Document Type



Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor's Name

H. Rudolf Fiebig

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Stephan L. Mintz

Third Advisor's Name

Xuewen Wang

Fourth Advisor's Name

Mark Leckband

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.



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