
We present the first lattice calculation of the Bmeson binding energy <(Lambda)over bar> and of the kinetic energy lambda(1)/2m(Q) of the heavyquark inside the pseudoscalar Bmeson. This calculation has required the nonperturbative subtraction of the power divergences present in matrix elements of the Lagrangian operator <(h)over bar D(4)h> and of the kinetic energy operator <(h)over bar D(2)h>, The nonperturbative renormalisation of the relevant operators has been implemented by imposing suitable renormalisation conditions on quark matrix elements, in the Landau gauge. Our numerical results have been obtained from several independent numerical simulations at beta = 6.0 and 6.2, and using, for the meson correlators, the results obtained by the APE group at the same values of beta. Our best estimate, obtained by combining results at different values of beta, is <(Lambda)over bar> = 190(30)(+50) MeV. For the <(MS)over bar> running mass, we obtain <(m)over bar (b)> (<(m)over bar (b)>) = 4.17 +/ 0.06 GeV, in reasonable agreement with previous determinations. From a subset of 36 configurations, we were only able to establish a loose upper bound on the 6quark kinetic energy in a Bmeson, lambda(1) = [B\<(h)over bar D(2)h>\B]/(2M(B)) < 1 GeV2. This shows that a much larger statistical sample is needed to determine this important parameter.
