• Bogdan Povh
  • Klaus Rith
  • Christoph Scholz
  • Frank Zetsche
  • Werner Rodejohann
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


In this chapter we will discuss the production and decay of those baryons which are made up of u-, d- and s-quarks. It will be shown that the spin of the baryons is equal to the vector sum of the spins of the three constituent quarks and that the magnetic moments and the masses calculated with this assumption excellently agree with the experimental results. Polarized deep-inelastic scattering experiments are addressed that revealed the surprising result that the fraction of the nucleon’s spin which can be attributed to the current-quark spins may be small. Finally, semileptonic weak baryon decays are discussed in some detail.


Invariant Mass Axial Vector Constituent Quark Semileptonic Decay Neutron Decay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bogdan Povh
    • 1
  • Klaus Rith
    • 2
  • Christoph Scholz
    • 3
  • Frank Zetsche
    • 4
  • Werner Rodejohann
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Department PhysikUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  3. 3.SAP AGWalldorfGermany
  4. 4.DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbHLangenGermany

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