Constraints on 3-flavor QCD order parameters and light quark mass difference from eta to 3 pion decays


The eta to 3 pion decays are a valuable source of information on low energy QCD. Yet they were not used for an extraction of the chiral symmetry breaking order parameters until now. We use a bayesian approach in the framework of resummed chiral perturbation theory to obtain constraints on the quark condensate and pseudoscalar decay constant in the chiral limit, as well as the mass difference of light quarks. We compare our results with recent CHPT and lattice QCD fits and find some tension, as the eta to 3pi data seem to prefer a larger ratio of the chiral order parameters. The results also seem to exclude a large value of the chiral decay constant, which was found by some recent works.Comment: Presented at "QCD 14", Montpellier, France, July 1st, 2014. This is a significant update of our initial report (arXiv:1308.3061). 4 pages, 2 figure

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