Determining the gluonic content of isoscalar mesons

Frank E. Close, Glennys R. Farrar, Zhenping Li

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    We develop tools to determine the gluonic content of a resonance of known mass, width, and [Formula presented] from its branching fraction in radiative quarkonium decays and production cross section in [Formula presented] collisions. We test the procedures by applying them to known [Formula presented] mesons, then analyze four leading glueball candidates. We identify inconsistencies in data for [Formula presented] and [Formula presented] whose resolution can quantify their glueball status. When [Formula presented] and [Formula presented] are known, the [Formula presented] mixing angles can be determined. The enigmatic situation in the 1400–1500 MeV region of the isosinglet [Formula presented] sector is discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)5749-5766
    Number of pages18
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Issue number9
    StatePublished - 1997

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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