Model independent tests of skyrmions and their holographic cousins

Aleksey Cherman, Thomas D. Cohen, Marina Nielsen

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We describe a new exact relation for large Nc QCD for the long-distance behavior of baryon form factors in the chiral limit. This model-independent relation is used to test the consistency of the structure of several baryon models. All 4D semiclassical chiral soliton models satisfy the relation, as does the Pomarol-Wulzer holographic model of baryons as 5D Skyrmions. However, remarkably, we find that the holographic model treating baryons as instantons in the Sakai-Sugimoto model does not satisfy the relation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number022001
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 6 2009
Externally publishedYes


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