Quarkonium spectrum from perturbation theory

J. Conway, A. Magerkurth, S. Willenbrock

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We use non-relativistic perturbation theory to calculate the leading correction to the quarkonium spectrum from vacuum polarization. The correction brings the spectrum into qualitative, but not quantitative, agreement with the measured bottomonium spectrum. The calculation is appropriate for an undergraduate course in quantum mechanics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-540
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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