Cluster model of baryons

K. F. Liu, C. W. Wong

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Baryons are studied in the constituent quark model by reducing the three-body problem to equivalent two-body problems involving a diquark and a quark. Rotational and radial excitations of the diquark or of the third quark are calculated by using nonrelativistic mesonic qq» potentials which are fitted to meson masses. The results are found to be in good agreement with experimental baryon masses. A strong suppression of the mesonic spin-orbit potential is required for light baryons, in agreement with the conclusion of other authors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-180
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical review D
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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