Hidden Structure in a Lagrangian for Hyperfine Splitting of the Heavy Baryons

Masayasu Harada, Asif Qamar, Francesco Sannino, Joseph Schechter, Herbert Weigel

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Abstract

We investigate the hyperfine splitting of the heavy baryons in the bound-state approach. We start with an ordinary relativistic Lagrangian which has been extensively used to discuss finite mass corrections to the heavy limit predictions. It turns out that the dominant contribution arises from terms which do not manifestly break the heavy spin symmetry. The actual heavy spin violating terms are uncovered by carefully performing a 1/M expansion of this Lagrangian.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysics Letters B: Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology
Volume390
Issue number1-4
Pages (from-to)329-334
ISSN0370-2693
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Many typographical errors due to an inadvertent macro command are corrected. 10 pages (LaTeX), 2 PostScript figures

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