Mass spectrum of a meson nonet is linear

L. Burakovsky, L. P. Horwitz

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It is argued that the mass spectrum of a meson nonet is linear, consistent with the standard Gell-Mann-Okubo mass formula and leading to an extra Gell-Mann-Okubo mass relation for the masses of the isoscalar states. This relation is shown to hold with an accuracy of up to ∼3% for all well-established nonets. It also suggests a new qq̄ assignment for the scalar meson nonet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-574
Number of pages14
JournalFoundations of Physics Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1996


  • Gell-Mann-Okubo
  • Hadronic resonance spectrum
  • Quark model


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