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    Excitations of torelon

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    The excitations of gluonic flux tube in a periodic lattice are examined. Monte Carlo simulations from an anisotropic lattice are presented and the comparison with effective string models is discussed.Comment: Talk at Lattice 2003; 3 pages, 4 figure

    The Casimir Energy Paradox of the QCD String

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    It is widely thought that the early onset of the asymptotic Casimir energy with unit conformal charge signals bosonic string formation of the confining flux connecting a static quark-antiquark pair in QCD. This is observed on a scale where most of the string eigenmodes do not exist and the few stable modes above the ground state are displaced. Hints for the resolution of this paradox are suggested.Comment: Lattice2003(topology

    The Heavy Hybrid Spectrum from NRQCD and the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation

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    The spectrum of heavy-quark hybrids is studied in the leading Born-Oppenheimer (LBO) approximation and using leading-order NRQCD simulations with an improved gluon action on anisotropic lattices. The masses of four hybrid states are obtained from our simulations for lattice spacings 0.1 fm and 0.2 fm and are compared to the LBO predictions obtained using previously-determined glue-excited static potentials. The consistency of results from the two approaches reveals a compelling physical picture for heavy-quark hybrid states.Comment: LATTICE99(Heavy Quarks),3 pages,2 figures,uses espcrc2.st

    QCD String Spectrum 2002

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    Results from a comprehensive new analysis on the excitation spectrum of the QCD string are presented. A rapid onset of string formation is observed in the spectrum on a length scale of 2 fm, with Dirichlet boundary conditions. The crossover from the short distance spectrum towards string excitations and an observed fine structure in the 1--3 fm range are related to effective string theory. The deficiencies of the Nambu-Goto bosonic string model in describing the observed spectrum are briefly discussed.Comment: Lattice2002(topology), 3 pages, 2 figure

    Excitations of the static quark-antiquark system in several gauge theories

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    The spectrum of gluons in the presence of a static quark-antiquark pair is studied using Monte Carlo simulations on anisotropic space-time lattices. For very small quark-antiquark separations R, the level orderings and approximate degeneracies disagree with the expectations from an effective string theory. As the quark-antiquark separation R increases, a dramatic rearrangement of the energies occurs, and above 2 fm, all of the levels studied show behavior consistent with an effective string description. The energy spacings are nearly pi/R, but a tantalizing fine structure remains. In addition to 4-dimensional SU(3) gauge theory, results from 3-dimensional SU(2) and compact U(1) gauge theories are also presented.Comment: 12 pages, 4 figures, talk presented at the International Conference on Color Confinement and Hadrons in Quantum Chromodynamics (Confinement 2003), RIKEN, July 21-24, 200

    The heavy-quark hybrid meson spectrum in lattice QCD

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    Recent findings on the spectrum of heavy-quark mesons from computer simulations of quarks and gluons in lattice QCD are summarized, with particular attention to quark-antiquark states bound by an excited gluon field. The validity of a Born-Oppenheimer treatment for such systems is discussed. Recent results on glueball masses, the light-quark 1-+ hybrid meson mass, and the static three-quark potential are summarized.Comment: 15 pages, 13 figures, talk given at the Workshop on Scalar Mesons: An Interesting Puzzle for QCD, SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica, NY, May 16-18, 2003, submitted to American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings. After publication, it will be found at http://proceedings.aip.org/proceedings

    The QCD String Spectrum and Conformal Field Theory

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    The low energy excitation spectrum of the critical Wilson surface is discussed between the roughening transition and the continuum limit of lattice QCD. The fine structure of the spectrum is interpreted within the framework of two-dimensional conformal field theory.Comment: Lattice2001 (confinement),3 pages,1 figure,uses espcrc2.st
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