The light-front wave functions of hadrons allow us to calculate a wide range of physical observables; however, the wave functions themselves cannot be measured. We discuss recent results for quarkonia obtained in basis light-front quantization using an effective Hamiltonian with a confining model in both the transverse and longitudinal directions and with explicit one-gluon exchange. In particular, we focus on the numerical convergence of the basis expansion, as well as the asymptotic behavior of the light-front wave functions. We also illustrate that, for mesons with unequal quark masses, the maxima of the light-front wave functions depend in a non-trivial way on the valence quark-mass difference.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|State||Published - 2019|
|Event||2019 Light Cone - QCD on the Light Cone: From Hadrons to Heavy Ions, LC 2019 - Palaiseau, France|
Duration: Sep 16 2019 → Sep 19 2019
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the US Department of Energy under Grants No. DE-FG02-87ER40371 and No. DE-SC0018223 (SciDAC-4/NUCLEI). Compuutational resources were provided by the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), which is a US Department of Energy Office of Science user facility, supported under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.