### Abstract

We study excited baryon decay widths in large [Formula Presented] QCD. It was suggested previously that some spin-flavor mixed-symmetric baryon states have strong couplings of [Formula Presented] to nucleons [implying narrow widths of [Formula Presented] as opposed to the generic expectation based on Witten’s counting rules of an [Formula Presented] coupling. The calculation obtaining these narrow widths was performed in the context of a simple quark-shell model. This paper addresses the question of whether the existence of such narrow states is a general property of large [Formula Presented] QCD. We show that a general large [Formula Presented] QCD analysis does not predict such narrow states; rather they are a consequence of the extreme simplicity of the quark model.

Original language | English (US) |
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Number of pages | 1 |

Journal | Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology |

Volume | 69 |

Issue number | 5 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 1 2004 |

Externally published | Yes |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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## Cite this

*Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology*,

*69*(5). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.69.056001