Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Quark, pion and axial condensates in three-flavor finite isospin chiral perturbation theory
Physics Department, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, St. Olaf College, 1520 Saint Olaf Avenue, 55057, Northfield, MN, USA
2 Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Høgskoleringen 5, 7491, Trondheim, Norway
Accepted: 5 May 2021
Published online: 25 May 2021
We calculate the light-quark condensate, the strange-quark condensate, the pion condensate, and the axial condensate in three-flavor chiral perturbation theory (PT) in the presence of an isospin chemical potential at next-to-leading order at zero temperature. It is shown that the three-flavor PT effective potential and condensates can be mapped onto two-flavor PT ones by integrating out mesons with strange-quark content (kaons and eta), with renormalized couplings. We compare the results for the light-quark and pion condensates at finite pseudoscalar source with ()-flavor lattice QCD, and we also compare the axial condensate at zero pseudoscalar and axial sources with lattice QCD data. We find that the light-quark, pion, and axial condensates are in very good agreement with lattice data. There is an overall improvement by including NLO effects.
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