Heavy Flavors



As shown in Fig. 15.15, the energy point ≃ 1 GeV separates the QCD scale into regions of large and small running coupling α s (μ), or equivalently, of low and high energy, or light and heavy particles. The world of heavy flavors begins with the charm quark and the τ lepton and extends to the bottom and top quarks in the fermionic sector. The list of heavy particles in the standard model also includes the weak bosons W± and Z0, and the neutral Higgs boson. Of these, only the Higgs boson is still not experimentally observed at present.


Form Factor Heavy Quark Semileptonic Decay Heavy Flavor Heavy Quark Effective Theory 
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Suggestions for Further Reading

QCD corrections to weak interaction, operator product expansion

  1. Peskin, M. E. and Schroeder, D. V., An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA 1995Google Scholar
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Heavy flavor symmetry

  1. Isgur, N. and Wise, M. B., in B Decays (ed. Stone, S. ). World Scientific, Singapore 1994Google Scholar

CP violation

  1. Bigi, I. I., Khoze, V. A., Uraltsev, N. G. and Sanda, A. I., in CP violation (ed. Jarlskog, C. ). World Scientific, Singapore 1989Google Scholar
  2. Buras, A. J. and Harlander, M. K., in Heavy Flavors (ed. Buras, A. J. and Lindner, M. ). World Scientific, Singapore 1992Google Scholar
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  4. Rosner, J. L., Present and Future Aspect of CP Violation, Proc. of the VIII J. A. Swieca Summer School on Particles and Fields (ed. Barcelos-Neto, J., Novaes, S. F. and Rivelles, V. O. ). World Scientific, Singapore 1996Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversité LavalSte-FoyCanada
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes EnergiesUniversités Paris VI et VIIParis Cedex 05France

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