Universality in weak interactions—The cabibbo suppression
An SU3 gauge model of weak interactions, which generates the Cabibbo suppression spontaneously and consistently, is presented. Out of the eight currents, a triplet couples to relatively light gauge bosons and satisfies the commutation relations of the SU2-universality algebra of Gell-Mann. The other five couple to necessarily very massive gauge bosons. The leptons have a realistic mass spectrum and the (bare) quarks are massless. The theory as it stands does not encompass charm and cannot suppress strangeness changing neutral currents; both these deficiencies require a larger gauge group for their correction.
Volume 94, 2020
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