Formulation of two-photon and two-gluon decays of pseudoscalar mesons in a relativistic bound-state calculation

Dennis Silverman, Herng Yao

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We formulate a relativistic bound-state calculation of the decay of (0-+) mesons into two gluons or two photons. The decays of c, b, and b are calculated and a value of s deduced from the total width of c. The calculated value for c2 is in agreement with experiment. The decays of 2 and 2 are calculated and by comparison with experiment and the bound on 2, restrictions are placed on the X, Y, X, and Y mixing coefficients of Rosner. The comparison with the Schrödinger-equation calculations shows that the inclusion of relativistic propagators spreads out the annihilations so that they do not occur at r=0. This suppresses the 2S and higher-level decays, with the greatest suppression for the lightest quarks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3392-3400
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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