Meson Resonances and Glueballs: Theoretical Review and Relevance to PP̄ at Lear

  • T. Barnes
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 17)


In this talk I will review some theoretical ideas about the meson spectrum and briefly sketch what may be learned about it in PP̄ annihilation. I will try to point out experimental questions which, if answered, would have the largest impact on our understanding of quark and gluon interactions. First I will review conventional qq̄ mesons as treated in potential models, concentrating on the familiar cc̄ system. Second, I will discuss the exciting possibility of detecting constituent gluons in PP̄ annihilation, in gg states — which may already have been detected in e+e-and PP̄, as will be seen -and in the exotic JPC “hermaphrodite” states qq̄g, for which there is currently no experimental evidence.


String Tension Glueball Mass Meson Resonance Glueball State Constituent Gluon 
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  • T. Barnes
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  1. 1.Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryOxfordshireEngland

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