Excited state systematics in extracting nucleon electromagnetic form factors

Stefano Capitani, Michele Della Morte, Georg von Hippel, Benjamin Jäger, Bastian Knippschild, Harvey B. Meyer, Thomas D. Rae, Hartmut Wittig

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We present updated preliminary results for the nucleon electromagnetic form factors for non-perturbatively $\mathcal{O}(a)$ improved Wilson fermions in $N_f=2$ QCD measured on the CLS ensembles. The use of the summed operator insertion method allows us to suppress the influence of excited states in our measurements. A study of the effect that excited state contaminations have on the $Q^2$ dependence of the extracted nucleon form factors may then be made through comparisons of the summation method to standard plateau fits, as well as to excited state fits.
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JournalPoS LAT
Publication statusPublished - 6. Nov 2012

Bibliographical note

7 pages, 3 figures, talk presented at the 30th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory (Lattice 2012), Cairns, Australia, June 24-29, 2012

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