Nucleon spin with and without hyperon data: A new tool for analysis

Marek Karliner, Harry J. Lipkin

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We present a simple explanation of the underlying physics in the use of hyperon decay data to obtain information about proton spin structure. We also present an alternative input using nucleon magnetic moment data and show that the results from the two approaches are nearly identical. The role of symmetry breaking is clarified while pointing out that simple models explaining the violation of the Gottfried sum rule via pion emission tend to lose the good SU(3) predictions from Cabibbo theory for hyperon decays.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-286
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999


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