A model of quark mass matrices is presented where flavor mixings can be expanded in powers of small parameters. These parameters characterize the observed quark mass pattern. The weak mixing matrix has a very simple form. The correlation of the weak mixing angles and CP-violating phases with the main features of the quark spectrum may be easily studied. An upper bound is predicted on the top-quark mass, mtp≤45 GeV, and a rate for the b→u transition close to its experimental limit. © 1986.
|Journal||Physics Letters B|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Sep 1986|