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Author Mathieu, Vincent
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2009-10-26
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword High Energy Physics - Phenomenology ♦ physics:hep-ph
Abstract In constituent models, glueballs are described as bound states of effective gluons. The dynamical mass generation lead to a gluon mass without violating gauge invariance. One can then consider three degrees of freedom for those effective massive gluons. However, models with only two degrees of freedom are shown to be in better agreement with the lattice glueball spectrum. I review both models for two- and three-gluon models and explain why even though the gluon gains a mass, it behaves as a massless particle with only two degrees of freedom.
Description Reference: PoS QCD-TNT09:024,2009
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article


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