August 28, 2016 to September 4, 2016
Europe/Athens timezone

Electromagnetic transition form factor and radiative corrections in decays of neutral pions

Aug 29, 2016, 7:30 PM
Aristotelis II (Makedonia Palace)

Aristotelis II

Makedonia Palace

Section B: Light Quarks Section B


Mr Tomas Husek (Charles University (CZ))


In this talk we present the Two-hadron saturation (THS) scenario for the PVV correlator and apply it to two important processes of the low energy hadron physics: the Dalitz decay of $\pi^0$ and $\pi^0\to e^+e^-$. We briefly summarize experimental and theoretical results on the rare decay $\pi^0\to e^+e^-$. The notorious $3.3\,\sigma$ discrepancy between the SM prediction and the experimental value provided by KTeV collaboration is discussed in the view of a complete set of NLO QED radiative corrections. The important contribution of analytical two-loop QED corrections together with the bremsstrahlung contribution beyond the soft-photon approximation are reviewed. Using the leading logarithm approximation, the possible contribution of QCD corrections is estimated. The discrepancy under discussion then reduces down to $1.8\,\sigma$. The obtained results can be also used in a theoretical calculation of the hadronic light-by-light scattering contribution to the $g-2$ type experiments.

Primary authors

Dr Jiri Novotny (Charles University (CZ)) Dr Karol Kampf (Charles University (CZ)) Prof. Stefan Leupold (Uppsala University (SE)) Mr Tomas Husek (Charles University (CZ))

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