The form of the mixing matrix of quarks is discussed. The exponential parameterisation of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix is identified as the most general form of the mixing matrix. Its properties are reviewed in the context of the unitarity requirement. A recurrence series representation of the exponential form of the mixing matrix that is easy to handle is obtained, allowing for a direct and simple method of calculation of the CKM matrix. The generation of the new parameterisations of the CKM matrix by the exponential form is demonstrated. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
Dattoli, G., & Zhukovsky, K. (2007). Quark flavour mixing and the exponential form of the Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix. European Physical Journal C, 50(4), 817 - 821. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-007-0263-1