QCD and resonance physics: The ϱ-ω mixing

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The QCD-based approach to the resonance physics proposed earlier is extended to cover the ρ{variant}-ω mixing problem. We consider a two-point function relevant to the problem taking account of non-perturbative contributions. It is shown that virtual photon exchanges alone cannot explain the observed value of the mixing parameter. The phenomenon gets a natural explanation if one assumes a large isotopic symmetry violation in the mechanical quark masses, (md - mu)/(md + mu) ∼ 0.3. This number is close to that resulting from the well-known pseudoscalar meson analysis. Unlike the latter, however, our result does not assume an exact SU(3)flavor symmetry in vacuum-to-vacuum matrix elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-534
Number of pages16
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 5 1979


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