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Published October 12, 1964 | public
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Bootstrap theory of octet enhancement


Recently it has become apparent that many violations of SU(3) follow an octet pattern. For example, (i) the Gell-Mann-Okubo sum rule(1,2) represents the main features of strong mass splittings among members of a supermultiplet, indicating that the splittings transform like the eighth component of an octet; (ii) the electromagnetic mass splittings within the baryon isospin multiplets seem to transform mostly like the third component of an octet3; (iii) nonleptonic weak decays also seem to be dominantly octet in view of the |ΔI|=½ rule.(4)

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©1964 The American Physical Society. Received 21 August 1964. The authors would like to acknowledge the hospitality of the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, where this work was completed. Work supported in part by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.


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