A Covariant Model of Mesons that Decouples Confinement and Chiral Symmetry Breaking

  • Joseph Milana
Conference paper
Part of the Few-Body Systems book series (FEWBODY, volume 6)


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.


Chiral Symmetry Mass Shell Chiral Symmetry Breaking Linear Potential Bare Quark Mass 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Milana
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsCollege of William & MaryWilliamsburgUSA

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