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Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 15, 523-527 (2002)
DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2002-10059-y

The kaon form factor in the light-cone quark model

Bo-Wen Xiao1, Xin Qian1 and Bo-Qiang Ma2

1  Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, PRC
2  CCAST (World Laboratory), P.O. Box 8730, Beijing 100080, PRC, and Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, PRC


(Received: 21 June 2002 / Revised version: 29 July 2002 / Published online: 3 December 2002)

The electromagnetic form factor of the kaon meson is calculated in the light-cone formalism of the relativistic constituent quark model. The calculated K+ form factor is consistent with almost all of the available experimental data at low-energy scale, while other properties of the kaon could also be interrelated in this representation with reasonable parameters. Predictions of the form factors for the charged and neutral kaons at a higher-energy scale are also given, and we find the non-zero K0 form factor at $Q^2 \ne
0$ due to the mass difference between the strange and down quarks inside K0.

14.40.Aq - $\pi$, K, and $\eta$ mesons.
12.39.Ki - Relativistic quark model.
13.40.Gp - Electromagnetic form factors.

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