July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

Thomas-Fermi quark model for mesons

Aug 1, 2017, 11:57 AM
Curia II (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Curia II

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Quark and Lepton Flavor Quark and Lepton Flavor


Suman Baral (Baylor University)


The first results of a new application of the Thomas-Fermi statistical quark model to mesonic states will be presented. Interesting aspects of the theory will be discussed, distinguishing such states from baryonic matter. A major motivation of this study is the tetraquark states discovered at the LHC and the possibility that stable multi-quark families of such states exist. Similar to the previous baryonic study, we use a two-inequivalent wavefunction approach to investigate aspects of many-meson matter. We think of our model as a tool for quickly assessing the characteristics of new, possibly bound, particle states of higher quark number content, which cannot yet be examined by lattice methods.

Primary authors

Suman Baral (Baylor University) Dr Walter Wilcox (Baylor University)

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