Chiral Quark Dynamics

  • Reinhard Alkofer
  • Hugo Reinhardt

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs book series (LNPMGR, volume 33)

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These notes give an introduction to the description of hadrons, i.e., mesons and baryons, within a quark model based on a chirally invariant quantum field theory. Emphasis is put on a didactic approach intended for graduate students with some background on functional integral techniques. Starting from QCD a motivation of a specific form of the effective quark interaction is given. Functional integral bosonization leads to a theory describing successfully meson properties. It possesses solitonic solutions which are identified as baryons. Via functional integral techniques a Faddeev equation for baryons describing them as bound states of a diquark and a quark is derived. Finally, a unification of these two complementary pictures of baryons is proposed.


Baryon Boson Chirale Solitonen Chirale Symmetrie Faddeec Equation Fadeevgleichung Mambu-Jona-Lasinio Model Meson Quark chiral symmetry hadron quantenchromodynamik quantum field quantum field theory soliton

Authors and affiliations

  • Reinhard Alkofer
    • 1
  • Hugo Reinhardt
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-60137-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49454-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0940-7677
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