We apply the perturbative chiral quark model to the study of the low-energy πN interaction. Using an effective chiral Lagrangian we reproduce the Weinberg-Tomozawa result for the S-ware πN scattering lengths. After inclusion of the photon field we give predictions for the electromagnetic O(p2) low-energy couplings of the chiral perturbation theory effective Lagrangian that define the electromagnetic mass shifts of nucleons and first-order (e2) radiative corrections to the πN scattering amplitude. Finally, we estimate the leading isospinbreaking correction to the strong energy shift of the π-p atom in the 1s state, which is relevant for the experiment "pionic hydrogen" at PSI.
|Number of pages||2268190|
|Journal||Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics