Generalized heavy baryon chiral perturbation theory
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Zürich, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland
Received: 22 July 1998 / Revised version: 2 September 1998 / Published online: 2 November 1998
Standard SU(2) Heavy Baryon Chiral Perturbation Theory is extended in order to include the case of small or even vanishing quark condensate. The effective lagrangian is given to in its most general form and to in the scalar sector. A method is developed to efficiently construct the relativistic baryonic effective lagrangian for chiral SU(2) to all orders in the chiral expansion. As a first application, mass- and wave-function renormalization as well as the scalar form factor of the nucleon is calculated to . The result is compared to a dispersive analysis of the nucleon scalar form factor adopted to the case of a small quark condensate. In this latter analysis, the shift of the scalar form factor between the Cheng-Dashen point and zero momentum transfer is found to be enhanced over the result assuming strong quark condensation by up to a factor of two, with substantial deviations starting to be visible for .