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Study of meson properties in quark models

Lakhina, Olga (2007) Study of meson properties in quark models. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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The main motivation is to investigate meson properties in the quark model to understand the model applicability and generate possible improvements. Certain modifications to the model are suggested which have been inspired by fundamental QCD properties (such as running coupling or spin dependence of strong interactions). These modifications expand the limits of applicability of the constituent quark model and illustrate its weaknesses and strengths. The meson properties studied include meson spectra, decay constants, electromagnetic and electroweak form-factors and radiative transitions. The results are compared to the experimental data, lattice gauge theory calculations and other approaches.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Lakhina, Olgaoll1@pitt.eduOLL1
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairSwanson, Ericswansone@pitt.eduSWANSONE
Committee MemberLeibovich, Adamakl2@pitt.eduAKL2
Committee MemberJones, Charlescejones@pitt.eduCEJONES
Committee MemberBoyanovsky, Danielboyan@pitt.eduBOYAN
Committee MemberSavinov,
Date: 30 January 2007
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 19 October 2006
Approval Date: 30 January 2007
Submission Date: 7 November 2006
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Physics
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: decay constant; form-factors; meson; quark model; spectroscopy
Other ID:, etd-11072006-141714
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:04
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:51


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