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Title: Recent Progress in Quantum Hadrodynamics

Quantum hadrodynamics (QHD) is a framework for describing the nuclear many-body problem as a relativistic system of baryons and mesons. Motivation is given for the utility of such an approach and for the importance of basing it on a local, Lorentz-invariant lagrangian density. Calculations of nuclear matter and finite nuclei in both renormalizable and nonrenormalizable, effective QHD models are discussed. Connections are made between the effective and renormalizable models, as well as between relativistic mean-field theory and more sophisticated treatments. Recent work in QHD involving nuclear structure, electroweak interactions in nuclei, relativistic transport theory, nuclear matter under extreme conditions, and the evaluation of loop diagrams is reviewed.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
790262
Report Number(s):
JLAB-THY-97-48; DOE/ER/40150-1981; nucl-th/9701058; IU-NTC-96-17
TRN: US0200413
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-87ER40365; AC05-84ER40150
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Int.J.Mod.Phys.E6:515-631,1997; Other Information: Journal preprint submitted to Int.J.Mod.Phys.E6:515-631,1997; PBD: 1 Jan 1997
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; HADRONS; QUANTUM MECHANICS; BARYONS; LAGRANGIAN FUNCTION; MANY-BODY PROBLEM; MEAN-FIELD THEORY; MESONS; NUCLEAR STRUCTURE; TRANSPORT THEORY; WEAK INTERACTIONS