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Glueball properties from the Bethe-Salpeter equation

Christian Kellermann

ISBN 978-3-8325-3156-0
199 Seiten, Erscheinungsjahr: 2012
Preis: 41.50 €
For over thirty years bound states of gluons are an outstanding problem of both theoretical and experimental physics. Being predicted by Quantum-Chromodynamics their experimental confirmation is one of the foremost goals of large experimental facilities currently under construction like FAIR in Darmstadt.

This thesis presents a novel approach to the theoretical determination of physical properties of bound states of two gluons, called glueballs. It uses the consistent combination of Schwinger-Dyson equations for gluons and ghosts and appropriate Bethe-Salpeter equations describing their corresponding bound-states. A rigorous derivation of both sets of equations, starting from an 2PI effective action is given as well as a general determination of appropriate decompositions of Bethe-Salpeter amplitudes to a given set of quantum numbers of a glueball. As an application example bound state masses of glueballs in a simple truncation scheme are calculated.

Keywords:
  • Glueballs
  • QCD
  • Bethe-Salpeter equation
  • Schwinger-Dyson equation
  • 2PI effective action

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