as 210 MeV. Heavy-quark masses are simulated directly on the lattice up to $\sim 3$ times the physical charm mass. The physical b-quark mass is reached using the ETMC ratio method. Our preliminary results are: $M_{B_c} = 6341\,(60)$ MeV, $f_{B_c} = 396\,(12)$ MeV, $M_{B_c^*} / M_{B_c} = 1.0037\,(39)$ and $f_{B_c^*} / f_{B_c} = 0.987\,(7)$.
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