A Bethe-Salpeter basis for meson and baryon spectra under harmonic confinement

Mitra, A. N. ; Santhanam, I. (1981) A Bethe-Salpeter basis for meson and baryon spectra under harmonic confinement Zeitschrift für Physik C: Particles and Fields, 8 (1). pp. 33-42. ISSN 0170-9739

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/kj532376125k44...

Related URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01429828


The Bethe-Salpeter equation for qq̅ and qqq systems derived in the preceding paper [8] in the instantaneous approximation are solved algebraically for harmonic confinement. The approximate qq̅ spectrum for all flavour is expressible as F(M) =N+3/2, where F( M ) = ( M2 - 4mq2M-1 - ΩMM-2γ-2·(2J.S - 3 - QN) + FQCDΩM=8(M m)q)½ω˜γ is a mass-dependent FKR-like spring constant ω˜(=0.15 GeV) a universal flavour independent parameter, and γ(≈ 1) a slowly carying quantity. J.S represents the spin-dependent effects and QN, a quadratic function of N, comprises some significant momentum dependent corrections, while FQCD is a small additional correction due to shortrange gluon exchange effects. An identical equation F˜,(M) = N + 3 holds for non-strange qqq excitations, with a very similar definition of F˜(M) in terms of the same parameters ω˜ and mq. The calculated values of F(M) and F˜(M) in terms of the observed masses M, and mud=0.28, ms=0.35, mc=1.40 (all in GeV), conform rather well to the principal features of the predictions, viz. (i) spin and flavour degeneracy of qq̅ supermultiplet members at the F(M) level, despite huge variations in their actual masses (e.g., P vs V); and likewise for qqq members (e.g.,NLL) at the F˜(M) level, and (ii) fulfilment of the unit spacing rule ΔF =1, ΔF˜ = 1 for successive h.o. supermultiplets. The P-V degeneracy at the F(M) level leads to the prediction ψ - ηc ≈ 100 ± 20 MeV. Finally, the P → ll amplitudes ƒΠ,k' as well as the principal → e+ e widths are fairly well reproduced without extra parameters.

Item Type:Article
Source:Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
ID Code:35161
Deposited On:09 Apr 2011 07:43
Last Modified:09 Apr 2011 07:43

Repository Staff Only: item control page