F. Karbstein,
A. Peters,
and M. Wagner

J. High Energ. Phys.,

**LambdaMSbar (nf=2) from a momentum space analysis of the quark-antiquark static potential**J. High Energ. Phys.,

**09**:114 (September 2014)## Abstract:

We determine LambdaMSbar (nf=2) by fitting perturbative expressions for the quark-antiquark static potential to lattice results for QCD with nf=2 dynamical quark flavors. To this end we use the perturbative static potential at the presently best known accuracy, i.e. up to O(α_s^4), in momentum space. The lattice potential is computed on a fine lattice with a≈0.042fm in position space. To allow for a comparison and matching of both results, the lattice potential is transformed into momentum space by means of a discrete Fourier transform. The value of LambdaMSbar (nf=2) is extracted in momentum space. All sources of statistical and systematic errors are discussed. The uncertainty in the value of LambdaMSbar (nf=2) is found to be smaller than that obtained in a recent position space analysis of the static potential based on the same lattice data.