Comments on baryons in holographic QCD

Shigenori Seki*, Jacob Sonnenschein

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We generalize the description of baryons as instantons of Sakai-Sugimoto model to the case where the flavor branes are non-anti-podal. The later corresponds to quarks with a ''string endpoint mass''. We show that the baryon vertex is located on the flavor branes and hence the generalized baryons also associate with instantons. We calculate the baryon mass spectra, the isoscalar and axial mean square radii, the isoscalar and isovector magnetic moments and the axial coupling as a function of the mass scale M KK and the location ζ of the tip of U-shaped flavor D8-branes. We determine the values of M KK and ζ from a best fit comparison with the experimental data. The later comes out to be in a forbidden region, which may indicate that the incorporation of baryons in Sakai-Sugimoto model has to be modified. We discuss the analogous baryons in a non-critical gravity model. A brief comment on the single flavor case (N f = 1) is also made.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009


  • AdS-CFT correspondence
  • Brane dynamics in Gauge theories
  • QCD


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