Static observables of relativistic three-fermion systems with instantaneous interactions

  • C. HauptEmail author
  • B. Metsch
  • H. -R. Petry
Hadron Physics


We show that static properties like the charge radius and the magnetic moment of relativistic three-fermion bound states with instantaneous interactions can be formulated as expectation values with respect to intrinsically defined wave functions. The resulting operators can be given a natural physical interpretation in accordance with relativistic covariance. We also indicate how the formalism may be generalized to arbitrary moments. The method is applied to the computation of static baryon properties with numerical results for the nucleon charge radii and the baryon octet magnetic moments. In addition, we make predictions for the magnetic moments of some selected nucleon resonances and discuss the decomposition of the nucleon magnetic moments in contributions of spin and angular momentum, as well as the evolution of these contributions with decreasing quark mass.


11.10.St Bound and unstable states; Bethe-Salpeter equations 12.39.Ki Relativistic quark model 13.40.Em Electric and magnetic moments 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Helmholtz-Institut für Strahlen- und KernphysikBonnGermany

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