Meson-meson scattering in 2+1 dimensional lattice quantum electrodynamics
Master of Science (MS)
First Advisor's Name
H. Rudolf Fiebig
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Stephan L. Mintz
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Date of Defense
For three-dimensional compact lattice quantum electrodynamics, the meson-meson energy spectrum is obtained from a truncated time-correlation matrix of field operators. The energy levels indicate a slightly attractive residual interaction between the mesons. From the finite-volume spectrum, the scattering phase shifts can be calculated for the various irreducible representations of the lattice symmetry group. The s-wave phase shifts indicate short-range repulsion, while the d-wave data indicate intermediate-range attraction. This work serves as a model for describing the strong nuclear force from basic principles.
Dominquez, Alberto Luis, "Meson-meson scattering in 2+1 dimensional lattice quantum electrodynamics" (1994). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3634.
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