Heavy quarkonium in a holographic basis

Yang Li, Pieter Maris, Xingbo Zhao, James P. Vary

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We study the heavy quarkonium within the basis light-front quantization approach. We implement the one-gluon exchange interaction and a confining potential inspired by light-front holography. We adopt the holographic light-front wavefunction (LFWF) as our basis function and solve the non-perturbative dynamics by diagonalizing the Hamiltonian matrix. We obtain the mass spectrum for charmonium and bottomonium. With the obtained LFWFs, we also compute the decay constants and the charge form factors for selected eigenstates. The results are compared with the experimental measurements and with other established methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-124
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
StatePublished - Jul 10 2016

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  • Decay constant
  • Form factor
  • Heavy quarkonium
  • Holographic QCD
  • Light front
  • Spectroscopy


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