NN and 3N Interactions


Leonid BlokhintsevPrincipal Researcher, Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Igor Strakovsky, PhD – Professor, Department of Physics, The George Washington University, Washington, DC USA

Series: Physics Research and Technology
BISAC: SCI051000

The study of the nucleon-nucleon interaction has a long history, going back to 1932 (just after the discovery of the neutron by James Chadwick). The force is responsible for binding protons and neutrons into atomic nuclei but, unlike the cases of Coulomb or Newtonian gravitational laws, the form of the fundamental NN strong interaction and its constants are a priori unknown. The subject is nevertheless important because the energy associated with the binding of protons and neutrons to form atomic nuclei is the energy used in nuclear power.

The authors of the present volume deliver accounts of current research on various aspects of the forces between two or more nucleons and how they relate to experiments in nuclear physics. General overviews, illustrated by appropriate examples, are given both the theoretical and experimental knowledge of nuclear physics that are prerequisites for the understanding of the strong interaction. Two- and three-nucleon forces are among the topics that are addressed and discussed including, for example, how nuclear forces emerge from low-energy QCD via chiral effective field theory. A comprehensive overview is presented of realistic free nucleon-nucleon interactions and also two-nucleon dynamics in a nuclear medium. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Nuclear Forces from Chiral Effective Field Theory (pp. 1-42)
R. Machleidt (Department of Physics, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA)

Chapter 2 – The Spin Dependence of Neutron-Proton Elastic Scattering Studied in the Deuteron Charge-Exchange Reaction (pp. 43-66)
Colin Wilkin (Physics and Astronomy Department, UCL, London, UK)

Chapter 3 – Exponential Nucleon-Nucleon Potential with Forbidden State (pp. 67-104)
S. B. Dubovichenko (V. G. Fessenkov Astrophysical Institute gNCSRTh NSA RK, 050020, Observatory 23, Kamenskoe plato, Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Institute of Nuclear Physics CAE MINT RK, 050032, Str. Ibragimova 1, Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Chapter 4 – Two- and Three-Nucleon Forces in the Covariant Spectator Theory (pp. 105-138)
Franz Gross and Alfred Stadler (Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, and others)

Chapter 5 – Realistic Nucleon-Nucleon Interactions and Two-Nucleon Dynamics in Nuclear Medium (pp. 139-172)
Claudio Ciofi degli Atti (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Perugia, Department of Physics, University of Perugia Via A.Pascoli, Perugia, Italy)

Chapter 6- Nucleon – Nucleon Interactions at Short Distances (pp. 173-202)
Misak M. Sargsian (Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA)

Chapter 7 – Short-Range NN Interactions and Δ-Isobar Excitation in the pd → {pp}s n Reaction with a Fast pp Pair (pp. 203-230)
Yu. N. Uzikov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Researches, Dubna, Moscow Region, Russia)

Chapter 8 – Bindings and Spectra of Light Nuclei with JISP16 (pp. 231-256)
Andrey M. Shirokov, Vasily A. Kulikov, Pieter Maris and James P. Vary (Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia and others)

Chapter 9 – Hadron Scattering from Bound, Interacting Nucleons (pp. 257-276)
R. J. Peterson (Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CA, USA)

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