Johan Bijinens, Nils Hermansson Truedsson
The Pion Mass and Decay Constant at Three Loops in Two-Flavour Chiral Perturbation Theory


A calculation of the pion mass and decay constant at NNNLO in two-flavour chiral perturbation theory is presented. The results are cross-checked by using both the exponential and square root parameterizations of the Goldstone matrix field, as well as by comparing to the known leading log coefficients of the two quantities. A small numerical study of the quark mass dependence is performed, and for a physical quark mass there is good agreement with lower order results.

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