Effects of Three-Nucleon Forces and Two-Body Currents on Gamow-Teller Strengths
Journal article, 2014

We optimize chiral interactions at next-to-next-to leading order to observables in two- and three-nucleon systems and compute Gamow-Teller transitions in C14 and O22,24 using consistent two-body currents. We compute spectra of the daughter nuclei N14 and F22,24 via an isospin-breaking coupled-cluster technique, with several predictions. The two-body currents reduce the Ikeda sum rule, corresponding to a quenching factor q2≈0.84–0.92 of the axial-vector coupling. The half-life of C14 depends on the energy of the first excited 1+ state, the three-nucleon force, and the two-body current.

Gamow-Teller transition

Effective field theory

Coupled Cluster


Andreas Ekström

Gustav R. Jansen

Kyle A. Wendt

Gaute Hagen

Thomas Papenbrock

Sonia Bacca

Boris Karlsson

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

Doron Gazit

Physical Review Letters

0031-9007 (ISSN) 1079-7114 (eISSN)

Vol. 113 26 262504- 262504

Subject Categories

Subatomic Physics


Basic sciences



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