Title: String splitting and strong coupling meson decay
Authors: Cotrone, AL ×
Martucci, Luca
Troost, Walter #
Issue Date: Apr-2006
Publisher: American Physical Society
Series Title: Physical Review Letters vol:96 issue:14 pages:1-17
Article number: 141601
Abstract: We study the decay of high spin mesons using the gauge-string theory correspondence. The rate of the process is calculated by studying the splitting of a macroscopic string intersecting a D-brane. The result is applied to the decay of mesons in N=4 super Yang-Mills theory with a small number of flavors and in a gravity dual of large N QCD. In QCD the decay of high spin mesons is found to be heavily suppressed in the regime of validity of the supergravity description.
ISSN: 0031-9007
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Theoretical Physics Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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