BYPASSING THE AXIAL ANOMALIES

DALIBOR KEKEZ, DUBRAVKO KLABUČAR, M. D. SCADRON
2005 International Journal of Modern Physics A  
Many meson processes are related to the U_A(1) axial anomaly, present in the Feynman graphs where fermion loops connect axial vertices with vector vertices. However, the coupling of pseudoscalar mesons to quarks does not have to be formulated via axial vertices. The pseudoscalar coupling is also possible, and this approach is especially natural on the level of the quark substructure of hadrons. In this paper we point out the advantages of calculating these processes using (instead of the
more » ... us graphs) the Feynman graphs where axial vertices are replaced by pseudoscalar vertices. We elaborate especially the case of the processes related to the Abelian axial anomaly of QED, but we speculate that it seems possible that effects of the non-Abelian axial anomaly of QCD can be accounted for in an analogous way.
doi:10.1142/s0217751x05029216 fatcat:gwry3cwuorbqlbhzfz42u7jn5e