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Axial form factors of the octet baryons in a covariant quark model

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Ramalho, G. [1] ; Tsushima, K. [1, 2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Norte, Int Inst Phys, Campus Lagoa Nova Anel Viario UFRN, BR-59070405 Natal, RN - Brazil
[2] Univ Cruzeiro Sul, LFTC, Lab Fis Teor & Computac, BR-01506000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review D; v. 94, n. 1 JUL 1 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 9

We study the weak interaction axial form factors of the octet baryons, within the covariant spectator quark model, focusing on the dependence of four-momentum transfer squared, Q(2). In our model the axial form factors G(A)(Q(2)) (axial-vector form factor) and G(P)(Q(2)) (induced pseudoscalar form factor) are calculated based on the constituent quark axial form factors and the octet baryon wave functions. The quark axial current is parametrized by the two constituent quark form factors, the axial-vector form factor g(A)(q)(Q(2)), and the induced pseudoscalar form factor g(P)(q)(Q(2)). The baryon wave functions are composed of a dominant S-state and a P-state mixture for the relative angular momentum of the quarks. First, we study in detail the nucleon case. We assume that the quark axial-vector form factor g(A)(q)(Q(2)) has the same function form as that of the quark electromagnetic isovector form factor. The remaining parameters of the model, the P-state mixture and the Q(2) dependence of g(P)(q)(Q(2)), are determined by a fit to the nucleon axial form factor data obtained by lattice QCD simulations with large pion masses. In this lattice QCD regime the meson cloud effects are small, and the physics associated with the valence quarks can be better calibrated. Once the valence quark model is calibrated, we extend the model to the physical regime and use the low Q(2) experimental data to estimate the meson cloud contributions for G(A)(Q(2)) and G(P)(Q(2)) . Using the calibrated quark axial form factors and the generalization of the nucleon wave function for the other octet baryon members, we make predictions for all the possible weak interaction axial form factors G(A)(Q(2)) and G(P)(Q(2)) of the octet baryons. The results are compared with the corresponding experimental data for G(A)(0) and with the estimates of baryon-meson models based on SU(6) symmetry. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/26892-8 - Study of meson and nucleon properties in vacuum and in nuclear medium based on the light front approach
Grantee:Joao Pacheco Bicudo Cabral de Mello
Support Opportunities: Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - Brazil
FAPESP's process: 15/17234-0 - Properties of hadrons and nuclei in vacuum and medium based on quarks and gluons
Grantee:Kazuo Tsushima
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants