Title

Tight knot spectrum in QCD

Department/School

Mathematics

Date

3-26-2014

Document Type

Article

Keywords

QCD, knot theory, tight knot spectrum

Abstract

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.

Published in

Physical Review D

Citation/Other Information

Buniy, R. V., Cantarella, J., Kephart, T. W., & Rawdon, E. (2014). Tight knot spectrum in QCD. Physical Review D (89), 054513. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.89.054513.

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