Pseudoscalar glueball, the axial-vector anomaly, and the mixing problem for pseudoscalar mesons

Carl Rosenzweig, A. Salomone, J. Schechter

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If the G(1440) observed in G is a pseudoscalar glueball its relationship with other pseudoscalar mesons must be understood. We present a simple, unified picture of these mesons in which there must be mixing between glue matter and quark matter. Our model, an extension of an effective Lagrangian which solved the U(1) problem by incorporating the axial-vector anomaly, dictates a relationship between and G. We are readily able to explain why the quark-matter meson is at least as prominent as the glueball G in the gluon-dominated reaction X.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2545-2548
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1981


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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