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Elementary particles of conventional field theory as Regge poles

Gell-Mann, M. and Goldberger, M. L. (1962) Elementary particles of conventional field theory as Regge poles. Physical Review Letters, 9 (6). pp. 275-277. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.9.275.

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Composite states in nonrelativistic scattering theory lie on Regge trajectories (1) corresponding to poles in the angular momentum plane that move with varying energy. Simple approximations (2-5) indicate that composite particles in relativistic field theory have the same behavior. According to the Regge pole hypothesis, (6-9) particles like the nucleon, that have customarily been treated as elementary in field theory, also lie on Regge trajectories. Is that in accord with describing such particles by ordinary perturbation theory?

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Additional Information:©1962 The American Physical Society. Received 29 August 1962. One of us (M.G.-M.) would like to acknowledge the great value of conversations with Professor Gribov, Professor Pomeranchuk, and Professor Feynman. Correction: Phys. Rev. Lett. 10, 39 (1963)
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