A generalization of Wilson's loop prescription to include spin is proposed. Instantons are shown to generate a spin-spin interaction between quarks. The large splitting between Jψ(3100) and ηc(2830) may, in fact, be dominated by this mechanism and thus may provide a vivid demonstration of the physical effects of instantons. Heuristic arguments are presented which explain the sign and form of the interaction.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Physics and Astronomy