Title

NONLEPTONIC DECAYS OF CHIRAL SOLITONS AND A POSSIBLE RESOLUTION OF THE S-WAVE P-WAVE PUZZLE

Publication Date

1985

Journal or Book Title

PHYSICAL REVIEW D

Abstract

We calculate the nonleptonic weak decays of hyperons in the Skyrmion model of baryons. The weak-interaction chiral Lagrangian is that known from kaon decay, providing a zero-parameter description of the decay amplitudes. In the S waves the PCAC (partially conserved axial-vector current) relation is verified, but the magnitude emerges as a factor of 3 too small, probably indicating a slow convergence of the chiral expansion. In the P waves, new and important terms are found which are not included in standard analyses. These modify the PCAC treatment of hyperon decay and can provide the resolution of the long-standing S-wave/P-wave puzzle.

Comments

Published version is located at http://prd.aps.org/abstract/PRD/v32/i7/p1733_1

Volume

32

Pages

1733-1738

Issue

7

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