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Predicting charmonium and bottomonium spectra with a quark harmonic oscillatorThe nonrelativistic quark model is applied to heavy (nonrelativistic) meson (two-body) systems to obtain sufficiently accurate predictions of the spin-averaged mass levels of the charmonium and bottomonium spectra as an example of the three-dimensional harmonic oscillator. The present calculations do not include any spin dependence, but rather, mass values are averaged for different spins. Results for a charmed quark mass value of 1500 MeV/c-squared show that the simple harmonic oscillator model provides good agreement with experimental values for 3P states, and adequate agreement for the 3S1 states.
Document ID
19870053665
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
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Authors
Norbury, J. W. (Old Dominion Univ. Norfolk, VA, United States)
Badavi, F. F. (Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA, United States)
Townsend, L. W. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: American Journal of Physics
Volume: 54
ISSN: 0002-9505
Subject Category
NUCLEAR AND HIGH-ENERGY PHYSICS
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Public
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