Heavy quark effective theory on the light front

Wei Min Zhang, Chi Yee Cheung, Guey Lin Lin

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Abstract

The light front heavy quark effective theory is derived to all orders in 1/mQ. In the limit mQ → ∞, the theory exhibits the familiar heavy quark spin-flavor symmetry. This new formalism permits a straightforward canonical quantization to all orders in 1/mQ; moreover, higher order terms have rather simple operator structures. The light front heavy quark effective theory can serve as a useful framework for the study of nonperturbative QCD dynamics of heavy hadron bound states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3297-3305
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Volume11
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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