Skyrme model predictions for weak radiative decays of baryons

W. F. Kao*, Howard J. Schnitzer

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A Skyrme model calculation of weak radiative baryon decays is presented, based on a lagrangian describing weak nonleptonic decays of mesons previously discussed by Donoghue et al. There are no free parameters in the Skyrme model predictions for weak radiative decays, as all necessary parameters are obtained from other contexts. The predictions of the Skyrme model for the weak radiative baryon decays are in good agreement with experiment, except for Σ+ → Pγ, where however the model involves substantial cancellations among terms, which are sensitive to small changes of input parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-365
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 15 Jan 1987


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