Quantcast
  • Register
PhysicsOverflow is a next-generation academic platform for physicists and astronomers, including a community peer review system and a postgraduate-level discussion forum analogous to MathOverflow.

Welcome to PhysicsOverflow! PhysicsOverflow is an open platform for community peer review and graduate-level Physics discussion.

Please help promote PhysicsOverflow ads elsewhere if you like it.

News

New printer friendly PO pages!

Migration to Bielefeld University was successful!

Please vote for this year's PhysicsOverflow ads!

Please do help out in categorising submissions. Submit a paper to PhysicsOverflow!

... see more

Tools for paper authors

Submit paper
Claim Paper Authorship

Tools for SE users

Search User
Reclaim SE Account
Request Account Merger
Nativise imported posts
Claim post (deleted users)
Import SE post

Users whose questions have been imported from Physics Stack Exchange, Theoretical Physics Stack Exchange, or any other Stack Exchange site are kindly requested to reclaim their account and not to register as a new user.

Public \(\beta\) tools

Report a bug with a feature
Request a new functionality
404 page design
Send feedback

Attributions

(propose a free ad)

Site Statistics

145 submissions , 122 unreviewed
3,928 questions , 1,396 unanswered
4,846 answers , 20,597 comments
1,470 users with positive rep
501 active unimported users
More ...

The skyrmion as the baryon in realistic QCD

+ 5 like - 0 dislike
98 views

The chiral perturbation theory arise as QCD with spontaneously breaking of $SU_{L}(3)\times SU_{R}(3)$ global symmetry down to $SU_{V}(3)$. Since $\pi_{3}(SU_{L}(3)\times SU_{R}(3)/SU_{V}(3)) = Z$, nontrivial solutions called skyrmions arise. They are fermions, and their baryon number coincides with the winding number. Thus they may represent the baryons. The state of chiral perturbation theory is organized as follows. Starting from the skyrmion ground state, we investigate fluctuations around it, which are represented by the massless degrees of freedom - scalar mesons. We obtain then, for example, results of low-energy theorems (such as chiral coupling etc.)

There are, however, such problems. In the minimal chiral perturbation theory (only the term with two derivatives ) skyrmion size is shrinked to zero since corresponding energy doesn't have an extremum (Derrick theorem). If we add nonminimal terms, then we may stabilize it, but chiral perturbation theory doesn't distinct many order derivative terms, so that by adding 4-derivative term theory becomes unpredictable.

The solution of the problem arise since we expect that the baryon mass is of order of $\text{GeV}$. For correctness of description we need to introduce vector mesons into chiral perturbation theory. This can be done by gauging global symmetry (its part which is unbroken by the global anomaly), and then mininally breaking it by adding gauge bosons mass term. It can be shown that $\omega$-meson stabilizes the skyrmion.

By using such construction, may we completely identify the skyrmion with the baryon? Does some problem exists which makes such identification impossible?

asked Feb 28, 2016 in Theoretical Physics by NAME_XXX (1,010 points) [ no revision ]

Your answer

Please use answers only to (at least partly) answer questions. To comment, discuss, or ask for clarification, leave a comment instead.
To mask links under text, please type your text, highlight it, and click the "link" button. You can then enter your link URL.
Please consult the FAQ for as to how to format your post.
This is the answer box; if you want to write a comment instead, please use the 'add comment' button.
Live preview (may slow down editor)   Preview
Your name to display (optional):
Privacy: Your email address will only be used for sending these notifications.
Anti-spam verification:
If you are a human please identify the position of the character covered by the symbol $\varnothing$ in the following word:
p$\varnothing$ysicsOverflow
Then drag the red bullet below over the corresponding character of our banner. When you drop it there, the bullet changes to green (on slow internet connections after a few seconds).
To avoid this verification in future, please log in or register.




user contributions licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution required

Your rights
...