TY - JOUR

T1 - Formulation of two-photon and two-gluon decays of pseudoscalar mesons in a relativistic bound-state calculation

AU - Silverman, Dennis

AU - Yao, Herng

PY - 1987

Y1 - 1987

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevD.36.3392

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevD.36.3392

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:35949008833

SN - 0556-2821

VL - 36

SP - 3392

EP - 3400

JO - Physical Review D

JF - Physical Review D

IS - 11

ER -