The European Physical Journal C

, Volume 50, Issue 4, pp 817–821 | Cite as

Quark flavour mixing and the exponential form of the Kobayashi–Maskawa matrix

  • G. Dattoli
  • K. ZhukovskyEmail author
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


The form of the mixing matrix of quarks is discussed. The exponential parameterisation of the Cabibbo–Kobayashi–Maskawa (CKM) matrix is identified as the most general form of the mixing matrix. Its properties are reviewed in the context of the unitarity requirement. A recurrence series representation of the exponential form of the mixing matrix that is easy to handle is obtained, allowing for a direct and simple method of calculation of the CKM matrix. The generation of the new parameterisations of the CKM matrix by the exponential form is demonstrated.


Chebyshev Polynomial Exponential Form High Order Contribution Unitarity Requirement High Order Parameterisations 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gruppo Fisica Teorica e Matematica Applicata, Unita Tecnico Scientifica Tecnologie Fisiche Avanzante (FIS-MAT)ENEA – Centro Ricerche FrascatiFrascatiItaly
  2. 2.Dept. of Optics and Spectroscopy, Faculty of PhysicsM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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