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Type: Journal article
Title: Role of the U(1) ghost beyond leading order in a large-Nc expansion
Author: Matevosyan, H.
Thomas, A.
Citation: Journal of Physics G-Nuclear and Particle Physics, 2008; 35(11):1-11
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 0954-3899
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Hrayr H Matevosyan and Anthony W Thomas
Abstract: The 1/Nc expansion is one of the very few methods we have for generating a systematic expansion of QCD at the energy scale relevant to hadron structure. The present formulation of this theory relies on the double-line notation for calculating the leading order of a diagram in the 1/Nc expansion, where the local SU(Nc) gauge symmetry is substituted by a U(Nc) symmetry and the associated U(1) ghost field is ignored. In the current work we demonstrate the insufficiency of this formulation for describing certain non-planar diagrams of interest in current attempts to model QCD. We derive a more complete set of Feynman rules that include the U(1) ghost field and provide a useful tool for calculating both color factors and 1/Nc orders of all color-singlet diagrams.
Rights: © 2008 IOP Publishing Ltd
RMID: 0020096083
DOI: 10.1088/0954-3899/35/11/115006
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