Transverse quark distribution in mesons: QCD sum rule approach

Su H. Lee, T. Hatsuda, G. A. Miller

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QCD sum rules are used to compute the first few moments of the mesonic quark momentum. Transverse, longitudinal, and mixed transverse-longitudinal components are examined. The transverse size of the pion is shown to be dictated by the gluon condensate, even though the mass and the longitudinal distribution are dominated by the quark condensate. The implications of our results for color transparency physics and finite temperature QCD are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2345-2348
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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