Tight knot spectrum in QCD
QCD, knot theory, tight knot spectrum
We model the observed J++ mesonic mass spectrum in terms of energies for tightly knotted and linked chromoelectric QCD flux tubes. The data is fit with one- and two-parameter models. We predict a possible new state at approximately 1190 MeV and a plethora of new states above 1690 MeV.
Physical Review D