18-24 June 2017
Palacio de Congresos
Europe/Madrid timezone
Home > Timetable > Session details > Contribution details

Contribution Parallel

Andalucía I
Weak Decays and Matrix Elements

Tensor form factor for the $D \to \pi(K)$ transitions with Twisted Mass fermions.


  • Dr. Lorenzo RIGGIO

Primary authors



We present a preliminary lattice calculation of the $D \to \pi$ and $D \to K$ tensor form factors $f_T$ as a function of the 4-momentum transfer squared. ETMC recently computed the vector and scalar form factors $f_+(q^2)$ and $f_0(q^2)$ describing $D \to \pi(K) \ell \nu$ semileptonic decays analyzing the vector current and the scalar density. The study of the weak tensor current, which is directly related to the tensor form factor, completes the set of hadronic matrix element regulating the transition between these two pseudoscalar mesons within and beyond the Standard Model where a non-zero tensor coupling is possible. 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 and with the valence heavy quark in the mass range $ m_c < m_h < 3m_c $. The matrix element of the tensor current are determined for a plethora of kinematical conditions in which parent and child mesons are either moving or at rest. As for the vector and scalar form factors, Lorentz symmetry breaking due to hypercubic effects is clearly observed in the data. We will present preliminary results on the removal of such hypercubic lattice effects.

Preferred track (if multiple tracks have been selected)

Weak Decays and Matrix Elements