The Helicity Shell as a Manifold of Mapped Chiral Vectors

  • M. Kirchbach
  • D. O. Riska
Conference paper
Part of the Few-Body Systems book series (FEWBODY, volume 5)


Chiral symmetry is shown to constrain the effective axial charge couplings of the nucleon and its two lowest resonances to a 3-hyperboloid (the helicity shell). This constraint has been used to check consistency of some effective nucleon structure models with chiral symmetry.


Chiral Symmetry Skyrme Model Chiral Algebra Axial Charge Infinitesimal Transformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kirchbach
    • 1
  • D. O. Riska
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear PhysicsTH DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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