Using a continuum approach to the hadron bound-state problem, we calculate $\gamma^\ast \gamma \to \eta, \eta^\prime$ transition form factors on the entire domain of spacelike momenta, for comparison with existing experiments and in anticipation of new precision data from next-generation $e^+ e^-$ colliders. One novel feature is a model for the contribution to the Bethe-Salpeter kernel deriving from the non-Abelian anomaly, an element which is crucial for any computation of $\eta, \eta^\prime$ properties. The study also delivers predictions for the amplitudes that describe the light- and strange-quark distributions within the $\eta, \eta^\prime$. Our results compare favourably with available data. Important to this at large-$Q^2$ is a sound understanding of QCD evolution, which has a visible impact on the $\eta^\prime$ in particular. Our analysis also provides some insights into the properties of $\eta, \eta^\prime$ mesons and associated observable manifestations of the non-Abelian anomaly.

γ*γ→η,η′ transition form factors

Ding, Minghui;Binosi, Daniele;
2019

Abstract

Using a continuum approach to the hadron bound-state problem, we calculate $\gamma^\ast \gamma \to \eta, \eta^\prime$ transition form factors on the entire domain of spacelike momenta, for comparison with existing experiments and in anticipation of new precision data from next-generation $e^+ e^-$ colliders. One novel feature is a model for the contribution to the Bethe-Salpeter kernel deriving from the non-Abelian anomaly, an element which is crucial for any computation of $\eta, \eta^\prime$ properties. The study also delivers predictions for the amplitudes that describe the light- and strange-quark distributions within the $\eta, \eta^\prime$. Our results compare favourably with available data. Important to this at large-$Q^2$ is a sound understanding of QCD evolution, which has a visible impact on the $\eta^\prime$ in particular. Our analysis also provides some insights into the properties of $\eta, \eta^\prime$ mesons and associated observable manifestations of the non-Abelian anomaly.
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