Valence QCD: Connecting QCD to the quark model
Abstract
A valence QCD theory is developed to study the valence quark properties of hadrons. To keep only the valence degrees of freedom, the pair creation through the {ital Z} graphs is deleted in the connected insertions, whereas the sea quarks are eliminated in the disconnected insertions. This is achieved with a new {open_quotes}valence QCD{close_quotes} Lagrangian where the action in the time direction is modified so that the particle and antiparticle decouple. It is shown in this valence version of QCD that the ratios of isovector to isoscalar matrix elements (e.g., F{sub A}/D{sub A} and F{sub S}/D{sub S} ratios) in the nucleon reproduce the SU(6) quark model predictions in a lattice QCD calculation. We also consider how the hadron masses are affected on the lattice and discover new insights into the origin of dynamical mass generation. It is found that, within statistical errors, the nucleon and the {Delta} become degenerate for the quark masses we have studied (ranging from 1 to 4 times the strange mass). The {pi} and {rho} become nearly degenerate in this range. It is shown that valence QCD has the {ital C}, {ital P}, {ital T} symmetries. The lattice version is reflection positive. It also has themore »
 Authors:

 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506 (United States)
 Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter and Department of Physics and Mathematical Physics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, (Australia) 5005
 Department of Physics, Baylor University, Waco, Texas 76798 (United States)
 TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 2A3 (CANADA)
 Publication Date:
 OSTI Identifier:
 348241
 Resource Type:
 Journal Article
 Journal Name:
 Physical Review, D
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Volume: 59; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: PBD: Jun 1999
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 66 PHYSICS; UNITARY SYMMETRY; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; QUARK MODEL; HADRONS; LAGRANGIAN FUNCTION; LATTICE FIELD THEORY; SPIN; GOLDSTONE BOSONS; SYMMETRY BREAKING; REST MASS
Citation Formats
Liu, K F, Dong, S J, Draper, T, Sloan, J, Leinweber, D, Wilcox, W, and Woloshyn, R M. Valence QCD: Connecting QCD to the quark model. United States: N. p., 1999.
Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.59.112001.
Liu, K F, Dong, S J, Draper, T, Sloan, J, Leinweber, D, Wilcox, W, & Woloshyn, R M. Valence QCD: Connecting QCD to the quark model. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.59.112001.
Liu, K F, Dong, S J, Draper, T, Sloan, J, Leinweber, D, Wilcox, W, and Woloshyn, R M. Tue .
"Valence QCD: Connecting QCD to the quark model". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.59.112001.
@article{osti_348241,
title = {Valence QCD: Connecting QCD to the quark model},
author = {Liu, K F and Dong, S J and Draper, T and Sloan, J and Leinweber, D and Wilcox, W and Woloshyn, R M},
abstractNote = {A valence QCD theory is developed to study the valence quark properties of hadrons. To keep only the valence degrees of freedom, the pair creation through the {ital Z} graphs is deleted in the connected insertions, whereas the sea quarks are eliminated in the disconnected insertions. This is achieved with a new {open_quotes}valence QCD{close_quotes} Lagrangian where the action in the time direction is modified so that the particle and antiparticle decouple. It is shown in this valence version of QCD that the ratios of isovector to isoscalar matrix elements (e.g., F{sub A}/D{sub A} and F{sub S}/D{sub S} ratios) in the nucleon reproduce the SU(6) quark model predictions in a lattice QCD calculation. We also consider how the hadron masses are affected on the lattice and discover new insights into the origin of dynamical mass generation. It is found that, within statistical errors, the nucleon and the {Delta} become degenerate for the quark masses we have studied (ranging from 1 to 4 times the strange mass). The {pi} and {rho} become nearly degenerate in this range. It is shown that valence QCD has the {ital C}, {ital P}, {ital T} symmetries. The lattice version is reflection positive. It also has the vector and axial symmetries. The latter leads to a modified partially conserved axial Ward identity. As a result, the theory has a U(2N{sub F}) symmetry in the particleantiparticle space. Through lattice simulation, it appears that this is dynamically broken down to U{sub q}(N{sub F}){times}U{sub {bar q}}(N{sub F}). Furthermore, the lattice simulation reveals spin degeneracy in the hadron masses and various matrix elements. This leads to an approximate U{sub q}(2N{sub F}){times}U{sub {bar q}}(2N{sub F}) symmetry which is the basis for the valence quark model. In addition, we find that the masses of {ital N}, {Delta},{rho},{pi},a{sub 1}, and a{sub 0} all drop precipitously compared to their counterparts in the quenched QCD calculation. This is interpreted as due to the disappearance of the {open_quotes}constituent{close_quotes} quark mass which is dynamically generated through tadpole diagrams. The origin of the hyperfine splitting in the baryon is largely attributed to the Goldstone boson exchanges between the quarks. Both of these are the consequences of the lack of chiral symmetry in valence QCD. We discuss its implications concerning the models of hadrons. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.59.112001},
journal = {Physical Review, D},
number = 11,
volume = 59,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {6}
}