Author Archives: Craig McNeile

Hybrid mesons from a potential model

The elementary particle called quarks combine together to form mesons. For heavy quarks the masses of the mesons can be obtained by numerically solving Schrodinger’s equation (from quantum mechanics) with a suitable potential (see http://de.arxiv.org/abs/0805.2704 for example). The potential can be modified to predict the masses of hybrid mesons. The aim of the project is

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Hybrid Mesons in lattice QCD

QCD is the basic theory behind nuclear physics . The quarks and gluons combine together to form bound states. Currently the only confirmed type of bound states found in experiments are either mesons (quark and antiquark bound together) or baryons (a collective state of three quarks), but QCD allows other possibilities. One particularly exciting type of bound state is called

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