Regular and Hybrid Mesons in a Non-RelativisticConstituent Quark Model.

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Title: Regular and Hybrid Mesons in a Non-RelativisticConstituent Quark Model.
Author: Elliott, Louie C
Advisors: Eric Swanson, Chair
Stephen Cotanch, Member
Ronald Fulp, Member
Abstract: We investigate q-qbar and q-qbar-g mesons with regularand exotic quantum numbers in a non-relativisticconstituent quark model. Simple harmonic oscillator statesare used as radial wave functions, which allows for analyticmatrix elements. Employing a diagonalization withvariational approach, the resulting generalizedeigenvalue problem is solved for the meson bound states.With a minimal number of parameters, we are able to describe the non-exotic meson spectrum within a few percent.Predictions are also made for the masses of hybrid mesons,with the lowest lying 1-+ u-ubar-g mass of 1.26 MeV.
Date: 1998-08-10
Degree: MS
Discipline: Physics
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/2505


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