Eta-eta’ mixing, masses and pseudoscalar decay constants in the framework of U(3) chiral effective field theory
Jose A. Oller (Murcia)
We study the eta-eta' mixing up to next-to-next-to-leading-order in U(3) chiral perturbation theory in the light of recent lattice simulations and phenomenological inputs. A general treatment for the eta-eta' mixing at higher orders, with the higher-derivative, kinematic and mass mixing terms, is addressed. The connections between the four mixing parameters in the two-mixing-angle scheme and the low energy constants in the U(3) chiral effective theory are provided both for the singlet-octet and the quark-flavor bases. The axial-vector decay constants of pion and kaon are studied in the same order and confronted with the lattice simulation data as well. The quark-mass dependences of m_eta, m_eta' and m_K are found to be well described at next-to-leading order. Nonetheless, in order to simultaneously describe the lattice data and phenomenological determinations for the properties of light pseudoscalars pi, K, eta and eta', the next-to-next-to-leading order study is essential. Furthermore, the lattice and phenomenological inputs are well reproduced for reasonable values of low the energy constants, compatible with previous bibliography.