Deformations of the standard model: SUq (3) flavor symmetry

Niels G. Gresnigt*

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The quantum group SUq (3) = Uq (su(3)) is taken as a baryon flavor symmetry and exceptionally accurate octet and decuplet baryons mass relations are obtained by accounting for the electromagnetic contribution to baryon masses (to zeroth order). The resulting charge specific q-deformed octet and decuplet baryon mass sum formulas are accurate to 0.02% and 0.08% respectively; a factor of 20 reduction in error compared to the standard Gell-Mann-Okubo mass formulas. An explicit formula for the Cabibbo angle, taken to be , in terms of the deformation parameter q and spin parity JP of the baryons is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012017
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2017
Event24th International Conference on Integrable Systems and Quantum Symmetries, ISQS 2016 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 14 Jun 201618 Jun 2016

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