Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2019

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Major

Physics

First Advisor

James P. Vary

Abstract

We present a model for baryons based on three constituent quarks using light-front holography together with basis light-front quantization (BLFQ). The work is generalized from the method which originally developed for meson systems using a constituent quark and an antiquark. We construct an effective 3-body Hamiltonian, which consists of a transverse confining interaction based on the Ads/QCD soft-wall model, and a longitudinal confining interaction which was first applied to mesons. We employ this model for the proton by calculating its form factor F1(q2). The results are compared with experimental measurements and other theoretical methods. We develop generalized Jacobi coordinates, as well as a generalized longitudinal confinement, that will enable this model to be generalized to systems with more than three constituent quarks.

Copyright Owner

Anji Yu

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

46 pages

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Physics Commons

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