qq pair production in expanding hadronic flux tubes

K. Sailer, Z. Hornyák, A. Schäfer, W. Greiner

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The qq pair production probability per unit time and unit volume is calculated for a hadronic flux tube with constant radius, expanding longitudinally with the speed of light. We find that the pair production rate is suppressed for short times in comparison to that in a static flux tube of infinite length. Consequently, the half life of the longitudinally expanding flux tube is sufficiently large, so that the assumption of the formation of a flux-tube like gluon-field configuration between a qq pair receding with the speed of light seems to be justified. The results support a flux tube radius of 0.5 fm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-357
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 13 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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