Three-Quark Potential in SU(3) Lattice QCD.

  title={Three-Quark Potential in SU(3) Lattice QCD.},
  author={Takahashi and Matsufuru and Nemoto and Suganuma},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={86 1},
The static three-quark ( 3Q) potential is studied in SU(3) lattice QCD with 12(3)x24 and beta = 5.7 at the quenched level. From the 3Q Wilson loop, 3Q ground-state potential V(3Q) is extracted using the smearing technique for ground-state enhancement. With accuracy better than a few percent, V(3Q) is well described by a sum of a constant, the two-body Coulomb term, and the three-body linear confinement term sigma(3Q)L(min), with L(min) the minimal value of total length of color flux tubes… CONTINUE READING