Path-integral hadronization for the nucleon and its interactions

Laith Aburaddad, A. Hosaka, D. Ebert, H. Toki

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Nucleon structure and the origin and nature of the nuclear force are investigated in the context of a quantum chromodynamics motivated effective Lagrangian for quark and diquark fields and the path-integral method of hadronization. We start from a microscopic model of quarks and diquarks where the gluons have been integrated out. In particular, we use the chiral Nambu–Jona-Lasinio model to describe quark dynamics and assume that the nucleon can be conceived as a quark-diquark relativistic bound state. The hadronization method is then used to rewrite the problem in terms of the physical meson and nucleon degrees of freedom. Next, by employing a loop expansion of the resulting quark/diquark determinants, we arrive at an effective chiral meson-nucleon Lagrangian. Nucleon properties such as mass, coupling constants, electromagnetic radii, anomalous magnetic moments, and form factors are derived using a theory of at most two free parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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