Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD

Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD

I. M. Narodetskii , M. A. Trusov  e-mail: trusov@itep.ru
Abstract

Magnetic moments of and baryons are studied in the framework of the relativistic three-quark Hamiltonian derived in the Field Correlation Method. The baryon magnetic moments are expressed via the average kinetic quark energies which are defined by the fundamental QCD parameters: the string tension , the current quark masses, and the strong coupling constant . Resulting magnetic moments for the nucleons are compared both to model calculations and to those from lattice QCD.

1. Introduction. Magnetic moments encode information about the leading-order response of a bound system to a soft external magnetic field. In particular, baryon magnetic moments are dynamical characteristics which provide valuable insights into baryon internal structure in terms of quark and gluon degrees of freedom. In this paper we shall explore the magnetic moments of negative parity resonances employing the QCD dynamics of a baryon in the form of the three-quark Effective Hamiltonian (EH). The EH is derived from the QCD path integral, (see e.g. [1]), and was already used in the studies of baryon spectra without external fields [2] - [5] 111The extension of the EH to the case of external magnetic field has been done recently in Ref. [6], where the nucleon spectrum as a function of magnetic field was calculated.. Within this method the magnetic moments of the octet baryons have been studied analytically in Ref. [7]. The model was shown to agree with experiment within 10 accuracy. The same accuracy was achieved for the baryon magnetic moments in Ref. [8], where the QCD string dynamics was investigated from another point of view.

Although the magnetic moments of the baryon octet are well-known both experimentally and theoretically, little is known about their counterparts. Experimentally, magnetic moments of these states can be extracted through bremsstrahlung processes in photo- and electro-production of mesons at intermediate energies. For N(1535) a similar process can be used [9], but to date no such measurements have been made.

There exist limited number of theoretical studies of the magnetic moments of negative parity baryons based on constituent quark model [9], unitarized chiral perturbation theory (UPT)[10], chiral constituent quark model () [11], Bethe-Salpeter approach (BSA) [12] and on the lattice [13]. Comparison study of magnetic moments for positive- and negative-parity states offers insight into underlying quark-gluon dynamics. Given that the mass spectrum of the states has been reasonably well established from the EH, it is instructive to investigate the magnetic moments of these states. In this paper we extend the results of Ref. [7] to the magnetic moments of the negative parity and resonances. The paper builds on the previous work presented in Ref. [4] where the employed EH contained the three quark string junction interaction and the Coulomb potential with the fixed strong coupling constant.

In Sections 2,3 we briefly discuss the theoretical formalism of EH method for baryons, including the techniques required to extract the average quark energies which are cornestone of the present calculation. As a result one obtains the resonance magnetic moments without introduction of any fitting parameters. Details of calculation of the magnetic moments for excited nucleons and the results are given in Section 4. For the sake of completeness we also report in this Section the magnetic moments of the octet baryons and nucleon resonances. Section 5 contains a summary of the obtained results.

2. Effective Hamiltonian for Baryons. The key ingredient of the EH method is the use of the auxiliary fields (AF) initially introduced in order to get rid of the square roots appearing in the relativistic Hamiltonian [14]. Using the AF formalism allows one to derive a simple nonrelativistic form of the EH for the three-quark system which comprises both confinement and relativistic effects, and contains only universal parameters: the string tension , the strong coupling constant , and the bare (current) quark masses , ,

(0)

In Eq. (Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD) is the nonrelativistic kinetic energy operator for the constant AF , the spin-independent potential is the sum of the string potential

(0)

with being the minimal string length corresponding to the Y–shaped configuration, and a Coulomb interaction term

(0)

arising from the one-gluon exchange. In Eq. (Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD) is the color factor. The constant is treated either as a fixed parameter, [4] or as the running coupling constant with the freezing value [5]. The results for for these two cases coincide with the accuracy better than 1 (compare Tables 1 and 2 of Refs. [4] and [5], respectively). In what follows we use taken from Ref. [4].

3. The auxiliary field formalism The EH (Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD) depends explicitly on both bare quark masses and the constants AF that finally acquire the meaning of the average kinetic energies of the current quarks [4]

(0)

Although being formally simpler the EH is equivalent to the relativistic Hamiltonian up to elimination of AF.

The formalism allows for a very transparent interpretation of : starting from bare quark masses , we arrive at the dynamical masses that appear due to the interaction and can be treated as the dynamical masses of constituent quarks. These have obvious quark model analogs, but are derived directly using the AF formalism. Due to confinement MeV or higher, even for the massless current quarks.

The baryon mass is given by

(0)
(0)

where is an eigenvalue of the Schrödinger operator , and the are defined by minimization condition

(0)

The right–hand side of Eq. (Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD) contains the perturbative quark self-energy correction that is created by the color magnetic moment of a quark propagating through the vacuum background field [17]. This correction adds an overall negative constant to the hadron masses. Finally, in Eq. (Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD) is the correction to the string junction three-quark potential in a baryon due to the proper moment of inertia of the QCD string [18]. We stress that both corrections, C and , are added perturbatively and do not influence the definition of .

The confinement Hamiltonian contains three parameters: the current quark masses and and the string tension . Let us stress that they are not the fitting parameters. In our calculations we used 0.15 GeV found in the SU(3) QCD lattice simulations [19]. We employed the current light quark masses MeV and the bare strange quark mass 175 MeV.
4. Magnetic moments of and resonances. To calculate the nucleon magnetic moment one introduces a vector potential and calculate the energy shift due the Hamiltonian where is defined by Eq. (Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD) with the substitution and

(0)

where is an external magnetic field. The magnetic moment operator consists of contributions from both intrinsic spins of the constituent quarks that make up the bound state and angular momentum of the three-quark system with the center of mass motion removed. Straightforward calculation using the London gauge yields

(0)

Taking the constituent quarks to be Dirac point particles the spin contribution in Eq. (Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD) is determined by the effective quark masses

(0)

The orbital contribution in Eq. (Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD) reads

(0)

In what follows instead the usual prescription which is to symmetrize the nucleon wave function between all three quarks we symmetrize only between equal-charge (up or down) quarks. In other words for the proton we use the basis in which the quark is singled out as quark but in which the quarks are still antisymmetrized. In the same way, for the neutron we use the basis in which the quark is singled out as quark . The basis state diagonalizes the confinement problem with eigenfunctions that correspond to separate excitations of the quark 3 ( and   excitations, respectively). In particular, excitation of the variable unlike excitation in involves the excitation of the “odd” quark ( for or for ). The physical P-wave states are not pure or excitations but linear combinations of all states with a given total momentum J. Most physical states are, however, close to pure or states [15].

In terms of the Jacobi variables

(0)

Eq. (Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD) reads

(0)

where

(0)

and where the quark magnetic moments are expressed in terms of parameters

(0)

Recall that the quantities are defined from the eigenvalues of the EH using the stationary point equations (Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD).

Note also that the magnetic moments in Eq. (Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD) are in quark natural magnetons. To convert it into nuclear magnetons , we need to scale the results by the factor . We take GeV.

The angular operators in (Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD) act on spacial wave functions as follows

(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)

The contribution of the last term in (Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD) vanishes for the pure  - and  - excitations.

By definition, the magnetic moment of the baryon with the spin J is the expectation value of the operator for the state with

(0)

In particular, for baryons with where the angular momentum of the three-quark system with the correct center of mass motion removed

(0)
(0)
(0)

where is the doublet spin function symmetric under interchange . Eq. (Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD) is standard result of the additive quark model for the baryons [21].

Baryon Excitation
0 0.408 0.408
1 0.457 0.457
0.414 0.453
0.482 0.459
0.441 0.534
0.458 0.419
0.520 0.424
0.483 0.506
Table 2: Table 1. The values of for the baryons [4].

In Table 1 we show the parameters and calculated for the different baryons with in Ref. [4] using the constant value of 0.39. The symbol q denotes the light quarks or . We use the notation , for the and baryons and , for the baryons. These parameters have been calculated for the string tension 0.15 GeV and the strong coupling constant with the values of the current light quark masses, MeV, MeV. The very similar values of have been calculated in Ref. [5] where instead the constant the running coupling constant has been used with .

There is no good theoretical reason why need to be the same in different mesons and baryons. However from the results of Table 1 we conclude that are increased by MeV when going from the nucleon to . This variation is marginal and is within the accuracy of calculations. For ground states of and hyperons we obtain MeV, MeV that agrees with the corresponding values for the ground state of meson [16].

Baryon Expt.
0.408 1.53 -0.77 2.29 2.79
0.408 1.53 -0.77 -1.53 -1.91
0.414 0.453 1.51 -0.76 -0.69 -0.69 -0.61
0.414 0.453 1.51 -0.76 -0.69 2.23 2.46
0.414 0.453 1.51 -0.76 -0.69 0.80 0.83
0.414 0.453 1.51 -0.76 -0.69 -0.91 -1.16
0.419 0.458 1.485 -0.742 -0.75 -1.40 -1.25
0.419 0.458 1.689 -0.845 -0.75 -0.50 -0.65
0.463 -0.671 -2.01 -2.02
Table 3: Table 2. Baryon magnetic moments of baryons.

The magnetic moments for the baryons with are presented in Table 2. For the baryons one obtains , other moments are , . Recall that so far, only the magnetic moment of has been studied in the reaction with the result [20]. The uncertainty in the number arises from the ambiguity in the theoretical analysis of the reaction.

The wave function of an resonance is given as a superposition of two spin () states in the 70-dimensional representation of SU(6):

(0)
(0)

where mixing angle depends on the hyperfine spin interaction between the quarks and the standard spectroscopic notations are used to indicate the total quark spin , orbital angular momentum , and total angular momentum . The corresponding spin-angular functions are given by

(0)
(0)
(0)

where and are the two spin functions symmetric and antisymmetric under interchange , and

(0)
(0)

Note that parameters for the nucleons depend also on the type of excitation. However, the difference is marginal and does not exceed 2, see Table 2 of Ref. [5]. In what follows we use the common value GeV both for and excitations.

Straightforward calculation yields 222The indexes +, 0 refer to the charge of the nucleon states.

(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)

where

(0)
(0)

and

(0)
State This work
1.894 1.1 2.085 0.37 -1.8 1.24
-1.284 -0.25 -1.57 -0.1 -1.0 -0.84
0.11 1.85 0.12
0.951 -0.69 0.74
Table 4: Table 3. Magnetic moments of nucleons. GeV

Eqs. (Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD) - (Magnetic Moments of Negative Parity Baryons from Effective Hamiltonian Approach to QCD) are written for the positive charge resonances. For the neutral resonances one should interchage and

(0)
(0)

and

(0)

Assuming a phenomenological value [22]

we obtain the results summarized in Table 3. In this Table we also quote the magnetic moments obtained using other theoretical models.
5. Conclusions. To summarize, we have carried out a calculation of the magnetic moments of the low-lying negative parity and resonances. In the framework of the quark model these resonances are configuration mixtures of two states with excited orbital wavefunctions. Calculating both the quark spin and orbital angular momentum contribution for the magnetic moment, the cross terms due to the configuration mixing, and using the average value of the quark kinetic energy GeV obtained from the variational solution for the einbein field in the EH method we obtain the values of magnetic moments of the and listed in Table 3. The results differ from the magnetic moments of the low-lying nucleon calculated both in hadronic and quark models and from lattice QCD. In particular, the lattice results are different, even by sign. Any future measurement of the magnetic moment would have important implications in understanding the nature of parity partners of the nucleon.

Finally we note that the magnetic moments of the other low-lying baryon resonances can similarly be calculated using EH approach. The results will be published elsewhere.

Acknowledgements. The authors thank Yu. A.  Simonov for valuable discussions.

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