Vector meson dominance, chiral loops, sigma meson, and omega-rho mixing in omega ->pi(0)pi(0)gamma decay

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Gokalp A., Kucukarslan A., Yilmaz O.

PHYSICAL REVIEW D, vol.67, no.7, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevd.67.073008
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW D
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


In an attempt to explain the latest experimental result about the branching ratio of omega-->pi(0)pi(0)gamma decay, we reexamine the mechanism of this decay in a phenomenological framework in which the contributions of vector meson dominance, chiral loops, sigma-meson intermediate state amplitudes, and the effects of omega-rho mixing are considered. We conclude that in order to obtain the experimental value of the branching ratio B(omega-->pi(0)pi(0)gamma) the sigma-meson amplitude, which makes a substantial contribution, should be included in the reaction mechanism and the effects of omega-rho mixing should be taken into account. We also estimate the coupling constant g(omegasigmagamma) as g(omegasigmagamma)=0.11, which is much smaller than the values suggested by light cone QCD sum rule calculations.