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Quark Propagator in Minkowski Space

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Solis, E. L. [1] ; Costa, C. S. R. [1] ; Luiz, V. V. [1] ; Krein, G. [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Fis Teor, Rua Dr Bento Teobaldo Ferraz, 271 Bloco 2, BR-01140070 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: FEW-BODY SYSTEMS; v. 60, n. 3 SEP 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1

The analytic structure of the quark propagator in Minkowski space is more complex than in Euclidean space due to the possible existence of poles and branch cuts at timelike momenta. These singularities impose enormous complications on the numerical treatment of the nonperturbative Dyson-Schwinger equation for the quark propagator. Here we discuss a computational method that avoids most of these complications. The method makes use of the spectral representation of the propagator and of its inverse. The use of spectral functions allows one to handle in exact manner poles and branch cuts in momentum integrals. We obtain model-independent integral equations for the spectral functions and perform their renormalization by employing a momentum-subtraction scheme. We discuss an algorithm for solving numerically the integral equations and present explicit calculations in a schematic model for the quark-gluon scattering kernel. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/01907-0 - São Paulo Research and Analysis Center
Grantee:Sergio Ferraz Novaes
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants