Orbitally excited and hybrid mesons from the lattice

Research paper by P. Lacock, C. Michael, P. Boyle, P. Rowland

Indexed on: 11 Jun '96Published on: 11 Jun '96Published in: High Energy Physics - Lattice


We discuss in general the construction of gauge-invariant non-local meson operators on the lattice. We use such operators to study the $P$- and $D$-wave mesons as well as hybrid mesons in quenched QCD, with quark masses near the strange quark mass. The resulting spectra are compared with experiment for the orbital excitations. For the states produced by gluonic excitations (hybrid mesons) we find evidence of mixing for non-exotic quantum numbers. We give predictions for masses of the spin-exotic hybrid mesons with $J^{PC}=1^{-+},\ 0^{+-}$, and $2^{+-}$.