Infrared renormalization of two-loop integrals and the chiral expansion of the nucleon mass

M. R. Schindler, D. Djukanovic, J. Gegelia, S. Scherer
Arxiv ID: 0707.4296Last updated: 2/26/2021
We describe details of the renormalization of two-loop integrals relevant to the calculation of the nucleon mass in the framework of manifestly Lorentz-invariant chiral perturbation theory using infrared renormalization. It is shown that the renormalization can be performed while preserving all relevant symmetries, in particular chiral symmetry, and that renormalized diagrams respect the standard power counting rules. As an application we calculate the chiral expansion of the nucleon mass to order O(q^6).

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