Guangxi Univ Technol, Dept Informat & Comp Sci, Liuzhou 545006, Peoples R China
; CAS, Inst High Energy Phys, Beijing 100039, Peoples R China
; Los Alamos Natl Lab, Div Theoret, Los Alamos, NM 87545 USA
We study the gluonic content of the pomeron through relating the pomeron trajectory to the observed I(G)J(PC) = 0(+) 2(++) isoscalar tensor mesons. Four of these mesons satisfy the spin-mass relation of the pomeron. These pomeronian candidates may be hybrid states. One of them, the f(2) (2220) meson, can have a predominant glueball component. We address the unsettled experimental situation about the width of this meson and give a theoretical lower bound for it. We also show why this meson may not be seen in (p) over barp experiments.