The effective chiral Lagrangian from dimension-six parity and time-reversal violation

J. De Vries, E. Mereghetti, R. G.E. Timmermans, U. van Kolck

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We classify the parity- and time-reversal-violating operators involving quark and gluon fields that have effective dimension six: the quark electric dipole moment, the quark and gluon chromo-electric dipole moments, and four four-quark operators. We construct the effective chiral Lagrangian with hadronic and electromagnetic interactions that originate from them, which serves as the basis for calculations of low-energy observables. The form of the effective interactions depends on the chiral properties of these operators. We develop a power-counting scheme and calculate within this scheme, as an example, the parity- and time-reversal-violating pion-nucleon form factor. We also discuss the electric dipole moments of the nucleon and light nuclei.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-96
Number of pages47
JournalAnnals of Physics
StatePublished - Nov 2013


  • CP violation
  • Chiral effective field theory
  • Dimension-six operators
  • Electric dipole moments
  • Time-reversal violation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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