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Title: Understanding the nucleon as a Borromean bound-state

Analyses of the three valence-quark bound-state problem in relativistic quantum field theory predict that the nucleon may be understood primarily as a Borromean bound-state, in which binding arises mainly from two separate effects. One originates in non-Abelian facets of QCD that are expressed in the strong running coupling and generate confined but strongly-correlated colourantitriplet diquark clusters in both the scalar-isoscalar and pseudovector-isotriplet channels. That attraction is magnified by quark exchange associated with diquark breakup and reformation. Diquark clustering is driven by the same mechanism which dynamically breaks chiral symmetry in the Standard Model. It has numerous observable consequences, the complete elucidation of which requires a framework that also simultaneously expresses the running of the coupling and masses in the strong interaction. Moreover, planned experiments are capable of validating this picture.
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Univ. de Salamanca, Salamanca (Spain)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  3. Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Julich and JARA, Julich (Germany)
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Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 750; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; confinement; continuum QCD; diquark clusters; dynamical chiral symmetry breaking; nucleon form factors
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OSTI ID: 1237645