## Strong decays of charmed baryons in heavy hadron chiral perturbation theory

Strong decays of charmed baryons are analyzed in the framework of heavy hadron chiral perturbation theory (HHChPT) in which heavy quark symmetry and chiral symmetry are synthesized. HHChPT works excellently for describing the strong decays of s-wave charmed baryons. For L=1 orbitally excited states, two of the unknown couplings, namely, h{sub 2} and h{sub 10}, are determined from the resonant {lambda}{sub c}{sup +}{pi}{pi} mode produced in the {lambda}{sub c}(2593) decay and the width of {sigma}{sub c}(2800), respectively. Predictions for the strong decays of the p-wave charmed baryon states {lambda}{sub c}(2625), {xi}{sub c}(2790) and {xi}{sub c}(2815) are presented. Since the decaymore »