Current and constituent quarks in the light-cone quantization

E. Eichten, F. Feinberg, J. F. Willemsen

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Using the light-cone quantization of the free-quark model, a wide class of unitary transformations which relate the "current" to the "constituent" quark models is constructed. The Melosh transformation is obtained as a special case. The construction clearly exhibits the kinematical aspects of the transformation. Phenomenological applications are discussed. A method for determining acceptable transformations in potential models is formulated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1204-1219
Number of pages16
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1973
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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