The pion-mass dependence of hyperon electromagnetic properties is determined using two-flavor heavy baryon chiral perturbation theory. Specifically we compute chiral corrections to the charge radii, magnetic moments, and magnetic radii of the spin one-half hyperons, as well as the charge radii, magnetic moments, magnetic radii, electric quadrupole moments, and quadrupole radii of the spin three-half hyperons. Results for the nucleon and delta are also included. Efficacy of the two-flavor theory is investigated by analyzing the role played by virtual kaons. For the electromagnetic properties of spin one-half hyperons, kaon loop contributions are shown to be well described by terms analytic in the pion mass squared. Similarly kaon contributions to the magnetic moments of spin three-half hyperons are well described in the two-flavor theory. The remaining electromagnetic properties of spin three-half resonances can be described in two-flavor chiral perturbation theory, however, this description fails just beyond the physical pion mass. For the case of experimentally known hyperon magnetic moments and charge radii, we demonstrate that chiral corrections are under reasonable control, in contrast to the behavior of these observables in the three-flavor chiral expansion. The formulas we derive are ideal for performing the pion-mass extrapolation of lattice QCD data obtained at the physical strange quark mass.
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Feb 11|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)