On the correlation between the binding energies of the triton and the alpha-particle
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2005

We consider the correlation between the binding energies of the triton and the alpha-particle which is empirically observed in calculations employing different phenomenological nucleon-nucleon interactions. Using an effective quantum mechanics approach for short-range interactions with large scattering length \a\ much greater than l, where l is the natural low-energy length scale, we construct the effective interaction potential at leading order in l/\a\. In order to renormalize the four-nucleon system, it is sufficient to include a SU(4)-symmetric one-parameter three-nucleon interaction in addition to the S-wave nucleon-nucleon interactions. The absence of a four-nucleon force at this order explains the empirically observed correlation between the binding energies of the triton and the a-particle. We calculate this correlation and obtain a prediction for the a-particle binding energy. Corrections to our results are suppressed by l/\a\. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

bound-states

effective-field theory

systems

force

3-nucleon

short-range interactions

Författare

H. W. Hammer

U. G. Meissner

Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

0370-2693 (ISSN)

Vol. 607 3-4 254-258

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