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Theory of unitarity bounds and low-energy form factors

Abbas, Gauhar and Ananthanarayan, B and Caprini, I and Imsong, Sentitemsu I and Ramanan, S (2010) Theory of unitarity bounds and low-energy form factors. In: European Physical Journal-A, 45 (3). pp. 389-399.

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Abstract

We present a general formalism for deriving bounds on the shape parameters of the weak and electromagnetic form factors using as input correlators calculated from perturbative QCD, and exploiting analyticity and unitarily. The values resulting from the symmetries of QCD at low energies or from lattice calculations at special points inside the analyticity domain can be included in an exact way. We write down the general solution of the corresponding Meiman problem for an arbitrary number of interior constraints and the integral equations that allow one to include the phase of the form factor along a part of the unitarity cut. A formalism that includes the phase and some information on the modulus along a part of the cut is also given. For illustration we present constraints on the slope and curvature of the K-l3 scalar form factor and discuss our findings in some detail. The techniques are useful for checking the consistency of various inputs and for controlling the parameterizations of the form factors entering precision predictions in flavor physics.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for High Energy Physics
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2010 07:25
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2012 06:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/33433

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