Quark solitons from effective action of QCD

Yitzhak Frishman*, Amihay Hanany, Marek Karliner

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We derive an effective low-energy action for QCD in 4 dimensions. The low energy dynamics is described by chiral fields transforming nontrivially under both color and flavor. We use the method of anomaly integration from the QCD action. The solitons of the theory have the quantum numbers of quarks. They are expected to be the constituent quarks of hadrons. In two dimensions our result is exact, namely the bosonic gauged action of WZW.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-17
Number of pages15
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Aug 1994


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