A Covariant Model of Mesons that Decouples Confinement and Chiral Symmetry Breaking
New solutions to a recently proposed model of mesons as quark-antiquark bound states are presented. The model is covariant, confining, and chirally symmetric. That the two main features of low-energy QCD, confinement and chiral symmety breaking, enter as completely distict components of the model is emphasized. In particular, the confining potential can be taken purely scalar.
KeywordsChiral Symmetry Mass Shell Chiral Symmetry Breaking Linear Potential Bare Quark Mass
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