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Title: Chiral Symmetry and the Nucleon-Nucleon Interaction

Abstract

We review how nuclear forces emerge from low-energy quantum chromodynamics (QCD) via chiral effective field theory (EFT). During the past two decades, this approach has evolved into a powerful tool to derive nuclear two- and many-body forces in a systematic and model-independent way. We then focus on the nucleon-nucleon (NN) interaction and show in detail how, governed by chiral symmetry, the long- and intermediate-range of the NN potential builds up order by order. We proceed up to sixth order in small momenta, where convergence is achieved. Lastly, the final result allows for a full assessment of the validity of the chiral EFT approach to the NN interaction.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1419594
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1258035
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-03ER41270
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Symmetry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Symmetry Journal Volume: 8 Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 2073-8994
Publisher:
MDPI AG
Country of Publication:
Switzerland
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; low-energy quantum chromodynamics (QCD); effective field theory; chiral perturbation theory; nucleon-nucleon scattering; nucleon-nucleon potentials

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Machleidt, Ruprecht. Chiral Symmetry and the Nucleon-Nucleon Interaction. Switzerland: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.3390/sym8040026.
Machleidt, Ruprecht. Chiral Symmetry and the Nucleon-Nucleon Interaction. Switzerland. doi:10.3390/sym8040026.
Machleidt, Ruprecht. Wed . "Chiral Symmetry and the Nucleon-Nucleon Interaction". Switzerland. doi:10.3390/sym8040026.
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author = {Machleidt, Ruprecht},
abstractNote = {We review how nuclear forces emerge from low-energy quantum chromodynamics (QCD) via chiral effective field theory (EFT). During the past two decades, this approach has evolved into a powerful tool to derive nuclear two- and many-body forces in a systematic and model-independent way. We then focus on the nucleon-nucleon (NN) interaction and show in detail how, governed by chiral symmetry, the long- and intermediate-range of the NN potential builds up order by order. We proceed up to sixth order in small momenta, where convergence is achieved. Lastly, the final result allows for a full assessment of the validity of the chiral EFT approach to the NN interaction.},
doi = {10.3390/sym8040026},
journal = {Symmetry},
number = 12,
volume = 8,
place = {Switzerland},
year = {2016},
month = {4}
}

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