Title

MASS RATIOS OF THE LIGHT QUARKS

Publication Date

1992

Journal or Book Title

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS

Abstract

We derive a consistent set of light quark mass ratios which are compatible with the available constraints of chiral symmetry treated to next-to-leading order. Also required as input is resonance saturation of a set of low-energy amplitudes, in particular for the pion and kaon electromagnetic mass difference. The results (md+mu)/ms=1/15.5, (md-mu)/ms=1/29 are modestly different from previous values, and resolve the long-standing puzzle of the η→3π decay rate.

Comments

Published version is located at http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v69/i24/p3444_1

Volume

69

Pages

3444-3447

Issue

24

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