QCD, bags, and hadron masses

A. T.M. Aerts, Johann Rafelski

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Hadronic mass spectra are systematically fitted to a QCD and bag motivated expression in which the quark interaction matrix elements are allowed to assume best values. A statistically significant fit is found with B 1 4 ≈ 170 MeV. The inclusion of surface energy σ has been studied and we have found a second, equally significant fit with B 1 4 ≈ 210 MeV and σ ≈ 40 MeV/fm2. However, the corresponding hadrons are unacceptably small, i.e. R ≈ 0.5 fm. Selected strange multiquark states are recomputed and found to have generally a higher mass than currently believed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-342
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - Nov 29 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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