A chiral effective field U(3)L⊗U(3)R theory for light mesons

E. Gedalin, A. Moalem, L. Razdolskaya

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We consider mixing schemes and masses of light vector mesons within the framework of an extended U(3)L⊗U(3) R effective field theory based on the hidden local symmetry approach, where the light mass pseudoscalar and vector meson nonets play the role of dynamic variables. The mixing schemes and model free parameters are determined through diagonalization of the kinetic and mass matrices, supplemented with the assumption that eigenvalues of the resulting mass matrix be equal to the physical meson masses. We show that a particular choice of the Lagrangian which breaks SU(3)F incorporates VMD as a good first approximation for low-momentum electromagnetic processes, and reproduces the radii of charged pions and kaons fairly well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-234
Number of pages22
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 22 Mar 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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