Quark-Parton Model and Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russian Federation
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Published online: 14 February 2018
An attempt to treat the asymptotic freedom and the quark confinement as a self-consistent problem in the framework of relativistic quantum mechanics is realized. It is shown that the confinement of quarks induces a change of their helicities together with a simultaneous alteration of orbital momenta, so that the total angular momentum of each quark is conserved. This observation may cast light on the so-called proton spin puzzle after some additional numerical estimations.
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