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Constraining the low-energy pion electromagnetic form factor with spacelike data

Ananthanarayan, B and Ramanan, S (2008) Constraining the low-energy pion electromagnetic form factor with spacelike data. In: The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields, 54 (3). pp. 461-470.

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The pionic contribution to the g−2 of the muon involves a certain integral over the modulus squared of $F_\pi(t)$, the electromagnetic form factor of the pion. We extend techniques that use cut-plane analyticity properties of $F_\pi(t)$ in order to account for present day estimates of the pionic contribution and experimental information at a finite number of points in the spacelike region. Using data from several experiments over a large kinematic range for $|t|$, we find bounds on the expansion coefficients of $F_\pi(t)$, sub-leading to the charge radius. The value of one of these coefficients in chiral perturbation theory respects these bounds. Furthermore, we present a sensitivity analysis to the inputs. A brief comparison with results in the literature that use observables other than the g−2 and timelike data is presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for High Energy Physics
Depositing User: H.S. Divakara
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/15546

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