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2007-07-31 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 7 page(s)

Buisseret Fabien , Semay Claude , "Effective potential between two gluons from the scalar glueball" in European Physical Journal A -- Hadrons & Nuclei, 33, 1, 87-93

  • Edition : Springer Science & Business Media B.V., New York (NY)
  • Codes CREF : Physique des particules élémentaires (DI1221), Physique théorique et mathématique (DI1210)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Physique nucléaire et subnucléaire (S824)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche sur les Systèmes Complexes (Complexys)
  • Centres UMONS : Algèbre, Géométrie et Interactions fondamentales (AGIF)
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Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Starting from the 0++ glueball mass and wave function computed from lattice QCD, we compute the local potential between two constituent gluons. Since the properties of constituent gluons are still a matter of research, we allow for them to be either massless, or massive with a mass around 0.7GeV. Both pictures are actually used in the literature. When the gluons are massless, the corresponding local potential is shown to be compatible with a Cornell form, that is a linear confinement plus a short-range Coulomb part, with standard values for the flux tube energy density and for the strong coupling constant. When the gluons are massive, the confining potential is a saturating one, commonly used to simulate string-breaking effects. These results fill a gap between lattice QCD and phenomenological models: The picture of the scalar glueball as a bound state of two constituent gluons interacting via a phenomenological potential is shown to emerge from pure gauge lattice QCD computations. Moreover, we show that the allowed potential shape is constrained by the mass of the constituent gluons.

Identifiants :
  • DOI : 10.1140/epja/i2007-10441-3
  • arXiv : 0611216 [hep-ph]