Publication year: 2008
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This concise research monograph introduces and reviews the concept of chiral soliton models for baryons. In these models, baryons emerge as (topological) defects of the chiral field. The many applications shed light on a number of bayron properties, ranging from static properties via nucleon resonances and deep inelastic scattering to even heavy ion collisions. As far as possible, the theoretical investigations are confronted with experiment. Conceived to bridge the gap between advanced graduate textbooks and the research literature, this volume also features a number of appendices to help nonspecialist readers to follow in more detail some of the calculations in the main text.
Subject: Physics and Astronomy, Baryon, Meson, Quark, Wess-Zumino term, baryons, chiral symmetry, skyrme model, soliton quantization, Particle and Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons, Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory