(η-η′-ι)-mixing, decay and production mechanisms

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Journal Article

We present a phenomenological model for meson-glueball mixing and apply it to the mixing of the pseudoscalar mesons η and η′ with the ι(1440)-particle as the prime candidate for a 0-+-glueball. Using the MIT bag model framework, our model incorporates, among other elements, configuration mixing effects due to virtually excited states, as well as mixing of quark and gluon components. We evaluate the portions of quark antiquark and two-gluon admixtures in η,η′ and ι. The results are used to study various decay and production processes involving these particles. In particular, we calculate the radiative and the 2γ-decay widths of the light mesons and make predictions for the widths of the ι in these channels. Furthermore, production mechanisms of the light mesons in electromagnetic and hadronic J/ψ-decays are used to evaluate the branching ratios for the production of the ι in various J/ψ-transitions. Our results are generally in reasonable agreement with experimental data. Especially we predict a rather large width for the decay ι→ργ and a sizable production rate for the ι in the transition J/ψ→ωι. © 1990 Springer-Verlag.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Geiger, K; Müller, B; Greiner, W

Published Date

  • June 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 257 - 271

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1434-6052

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0170-9739

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01554474

Citation Source

  • Scopus