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Decays of excited baryons in the large- Nc expansion of QCD


We present the analysis of the decay widths of excited baryons in the framework of the 1/N c expansion of QCD. These studies are performed up to order 1/N c and include both positive- and negative-parity excited baryons.

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Goity, J.L., Scoccola, N.N. Decays of excited baryons in the large- Nc expansion of QCD. Eur. Phys. J. A 31, 506–508 (2007).

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