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Flavor SU(3) predictions for charmed baryon and B-meson decays


Savage, Martin J. (1990) Flavor SU(3) predictions for charmed baryon and B-meson decays. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


The predictions of the SU(3) flavor symmetry of the strong interactions for the weak decay of charmed baryons and B-mesons are detailed. It is hoped that comparison between these predictions and experiment will shed some light on the underlying dynamics involved in these weak decays. Although only a few decay modes of the charmed baryons and B-mesons have been studied experimentally it is hoped that the next generation of B-factories and even Z-decays at LEP will provide enough events to test these predictions.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Physics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Restricted to Caltech community only
Research Advisor(s):
  • Wise, Mark B.
Group:Caltech Theory
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:15 May 1990
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:07292014-081524505
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ID Code:8617
Deposited By: John Wade
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