The quantum skyrmion in representations of general dimension
Abstract
The representations of general dimension are constructed for the SU(2) Skyrme model, treated quantum mechanically ab initio. This quantum Skyrme model has a negative mass term correction that is not present in the classical Hamiltonian. The magnitude of the quantum mechanical mass correction increases with the dimension of the representation of the SU(2) group. In the case of a 5dimensional representation it is possible to obtain satisfactory predictions for the nucleon mass with the empirical value for the pion decay constant.
 Publication:

Nuclear Physics A
 Pub Date:
 February 1997
 DOI:
 10.1016/S03759474(96)004563
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepph/9605435
 Bibcode:
 1997NuPhA.614..361A
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology
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