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Eur. Phys. J. C 19, 749-760
DOI: 10.1007/s100520100640

D0-branes as light-front confined quarks

A.H. Fatollahi1, 2

1 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), P.O. Box 45195-159, Zanjan, Iran
2  Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics (IPM), P.O. Box 19395-5531, Tehran, Iran (e-mail: fath@theory.ipm.ac.ir)

(Received: 12 January 2001 / Published online: 6 April 2001 -© Springer-Verlag 2001)

We argue that different aspects of light-front QCD at the confined phase can be recovered by the matrix quantum mechanics of D0-branes. The relevant matrix quantum mechanics is obtained from dimensional reduction of pure Yang-Mills theory to dimension 0+1. The aspects of QCD dynamics which are studied in correspondence with D0-branes are: (1) phenomenological inter-quark potentials, (2) the whiteness of hadrons and (3) scattering amplitudes. In addition, some other issues such as the large-N behavior, the gravity-gauge theory relation and also a possible justification for involving "non-commutative coordinates" in the study of QCD bound states are discussed.

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