Glueball spins in D = 3 Yang-Mills
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We determine spins of more than 100 low lying glueball states in D = 2 + 1 dimensional SU (4) gluodynamics by a lattice calculation. We go up to J = 8 in the spin value. We compare the resulting spectrum with predictions of the Axionic String Ansatz (ASA). We find a perfect match for 39 lightest states, corresponding to the first four string levels. In particular, this resolves tensions between the ASA predictions and earlier spin determinations. The observed spins of heavier glueballs are also in a good agreement with the ASA. We did not identify any sharp tension between lattice data and the ASA, but more work is needed to fully test the ASA predictions for the spins of 64 states at the fifth string level.
KeywordsLattice QCD Bosonic Strings 1/N Expansion Confinement
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