UAM, CSIC, Inst Fis Teor, E-28049 Madrid - Spain
Total Affiliations: 4
Journal of High Energy Physics;
MAR 16 2020.
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We determine the strong coupling alpha s(m(Z) ) from dimensionless ratios of roots of moments of the charm- and bottom-quark vector and charm pseudo-scalar correlators, dubbed RqX, In the quantities we use, the mass dependence is very weak, entering only logarithmically, starting at We carefully study all sources of uncertainties, paying special attention to truncation errors, and making sure that order-by-order convergence is maintained by our choice of renormalization scale variation. In the computation of the experimental uncertainty for the moment ratios, the correlations among individual moments are properly taken into account. Additionally, in the perturbative contributions to experimental vector-current moments, alpha(s)(m(Z)) is kept as a free parameter such that our extraction of the strong coupling is unbiased and based only on experimental data. The most precise extraction of alpha(s) from vector correlators comes from the ratio of the charm-quark moments RcV,2 and reads alpha(s)(m(Z)) = 0.1168 +/- 0.0019, as we have recently discussed in a companion letter. From bottom moments, using the ratio RcV, 2 we find alpha(s) (m(Z)) = 0.1186 +/- 0.0048. Our results from the lattice pseudo-scalar charm correlator agree with the central values of previous determinations, but have larger uncertainties due to our more conservative study of the perturbative error. Averaging the results obtained from various lattice inputs for the n = 0 moment we find alpha(s)(m(Z)) = 0.1177 +/- 0.0020. Combining experimental and lattice information on charm correlators into a single fit we obtain alpha(s)(m(Z)) = 0.1170 +/- 0.0014, which is the main result of this article. (AU)