Is the effective Lagrangian for quantum chromodynamics a model?

Carl Rosenzweig, J. Schechter, C. G. Trahern

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A fully interacting effective chiral Lagrangian obeying the anomalous axial-baryon-current conservation law is constructed. This Lagrangian is a generalization of one implied by the 1N approximation. In a certain sense, the old model is recovered. Our Lagrangian displays the dependence of amplitudes on the quantum-chromodynamic vacuum angle, gives soft theorems, and hints at a possible complementarity between the instanton and 1N approaches. We can rewrite our model in terms of a gauge-invariant gluon field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3388-3392
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1980


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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