Modeling the glueball spectrum by a closed bosonic membrane

Gregory Gabadadze

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    We use an analogy between the Yang-Mills theory Hamiltonian and the matrix model description of the closed bosonic membrane theory to calculate the spectrum of glueballs in the large (Formula presented) limit. Some features of the Yang-Mills theory vacuum, such as the screening of the topological charge and vacuum topological susceptibility, are discussed. We show that the topological susceptibility has different properties depending on whether it is calculated in the weak coupling or strong coupling regimes of the theory. A mechanism of the formation of the pseudoscalar glueball state within pure Yang-Mills theory is proposed and studied.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Issue number9
    StatePublished - Sep 24 1998

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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