Patel, Apoorva D and Ratabole, Raghunath (2003) A Transverse Lattice QCD Model for Mesons. [Preprint]
QCD is analysed with two light-front continuum dimensions and two transverse lattice dimensions. In the limit of large number of colours and strong transverse gauge coupling, the contributions of light-front and transverse directions factorise in the dynamics, and the theory can be analytically solved in a closed form. An integral equation is obtained, describing the properties of mesons, which generalises the 't Hooft equation by including spin degrees of freedom. The meson spectrum, light-front wavefunctions and form factors can be obtained by solving this equation numerically. These results would be a good starting point to model QCD observables which only weakly depend on transverse directions, e.g. deep inelastic scattering structure functions.
|Department/Centre:||Division of Information Sciences > Supercomputer Education & Research Centre
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Theoretical Studies
|Date Deposited:||25 Aug 2008|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:13|
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