Brazilian Journal of Physics
Print version ISSN 0103-9733
On-line version ISSN 1678-4448
CAVALCANTE, I. P. et al. Nucleon and delta sigma-terms. Braz. J. Phys. [online]. 2007, vol.37, n.1a, pp.84-91. ISSN 0103-9733. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-97332007000100026.
We evaluate nucleon and delta sigma-terms and obtain the results 43 MeV < sN < 49 MeV and 28 MeV < sD < 32 MeV, depending on the coupling constants used, which are compatible with values extracted from experiment and produced by other groups. We show that the decay D ® pN explains the relation sD < sN.
Keywords : Nucleon and delta sigma terms; Delta decay; Effective theories.