How often do diquarks form? A very simple model

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Starting from a textbook result, the nearest-neighbor distribution of particles in an ideal gas, we develop estimates for the probability with which quarks q in a mixed q, q gas are more strongly attracted to the nearest q, potentially forming a diquark, than to the nearest q. Generic probabilities lie in the range of tens of percent, with values in the several percent range even under extreme assumptions favoring qq over qq attraction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number034039
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 25 2016


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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