2020 May 06
2020 May 26
A perturbative expansion for QED and QCD bound states is formulated in $A^0=0$ gauge. The constituents of each Fock state are bound by their instantaneous interaction. In QCD an O($\alpha_s^0$) confining potential arises from a homogeneous solution of Gauss' constraint. The potential is uniquely determined by the QCD action, up to a universal scale. The Cornell potential is reproduced for quarkonia, and corresponding ones found for higher Fock states, baryons and glueballs.