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Author Shi, Fang ♦ Steele, T. G. ♦ Elias, V. ♦ Sprague, K. B. ♦ Xue, Ying ♦ Fariborz, A. H.
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 1999-09-22
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 A Hoelder inequality analysis of the QCD Laplace sum-rule which probes the non-strange (n\bar n) components of the I={0,1} (light-quark) scalar mesons supports the methodological consistency of an effective continuum contribution from instanton effects. This revised formulation enhances the magnitude of the instanton contributions which split the degeneracy between the I=0 and I=1 channels. Despite this enhanced isospin splitting effect, analysis of the Laplace and finite-energy sum-rules seems to preclude identification of a_0(980) and a light broad sigma-resonance state as the lightest isovector and isoscalar spin-zero $n\bar n$ mesons. This apparent decoupling of sigma [\equiv f_0(400-1200)] and a_0(980) from the quark n\bar n scalar currents suggests either a non-q \bar q or a dominantly s\bar s interpretation of these resonances, and further suggests the possible identification of the f_0(980) and a_0(1450) as the lightest I={0,1} scalar mesons containing a substantial n\bar n component.
Description Reference: Nucl.Phys.A671:416-446,2000
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 28


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