New source of charge-symmetry violation in the nucleon-nucleon system

A. W. Thomas, P. Bickerstaff, A. Gersten

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Within the framework of the cloudy bag model we show that the small difference of up- and down-quark masses leads to a small increase in the 0nn coupling constant relative to 0pp. There may be many experimental consequences of this observation but, as an example, |ann|-|app|0.3 fm because of this effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2539-2541
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1981

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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