Isospin breaking in the vector current of the nucleon
Department of Physics, University of Regina, S4S 0A2, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Accepted: 18 March 2007
Published online: 19 June 2007
Extraction of the nucleon's strange form factors from experimental data requires a quantitative understanding of the unavoidable contamination from isospin violation. A number of authors have addressed this issue during the past decade, and their work is reviewed here. The predictions from early models are largely consistent with recent results that rely as much as possible on input from QCD symmetries and related experimental data. The resulting bounds on isospin violation are sufficiently precise to be of value to on-going experimental and theoretical studies of the nucleon's strange form factors.
PACS: 13.40.Gp Electromagnetic form factors – / 14.20.Dh Protons and neutrons – / 12.39.Fe Chiral Lagrangians – / 12.39.Ki Relativistic quark model –
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