Trigonometric quark confinement potential of QCD traits
Instituto de Fisica, UASLP, Av. Manuel Nava 6, Zona Universitaria, SLP 78290, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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Accepted: 17 July 2007
Published online: 31 July 2007
We make the case that the Coulomb- plus linear quark confinement potential predicted by lattice QCD is an approximation to the exactly solvable trigonometric Rosen-Morse potential that has the property to interpolate between the Coulomb- and the infinite wells. We test the predictive power of this potential in the description of the nucleon (considered as a quark-diquark system) and provide analytic expressions for its mass spectrum and the proton electric form factor. We compare the results obtained in this fashion to data and find quite good agreement. We obtain an effective gluon propagator in closed form as the Fourier transform of the potential under investigation.
PACS: 12.39.Jh Non-relativistic quark models – / 13.40.Gp Electromagnetic form factors –
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