Abstract

Magnetic moments of the positive parity 70-plet baryons are estimated in the framework of the nonrelativistic quark model and QCD sum rules method. It is found that the magnetic moments of the 70-plet baryons can be expressed in terms of the F and D couplings and exhibit unitary symmetry. The QCD sum rules for the magnetic moments of the 70-plet octet baryons are formulated. A comparison of our results on magnetic moments of 56-plet and 70-plet baryons predicted from QCD sum rules is presented.

1. Introduction

Study of the electromagnetic properties of hadrons represents very important source of information about their internal structure and can provide valuable insight into understanding the mechanism of strong interactions at low energies, that is, about nonperturbative aspects of QCD. Particular interest deserves magnetic moments of baryons as a subject of permanent study due to growing experimental information [1].

Magnetic moments of the positive parity octet and decuplet baryons are studied in framework of different approaches, such as nonrelativistic quark model (NRQM) [1], static quark model [2], QCD string approach [3], chiral perturbation theory [4], Skyrme model [5], traditional QCD sum rules [6], light-cone version of QCD sum rules (LCSR) [7, 8], lattice QCD [9], chiral quark soliton model [10], relativistic quark model with chiral symmetry [11], quenched chiral perturbation theory [12], and color-dielectric model [13].

Although the magnetic moments of the positive baryons are widely studied experimentally and theoretically, there is very limited information about their negative parity counterparts. Magnetic moments of these states can be extracted through the bremsstrahlung processes in photo and electroproduction reactions.

There exist few theoretical works, focusing on the magnetic moments of the negative parity baryons in framework of LCSR [1416], effective Hamiltonian approach in QCD [17], constituent quark model [18], chiral quark model [19], unitarized chiral perturbation theory [20], chiral constituent quark model [21], and lattice QCD [22].

The positive octet and decuplet baryons usually enter the -plet and negative parity baryons lie in the -plet representation of the , which is the group-theoretical basis of the NRQM. In the unitary model coupling constants of photons (and vector mesons) with baryons are expressed in terms of the and constants. In chiral model [19] mixing of 56-plet and 70-plet is studied for and baryons.

The basic element of QCD sum rules calculation is the interpolating current of the corresponding hadron which can be reduced to -plet wave function in nonrelativistic limit. Here we note that in studying the properties of the baryons the interpolating current for the positive parity baryons has been used although it has no usual NRQM limit for the 70-plet baryons. Despite this difficulty we will try to write QCD sum rules for such a way as to respecting the NRQM limit.

2. and Couplings in Quark-Diquark Model

Although the NRQM results of magnetic moments cannot be expressed in terms of and couplings, in [23], it was shown that they can be achieved in framework of diquark-quark model. The characteristic property of this model is that the photon or vector boson fields are to interact with diquark and single quark in a different way.

Let us discuss the magnetic moments of -plet baryons in NRQM in framework of diquark-quark model. As an example let us consider a proton from -plet. Its wave function can be written as where subindices and mean quark spin-up and spin-down, respectively. The wave functions of other members of octet baryons can be obtained from proton wave function by appropriate replacements of quark fields.

The results of the magnetic moments of the -plet baryons in terms of and couplings can be obtained by using their wave functions and introducing the following four different matrix elements:

Using these matrix elements with as the modified magnetic moment operator, the magnetic moments of and baryons in [23] are obtained: where , , and and also and . These results show that the nonrelativistic diquark-quark model reveals the unitary symmetry pattern and the magnetic moments of baryons can be formulated in terms of the and couplings [23, 24].

If we put and , from (3), one can easily obtain well known relations between magnetic moments of baryons [25]:

The NRQM results can be found if we take , , and replace the electric charge of quarks by their magnetic moments; that is, .

Now let us analyze magnetic moment of baryons entering the -plet representation in framework of NRQM. The -plet in NRQM has the following decomposition . The wave function of -plet within the NRQM is obtained in numerous works (see [21] and references therein). Following [21], the wave function of state in -plet with positive parity can be written as Using this wave function, within the diquark-quark model for the magnetic moment of we get

Using definitions (see redefinitions after (3)) we have for magnetic moment of Performing similar analysis for the magnetic moments of and baryons we obtain Transition moment is obtained immediately from group-theoretical relation [23, 24] where is appropriate operator and reads and in the NRQM yields zero.

Magnetic moments of other members of octet baryons can be found with the help of appropriate replacements of quark fields. In the limit , and replace ; we get the NRQM result of the magnetic moments of -plet baryons. When, in (7), (8) take the relevant quark charges we get unitary symmetry results for the octet baryons in the -plet, similar to the relations for the -plet baryons (see (4)):

Finally, magnetic moments of -plet octet baryons can be obtained from results of -plet baryons with the help of simple replacements by comparing (3), (7), and (8). For example, the magnetic moment of in -plet can be achieved from -plet one by replacing coefficients of and terms:for baryons,

These relations constitute one of the main results in the present work.

3. QCD Sum Rules for Magnetic Moments of 56-Plet and 70-Plet Baryons

These results of the magnetic moments of octet baryons can also be obtained from the QCD sum rules method which exhibits unitary symmetry patterns of a sense that they can be represented in terms of only two independent and type functions. Note that the conclusion is true not only for photon but for any vector field too (see, e.g., [26]). The key object of the QCD sum rules method is the interpolating currents. In the nonrelativistic limit the interpolating current of baryons can be reduced to their wave functions [27].

The magnetic moments of the octet baryons in framework of traditional and light-cone versions of QCD sum rules are calculated in various works (see, e.g., [6, 8] and references therein).

The QCD sum rules method is based on the correlation function: where is the time ordering operator, means external electromagnetic field, and is the interpolating current carrying the same quantum numbers as the corresponding baryon . As an example we present the interpolating current for baryon:where are color indices, is the charge conjugation operator, and is the arbitrary parameter ( corresponds to the so called Ioffe current).

In order to construct QCD sum rules for magnetic moments of the octet baryons the correlation function is calculated in terms of hadrons and quark-gluon degrees of freedom. By matching these two representations the QCD sum rules for the octet baryons magnetic moments are obtained [7]. The magnetic moments of octet baryons in general form can be written aswhere and are the residue and magnetic moment of corresponding baryon, respectively, and are the invariant functions in the coefficient of Lorentz structure and their expressions can be found in [6, 8]. Using the symmetry (15) can be written as

Using the relation obtained in [28] which connected and interpolating currents one can easily find the expression for the magnetic moment of -hyperon:

We can now predict the magnetic moments of the octet in -plet with positive parity if we assume that the transformations obtained in NRQM (see (3), (8), and (12)) hold in the case of QCD sum rules, that is, at the level of correlation functions ’s.

In this case even the explicit expressions of interpolating currents of octet baryons belonging to the -plet representation are not known; one can predict the magnetic moments of these baryons.

Using (8) and (12) as well as (16) and (17) for the magnetic moments of and baryons in -plet we get the following sum rules:

Comparing these equations with the sum rules for the and baryons from -plet we see that they have changed drastically.

In order to get the idea about the magnitude of the magnetic moments of -plet baryons, in the obtained sum rules, we put their experimentally measured mass and for residues we put their values for -plet baryons. Under this assumption, the magnetic moments of the positive parity -plet baryons are calculated and their values are presented in Table 1 (the 2nd column). For completeness we also present the magnetic moments of -plet baryons in this table (the 1st column).

4. Conclusion

It is shown that octet baryons in the -plet can be analyzed in the way similar to those of -plet. In particular, magnetic moments are written in terms of the and quantities characteristics for octet coupling. Moreover the main formulas for the magnetic moments are written in such a way as to obtain the NRQM results as well as unitary symmetry ones. The QCD sum rules for the magnetic moment of -plet octet baryons are constructed. A comparison of the magnetic moments for   -plet and -plet baryons predicted from QCD sum rules is presented.

Conflict of Interests

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.