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Here we propose to have two blocks, one for the decay constants in GeV and an additional one for ratios of decay constants, which often have less uncertainties. The ratios are specified by the two PDG codes in the form f(code1)/f(code2)
=== Blocks for Wilson coefficients ===
=== Blocks for Wilson coefficients ===

Revision as of 08:55, 25 June 2009

Contents

Purpose of the accord

The objective of this accord a clear and well-defined structure for interfacing computational tools of "New Physics" models with low-energy flavour calculations. It should hence provide a model-independent parametrization of flavor related quantities based on the existing SLHA structure. That will allow to different programs to talk and to be interfaced, and to users to have a clear and well-defined result that can eventually be used for different purposes.

Interested people

Genevieve BELANGER, Fawzi BOUDJEMA, Sven HEINEMEYER, Sabine KRAML, Nazila MAHMOUDI, Margarete MUHLLEITNER, Will REECE, Juergen REUTER, Pietro SLAVICH

Current proposal (status 25/06/09)

Each block's name links to a respective discussion page where you can find more information and make suggestions for modifications and improvements. Please don't modify the current proposal unless a consensus is reached on the discussion subpage. For general comments on the FLHA, not related to a specific block, you can also use the discussion page associated to this page.

NB: FLHA block names generically begin with "F".

Blocks for program and model information

Block FCINFO  # Program information
    1     SUPERISO         # flavor calculator
    2     2.6              # version number
Block FMODSEL   # Model selection
    1     1   # Extradimension (UED)

These blocks are purely informative. They give the code and model used.

Block SM inputs

Block SMINPUTS  # Standard Model inputs
    1     1.27839951e+02   # alpha_em^(-1)
    2     1.16570000e-05   # G_Fermi
    3     1.17200002e-01   # alpha_s(M_Z)
    4     9.11699982e+01   # m_{Z}(pole)
    5     4.19999981e+00   # m_{b}(m_{b})
    6     1.72399994e+02   # m_{top}(pole)
    7     1.77699995e+00   # m_{tau}(pole)

Same as SMINPUTS in the SLHA.

Block Hadron mass spectrum

Block FMASS  # Hadron mass spectrum in GeV
#PDG code  mass             particle
  211     1.39600000e-01   # pi+
  313     8.91700000e-01   # K*
  321     4.93700000e-01   # K+
  421     1.86484000e+00   # D0
  431     1.96849000e+00   # D_s+
  521     5.27950000e+00   # B+
  531     5.36630000e+00   # B_s

This block gives the hadron masses in GeV. The hadrons are labeled with the PDG codes as in the SLHA, but we use a different block name (FMASS) to avoid conflicts.

Block lifetimes

Block FLIFE  # Lifetime in sec 
#PDG code  lifetime         particle
  211     2.60330000e-08   # pi+
  321     1.23800000e-08   # K+
  431     5.00000000e-13   # D_s+
  521     1.63800000e-12   # B+
  531     1.42500000e-12   # B_s

The lifetimes are taken directly from PDG in sec.

Blocks for decay constants

Block FCONST  # Decay constant in GeV
#PDG code  decay constant   particle
  431     2.41000000e-01   # D_s+
  521     2.00000000e-01   # B+
  531     2.45000000e-01   # B_s
Block FCONSTRATIO  # Ratio of decay constant in GeV
#PDG code1 code2  ratio    comment
  321 211 1.18900000e+00   # f_K/f_pi

Here we propose to have two blocks, one for the decay constants in GeV and an additional one for ratios of decay constants, which often have less uncertainties. The ratios are specified by the two PDG codes in the form f(code1)/f(code2)

Blocks for Wilson coefficients

Block FWCOEF Q= 1.60846e+02
#Effective Wilson coefficients in the standard basis
#order   number  value
    0     2     1.00000000e+00
    0     7     -1.82057567e-01
    0     8     -1.06651571e-01
    1     1     2.33177662e+01
    1     4     5.29677461e-01
    1     7     1.35373179e-01
    1     8     -6.94496405e-01
    2     1     3.08498153e+02
    2     2     4.91587899e+01
    2     3     -7.01872509e+00
    2     4     1.25624440e+01
    2     5     8.76122785e-01
    2     6     1.64273022e+00
    2     7     7.05439463e-01
    2     8     -4.65529650e+00
Block FWCOEF Q= 2.34384e+00
#Effective Wilson coefficients in the standard basis
#order   number  value
    0     1     -8.47809531e-01
    0     2     1.06562816e+00
    0     3     -1.34214747e-02
    0     4     -1.29110603e-01
    0     5     1.36343067e-03
    0     6     2.88022278e-03
    0     7     -3.73787589e-01
    0     8     -1.80398551e-01
    1     1     1.52422776e+01
    1     2     -2.13433897e+00
    1     3     9.52880033e-02
    1     4     -4.81776851e-01
    1     5     -2.10727176e-02
    1     6     -1.22929476e-02
    1     7     2.14544819e+00
    1     8     -5.16870265e-01
    2     7     1.98785400e+01

It might be better to split the Wilson coefficients into two blocks corresponding to Delta_F=1 and Delta_F=2.

Block Flavor observables

Block FOBS  # Flavor observables
#process observable value
    1     1     2.97350499e-04   # BR(b->s gamma)
    1     2     8.25882011e-02   # Delta0(B->K* gamma)
    2     1     3.46978963e-09   # BR(B_s->mu+ mu-)
    3     1     1.09699841e-04   # BR(B_u->tau nu)
    3     2     9.96640362e-01   # R(B_u->tau nu)
    4     1     6.96556180e-03   # BR(B+->D0 tau nu)
    4     2     2.97261612e-01   # BR(B+->D0 tau nu)/BR(B+-> D0 e nu)
    5     1     4.81251996e-02   # BR(D_s->tau nu)
    6     1     4.96947301e-03   # BR(D_s->mu nu)
    7     1     6.45414388e-01   # BR(K->mu nu)/BR(pi->mu nu)
    7     2     9.99985822e-01   # R_l23

The first column here specifies the underlying process (e.g. b to s gamma) and the second column defines the observable (e.g. BR, isospin,...). The numbering of the processes and observables is not set yet.

Block theoretical errors

Block FOBSERR  # Theoretical error for flavor observables
#process observable error
    1     1     2.97350499e-04   # BR(b->s gamma)

Minutes of meetings

Les Houches, first meeting, 19 June 2009 3:00pm

slides [1]

minutes [2]

Les Houches, second meeting, 24 June 2009 3:00pm

slides [3]

minutes

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