49 research outputs found

    The Mass Spectrum of a Static Adjoint Particle

    Get PDF
    The bound states of fermions in the adjoint representation are of interest in supersymmetric models. We investigate the energy spectrum of the simplest -- the gluino-gluon bound states -- on several lattices in the quenched approximation. We use a static approximation for the gluino propagator. We find continuum limits of the splitting between the few lowest states, with the energy difference between the two lowest states of 354±9354 \pm 9 MeV.Comment: 3 pages, Latex, to appear Lattice 97 proceding

    Science and models of divine action

    Get PDF
    Some possible conceptualizations of divine action within the world are considered in the light of modern scientific insights. A selection of types of approach is investigated, including: (i) that which makes use of a strong theological determinism; (ii) that which formulates non- deterministic models of God's action to be in principle careless of the particular findings of modern science; (iii) that which sees science itself as the key to understanding how God might act; (iv) that of process theology which views God as immanently present within the physical processes themselves. In the evaluation of these models, a critical realism is adopted with regard to scientific findings. It is concluded that the type of approach (ii) independent of science is not likely to succeed. Also, models of type (iii) are unsatisfactory. Types (i) and (iv), theological determinism and process theology, in their different ways offer more promise, although each has its own characteristic problems and limitations. However, it is admitted that any finite theological system is likely to encounter problematic areas; it therefore remains possible that the most adequate such system overall might choose its difficulties to be in relation to science

    On the screening of the potential between adjoint sources in QCD3QCD_3

    Get PDF
    We calculate the potential between adjoint sources in SU(2)SU(2) pure gauge theory in three dimensions. We investigate whether the potential saturates at large separations due to the creation of a pair of gluelumps, colour-singlet states formed when glue binds to an adjoint source.Comment: 3 pages, uuencoded Z-compressed postscript file, contribution to Lattice '9

    Lattice sum rules for the colour fields

    Full text link
    We analyse the sum rules describing the action and energy in the colour fields around glueballs, torelons and static potentials.Comment: 9 pages LATEX, (typos corrected, to appear in Phys Rev D

    Non-perturbative determination of beta-functions and excited string states from lattices

    Get PDF
    We use lattice sum rules for the static quark potential to determine the beta-function for symmetric and asymmetric lattices non-perturbatively. We also study the colour field distributions in excited gluonic states.Comment: 9 pages, LATEX, 1 postscript figur

    Exploring Correlation Methods to Determine QCD beta-Functions on the Lattice

    Full text link
    We investigate -- as an alternative to usual Monte Carlo Renormalization Group methods -- the feasibility of extracting QCD beta-functions directly from a lattice analysis of correlations between the action and Wilson loops. We test this correlation technique numerically in four dimensional SU(2) gauge theory, on a 16^4 lattice at beta = 2.5 and find very promising results.Comment: 12 pages, 2 Figure

    Glueball and gluelump spectrum in abelian projected QCD

    Get PDF
    We study glueball and gluelump spectra calculated after abelian projection in both quenched and Nf=2N_f=2 full QCD. The abelian projection is made after MA gauge fixing. We demonstrate that both spectra can be recovered despite the problem with positivity. We suggest the interpretation of some of the gluelump states in the language of the abelian projected theory.Comment: Lattice 2001(confinement), 3 page

    Breaking of the adjoint string in 2+1 dimensions

    Full text link
    The roughly linear rise of the potential found between adjoint sources in SU(N) in lattice simulations is expected to saturate into a state of two `gluelumps' due to gluonic screening. We examine this in SU(2) in 2+1 dimensions. Crossover between string-like and broken states is clearly seen by the mixing-matrix technique, using different operators to probe the two states; the breaking behaviour is rather abrupt. Furthermore, we are able to show that both types of operator have a finite overlap with both states; in the case of the Wilson loops the overlap with the broken string is, as predicted, very small.Comment: LaTeX2e, 20 pages, 15 figures with epsfig; uses amstex, amssymb, a4wide; minor change to presentation (notation for operators) onl

    Gluelump Spectrum in the Bag Model

    Get PDF
    We explore the ordering of the lowest levels in a simple bag model of the ``gluelump'' of Michael and also discuss, again within the context of the bag model, the related problem of hybrid potentials in the limit of very small spacing between quark and anti-quark sources.Comment: 10 page

    ``GLUELUMP'' SPECTRUM AND ADJOINT SOURCE POTENTIAL IN LATTICE QCD3_3

    Get PDF
    We calculate the potential between ``quarks'' which are in the adjoint representation of SU(2) color in the three-dimensional lattice theory. We work in the scaling region of the theory and at large quark separations RR. We also calculate the masses MQgM_{Qg} of color-singlet bound states formed by coupling an adjoint quark to adjoint glue (``gluelumps''). Good scaling behavior is found for the masses of both magnetic (angular momentum J=0J=0) and electric (J=1J=1) gluelumps, and the magnetic gluelump is found to be the lowest-lying state. It is naively expected that the potential for adjoint quarks should saturate above a separation RscrR_{\rm scr} where it becomes energetically favorable to produce a pair of gluelumps. We obtain a good estimate of the naive screening distance RscrR_{\rm scr}. However we find little evidence of saturation in the potential out to separations RR of about twice RscrR_{\rm scr}.Comment: 8 pages plus 8 figures in 2 postscript files (uuencoded
    corecore