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Meson properties in an extended nonlocal NJL model

Plant, R. S. and Birse, M. C. (1998) Meson properties in an extended nonlocal NJL model. Nuclear Physics A, 628 (4). pp. 607-644. ISSN 0375-9474

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1016/S0375-9474(97)00635-0

Abstract/Summary

We consider a non-local version of the NJL model, based on a separable quark-quark interaction. The interaction is extended to include terms that bind vector and axial-vector mesons. The non-locality means that no further regulator is required. Moreover the model is able to confine the quarks by generating a quark propagator without poles at real energies. Working in the ladder approximation, we calculate amplitudes in Euclidean space and discuss features of their continuation to Minkowski energies. Conserved currents are constructed and we demonstrate their consistency with various Ward identities. Various meson masses are calculated, along with their strong and electromagnetic decay amplitudes. We also calculate the electromagnetic form factor of the pion, as well as form factors associated with the processes γγ* → π0 and ω → π0γ*. The results are found to lead to a satisfactory phenomenology and lend some dynamical support to the idea of vector-meson dominance.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Department of Meteorology
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ID Code:16586
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model; Nonlocal interactions; Chiral symmetry; Mesons; Form factors; Vector-meson dominance
Publisher:Elsevier

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