Nuclear data requirements for fusion reactor nucleonics
Nuclear data requirements for fusion reactor nucleonics are reviewed and the present status of data are assessed. The discussion is divided into broad categories dealing with data for Fusion Materials Irradiation Test Facility (FMIT), D-T Fusion Reactors, Alternate Fuel Cycles and the Evaluated Data Files that are available or would be available in the near future
Fusion reactor nucleonics: status and needs
The national fusion technology effort has made a good start at addressing the basic nucleonics issues, but only a start. No fundamental nucleonics issues are seen as insurmountable barriers to the development of commercial fusion power. To date the fusion nucleonics effort has relied almost exclusively on other programs for nuclear data and codes. But as we progress through and beyond ETF type design studies the fusion program will need to support a broad based nucleonics effort including code development, sensitivity studies, integral experiments, data acquisition etc. It is clear that nucleonics issues are extremely important to fusion development and that we have only scratched the surface
This Safety Evaluation Report for the application filed by the University of Oklahoma for a renewal of Operating License R-53 to continue to operate a research reactor has been prepared by the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The facility is owned and operated by the University of Oklahoma and is located on the campus in Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma. The staff concludes that the Aerojet General Nucleonics (AGN) reactor facility can continue to be operated by University of Oklahoma without endangering the health and safety of the public
Neutrino-driven nucleon fission reactors: Supernovae, quasars, and the big bang
The purpose of this work is to establish the existence of naturally occurring celestial neutrino-driven nucleon fission chain reaction reactors as the first step in the development of controlled nucleon fission reactors on Earth. Celestial nucleon fission reactors provide functioning models that serve as starting points for reactor development. Recognizing supernovae, quasars, and the Big Bang as functioning neutrino-driven nucleon fission reactors presents the nuclear industry with a new and significant challenge. That challenge is our technological prowess to achieve a controlled nucleon fission chain reaction using the Earth's resources
Comparison of calculational methods for EBT reactor nucleonics
Nucleonic calculations for a preliminary conceptual design of the first wall/blanket/shield/coil assembly for an EBT reactor are described. Two-dimensional Monte Carlo, and one- and two-dimensional discrete-ordinates calculations are compared. Good agreement for the calculated values of tritium breeding and nuclear heating is seen. We find that the three methods are all useful and complementary as a design of this type evolves
Assessment of nucleonic methods and data for fusion reactors
An assessment is provided of nucleonic methods, codes, and data necessary for a sound experimental fusion power reactor (EPR) technology base. Gaps in the base are identified and specific development recommendations are made in three areas: computational tools, nuclear data, and integral experiments. The current status of the first two areas is found to be sufficiently inadequate that viable engineering design of an EPR is precluded at this time. However, a program to provide the necessary data and computational capability is judged to be a low-risk effort
The general properties of the nucleon-nucleon potentials are reviewed. The comparison between experimental nucleon-nucleon phase shifts and deuteron properties and the theoretical ones derived with Hamada-Johnston, Reid, Paris and Bonn potentials is discussed. Also, Hartree-Fock calculations for several spherical nuclei using Skyrme's density-dependent effective nucleon-nucleon interaction are presented systematically.(author)
Nucleon-nucleon interactions are at the heart of nuclear physics, bridging the gap between QCD and the effective interactions appropriate for the shell model. We discuss the current status of NN data sets, partial-wave analyses, and some of the issues that go into the construction of potential models. Our remarks are illustrated by reference to the Argonne v18 potential, one of a number of new potentials that fit elastic nucleon-nucleon data up to 350 MeV with a Χ2 per datum near 1. We also discuss the related issues of three-nucleon potentials, two-nucleon charge and current operators, and relativistic effects. We give some examples of calculations that can be made using these realistic descriptions of NN interactions. We conclude with some remarks on how our empirical knowledge of NN interactions may help constrain models at the quark level, and hence models of nucleon structure
Subcriticality Evaluation of AGN-201 Reactor Using Modified Neutron Source Multiplication Method
One of the main issues in nuclear criticality safety is to measure subcriticality accurately at nuclear facility containing fissile materials. In order to verify the feasibility and safety of reactor, reactor physics test is performed in the commercial reactor. Among these test items, the measurement of control rod worth is taken most of period of reactor physics test. For that reason, the new methods have been introduced for subcriticality measurement to reduce the test period from the economic point of view : for example, pulse neutron method, neutron noise analysis method, Neutron Source Multiplication (NSM) method and so on. In 1980's, the research for subcriticality measurement methodology was performed about accelerator driven system, fast breeder reactor and critical experiment reactor. In this study, subcritcality is evaluated by modified NSM method. It is based on the conventional NSM method adding two correction processes: extraction of the fundamental mode from measuring neutron count rate data that contains not only fundamental mode but also higher modes in real situation and spatial corrections for perturbation induced by a reactivity addition in the distributions of the fundamental mode and a neutron importance field. In the previous studies, the verification of this method has been firstly performed for the subcriticality measurement of critical assembly of Kyoto University Critical Assembly (KUCA) at Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute in Japan. Recently subcriticality measurement study for the Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) has been carried out. In the present study, the subcriticality was evaluated for Aerojet General Nucleonics (AGN)-201 reactor by the modified NSM method with two correction processes. The AGN-201 reactor is the graphite moderated homogeneous type research reactor and is used for reactor experiments such as critical mass approach, control rod calibration, measurement of neutron flux and so on. For subcriticality
The physical importance of nucleon-nucleon diffraction and the main differences with well understood nucleon nucleus diffraction is discused. In the theoretical description of nucleon-nucleon diffraction in terms of the eikonal model, the hypothesis of factorization is shown to be in contradiction with the energy dependence of the impact parameter profile in proton-proton scattering at CERN - ISR. This dependence is highly non-uniform in impact parameter, giving rise to a pronounced peripheral increase with energy of the inelastic overlap function. Two experimental findings in inelastic diffraction indicate the existence of a deep relation of this process with the peripheral increase of the profile function. The first refers to the clear-cut proof that inelastic diffraction is peripheral in impact parameter space, in coherent production on deuteron. The second is the analysis of the integrated cross sections for inelastic diffraction, which leads to the conclusion that most of the total cross section increase in the ISR energy range comes from this process. It is then clear that the eikonal model should be modified in order to include inelastic diffraction. A recent trial in this direction by Miettinen and Thomas shows the existence of a substantial difference between the matter and the charge distribution inside the proton. Their results favours a description of the proton in terms of the string model. (Author)
This book is an introduction to the interactions of nucleons with special regards to their contribution to nuclear forces. After a general description of the nuclear structure as a configuration of many nucleons the properties and interactions of nucleons are described with an excursion to the fundamental processes governing them. Then nuclear energy levels are considered. Thereafter nuclear energy-level transitions are described in the framework of the governing elementary processes. Finally nuclear reactions are considered in this framework. This book is suited as a supplement to a textbook in nuclear physics for students, who want to get a deeper insight in the fundamental processes in nuclei. (HSI)
Nucleon-nucleon interactions and observables
A class of nucleon-nucleon interactions which are exactly phase equivalent to a given realistic nucleon-nucleon interaction is exhibited. These interactions have the property that the rms radius of the deuteron can be made arbitrarily large without changing the deuteron binding energy or any of the nucleon-nucleon scattering matrix elements. With this construction it is possible to find realistic interactions that do not obey the linear relation between the rms radius and the triplet scattering length observed by Klarsfeld et al.. The interpretation of this result is discussed. copyright 1998 The American Physical Society
Nucleon-nucleon theory and phenomenology
This project involves five inter-related subprojects: (1) derivation of the intermediate range nucleon-nucleon interaction using a new method that utilizes much shorter and simpler analytic continuation through the unphysical region that lies between the πN and ππ physical regions of the N anti N → ππ amplitude (with significantly improved accuracy for the nucleon-nucleon interaction); (2) construction of a short range phenomenological potential that, with the theoretical part mentioned above, gives a precise fit to the nucleon-nucleon data and is parameterized for easy use in nucleon calculations; (3) phase shift analyses of the world data below 400 MeV, especially the large amount of very precise data below 20 MeV and the new data near 55 MeV that have never been analyzed properly; (4) the introduction of a K-matrix formulation of the Optimal Polynomial Expansion in order to accelerate convergence of the partial wave series at LAMPF energies; and (5) setting up of a cooperatively evaluated permanent nucleon-nucleon data bank in the 0-1200 MeV range that can be used by all nucleon-nucleon reseachers
Cornelis de Jager
2004-09-01
The experimental and theoretical status of elastic electron scattering from the nucleon is reviewed. As a consequence of new experimental facilities, data of unprecedented precision have recently become available for the electromagnetic and the strange form factors of the nucleon.
In this paper, the role of three-nucleon forces in ab initio calculations of nuclear systems is investigated. The difference between genuine and induced many-nucleon forces is emphasized. Induced forces arise in the process of solving the nuclear many-body problem as technical intermediaries toward calculationally converged results. Genuine forces make up the Hamiltonian. They represent the chosen underlying dynamics. The hierarchy of contributions arising from genuine two-, three- and many-nucleon forces is discussed. Signals for the need of the inclusion of genuine three-nucleon forces are studied in nuclear systems, technically best under control, especially in three-nucleon and four-nucleon systems. Genuine three-nucleon forces are important for details in the description of some observables. Their contributions to observables are small on the scale set by two-nucleon forces. (author)
Scattering of a particle by bound nucleons is discussed. Effects of nucleons that are bound in a nucleus are taken as a structure function. The way how to calculate the structure function is given. (author)
This is the second Status Report under a co-operation agreement between Los Alamos National Laboratory and EIR in the field of 'Nucleonics and Particle Transport in Fusion Reactors', covering the period 1 July 1984 to 30 June 1986. Reported is research and development progress in several areas, including deterministic transport methods (TRISM code), stochastic transport methods (MCNP code), and cross-section processing technology (NJOY and TRANSX-CTR codes). Also, capabilities for the analysis of the lithium breeding module (LBM) experiments at the LOTUS facility are discussed. Most effort during this reporting period was devoted to the development of a compatible production version of TRISM at both institutes (including a code users' workshop), to analysis of LBM experiments, to the development of an unresolved resonance treatment in MCNP, to the development of new modules for NJOY, and to the generation of new neutron and photon cross-section libraries. (author)
Pionic background for nucleon-nucleon observables
A method is presented that allows the unambiguous definition of the one pion exchange contribution to nucleon-nucleon scattering observables and then use it to determine those waves where values of phase shifts and mixing parameters may be understood as sums of pionic and non-pionic dynamical effects. This helps the assessment of the explicative power of the various existing phenomenological potentials and may eventually lead to ways of discriminating their effectiveness. (author) 16 refs.; 19 figs.; 2 tabs
Comparison of Relativistic Nucleon-Nucleon Interactions
Allen, T. W.; Payne, G. L.; Polyzou, Wayne N.
2000-01-01
We investigate the difference between those relativistic models based on interpreting a realistic nucleon-nucleon interaction as a perturbation of the square of a relativistic mass operator and those models that use the method of Kamada and Gl\\"ockle to construct an equivalent interaction to add to the relativistic mass operator. Although both models reproduce the phase shifts and binding energy of the corresponding non-relativistic model, they are not scattering equivalent. The example of el...
Generalized parton distributions provide information on the longitudinal and transverse distribution of partons in the fast moving nucleon. Furthermore, they contain information on the spin structure of the nucleon. First results of a lattice study of generalized parton distributions are presented. (orig.)
Kees de Jager
2002-10-01
A review of data on the nucleon electro-weak form factors in the space-like region is presented. Recent results from experiments using polarized beams and either polarized targets or nucleon recoil polarimeters have yielded a significant improvement on the precision of the electromagnetic data obtained with the traditional Rosenbluth separation. An outlook is presented of planned experiments.
Nucleon Electromagnetic Form Factors
Although nucleons account for nearly all the visible mass in the universe, they have a complicated structure that is still incompletely understood. The first indication that nucleons have an internal structure, was the measurement of the proton magnetic moment by Frisch and Stern (1933) which revealed a large deviation from the value expected for a point-like Dirac particle. The investigation of the spatial structure of the nucleon, resulting in the first quantitative measurement of the proton charge radius, was initiated by the HEPL (Stanford) experiments in the 1950s, for which Hofstadter was awarded the 1961 Nobel prize. The first indication of a non-zero neutron charge distribution was obtained by scattering thermal neutrons off atomic electrons. The recent revival of its experimental study through the operational implementation of novel instrumentation has instigated a strong theoretical interest. Nucleon electro-magnetic form factors (EMFFs) are optimally studied through the exchange of a virtual photon, in elastic electron-nucleon scattering. The momentum transferred to the nucleon by the virtual photon can be selected to probe different scales of the nucleon, from integral properties such as the charge radius to scaling properties of its internal constituents. Polarization instrumentation, polarized beams and targets, and the measurement of the polarization of the recoiling nucleon have been essential in the accurate separation of the charge and magnetic form factors and in studies of the elusive neutron charge form factor
Nucleon-nucleon scattering phase shifts
Here are presented 0 to 800 MeV nucleon-nucleon elastic and inelastic phase parameters derived by several groups: Arndt and Roper; Hoshizaki; Bugg; Bystricky, Lechanoine, and Lehar; and Bryan, Clark, and VerWest. Resonant-like behavior appears in the 1D2 and 3F3 states above the inelastic threshold in Hoshizaki's analysis but not in Arndt and Roper's. The np data are inadequate to permit determination of the I = O phase parameters above 600 MeV. 27 references
The problem of temperature dependence of nucleon mass is addressed by considering a retarded correlator of two currents with quantum numbers of a nucleon at finite temperature T π in the chiral limit. It is shown that at Euclidean momenta the leading one-loop corrections arise from direct interaction of thermal pions with the currents. A dispersive representation for the correlator shows that this interaction smears the nucleon pole over frequency interval with width ∼ T. This interaction does not change the exponential fall-off of the correlator in Euclidean space but gives an O(T2/Fπ2) contribution to the pre-exponential factor. 11 refs. (author)
Short-Range Nucleon-Nucleon Correlations
Arrington, J; Rosner, G; Sargsian, M
2011-01-01
The strong interaction of nucleons at short distances leads to a high-momentum component to the nuclear wave function, associated with short-range correlations between nucleons. These short-range, high-momentum structures in nuclei are one of the least well understood aspects of nuclear matter, relating to strength outside of the typical mean-field approaches to calculating the structure of nuclei. While it is difficult to study these short-range components, significant progress has been made over the last decade in determining how to cleanly isolate short-range correlations in nuclei. We have moved from asking if such structures exist, to mapping out their strength in nuclei and studying their microscopic structure. A combination of several different measurements, made possible by high-luminosity and high-energy accelerators, coupled with an improved understanding of the reaction mechanism issues involved in studying these structures, has led to significant progress, and provided significant new information ...
The topics presented at the 1989 Joliot-Curie Lectures are reported. Two main subjects were retained: a simplified description of the N-body motion of particles in the quasi-particle configuration; study of the dynamics of nuclear components which are not described by nucleons in their ground state. The following themes were presented: quasiparticles and the Green functions, relativistic aspects of the quasiparticle concept, the dimensions of nucleons in the nuclei and the EMC effect, quarks and gluons in the nuclei, the delta in the nuclei, the strangeness, quasiparticles far from the Fermi sea, diffusion of electrons, stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis
Shahveh, Abolfazl [Physics Department, Tafresh University, Tafresh (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Taghavi-Shahri, Fatemeh [School of Particles and Accelerators, Institute for Research in Fundamental, Sciences (IPM) P.O. Box 19395-5531, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Arash, Firooz, E-mail: farash@cic.aut.ac.i [Physics Department, Tafresh University, Tafresh (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
2010-07-12
In the context of the so-called valon model, we calculate ({delta}g)/g and show that although it is small and compatible with the measured values, the gluon contribution to the spin of nucleon can be sizable. The smallness of ({delta}g)/g in the measured kinematical region should not be interpreted as {delta}g being small. In fact, {delta}g itself at small x, and the first moment of the polarized gluon distribution in the nucleon, {Delta}g(Q{sup 2}), are large.
In the context of the so-called valon model, we calculate (δg)/g and show that although it is small and compatible with the measured values, the gluon contribution to the spin of nucleon can be sizable. The smallness of (δg)/g in the measured kinematical region should not be interpreted as δg being small. In fact, δg itself at small x, and the first moment of the polarized gluon distribution in the nucleon, Δg(Q2), are large.
Shahveh, Abolfazl; Taghavi-Shahri, Fatemeh; Arash, Firooz
2010-07-01
In the context of the so-called valon model, we calculate δg/g and show that although it is small and compatible with the measured values, the gluon contribution to the spin of nucleon can be sizable. The smallness of δg/g in the measured kinematical region should not be interpreted as δg being small. In fact, δg itself at small x, and the first moment of the polarized gluon distribution in the nucleon, Δg (Q2), are large.
Medium corrections to nucleon-nucleon interactions
The Bethe-Goldstone equations have been solved for both negative and positive energies to specify two nucleon G-matrices fully off of the energy shell. Medium correction effects of Pauli blocking and of the auxiliary potential are included in infinite matter systems characterized by fermi momenta in the range 0.5 fm-1 to 1.8 fm-1. The Paris interaction is used as the starting potential in most calculations. Medium corrections are shown to be very significant over a large range of energies and densities. On the energy shell values of G-matrices vary markedly from those of free two nucleon (NN) t-matrices which have been solved by way of the Lippmann-Schwinger equation. Off of the energy shell, however, the free and medium corrected Kowalski-Noyes f-ratios rate are quite similar suggesting that a useful model of medium corrected G-matrices are appropriately scaled free NN t-matrices. The choice of auxiliary potential form is also shown to play a decisive role in the negative energy regime, especially when the saturation of nuclear matter is considered. 30 refs., 7 tabs., 7 figs
Deconstructing triplet nucleon-nucleon scattering
Nucleon-nucleon scattering in spin-triplet channels is analyzed within an effective field theory where one-pion exchange is treated nonperturbatively. Justifying this requires the identification of an additional low-energy scale in the strength of that potential. Short-range interactions are organized according to the resulting power counting, in which the leading term is promoted to significantly lower order than in the usual perturbative counting. In each channel there is a critical momentum above which the waves probe the singular core of the tensor potential and the new counting is necessary. When the effects of one- and two-pion exchange have been removed using a distorted-wave Born approximation, the residual scattering in waves with L≤2 is well described by the first three terms in the new counting. In contrast, the scattering in waves with L≥3 is consistent with the perturbative counting, at least for energies up to 300 MeV. This pattern is in agreement with estimates of the critical momenta in these channels
Cluster model of self-consistent nucleon states in nucleons
Self-consistent cluster model of nucleon states in a nuclear medium is built up. Numerical solution of the Schroedinger nonlinear equation for nucleon self-consistent field is found. The calculated energy is close to the binding energy of nucleons in a nucleus
Axial structure of the nucleon
Veronique Bernard; Latifa Elouadrhiri; Ulf-G Meissner
2002-01-01
We review the current status of experimental and theoretical understanding of the axial nucleon structure at low and moderate energies. Topics considered include (quasi)elastic (anti)neutrino-nucleon scattering, charged pion electroproduction off nucleons and ordinary as well as radiative muon capture on the proton.
Nucleon structure using lattice QCD
Alexandrou, C.; Kallidonis, C. [Cyprus Univ., Nicosia (Cyprus). Dept. of Physics; The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia (Cyprus). Computational-Based Science and technology Research Center; Constantinou, M.; Hatziyiannakou, K. [Cyprus Univ., Nicosia (Cyprus). Dept. of Physics; Drach, V. [DESY Zeuthen (Germany). John von Neumann-Institut fuer Computing NIC; Jansen, K. [DESY Zeuthen (Germany). John von Neumann-Institut fuer Computing NIC; Cyprus Univ., Nicosia (Cyprus). Dept. of Physics; Koutsou, G.; Vaquero, A. [The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia (Cyprus). Computational-Based Science and technology Research Center; Leontiou, T. [Frederick Univ, Nicosia (Cyprus). General Dept.
2013-03-15
A review of recent nucleon structure calculations within lattice QCD is presented. The nucleon excited states, the axial charge, the isovector momentum fraction and helicity distribution are discussed, assessing the methods applied for their study, including approaches to evaluate the disconnected contributions. Results on the spin carried by the quarks in the nucleon are also presented.
Nucleon-nucleon correlations in dense nuclear matter
In this thesis new results on the problematics of the formation of nucleon-nucleon correlations in nuclear matter could be presented. Starting from a general study of the two-particle problem in matter we studied the occurrence of a suprafluid phase (pair condensate of nucleons). The Gorkov decoupling by means of anomalous Green functions was generalized, so that also Cooper pairs with spin 1 (triplet pairing) can be described. A generalized gap equation resulted, which permits to determine the order parameters of the suprafluied phase in arbitrary channels of the nucleon-nucleon scattering states. This equation was solvd in the 1S0-, in the 3P2-3F2, and in the 3S1-3D1 channel under application of realistic nucleon-nucleon potentials. The behaviour of the resulting gap parameters in the single channels was studied as function of density and temperature. (orig.)
Nucleon-nucleon scattering in a nonrelativistic quark model
The aim of the present thesis is to understand the nucleon-nucleon interaction starting from a nonrelativistic quark model. In the framework of a quark model first a classification of 3q and 6q states is given which serve as basis for the calculations on the nucleon-nucleon scattering performed by means of the refined resonating-group method. For the comparison the results for the s-, p-, and d-phases are confronted to the results of conventional calculations in the meson-exchange picture (Bonn potential) on the ρ + ω exchange. Additionally to the one-gluon exchange potential phenomenological potentials are regarded in the calculations which make a comparison with experimentally determined nucleon-nucleon scattering phases possible. (orig.)
Nucleon-Nucleon Parity Violation Experiments
Van Oers, W T H
1999-01-01
Measurements of parity-violating longitudinal analyzing powers Az (normalized asymmetries) in polarized proton-proton scattering and in polarized neutron capture on the proton (n+p -> d+gamma) provide a unique window on the interplay between the weak and strong interactions between and within hadrons. Several new proton-proton parity violation experiments are presently either being performed or are being prepared for execution in the near future: at TRIUMF at 221 MeV and 450 MeV and at COSY (Forschungszentrum Jülich) in the multi-GeV range. A new measurement of the parity-violating gamma ray asymmetry with a ten-fold improvement in the accuracy over previous measurements is being developed at LANSCE. These experiments are intended to provide stringent constraints on the set of six effective weak meson-nucleon coupling constants, which characterize the weak interaction between hadrons in the energy domain where meson exchange models provide an appropriate description. The 221 MeV pp experiment is unique in th...
The nucleon-nucleon potential beyond the static approximation
Mondejar, Jorge; Soto, Joan
2006-01-01
We point out that, due to the use of static nucleon propagators in Heavy Baryon Chiral Perturbation Theory, the current calculations of the nucleon-nucleon potential miss certain contributions starting at two loops. These contributions give rise to contact interactions, which are both parametrically and numerically more important than the so called NNLO potentials. They show a peculiar dependence on the light quark masses, which should be taken into account when performing chiral extrapolatio...
The nucleon-nucleon potential beyond the static approximation
Mondejar, J; Mondejar, Jorge; Soto, Joan
2006-01-01
We point out that, due to the use of static nucleon propagators in Heavy Baryon Chiral Perturbation Theory, the current calculations of the nucleon-nucleon potential miss certain contributions starting at two loops. These contributions give rise to contact interactions, which are both parametrically and numerically more important than the so called NNLO potentials. They show a peculiar dependence on the light quark masses, which should be taken into account when performing chiral extrapolations of lattice data.
Quark bags, P-matrix and nucleon-nucleon scattering
This paper is an extended version of the talk given at IX European Conference on Few Body Problems in Physics, Tbilisi, 1984. It reviews recent developments of the quark compound bag (QCB) model including explicit examples of the QCB nucleon-nucleon potentials, description of the deuteron properties, calculation of the six quark admixture in the deuteron and applications to the three-nucleon system
Technical data on nucleonic gauges
This nucleonic gauge manual and directory provides a reference database of nucleonic control systems available to potential users in the fields of exploration, exploitation and processing of natural resources and in the manufacturing industries. It starts with background information an the general principals of nucleonic gauges, followed by portable nuclear analysis systems (PNAS), computer tomography, cost-benefit on NCS (Nucleonic Control Systems) applications and trends and transfer of NCS technology. It continues with radiation protection and safety, discusses nucleonic gauges with low radioactivity sources and ends with typical models of nucleonic gauges. The basic principles of the most popular techniques are reviewed and reference data links to suppliers are provided. Information sheets on many typical commercial devices are also included. It will help end-users to select the most suitable alternative to solve a particular problem or to measure a certain parameter in a specific process
Polarized lepton-nucleon scattering
Deep inelastic polarized lepton-nucleon scattering is reviewed in three lectures. The first lecture covers the polarized deep inelastic scattering formalism and foundational theoretical work. The second lecture describes the nucleon spin structure function experiments that have been performed up through 1993. The third lecture discusses implication of the results and future experiments aimed at high-precision measurements of the nucleon spin structure functions
Polarized lepton-nucleon scattering
Hughes, E.
1994-02-01
Deep inelastic polarized lepton-nucleon scattering is reviewed in three lectures. The first lecture covers the polarized deep inelastic scattering formalism and foundational theoretical work. The second lecture describes the nucleon spin structure function experiments that have been performed up through 1993. The third lecture discusses implication of the results and future experiments aimed at high-precision measurements of the nucleon spin structure functions.
Nucleon-nucleon bremsstrahlung, NNγ, is a fundamental process, which involves the strong and electromagnetic fields acting simultaneously. Since the electromagnetic interaction is well known, NNγ provides a calculable tool for comparing off-energy-shell effects from different two-nucleon potentials compared to experiment and also provides a simple testing ground, which is sensitive to meson-exchange-current contributions that are so important in electronuclear physics. Historically, experimental studies have focused on ppγ, with only a few measurements of npγ. The present workshop was organized primarily to investigate the interest in, the value of, and the feasibility of doing an npγ experiment using the neutron white source at LANL. An increasing amount of US nuclear physics dollars are being spent on electronuclear physics. npγ is a fundamental process with large meson-exchange currents. In the npγ calculations of Brown and Franklin, the meson-exchange contributions increase the cross section by a factor of roughly two and later the angular distribution of the emitted photon dramatically. The details of these calculated effects have never been verified experimentally, but the proper quantum-mechanical inclusion of meson-exchange contributions, using the methods of brown and Franklin, has proved to be essential in understanding the heavy-ion results. The understanding of the importance of such terms is extremely important inelectronuclear processes, such as are presently under investigation or being planned at Bates, SLAC, and CEBAF. Just one example is in the electrodisintegration of the deuteron, where meson-exchange contributions must be included properly before any conclusions about nuclear models, such as QCD versus meson-exchange potentials can be made
Few-nucleon systems with state-of-the-art chiral nucleon-nucleon forces
Binder, S.; Calci, A.; Epelbaum, E.; Furnstahl, R. J.; Golak, J.; Hebeler, K.; Kamada, H.; Krebs, H.; Langhammer, J.; Liebig, S.; Maris, P.; Meißner, Ulf-G.; Minossi, D.; Nogga, A.; Potter, H.; Roth, R.; Skibiński, R.; Topolnicki, K.; Vary, J. P.; Witała, H.; Lenpic Collaboration
2016-04-01
We apply improved nucleon-nucleon potentials up to fifth order in chiral effective field theory, along with a new analysis of the theoretical truncation errors to study nucleon-deuteron (N d ) scattering and selected low-energy observables in 3H,4He , and 6Li. Calculations beyond second order differ from experiment well outside the range of quantified uncertainties, providing truly unambiguous evidence for missing three-nucleon forces within the employed framework. The sizes of the required three-nucleon-force contributions agree well with expectations based on Weinberg's power counting. We identify the energy range in elastic N d scattering best suited to study three-nucleon-force effects and estimate the achievable accuracy of theoretical predictions for various observables.
Nucleon Strangeness and Unitarity
Musolf, M. J.; Hammer, H. -W.; D. Drechsel(Institut f. Kernphysik, Mainz)
1996-01-01
The strange-quark vector current form factors of the nucleon are analyzed within the framework of dispersion relations. Particular attention is paid to contributions made by $K\\bar{K}$ intermediate states to the form factor spectral functions. It is shown that, when the $K\\bar{K}\\to N\\bar{N}$ amplitude is evaluated in the Born approximation, the $K\\bar{K}$ contributions are identical to those arising from a one-loop calculation and entail a serious violation of unitarity. The mean square stra...
Renormalization of EFT for nucleon-nucleon scattering
Yang, J. -F.
2004-01-01
The renormalization of EFT for nucleon-nucleon scattering in nonperturbative regimes is investigated in a compact parametrization of the $T$-matrix. The key difference between perturbative and nonperturbative renormalization is clarified. The underlying theory perspective and the 'fixing' of the prescriptions for the $T$-matrix from physical boundary conditions are stressed.
Evidence for dibaryon resonances in nucleon-nucleon scattering
There has been a revival of interest in the subject of nucleon-nucleon resonances in the past 3 to 4 years, largely generated by experimental results from the polarized beam program at the Argonne ZGS. Evidence from experimental results and phase shift and phenomenological analyses incorporating these results regarding the existence of these resonances is summarized. 20 figures
Meson exchange model for the nucleon-nucleon interaction
Nucleon-nucleon interactions obtained from several models for the field theoretic scattering amplitude are studied. The interaction includes contributions from one-pion and one-omega exchange and from two-pion exchange as calculated in a dispersion theory framework. The resulting interaction is regularized by a cut-off factor obtained by the eikonal approximation to multiple vector meson exchange processes. The Blankenbecler-Sugar equation is solved with the interaction and nucleon-nucleon scattering phase parameters are computed. For the best model good agreement with phenomenological phase parameters is achieved for physically reasonable values of the meson-nucleon coupling constants and the spectral functions needed for the evaluation of the two-pion exchange effects. The deuteron wave function is computed as are the deuteron charge and quadrupole form factors. The interaction is shown to have significantly weaker short-range repulsion than commonly found in local phenomenological potentials and in one-boson exchange models. (Auth.)
Deur, Alexandre
2009-12-01
We discuss the Jefferson Lab low momentum transfer data on moments of the nucleon spin structure functions $g_1$ and $g_2$ and on single charged pion electroproduction off polarized proton and polarized neutron. A wealth of data is now available, while more is being analyzed or expected to be taken in the upcoming years. Given the low momentum transfer selected by the experiments, these data can be compared to calculations from Chiral Perturbation theory, the effective theory of strong force that should describe it at low momentum transfer. The data on various moments and the respective calculations do not consistently agree. In particular, experimental data for higher moments disagree with the calculations.The absence of contribution from the $\\Delta$ resonance in the various observables was expected to facilitate the calculations and hence make the theory predictions either more robust or valid over a larger $Q^2$ range. Such expectation is verified only for the Bjorken sum, but not for other observables in which the $\\Delta$ is suppressed. Preliminary results on pion electroproduction off polarized nucleons are also presented and compared to phenomenological models for which contributions from different resonances are varied. Chiral Perturbation calculations of these observables, while not yet available, would be valuable and, together with these data, would provide an extensive test of the effective theory.
Nucleon-antinucleon interaction
The current status of our understanding of the low energy nucleon-antinucleon (N anti N) interaction is reviewed. We compare several phenomenological models which fit the available N anti N cross section data. The more realistic of these models employ an annihilation potential W(r) which is spin, isospin and energy dependent. The microscopic origins for these dependences are discussed in terms of quark rearrangement and annihilation processes. It is argued that the study of N anti N annihilation offers a powerful means of studying quark dynamics at short distances. We also discuss how one may try to isolate coherent meson exchange contributions to the medium and long range part of the N anti N potential. These pieces of the N anti N interaction are calculable via the G-parity transformation from a model for the NN potential; their effects are predicted to be seen in N anti N spin observables, to be measured at LEAR. The possible existence of quasi-stable bound states or resonances of the anti N plus one or more nucleons is discussed, with emphasis on few-body systems. 42 references
The Soudan nucleon decay program is being carried out in the Soudan iron mine in northeastern Minnesota, at a depth of 2000 m of water equivalent. A 30-ton prototype experiment, Soudan 1, has been built and is now being operated by a University of Minnesota - Argonne National Laboratory collaboration. The detector is a block of iron-loaded concrete instrumented with 3456 gas proportional tubes. It can detect nucleon decay at the 2 x 1030 year level, and will measure cosmic-ray induced backgrounds. Soudan 1 is also obtaining data on very high energy cosmic-ray interactions. Monte-Carlo predictions of performance have been checked by calibration of a detector module in a charged-particle test beam. A proposal to build a 1000-ton experiment, Soudan 2, has been submitted to funding agencies in the USA and the UK by a Minnesota - Argonne - Oxford University collaboration. The proposed detector utilizes drift chambers with 50-cm drifts to obtain very fine-grained ionization and tracking information at low cost. This tracking-calorimeter detector has a fiducial mass of 650 tons, and could be operating in 1985. A drifting scheme utilizing 50 cm x 5 m x 1 cm planar chambers has been shown feasible, and prototypes of alternate drifting structures are also being studied. A plan to provide expandability to an eventual 5000 tons has been developed
Burkert, Volker D
2016-01-01
Recent results of meson photo-production at the existing electron machines with polarized real photon beams and the measurement of polarization observables of the final state baryons have provided high precision data that led to the discovery of new excited nucleon and $\\Delta$ states using multi-channel partial wave analyses procedures. The internal structure of several prominent excited states has been revealed employing meson electroproduction processes. On the theoretical front, lattice QCD is now predicting the baryon spectrum with very similar characteristics as the constituent quark model, and continuum QCD, such as is represented in the Dyson-Schwinger Equations approach and in light front relativistic quark models, describes the non-perturbative behavior of resonance excitations at photon virtuality of $Q^2 > 1.5GeV^2$. In this talk I discuss the need to continue a vigorous program of nucleon spectroscopy and the study of the internal structure of excited states as a way to reveal the effective degre...
Flavor Decomposition of the Nucleon
Melnitchouk, W.
1999-01-01
I review some recent developments in the study of quark flavor distributions in the nucleon, including (i) valence quark distributions and the quark-hadron duality prediction for the x -> 1 d/u ratio (ii) sea quark asymmetries and electromagnetic form factors (iii) strange quarks in the nucleon.
Pion distribution in the nucleon
A model is presented for calculating the pion wave function inside the nucleon. By assuming that all pions around a core of the nucleon are in the lowest eigenstate of the system, it is shown that both the bound state and πN scattering amplitude can be consistently described by an exactly soluble model defined in the subspace spanned by the core state and the physical πN state. The parameters of the model are determined by fitting the data of the nucleon mass, πNN coupling constant and low energy πN scattering phase shifts. The model predicts that the probability of finding the pion component inside the nucleon is about 20%. The calculated πNN form factor differs significantly from the conventional monopole form. The dynamical consequences of the differences are demonstrated in a calculation of electromagnetic production of pions from the nucleon and the deuteron. 7 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab
Three pion nucleon coupling constants
Arriola, E Ruiz; Perez, R Navarro
2016-01-01
There exist four pion nucleon coupling constants, $f_{\\pi^0, pp}$, $-f_{\\pi^0, nn}$, $f_{\\pi^+, pn} /\\sqrt{2}$ and $ f_{\\pi^-, np} /\\sqrt{2}$ which coincide when up and down quark masses are identical and the electron charge is zero. While there is no reason why the pion-nucleon-nucleon coupling constants should be identical in the real world, one expects that the small differences might be pinned down from a sufficiently large number of independent and mutually consistent data. Our discussion provides a rationale for our recent determination $$f_p^2 = 0.0759(4) \\, , \\quad f_{0}^2 = 0.079(1) \\,, \\quad f_{c}^2 = 0.0763(6) \\, , $$ based on a partial wave analysis of the $3\\sigma$ self-consistent nucleon-nucleon Granada-2013 database comprising 6713 published data in the period 1950-2013.
A nucleonic measuring instrument is described wherein a housing contains a radiation source and has an aperture controlled by a shutter which is spring loaded to a closed position for confining and shielding the radiation and is movable by a motor to an open position for releasing the radiation, the motor being supplied with power through a heat sensitive element so that it is deenergized and the shutter closes in response to a predetermined high ambient temperature such as may be caused by a fire, and including an explosive blank cartridge positioned in relation to the shutter guide which explodes in response to a still higher ambient temperature, deforming the guide and thereby locking the shutter in the closed position. (auth)
Nucleon Spin Structure: Experiment
Miller, Andy
2003-04-01
The experimental study of nucleon spin structure is at a transitional stage. Deeply inelastic scattering of leptons has revealed much about quark helicity distributions, and is approaching the limits of what is possible with present experimental facilities. The latest results from semi-inclusive measurements at HERMES will be presented. Precise new complementary data are expected soon from W production at RHIC-Spin. The gluon polarization will also be measured soon at COMPASS and RHIC. Meanwhile, single-spin asymmetries that promise to provide access to the unknown transversity distribution have been observed, and will be discussed. Based on these signals, the first measurements of transversity are underway. Finally, single spin asymmetries have also been recently observed in hard exclusive processes such as deeply virtual Compton scattering. These signals have the potential to provide a new window on both orbital angular momentum of partons, and on correlations between their longitudinal momentum and transverse position.
Nucleon Electromagnetic Form Factors
Marc Vanderhaeghen; Charles Perdrisat; Vina Punjabi
2007-10-01
There has been much activity in the measurement of the elastic electromagnetic proton and neutron form factors in the last decade, and the quality of the data has greatly improved by performing double polarization experiments, in comparison with previous unpolarized data. Here we review the experimental data base in view of the new results for the proton, and neutron, obtained at JLab, MAMI, and MIT-Bates. The rapid evolution of phenomenological models triggered by these high-precision experiments will be discussed, including the recent progress in the determination of the valence quark generalized parton distributions of the nucleon, as well as the steady rate of improvements made in the lattice QCD calculations.
Purpose: To provide a spray cooling structure wherein the steam phase in a bwr reactor vessel can sufficiently be cooled and the upper cap and flanges in the vessel can be cooled rapidly which kept from direct contaction with cold water. Constitution: An apertured shielding is provided in parallel spaced apart from the inner wall surface at the upper portion of a reactor vessel equipped with a spray nozzle, and the lower end of the shielding and the inner wall of the vessel are closed to each other so as to store the cooling water. Upon spray cooling, cooling water jetting out from the nozzle cools the vapor phase in the vessel and then hits against the shielding. Then the cooling water mostly falls as it is, while partially enters through the apertures to the back of the shielding plate, abuts against stoppers and falls down. The stoppers are formed in an inverted L shape so that the spray water may not in direct contaction with the inner wall of the vessel. (Horiuchi, T.)
Induced Hyperon-Nucleon-Nucleon Interactions and the Hyperon Puzzle
Wirth, Roland
2016-01-01
We present the first ab initio calculations for $p$-shell hypernuclei including hyperon-nucleon-nucleon (YNN) contributions induced by a Similarity Renormalization Group transformation of the initial hyperon-nucleon interaction. The transformation including the YNN terms conserves the spectrum of the Hamiltonian while drastically improving model-space convergence of the Importance-Truncated No-Core Shell Model, allowing a precise extraction of binding and excitation energies. Results using a hyperon-nucleon interaction at leading order in chiral effective field theory for lower- to mid-$p$-shell hypernuclei show a good reproduction of experimental excitation energies while hyperon binding energies are typically overestimated. The induced YNN contributions are strongly repulsive and we show that they are related to a decoupling of the $\\Sigma$ hyperons from the hypernuclear system, i.e., a suppression of the $\\Lambda$-$\\Sigma$ conversion terms in the Hamiltonian. This is linked to the so-called hyperon puzzle ...
Regularization Methods for Nucleon-Nucleon Effective Field Theory
Steele, James V.; Furnstahl, R. J.
1998-01-01
Attempts to apply effective field theory (EFT) methods to nonrelativistic nucleon-nucleon (NN) scattering have raised questions about the nature and limitations of an EFT expansion when used nonperturbatively. We discuss the characteristics of a meaningful EFT analysis and compare them with traditional approaches to NN scattering. A key feature of an EFT treatment is a systematic expansion in powers of momentum, which we demonstrate using an error analysis introduced by Lepage. A clear graphi...
Probing effective nucleon-nucleon interaction at band termination
Satula, Wojciech
2006-01-01
Low-energy nuclear structure is not sensitive enough to resolve fine details of nucleon-nucleon (NN) interaction. Insensitivity of infrared physics to the details of short-range strong interaction allows for consistent, free of ultraviolet divergences, formulation of local theory at the level of local energy density functional (LEDF) including, on the same footing, both particle-hole as well as particle-particle channels. Major difficulty is related to parameterization of the nuclear LEDF and...
Electroexcitation of nucleon resonances
Inna Aznauryan, Volker D. Burkert
2012-01-01
We review recent progress in the investigation of the electroexcitation of nucleon resonances, both in experiment and in theory. The most accurate results have been obtained for the electroexcitation amplitudes of the four lowest excited states, which have been measured in a range of Q2 up to 8 and 4.5 GeV2 for the Delta(1232)P33, N(1535)S11 and N(1440)P11, N(1520)D13, respectively. These results have been confronted with calculations based on lattice QCD, large-Nc relations, perturbative QCD (pQCD), and QCD-inspired models. The amplitudes for the Delta(1232) indicate large pion-cloud contributions at low Q2 and don't show any sign of approaching the pQCD regime for Q2<7 GeV2. Measured for the first time, the electroexcitation amplitudes of the Roper resonance, N(1440)P11, provide strong evidence for this state as a predominantly radial excitation of a three-quark (3q) ground state, with additional non-3-quark contributions needed to describe the low Q2 behavior of the amplitudes. The longitudinal transition amplitude for the N(1535)S11 was determined and has become a challenge for quark models. Explanations may require large meson-cloud contributions or alternative representations of this state. The N(1520)D13 clearly shows the rapid changeover from helicity-3/2 dominance at the real photon point to helicity-1/2 dominance at Q2 > 0.5 GeV2, confirming a long-standing prediction of the constituent quark model. The interpretation of the moments of resonance transition form factors in terms of transition transverse charge distributions in infinite momentum frame is presented.
Nucleon-Nucleon Scattering in a Three Dimensional Approach
Fachruddin, I; Glöckle, W; Elster, Ch.
2000-01-01
The nucleon-nucleon (NN) t-matrix is calculated directly as function of two vector momenta for different realistic NN potentials. To facilitate this a formalism is developed for solving the two-nucleon Lippmann-Schwinger equation in momentum space without employing a partial wave decomposition. The total spin is treated in a helicity representation. Two different realistic NN interactions, one defined in momentum space and one in coordinate space, are presented in a form suited for this formulation. The angular and momentum dependence of the full amplitude is studied and displayed. A partial wave decomposition of the full amplitude it carried out to compare the presented results with the well known phase shifts provided by those interactions.
Nucleon transfer between heavy nuclei
Nucleon transfer reactions between heavy nuclei are characterized by the classical behaviour of the scattering orbits. Thus semiclassical concepts are well suited for the description of these reactions. In the present contribution the characteristics of single and multinucleon transfer reactions at energies below and above the Coulomb barrier are shown for systems like Sn+Sn, Xe+U and Ni+Pb. The role of the pairing interaction in the transfer of nucleon pairs is illustrated. For strong transitions the coupling of channels and the absorption into more complicated channels is taken into account in a coupled channels calculation
Stopped nucleons in configuration space
Bialas, Andrzej; Koch, Volker
2016-01-01
In this note, using the colour string model, we study the configuration space distribution of stopped nucleons in heavy-ion collisions. We find that the stopped nucleons from the target and the projectile end up separated from each other by the distance increasing with the collision energy. In consequence, for the center of mass energies larger than 6 or 10 GeV (depending on the details of the model) it appears that the system created is not in thermal and chemical equilibrium, and the net baryon density reached is likely not much higher than that already present in the colliding nuclei.
Hammer events, neutrino energies, and nucleon-nucleon correlations
Weinstein, L B; Piasetzky, E
2016-01-01
Neutrino oscillation measurements depend on a difference between the rate of neutrino-nucleus interactions at different neutrino energies or different distances from the source. Knowledge of the neutrino energy spectrum and neutrino-detector interactions are crucial for these experiments. Short range nucleon-nucleon correlations in nuclei (SRC) affect properties of nuclei. The ArgoNeut liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (lArTPC) observed neutrino-argon scattering events with two protons back-to-back in the final state ("hammer" events) which they associated with SRC pairs. The MicroBoone lArTPC will measure far more of these events. We simulate hammer events using two simple models. We use the well-known electron-nucleon cross section to calculate e-argon interactions where the e- scatters from a proton, ejecting a pi+, and the pi+ is then absorbed on a moving deuteron-like $np$ pair. We also use a model where the electron excites a nucleon to a Delta, which then deexcites by interacting with a second nucle...
The Nucleon as a Holographic Cheshire Cat
Zahed, Ismail
2014-01-01
The Cheshire cat principle emerges naturally from the holographic approach of the nucleon in terms of a bulk instanton. The cat hides in the holographic direction. I briefly review the one-nucleon problem in the holographic limit.
The nucleon as a holographic Cheshire cat
The Cheshire cat principle emerges naturally from the holographic approach of the nucleon in terms of a bulk instanton. The cat hides in the holographic direction. I briefly review the one-nucleon problem in the holographic limit
Gluon Spin Contribution to The Nucleon Spin
Arash, Firooz, E-mail: farash@cic.aut.ac.i [Physics Department, Tafresh University, Tafresh (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Shahveh, Abolfazl [Physics Department, Tafresh University, Tafresh (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Taghavi-Shahri, Fateme [School of Particles and Accelerators, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM) P.O. Box 19395-5531, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
2010-10-15
We have calculated {delta}g/g in the nucleon at all measured kinematics. The smallness of {delta}g/g in the measured kinematics should not be interpreted as the the gluon contribution to the nucleon spin is small. In fact the first moment of gluon polarization in the nucleon, {Delta}g(Q{sup 2}) can be sizable.
Gluon Spin Contribution to The Nucleon Spin
Arash, Firooz; Shahveh, Abolfazl; Taghavi-Shahri, Fateme
2010-10-01
We have calculated δg/ g in the nucleon at all measured kinematics. The smallness of δg/ g in the measured kinematics should not be interpreted as the the gluon contribution to the nucleon spin is small. In fact the first moment of gluon polarization in the nucleon, Δ g( Q2) can be sizable.
Gluon Spin Contribution to The Nucleon Spin
We have calculated δg/g in the nucleon at all measured kinematics. The smallness of δg/g in the measured kinematics should not be interpreted as the the gluon contribution to the nucleon spin is small. In fact the first moment of gluon polarization in the nucleon, Δg(Q2) can be sizable.
The quark structure of the nucleons
The suitableness of the non-relativistic potential model for the description of quarks in nucleons is proved and the model extensively presented. Practical applications are some contributions to the nucleon-nucleon interaction which result from the quark structure of the nucleons. These are especially the quark-gluon exchange and the quark-pion exchange between nucleons. The influences of these interactions on the s and p scattering of the nucleons are calculated in the framework of the resonating-group method. Furthermore we study the change of the quark structure if two nucleons approach very closely. The interaction of the nucleons by quark-gluon exchange causes an increase of the nucleon radius and a shift of the quark momenta to lower values. On this base the momentum distribution of quarks in nuclei is calculated and a natural explanation of the EMC effect is given. The distance distribution of nucleons and their Fermi motion are calculated for this in the shell model. Then we make further considerations in connection with the flavor symmetry, the collapse of the nucleons and the properties of six-quark bags. Altogether it is shown that in the potential model the most different effects of the quark structure of nucleons can be surprisingly well described in an illustrative way. (orig.)
Nucleon mean free path in nuclear matter
In calculations of nuclear reaction yields at incident energies of some tens of MeV consistently better agreement with experiments is obtained by assuming a nucleon mean free path in nuclear matter longer than that deduced from the Fermi gas model and free nucleon-nucleon cross sections. (Auth.)
Leading chiral logarithms for the nucleon mass
Vladimirov, Alexey A.; Bijnens, Johan [Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Lund University, Sölvegatan 14A, SE 223 62 Lund (Sweden)
2016-01-22
We give a short introduction to the calculation of the leading chiral logarithms, and present the results of the recent evaluation of the LLog series for the nucleon mass within the heavy baryon theory. The presented results are the first example of LLog calculation in the nucleon ChPT. We also discuss some regularities observed in the leading logarithmical series for nucleon mass.
Chiral perturbation theory with nucleons
I review the constraints posed on the interactions of pions, nucleons and photons by the spontaneously broken chiral symmetry of QCD. The framework to perform these calculations, chiral perturbation theory, is briefly discussed in the meson sector. The method is a simultaneous expansion of the Greens functions in powers of external moments and quark masses around the massless case, the chiral limit. To perform this expansion, use is made of a phenomenological Lagrangian which encodes the Ward-identities and pertinent symmetries of QCD. The concept of chiral power counting is introduced. The main part of the lectures of consists in describing how to include baryons (nucleons) and how the chiral structure is modified by the fact that the nucleon mass in the chiral limit does not vanish. Particular emphasis is put on working out applications to show the strengths and limitations of the methods. Some processes which are discussed are threshold photopion production, low-energy compton scattering off nucleons, πN scattering and the σ-term. The implications of the broken chiral symmetry on the nuclear forces are briefly described. An alternative approach, in which the baryons are treated as very heavy fields, is touched upon
K^* Mesons and Nucleon Strangeness
Barz, L. L.; Forkel, H.; Hammer, H. -W.; Navarra, F. S.; Nielsen, M; Ramsey-Musolf, M. J.
1998-01-01
We study contributions to the nucleon strange quark vector current form factors from intermediate states containing K^* mesons. We show how these contributions may be comparable in magnitude to those made by K mesons, using methods complementary to those employed in quark model studies. We also analyze the degree of theoretical uncertainty associated with K^* contributions.
Nucleon structure from lattice QCD
Dinter, Simon
2012-11-13
In this thesis we compute within lattice QCD observables related to the structure of the nucleon. One part of this thesis is concerned with moments of parton distribution functions (PDFs). Those moments are essential elements for the understanding of nucleon structure and can be extracted from a global analysis of deep inelastic scattering experiments. On the theoretical side they can be computed non-perturbatively by means of lattice QCD. However, since the time lattice calculations of moments of PDFs are available, there is a tension between these lattice calculations and the results from a global analysis of experimental data. We examine whether systematic effects are responsible for this tension, and study particularly intensively the effects of excited states by a dedicated high precision computation. Moreover, we carry out a first computation with four dynamical flavors. Another aspect of this thesis is a feasibility study of a lattice QCD computation of the scalar quark content of the nucleon, which is an important element in the cross-section of a heavy particle with the nucleon mediated by a scalar particle (e.g. Higgs particle) and can therefore have an impact on Dark Matter searches. Existing lattice QCD calculations of this quantity usually have a large error and thus a low significance for phenomenological applications. We use a variance-reduction technique for quark-disconnected diagrams to obtain a precise result. Furthermore, we introduce a new stochastic method for the calculation of connected 3-point correlation functions, which are needed to compute nucleon structure observables, as an alternative to the usual sequential propagator method. In an explorative study we check whether this new method is competitive to the standard one. We use Wilson twisted mass fermions at maximal twist in all our calculations, such that all observables considered here have only O(a{sup 2}) discretization effects.
Nucleon structure from lattice QCD
In this thesis we compute within lattice QCD observables related to the structure of the nucleon. One part of this thesis is concerned with moments of parton distribution functions (PDFs). Those moments are essential elements for the understanding of nucleon structure and can be extracted from a global analysis of deep inelastic scattering experiments. On the theoretical side they can be computed non-perturbatively by means of lattice QCD. However, since the time lattice calculations of moments of PDFs are available, there is a tension between these lattice calculations and the results from a global analysis of experimental data. We examine whether systematic effects are responsible for this tension, and study particularly intensively the effects of excited states by a dedicated high precision computation. Moreover, we carry out a first computation with four dynamical flavors. Another aspect of this thesis is a feasibility study of a lattice QCD computation of the scalar quark content of the nucleon, which is an important element in the cross-section of a heavy particle with the nucleon mediated by a scalar particle (e.g. Higgs particle) and can therefore have an impact on Dark Matter searches. Existing lattice QCD calculations of this quantity usually have a large error and thus a low significance for phenomenological applications. We use a variance-reduction technique for quark-disconnected diagrams to obtain a precise result. Furthermore, we introduce a new stochastic method for the calculation of connected 3-point correlation functions, which are needed to compute nucleon structure observables, as an alternative to the usual sequential propagator method. In an explorative study we check whether this new method is competitive to the standard one. We use Wilson twisted mass fermions at maximal twist in all our calculations, such that all observables considered here have only O(a2) discretization effects.
Holographic nucleons in the nuclear medium
Lee, Bum-Hoon, E-mail: bhl@sogang.ac.kr [Department of Physics, Sogang University, Seoul 121-742 (Korea, Republic of); Center for Quantum Spacetime (CQUeST), Sogang University, Seoul 121-742 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Chanyong, E-mail: cyong21@sogang.ac.kr [Center for Quantum Spacetime (CQUeST), Sogang University, Seoul 121-742 (Korea, Republic of)
2015-06-30
We investigate the nucleon's rest mass and dispersion relation in the nuclear medium which is holographically described by the thermal charged AdS geometry. With this background, the chiral condensate plays an important role to determine the nucleon's mass in both the vacuum and the nuclear medium. It also significantly modifies the nucleon's dispersion relation. The nucleon's mass in the high density regime increases with density as expected, while in the low density regime it slightly decreases. We further study the splitting of the nucleon's energies caused by the isospin interaction with the nuclear medium.
Holographic nucleons in the nuclear medium
We investigate the nucleon's rest mass and dispersion relation in the nuclear medium which is holographically described by the thermal charged AdS geometry. With this background, the chiral condensate plays an important role to determine the nucleon's mass in both the vacuum and the nuclear medium. It also significantly modifies the nucleon's dispersion relation. The nucleon's mass in the high density regime increases with density as expected, while in the low density regime it slightly decreases. We further study the splitting of the nucleon's energies caused by the isospin interaction with the nuclear medium
Chiral Symmetry and the Nucleon-Nucleon Interaction
Ruprecht Machleidt
2016-04-01
Full Text Available 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 (N N interaction and show in detail how, governed by chiral symmetry, the long- and intermediate-range of the N N potential builds up order by order. We proceed up to sixth order in small momenta, where convergence is achieved. The final result allows for a full assessment of the validity of the chiral EFT approach to the N N interaction.
Probing the effective nucleon-nucleon interaction at band termination
Low-energy nuclear structure is not sensitive enough to resolve the fine details of the nucleon-nucleon (NN) interaction. The insensitivity of the low-energy (infrared) physics to the details of the short-range strong interaction allows for a consistent, free of high-energy (ultraviolet) divergences, formulation of a local theory at the level of the local energy density functional (LEDF) including on the same footing, particle-hole and particle-particle channels. A major difficulty is related to the parameterization of the nuclear LEDF and its density dependence. It is argued that the structural simplicity of terminating or isomeric states offers an invaluable source of information that can be used for fine-tuning of the NN interaction in general and the nuclear LEDF parameters in particular. Practical applications of terminating states at the level of LEDF and nuclear shell-model are discussed. (author)
One-loop diagrams in nucleon-nucleon scattering
Within the framework of the Blankenbeckler-Sugar equations the effects of one-loop corrections to the driving force are studied in the two-nucleon system. In particular, contributions from the direct and crossed box two-pion exchange diagrams are calculated. An analysis is made at the one-loop level for both pseudoscalar and pseudovector pion-nucleon coupling using geometric unitarization. In a model with one boson exchanges it is shown that the agreement between the Bethe-Salpeter and the quasipotential results does not improve in all partial waves when the one-loop contributions are included. Various qualitative fits to the experimental data are presented for such a model
In-medium nucleon-nucleon potentials in configuration space
Based on the thermodynamic Green function approach two-nucleon correlations in nuclear matter at finite temperatures are revisited. To this end, we derive phase-equivalent effective r-space potentials that include the effect of Pauli blocking at a given temperature and density. These potentials enter into a Schroedinger equation that is the r-space representation of the Galitskii-Feynman equation for two nucleons. We explore the analytical structure of the equation in the complex k-plane by means of Jost functions. We find that despite the Mott effect the correlation with deuteron quantum numbers are manifested as antibound states, i.e. as zeros of the Jost function on the negative imaginary axis of the complex momentum space. The analysis presented here is also suited for Coulombic systems. (author)
Parity violation in the nucleon-nucleon interaction
A short review is presented of experiments designed to detect parity nonconservation (PNC) in the interaction between nucleons. A recent measurement of PNC in proton-proton scattering is described, and some of the methods which were developed to reduce systematic errors to less than or equal to 2 x 10-8 are discussed. The results of this experiment and of other measurements on PNC are compared to theoretical predictions
The nucleon phase of binary fission
Full text: The main step of the fission process is a sharing-out of nucleons, within a 'nucleon-phase', between the valence shells of the primordial cluster of the internally-dissociated fissioning system and the valence shells of the 'A =126 nucleon core' of the nascent heavy fragment. The formation of an 'A = 82 nucleon core' in the nascent light fragment explains the asymmetric fission mode of the light actinide nuclei. The nucleon partition in the nucleon phase can be understood in the framework of chemical thermodynamics. The formation of an 'A = 126 nucleon core' in the nascent light fragment of heavier fissioning systems explains the symmetric fission mode of 258Fm and that of heavier nuclei. But the new phenomenon of 'barrier-free' fission, discovered in 258Fm (s.f.), plays in this system and all symmetrically fissioning superheavy nuclei a very important role. (author)
Nucleon mass splitting in the isospin medium
Lee, Bum-Hoon; Park, Chanyong
2014-01-01
Using the AdS/CFT correspondence, we investigate a nucleon mass splitting and nucleon-pion coupling in the isospin medium. We find that there exists a nucleon mass splitting which is exactly given by the half of the meson mass splitting because nucleon has the half isospin charge of the charged mesons. In addition, we also investigate the nucleon-pion coupling, which requires the modification of the known Abelian-type unitary gauge fixing term because non-Abelian fluctuations should be taken into account in the isospin medium. In this paper, after constructing an appropriate unitary gauge fixing term, we find that in spite of the nucleon's and meson's mass splittings, there is no nucleon-pion coupling splitting in the isospin medium.
Peripheral Nucleon-Nucleon Phase Shifts and Chiral Symmetry
Kaiser, N; Weise, W
1997-01-01
Within the one-loop approximation of baryon chiral perturbation theory we calculate all one-pion and two-pion exchange contributions to the nucleon-nucleon interaction. In fact we construct the elastic NN-scattering amplitude up to and including third order in small momenta. The phase shifts with orbital angular momentum $L\\geq2 $ and the mixing angles with $J\\geq2$ are given parameterfree and thus allow for a detailed test of chiral symmetry in the two-nucleon system. We find that for the D-waves the $2\\pi$-exchange corrections are too large as compared with empirical phase shifts, signaling the increasing importance of shorter range effects in lower partial waves. For higher partial waves, especially for G-waves, the model independent $2\\pi$-exchange corrections bring the chiral prediction close to empirical NN phase shifts. We propose to use the chiral NN phase shifts with $L\\geq 3$ as input in a future phase shift analysis. Furthermore, we compute the irreducible two-pion exchange NN-potentials in coordin...
Cottingham formula and nucleon polarisabilities
The difference between the electromagnetic self-energies of proton and neutron can be calculated with the Cottingham formula, which expresses the self-energies as an integral over the electroproduction cross sections - provided the nucleon matrix elements of the current commutator do not contain a fixed pole. We show that, under the same proviso, the subtraction function occurring in the dispersive representation of the virtual Compton forward scattering amplitude is determined by the cross sections. The representation in particular leads to a parameter-free sum rule for the nucleon polarisabilities. We evaluate the sum rule for the difference between the electric polarisabilities of proton and neutron by means of the available parameterisations of the data and compare the result with experiment. (orig.)
Nucleon structure from stochastic estimators
Bali, Gunnar S; Gläßle, Benjamin; Göckeler, Meinulf; Najjar, Johannes; Rödl, Rudolf; Schäfer, Andreas; Sternbeck, André; Söldner, Wolfgang
2013-01-01
Using stochastic estimators for connected meson and baryon three-point functions has successfully been tried in the past years. Compared to the standard sequential source method we trade the freedom to compute the current-to-sink propagator independently of the hadron sink for additional stochastic noise in our observables. In the case of the nucleon we can use this freedom to compute many different sink-momentum/polarization combinations, which grants access to more virtualities. We will present preliminary results on the scalar, electro-magnetic and axial form factors of the nucleon in $N_f=2+1$ lattice QCD and contrast the performance of the stochastic method to the sequential source method. We find the stochastic method to be competitive in terms of errors at fixed cost.
Cottingham formula and nucleon polarisabilities
Gasser, J.; Leutwyler, H. [Universitaet Bern, Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Institut fuer theoretische Physik, Bern (Switzerland); Hoferichter, M. [Universitaet Bern, Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Institut fuer theoretische Physik, Bern (Switzerland); Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Institut fuer Kernphysik, Darmstadt (Germany); GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, Darmstadt (Germany); University of Washington, Institute for Nuclear Theory, Seattle, WA (United States); Rusetsky, A. [Universitaet Bonn, Helmholtz-Institut fuer Strahlen- und Kernphysik (Theorie) and Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics, Bonn (Germany)
2015-08-15
The difference between the electromagnetic self-energies of proton and neutron can be calculated with the Cottingham formula, which expresses the self-energies as an integral over the electroproduction cross sections - provided the nucleon matrix elements of the current commutator do not contain a fixed pole. We show that, under the same proviso, the subtraction function occurring in the dispersive representation of the virtual Compton forward scattering amplitude is determined by the cross sections. The representation in particular leads to a parameter-free sum rule for the nucleon polarisabilities. We evaluate the sum rule for the difference between the electric polarisabilities of proton and neutron by means of the available parameterisations of the data and compare the result with experiment. (orig.)
The spin and flavor structure of quarks and gluons in nucleons and nuclei is more complicated than expected in the original naive quark model. Recent results which show some of the key failures of the naive picture are summarized here with emphasis on recent results from the HERMES experiment. Some future options to study the quarks structure in exclusive processes in electroproduction, photoproduction and pp annihilation are presented. (orig.)
Chiral symmetry and nucleon structure
Holstein, B.R. (Massachusetts Univ., Amherst, MA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astromony Washington Univ., Seattle, WA (United States). Inst. for Nuclear Theory)
1992-01-01
Recently it has been realized that significant tests of the validity of QCD are available in low energy experiments (E < 500 MeV) by exploiting the property of (broken) chiral symmetry. This technique has been highly developed in The Goldstone boson sector by the work of Gasser and Leutwyler. Application to the nucleon system is much more difficult and is now being carefully developed.
Medium Influence of the Nucleon-Nucleon Cross Section on the Fragmentation
刘建业; 邢永忠; 郭文军
2003-01-01
Based on an isospin-dependent quantum molecular dynamics model we studied the influence of a medium correction of an isospin-dependent nucleon-nucleon cross section on the fragmentation at the intermediate energy heavy-ion collisions. We found that the medium correction from an isospin-dependent nucleon-nucleon cross section increases the dependence of the fragmentation on the isospin effect of in-medium nucleon-nucleon cross section, at the same time, the momentum-dependent interaction also produces an important role for enhancing the influence of the medium correction on the isospin effect of two-body collisions in the fragmentation process.
Fujiwara, Y; Kohno, M; Suzuki, Y
2004-01-01
Quark-model nucleon-nucleon and hyperon-nucleon interactions by the Kyoto- Niigata group are applied to the hypertriton calculation in a new three-cluster Faddeev formalism using the two-cluster resonating-group method kernels. The most recent model, fss2, gives a reasonable result similar to the Nijmegen soft-core model NSC89, except for an appreciable contributions of higher partial waves.
Nucleon localization in light and heavy nuclei
Zhang, C L; Nazarewicz, W
2016-01-01
An electron localization measure was originally introduced to characterize chemical bond structures in molecules. Recently, a nucleon localization based on Hartree-Fock densities has been introduced to investigate $\\alpha$-cluster structures in light nuclei. Compared to the local nucleonic densities, the nucleon localization function has been shown to be an excellent indicator of shell effects and cluster correlations. Using the spatial nucleon localization measure, we investigate the cluster structures in deformed light nuclei and study the emergence of fragments in fissioning heavy nuclei. To illustrate basic concepts of nucleon localization, we employ the deformed harmonic oscillator model. Realistic calculations are carried out using self-consistent nuclear density functional theory with quantified energy density functionals optimized for fission studies. We study particle densities and spatial nucleon localization distributions for deformed cluster configurations of $^{8}$Be and $^{20}$Ne, and also along...
Spin observables in nucleon-nucleus scattering
The curse of inelastic nucleon scattering and charge exchange has always been the enormous complexity of the nucleon-nucleon (N-N) interaction. This complexity, however, can also be viewed as the ultimate promise of nucleons as probes of nuclear structure. Given an adequate theoretical basis, inelastic nucleon scattering is capable of providing information not obtainable with other probes. Recently a revolution of experimental technique has taken place that makes it desirable to re-examine the question of what physics is ultimately obtainable from inelastic nucleon scattering. It is now feasible to perform complete polarization transfer (PT) experiments for inelastic proton scattering with high efficiency and excellent energy resolution. Programs to measure PT obsevables are underway at several laboratories, and results are beginning to appear. Objectives of this presentation are to examine how such experiments are done, and what physics is presently obtained and may ultimately be learned from them
On the resonance structure in nucleon-nucleon scattering
Kloet, W. M.; Tjon, J. A.
1981-10-01
A possible explanation of resonance-like structure in 1D 2 and 3F 3 proton-proton phase parameters at medium energy is suggested by the analysis of an exactly soluble coupled channel model. Looping in the Argand plot is mainly due to the nucleon-delta branch cut. This effect is already present in the NΔ box diagram, but is modified by higher order multiple scattering. Poles occur close to the NΔ branch point and originate from left-hand singularities in the unphysical sheet.
Pion production in nucleon-nucleon collisions at low energies
Baru, Vadim [Institut fuer Kernphysik (Theorie), Juelich Center for Hadron Physics, Forschungszentrum Juelich, D-52425 Juelich (Germany); Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 117218, B. Cheremushkinskaya 25, Moscow (Russian Federation); Epelbaum, Evgeny [Institut fuer Kernphysik (Theorie), Juelich Center for Hadron Physics, Forschungszentrum Juelich, D-52425 Juelich (Germany); Helmholtz-Institut fuer Strahlen- und Kernphysik (Theorie), Universitaet Bonn, D-53115 Bonn (Germany); Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics, Universitaet Bonn, D-53115 Bonn (Germany); Filin, Arseniy [Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 117218, B. Cheremushkinskaya 25, Moscow (Russian Federation); Helmholtz-Institut fuer Strahlen- und Kernphysik (Theorie), Universitaet Bonn, D-53115 Bonn (Germany); Haidenbauer, Johann; Hanhart, Christoph [Institut fuer Kernphysik (Theorie), Juelich Center for Hadron Physics, Forschungszentrum Juelich, D-52425 Juelich (Germany); Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Juelich, D-52425 Juelich (Germany); Kudryavtsev, Alexander [Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 117218, B. Cheremushkinskaya 25, Moscow (Russian Federation); Lensky, Vadim [Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 117218, B. Cheremushkinskaya 25, Moscow (Russian Federation); European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas, Villazzano (Trento) (Italy); Meissner, Ulf G. [Institut fuer Kernphysik (Theorie), Juelich Center for Hadron Physics, Forschungszentrum Juelich, D-52425 Juelich (Germany); Helmholtz-Institut fuer Strahlen- und Kernphysik (Theorie), Universitaet Bonn, D-53115 Bonn (Germany); Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics, Universitaet Bonn, D-53115 Bonn (Germany); Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Juelich, D-52425 Juelich (Germany)
2010-07-01
With the advent of chiral perturbation theory, the low-energy effective field theory of QCD, high accuracy calculations for hadronic reactions with a controlled error estimation have become possible. We survey the recent developments in the reaction NN{yields}NN{pi} in chiral EFT. We argue that the counting scheme that acknowledges the large momentum transfer between the initial and the final nucleons allows for a consistent description of s- and p-wave pion production. The status of the theory for pion production in the isospin conserving case allows us to challenge charge symmetry breaking effects recently observed experimentally in pn{yields}d{pi}{sup 0}.
Nucleon Resonances in Meson Nucleon Scattering with Strangeness Production
Waluyo, A.; Bennhold, C.; Haberzettl, H.; Penner, G.; Mosel, U.; Mart, T.
2000-01-01
An effective Lagrangian model in a coupled channels framework is applied to extract nucleon resonance parameters. In the K-matrix approximation, we simultaneously analyze all the available data for the transitions from pi N to five possible meson-baryon final states, pi N, pipi N, eta N, K Lambda, and KSigma, in the energy range from pi N threshold up to W = 2 GeV. In this work, we focus our efforts on the K Sigma channel. In particular, we include a set of Delta resonances around 1900 MeV: t...
Chiral nucleon-nucleon forces in nuclear structure calculations
Coraggio L.
2016-01-01
Full Text Available Realistic nuclear potentials, derived within chiral perturbation theory, are a major breakthrough in modern nuclear structure theory, since they provide a direct link between nuclear physics and its underlying theory, namely the QCD. As a matter of fact, chiral potentials are tailored on the low-energy regime of nuclear structure physics, and chiral perturbation theory provides on the same footing two-nucleon forces as well as many-body ones. This feature fits well with modern advances in ab-initio methods and realistic shell-model. Here, we will review recent nuclear structure calculations, based on realistic chiral potentials, for both finite nuclei and infinite nuclear matter.
Bethe-Salpeter equation for elastic nucleon-nucleon scattering
The Bethe-Salpeter equation for NN scattering with one-boson exchange is investigated for the case in which the pion-nucleon coupling is described by axial-vector theory. In contrast to the results with pseudoscalar coupling, good agreement with the experimental data can be obtained for all partial waves. Also, the deviations from the Blankenbecler-Sugar equation are not as large as they are for pseudoscalar coupling. In addition, cancellations between the direct and the crossed box graph with pseudoscalar πN coupling are investigated for the 3S1 phase shift in the framework of the variational operator Pade approximation
Chiral nucleon-nucleon forces in nuclear structure calculations
Coraggio, L; Holt, J W; Itaco, N; Machleidt, R; Marcucci, L E; Sammarruca, F
2016-01-01
Realistic nuclear potentials, derived within chiral perturbation theory, are a major breakthrough in modern nuclear structure theory, since they provide a direct link between nuclear physics and its underlying theory, namely the QCD. As a matter of fact, chiral potentials are tailored on the low-energy regime of nuclear structure physics, and chiral perturbation theory provides on the same footing two-nucleon forces as well as many-body ones. This feature fits well with modern advances in ab-initio methods and realistic shell-model. Here, we will review recent nuclear structure calculations, based on realistic chiral potentials, for both finite nuclei and infinite nuclear matter.
Database of Nucleon-Nucleon Scattering Cross Sections by Stochastic Simulation Project
National Aeronautics and Space Administration — A database of nucleon-nucleon elastic differential and total cross sections will be generated by stochastic simulation of the quantum Liouville equation in the...
Dissecting nucleon transition electromagnetic form factors
Segovia, Jorge
2016-01-01
In Poincar\\'e-covariant continuum treatments of the three valence-quark bound-state problem, the force behind dynamical chiral symmetry breaking also generates nonpointlike, interacting diquark correlations in the nucleon and its resonances. We detail the impact of these correlations on the electromagnetically-induced nucleon-$\\Delta$ and nucleon-Roper transitions, providing a flavour-separation of the latter and associated predictions that can be tested at modern facilities.
Orbital angular momentum in the nucleons
Lorcé, Cédric
2014-01-01
In the last decade, it has been realized that the orbital angular momentum of partons inside the nucleon plays a major role. It contributes significantly to nucleon properties and is at the origin of many asymmetries observed in spin physics. It is therefore of paramount importance to determine this quantity if we want to understand the nucleon internal structure and experimental observables. This triggered numerous discussions and controversies about the proper definition of orbital angular ...
Gluon Contribution To The Nucleon Spin
Arash, Firooz; Taghavi-Shahri, Fatemeh; Shahveh, Abolfazl
2011-07-01
Gluon polarization in Nucleon is evaluated in the valon representation of hadrons. It is shown that although δg/g is small at the currently measured kinematics, it does not imply that the gluon contribution to the nucleon spin is small. In fact the first moment of gluon polarization in the nucleon, Δg(Q2), is sizable. We also notice that the majority of Δg is concentrated at around x = 0.08.
Gluon Contribution To The Nucleon Spin
Gluon polarization in Nucleon is evaluated in the valon representation of hadrons. It is shown that although δg/g is small at the currently measured kinematics, it does not imply that the gluon contribution to the nucleon spin is small. In fact the first moment of gluon polarization in the nucleon, Δg(Q2), is sizable. We also notice that the majority of Δg is concentrated at around x = 0.08.
Current status of nucleonic gauges in Portugal
The nucleonic gauges are largely used in Portugal industry, despite the fact that design and manufacturing of prototypes of nucleonic gauges is rather limited. The modernization of some industrial sectors (cement, paper and civil engineering) has enhanced applications of nucleonic gauges and has created local capability but new legislation tends to restrict further spread of them. The Institute of Nuclear Technology is the only applied research institution developing nucleonic gauges for moisture, thickness and density, and elemental analysis, as well as providing assistance in calibration, safe operation and maintenance of them. (author)
Transversity of quarks in a nucleon
K Bora; D K Choudhury
2003-11-01
The transversity distribution of quarks in a nucleon is one of the three fundamental distributions, that characterize nucleon’s properties in hard scattering processes at leading twist (twist 2). It measures the distribution of quark transverse spin in a nucleon polarized transverse to its (inﬁnite) momentum. It is a chiral-odd twist-two distribution function – gluons do not couple to it. Quarks in a nucleon/hadron are relativistically bound and transversity is a measure of the relativistic nature of bound quarks in a nucleon. In this work, we review some important aspects of this less familiar distribution function which has not been measured experimentally so far.
Hard probes of short-range nucleon-nucleon correlations
J. Arrington, D. W. Higinbotham, G. Rosner, M. Sargsian
2012-10-01
The strong interaction of nucleons at short distances leads to a high-momentum component to the nuclear wave function, associated with short-range correlations between nucleons. These short-range, high-momentum structures in nuclei are one of the least well understood aspects of nuclear matter, relating to strength outside of the typical mean-field approaches to calculating the structure of nuclei. While it is difficult to study these short-range components, significant progress has been made over the last decade in determining how to cleanly isolate short-range correlations in nuclei. We have moved from asking if such structures exist, to mapping out their strength in nuclei and studying their microscopic structure. A combination of several different measurements, made possible by high-luminosity and high-energy accelerators, coupled with an improved understanding of the reaction mechanism issues involved in studying these structures, has led to significant progress, and provided significant new information on the nature of these small, highly-excited structures in nuclei. We review the general issues related to short-range correlations, survey recent experiments aimed at probing these short-range structures, and lay out future possibilities to further these studies.
Low momentum nucleon-nucleon interaction and halo nuclei
Kuo, T.T.S.; Bogner, S.K. [SUNY at Stony Brook, Physics and Astronomy Department, Stony Brook, NY (United States)
2002-12-01
A low-momentum effective nucleon-nucleon (NN) interaction V{sub low-k} is derived by integrating out the high momentum modes of modern realistic NN potentials V{sub NN}. The Kuo-Lee-Ratcliff folded diagram method together with the Andreozzi-Lee-Suzuki iteration method are employed to carry out the integration. Our V{sub low-k} is confined within a cut-off momentum {lambda}. The deuteron binding energy, low-energy phase shifts and half-on-shell T-matrix of V{sub NN} are all preserved by V{sub low-k}. For {lambda} within {approx}2 fm{sup -1}, the V{sub low-k} derived from various NN potential models are very close to each other, although these models themselves are very different. V{sub low-k} is a smooth potential for {lambda} in the vicinity 2 fm{sup -1}, and appears to be suitable for being used directly as the shell model effective interaction, without first calculating the Brueckner G-matrix. Application of V{sub low-k} to halo nuclei is discussed. (author)
Realistic Low-Momentum Nucleon-Nucleon Potential
Kuo, T. T. S.; Bogner, S. K.; Coraggio, L.; Covello, A.; Itaco, N.
2002-04-01
A low-momentum nucleon-nucleon (NN) potential Vlow-k is derived from modern realistic NN potentials VNN by integrating out their high momentum modes. The Kuo-Lee-Ratcliff folded diagram method together with the Andreozzi-Lee-Suzuki iteration method is employed to carry out the integration. Our Vlow-k is confined within a cut-off momentum Λ, and it preserves the deuteron binding energy, low-energy phase shifts and low-momentum half-on-shell T-matrix of VNN. For Λ within ~ 2fm-1, the Vlow-k derived from various NN potential models are very close to each other, although these models themselves are very different. Vlow-k is a smooth potential for Λ in the vicinity 2fm-1, and appears to be suitable for being used directly as shell model effective interaction without first calculating the Brueckner G matrix. Preliminary shell-model calculations using Vlow-k have led to encouraging results.
Low Momentum Nucleon-Nucleon Interaction and Halo Nuclei
Kuo, T.; Bogner, S.
A low-momentum effective nucleon-nucleon (NN) interaction Vlow-k is derived by integrating out the high momentum modes of modern realistic NN potentials VNN. The Kuo-Lee-Ratcliff folded diagram method together with the Andreozzi-Lee-Suzuki iteration method are employed to carry out the integration. Our Vlow-k is confined within a cut-off momentum Λ. The deuteron binding energy, low-energy phase shifts and half-on-shell T-matrix of VNN are all preserved by Vlow-k. For Λ within ˜ 2 fm-1, the Vlow-k derived from various NN potential models are very close to each other, although these models themselves are very different. Vlow-k is a smooth potential for Λ in the vicinity 2 fm-1, and appears to be suitable for being used directly as the shell model effective interaction, without first calculating the Brueckner G-matrix. Application of Vlow-k to halo nuclei is discussed.
Testing Low Energy Theorems in Nucleon-Nucleon Scattering
Cohen, T D; Cohen, Thomas D.; Hansen, James M.
1999-01-01
Low energy theorems have been derived for the coefficients of the effective range expansion in s-wave nucleon-nucleon scattering valid to leading nontrivial order in an expansion based $Q$ counting, a scheme in which both $m_\\pi$ and $1/a$ (where $a$ is the scattering length) are treated as small mass scales. Previous tests of these theorems based on coefficients extracted from scattering data indicate a pattern of gross violations which suggested serious problems for the perturbative treatment of pions implicit in $Q$ counting. We discuss the possibility that uncertainties associated with extracting the coefficients from the scattering data make such tests invalid. Here we show that errors in the s-wave phase shift extractions are sufficiently small to test direct test predictions from $Q$ counting at next to leading order. In particular we show that there exist low energy theorems for the sum of all terms in the effective range expansion beyond the first two which allow for precise tests. These low energy t...
The nucleon-nucleon potential in the chromodielectric soliton model
Koepf, W.; Wilets, L.; Pepin, S.; Stancu, F.
The short and medium range parts of the nucleon-nucleon interaction are being studied in the framework of the chromodielectric soliton model. The model consists of current quarks, gluons in the abelian approximation, and a scalar sigma field which simulates the nonabelian interactions of the gluons and governs the medium through the dielectric function kappa(sigma). Absolute color confinement is effected by the vanishing of the dielectric in vacuum; this also removes the troublesome van der Waals problem. The authors distinguish between spatial confinement, which arises from the self energy of the quarks in medium (excluding MFA contributions), and color confinement which is effected through OGE in the MFA (including the corresponding self energy contributions). The static (adiabatic) energies are computed as a function of deformation (generalized bag separation) in a constrained MFA. Six quark molecular-type wave functions in all important space-spin-isospin-color configurations are included. The gluon propagator is solved in the deformed dielectric medium. The resultant Hamiltonian matrix is diagonalized. Dynamics are handled in the generator coordinate method, which leads to the Hill-Wheeler integral equation. In the present case, this yields a set of coupled equations corresponding to the various configurations. Although this can be approximated by a set of differential equations, they propose to solve the integral equations with some regularization scheme.
Accardi, Alberto
2016-01-01
I review recent progress in the extraction of unpolarized parton distributions in the proton and in nuclei from a unified point of view that highlights how the interplay between high energy particle physics and lower energy nuclear physics can be of mutual benefit to either field. Areas of overlap range from the search for physics beyond the standard model at the LHC, to the study of the non perturbative structure of nucleons and the emergence of nuclei from quark and gluon degrees of freedom, to the interaction of colored probes in a cold nuclear medium.
Medium Modification of Nucleon Properties in Skyrme Model
Khanna, F.; Rakhimov, A. M.; Musakhanov, M. M.; U. T. Yakhshiev(National University of Uzbekistan)
1996-01-01
A Skyrme type Lagrangian for a skyrmion imbedded in a baryon rich environment is proposed. The dependence of static nucleon properties and nucleon - nucleon tensor interaction on nuclear density is investigated.
Intrinsic charm content of the nucleon and charmness-nucleon sigma term
Duan, Shaorong; Saghai, B
2016-01-01
In the extended chiral constituent quark model, the intrinsic $c \\bar{c}$ content of the nucleon is investigated. The probabilities of the quark-antiquark components in the nucleon wave functions are calculated by taking the nucleon to be admixtures of three- and five-quark components, with the relevant transitions handled {\\it via} the $^{3}$P$_{0}$ mechanism. Predictions for the probability of the $c \\bar{c}$ in the nucleon wave function and the charmness-nucleon sigma term are presented. Our numerical results turn out to be consistent with the predictions from various other approaches reported in the literature.
Intrinsic charm content of the nucleon and charmness-nucleon sigma term
Duan, Shaorong; An, C. S.; Saghai, B.
2016-06-01
In the extended chiral constituent quark model, the intrinsic c c ¯ content of the nucleon is investigated. The probabilities of the quark-antiquark components in the nucleon wave functions are calculated by taking the nucleon to be admixtures of three- and five-quark components, with the relevant transitions handled via the 3P0 mechanism. Predictions for the probability of the c c ¯ in the nucleon wave function and the charmness-nucleon sigma term are presented. Our numerical results turn out to be consistent with the predictions from various other approaches reported in the literature.
On the nucleon-nucleon potential obtained from non-linear coupling
The static limit of a pseudoscalar symmetric meson theory of nuclear forces is examined. The Born-Oppenheimer potential is determined for the case of two very heavy nucleons exchanging pseudoscalar isovector pions with non-linear coupling. It is found that the non-linear terms induced by the γ5 coupling are cancelled by the additional pion-nucleon coupling of the non-linear sigma model. The nucleon-nucleon potential thus obtained is the same as the Yukava potential except for strength at different separations between the two nucleons
Nucleon momentum and density distributions of nuclei
In the framework of recently suggested density coherent fluctuations model the nucleon momentum and density distributions are examined. Nucleon momentum and density distributions are expressed in terms of the fluctuation's function, experimentally obtainable from the elastic electron-nuclei scattering. (author)
Towards a microscopic understanding of nucleon polarizabilities
Eichmann, Gernot
2016-01-01
We outline a microscopic framework to calculate nucleon Compton scattering from the level of quarks and gluons within the covariant Faddeev approach. We explain the connection with hadronic expansions of the Compton scattering amplitude and discuss the obstacles in maintaining electromagnetic gauge invariance. Finally we give preliminary results for the nucleon polarizabilities.
Orbital Angular Momentum in the Nucleon
Garvey, Gerald T.
2010-01-01
Analysis of the measured value of the integrated \\bar{d}-\\bar{u} asymmetry (Ifas = 0.147+-0.027) in the nucleon show it to arise from nucleon fluctuations into baryon plus pion. Requiring angular momentum conservation in these fluctuations shows the associated orbital angular momentum is equal to the value of the flavor asymmetry.
Spin–orbit correlations in the nucleon
We investigate the correlations between the quark spin and orbital angular momentum inside the nucleon. Similarly to the Ji relation, we show that these correlations can be expressed in terms of specific moments of measurable parton distributions. This provides a whole new piece of information about the partonic structure of the nucleon
Nucleon Structure Functions from a Chiral Soliton
Weigel, H.(Physics Department, Stellenbosch University, Matieland 7602, South Africa); Gamberg, L.(Department of Physics, Penn State University-Berks, Reading, PA, 19610, U.S.A.); Reinhardt, H.
1996-01-01
Nucleon structure functions are studied within the chiral soliton approach to the bosonized Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model. The valence quark approximation is employed which is justified for moderate constituent quark masses ($\\sim$ 400 MeV) as the contribution of the valence quark level dominates the predictions of nucleon properties. As examples the unpolarized structure functions for the ${\
Interference Fragmentation Functions and the Nucleon's Transversity
Jaffe, R. L.; Jin, Xuemin; Tang, Jian
1997-01-01
We introduce twist-two quark interference fragmentation functions in helicity density matrix formalism and study their physical implications. We show how the nucleon's transversity distribution can be probed through the final state interaction between two mesons ($\\pi^+\\pi^-$, $K\\bar K$, or $\\pi K$) produced in the current fragmentation region in deep inelastic scattering on a transversely polarized nucleon.
Nucleon-XcJ Dissociation Cross Sections
冯又层; 许晓明; 周代翠
2002-01-01
Nucleon-XcJ dissociation cross sections are calculated in a constituent interexchange model in which quark-quark potential is derived from the Buchmüller-Tye quark-anti-quark potential. These new cross sections for dominant reaction channels depend on the centre-of-mass energy of the nucleon and the charmonium.
Etaprime interactions with nucleons and nuclei
Bass, Steven D
2015-01-01
We summarise recent progress in theory and experiment towards understanding etaprime meson interactions with nucleons and nuclei. Highlights include the production mechanism of etaprime mesons in proton-proton collisions close to threshold, the etaprime effective mass shift in nuclei and the determination of the etaprime-nucleon scattering length in free space.
Towards a Microscopic Understanding of Nucleon Polarizabilities
Eichmann, Gernot
2016-07-01
We outline a microscopic framework to calculate nucleon Compton scattering from the level of quarks and gluons within the covariant Faddeev approach. We explain the connection with hadronic expansions of the Compton scattering amplitude and discuss the obstacles in maintaining electromagnetic gauge invariance. Finally we give preliminary results for the nucleon polarizabilities.
Nucleon-nucleon theory and phenomenology. Progress report and renewal proposal
Progress is outlined on five inter-related subprojects: (1) derivation of the intermediate range nucleon-nucleon interaction with the new dramatically altered ππ s-wave interaction and using a new method that utilizes much shorter and simpler analytic continuation through the unphysical region that lies between the πN and ππ physical regions of the N anti N → ππ amplitude (with significantly improved accuracy for the nucleon-nucleon interaction); (2) construction of a short range phenomenological potential that, with the theoretical part mentioned above, gives a precise fit to the nucleon-nucleon data and is parameterized for easy use in nucleon calculations; (3) phase shift analyses of the world data below 400 MeV, especially the large amount of very precise data below 20 MeV and the new data near 55 MeV that have never been analyzed properly, and determining which phases are given by theory at which energies; (4) the introduction of our K-matrix formulation of the Optimal Polynomial Expansion in order to accelerate convergence of the partial wave series at LAMPF energies; and (5) setting up of a cooperatively evaluated and verified permanent nucleon-nucleon data bank in the 0 to 1200 MeV range that can be used by all nucleon-nucleon researchers (or anyone else) via Telenet dial-in and by means of a published compendium
Theoretical Optical Potential Derived From Nucleon-Nucleon Chiral Potentials
Vorabbi, M; Giusti, C
2015-01-01
Background: Elastic scattering is probably the main event in the interactions of nucleons with nuclei. Even if this process has been extensively studied in the last years, a consistent description starting from microscopic two- and many-body forces is still missing. Purpose: In this work we study the domain of applicability of microscopic chiral potentials in the construction of an optical potential. Methods: We basically followed the KMT approach to build a microscopic complex optical potential and then we performed some test calculations on $^{16}$O at different energies. Results: Our conclusion is that a particular set of potentials (with spectral function regularization and a cut-off for the Lippmann-Schwinger equation at relatively high energies $\\sim 600$ MeV) has the best performances reproducing the scattering observables. Conclusions: Our work shows that building an optical potential within Chiral Perturbation Theory is a promising approach to the description of elastic proton scattering, in particul...
Low-energy pion double charge exchange and nucleon-nucleon correlations in nuclei
Recent measurements of pion double-charge exchange (DCX) at energies 20 to 70 MeV are providing a new means for studying nucleon-nucleon correlations in nuclei. At these energies the nucleus is relatively transparent, allowing simpler theoretical models to be used in interpreting the data and leading to a clearer picture. Also the contribution to DCX of sequential charge-exchange scattering through the intermediate analog state is suppressed near 50 MeV and transitions through non-analog intermediate states become very important. Recent theoretical studies by several groups have shown that while transitions through the analog route involve relatively long nucleon-nucleon distances, those through non-analog intermediate states obtain nearly half their strength from nucleon pairs with less than 1 fermi separation. Thus DCX near 50 MeV is an excellent way to study short-range nucleon-nucleon correlations. 31 refs., 29 figs., 4 tabs
Low-energy pion double charge exchange and nucleon-nucleon correlations in nuclei
Leitch, M.J.
1989-01-01
Recent measurements of pion double-charge exchange (DCX) at energies 20 to 70 MeV are providing a new means for studying nucleon-nucleon correlations in nuclei. At these energies the nucleus is relatively transparent, allowing simpler theoretical models to be used in interpreting the data and leading to a clearer picture. Also the contribution to DCX of sequential charge-exchange scattering through the intermediate analog state is suppressed near 50 MeV and transitions through non-analog intermediate states become very important. Recent theoretical studies by several groups have shown that while transitions through the analog route involve relatively long nucleon-nucleon distances, those through non-analog intermediate states obtain nearly half their strength from nucleon pairs with less than 1 fermi separation. Thus DCX near 50 MeV is an excellent way to study short-range nucleon-nucleon correlations. 31 refs., 29 figs., 4 tabs.
Unitary three-body calculation of nucleon-nucleon scattering
We calculate nucleon-nucleon elastic scattering phase parameters based on a unitary, relativistic, pion-exchange model. The results are highly dependent on the off-shell amplitudes of πN scattering. The isobar-dominated model for the P33 interaction leads to too small pion production rates owing to its strong suppression of off-shell pions. We propose to expand the idea of the Δ-isobar model in such a manner as to incorporate a background (non-pole) interaction. The two-potential model, which was first applied to the P11 partial wave by Mizutani and Koltun, is applied also to the P33 wave. Our phenomenological model for πN interaction in the P33 partial wave differs from the conventional model only in its off-shell extrapolation, and has two different variants for the πN → Δ vertex. The three-body approach of Kloet and Silbar is extended such that the background interactions can be included straightfowardly. We make detailed comparisons of the new model with the conventional one and find that our model adequately reproduces the 1D2 phase parameters as well as those of peripheral partial waves. We also find that the longitudinal total cross section difference ΔσL(pp → NNπ) comes closer to the data compared to Kloet and Silbar. We discuss about the backward pion propagation in the three-body calculation, and the Pauli-principle violating states for the background P11 interaction. (author)
The Spin Structure of the Nucleon
Pretz, Jörg
2007-01-01
This article reviews recent results on the spin structure of the nucleon from polarized deep inelastic lepton-nucleon scattering and polarized proton-proton scattering. For a description of the nucleon in terms of parton distribution functions (pdf) the knowledge of three basic distributions is needed: The relatively well known unpolarized pdfs, the helicity distributions and the transversity distributions. The latter two play an essential role in understanding the spin structure of the nucleon. New results on the gluon helicity distribution $\\Delta G(x)$ and the helicity distributions for strange and valence quarks are discussed. A first determination of the up to now unknown transversity distributions $\\Delta_{T}q(x)$ is presented. Finally results from deep virtual Compton scattering, giving access to the orbital angular momentum contribution of quarks to the nucleon spin, are discussed.
Pion production off the nucleon
Alam, M Rafi; Chauhan, Shikha; Singh, S K
2016-01-01
We have studied charged current neutrino/antineutrino induced weak pion production from nucleon. For the present study, contributions from $\\Delta(1232)$-resonant term, non-resonant background terms as well as contribution from higher resonances viz. $P_{11}$(1440), $D_{13}$(1520), $S_{11}$(1535), $S_{11}$(1650) and $P_{13}$(1720) are taken. To write the hadronic current for the non-resonant background terms, a microscopic approach based on SU(2) non-linear sigma model has been used. The vector form factors for the resonances are obtained from the helicity amplitudes provided by MAID. Axial coupling in the case of $\\Delta(1232)$ resonance is obtained by fitting the ANL and BNL $\
Nucleon Magnetic Moments and Electric Polarizabilities
W Detmold, B C Tiburzi, A Walker-Loud
2010-06-01
Electromagnetic properties of the nucleon are explored with lattice QCD using a novel technique. Focusing on background electric fields, we show how the electric polarizability can be extracted from nucleon correlation functions. A crucial step concerns addressing contributions from the magnetic moment, which affects the relativistic propagation of nucleons in electric fields. By properly handing these contributions, we can determine both magnetic moments and electric po larizabilities. Lattice results from anisotropic clover lattices are presented. Our method is not limited to the neutron; we show results for the proton as well.
Orbital angular momentum in the nucleons
Lorcé, Cédric
2014-01-01
In the last decade, it has been realized that the orbital angular momentum of partons inside the nucleon plays a major role. It contributes significantly to nucleon properties and is at the origin of many asymmetries observed in spin physics. It is therefore of paramount importance to determine this quantity if we want to understand the nucleon internal structure and experimental observables. This triggered numerous discussions and controversies about the proper definition of orbital angular momentum and its extraction from experimental data. We summarize the present situation and discuss recent developments in this field.
Nucleon wave function from lattice QCD
Warkentin, Nikolaus
2008-04-15
In this work we develop a systematic approach to calculate moments of leading-twist and next-to-leading twist baryon distribution amplitudes within lattice QCD. Using two flavours of dynamical clover fermions we determine low moments of nucleon distribution amplitudes as well as constants relevant for proton decay calculations in grand unified theories. The deviations of the leading-twist nucleon distribution amplitude from its asymptotic form, which we obtain, are less pronounced than sometimes claimed in the literature. The results are applied within the light cone sum rule approach to calculate nucleon form factors that are compared with recent experimental data. (orig.)
Quark model for kaon nucleon scattering
Ahmed Osman
2011-12-01
Kaon nucleon elastic scattering is studied using chiral (3) quark model including antiquarks. Parameters of the present model are essentially based on nucleon–nucleon and nucleon–hyperon interactions. The mass of the scalar meson is taken as 635 MeV. Using this model, the phase shifts of the and partial waves of the kaon nucleon elastic scattering are investigated for isospins 0 and 1. The results of the numerical calculations of different partial waves are in good agreement with experimental data.
Nucleon wave function from lattice QCD
In this work we develop a systematic approach to calculate moments of leading-twist and next-to-leading twist baryon distribution amplitudes within lattice QCD. Using two flavours of dynamical clover fermions we determine low moments of nucleon distribution amplitudes as well as constants relevant for proton decay calculations in grand unified theories. The deviations of the leading-twist nucleon distribution amplitude from its asymptotic form, which we obtain, are less pronounced than sometimes claimed in the literature. The results are applied within the light cone sum rule approach to calculate nucleon form factors that are compared with recent experimental data. (orig.)
Proton and neutron polarized targets for nucleon-nucleon experiments at SATURNE II
A SATURNE polarized target has been used for nucleon-nucleon elastic scattering and transmission experiments for 15 years. The polarized proton target is a 70 cm3 cartridge loaded with Pentanol-2. For polarized neutron target, two cartridges loaded with 6LiD and 6LiH are set in the refrigerator and can be quickly inserted in the beam. First experiments using 6Li products in quasielastic pp or pn analyzing power measurements are compared with the same observables measured in a free nucleon-nucleon scattering using polarized proton targets. Angular distribution as a function of a kinematically conjugate angle and coplanarity in nucleon-nucleon scattering is shown for different targets. (author)
Nucleon-nucleon interaction and the quark model
The NN phase shifts are calculated using the quark model with a QCD inspired quark-quark force. The short range part of the NN force is given by quark and gluon exchange. The long range part is described by π and σ-meson exchange. The data fitted in the model are five values connected with three quarks only: the nucleon mass, the Δ mass, the root mean square radius of the charge distribution of the proton including the pion cloud, the π-N and the σ-N coupling constant at zero momentum transfer. The 1S and 3S phase shifts are nicely reproduced. The short range repulsion is decisively influenced by the node in the [42]r relative wave function. Very important is the colour magnetic quark-quark force which enlarges the [42]r admixture. In the OBEP's the short range repulsion is connected with the exchange of the ω-meson. But to reproduce the short range repulsion one had to blow up the ω-N coupling constant by a factor 2 to 3 compared to flavour SU3. With quark and gluon exchange the best fit to the ω-N coupling constant lies close to the SU3 flavour value. This fact strongly supports the notion that the real nature of the short range repulsion of the NN interaction have been found
High energy nucleon incident optical potential by relativistic impulse approximation
The optical potentials by relativistic impulse approximation (RIA) are utilized for the high energy nucleon incidence. The nucleon-nucleon scattering amplitudes are derived from the phase shift and parametrized as a function of the incident nucleon energy. The optical potential by RIA reproduces the experimental data. (author)
The integral characteristics of the potential distribution in nuclei, namely the volume integrals, moments and mean square radii are studied in the framework of the semimicroscopic approach to the interaction of low energy nucleons with nuclei on the base of the exchange nucleon-nucleon correlations and the density dependence of effective forces. The ratio of the normalized multipole moments of potential and matter distributions is investigated. The energy dependence of the integral characteristics is analyzed. 15 refs.; 2 tabs
Connection of Kukulin's nucleon-nucleon deep potential with realistic repulsive core interactions
The on-shell equivalence of the deep quantum-chromodynamically motivated realistic nucleon-nucleon interaction recently proposed by Kukulin et al. with more conventional repulsive-core forces is investigated by eliminating its unphysical deeply bound states, while preserving its scattering properties and the binding energy of the deuteron. The resulting interaction, which is built both in the singlet and triplet channels, displays a r-2 singular repulsive core followed by a shallow attraction of intermediate range, in good semiquantitative agreement with existing realistic nucleon-nucleon interactions. (orig.)
Pion photoproduction on the nucleon at threshold
Electric dipole amplitudes of pion photoproduction on the nucleon at threshold have been calculated in the framework of the chiral bag model. Our results are in good agreement with the existing experimental data
Probing nucleon structure on the lattice
The QCDSF/UKQCD Collaboration has an ongoing program to calculate nucleon matrix elements with two flavours of dynamical O(a) improved Wilson fermions. Here we present recent results on the electromagnetic form factors, the quark momentum fraction left angle x right angle and the first three moments of the nucleon's spin-averaged and spin-dependent generalised parton distributions, including preliminary results with pion masses as low as 320 MeV. (orig.)
Gauge-Invariant Decomposition of Nucleon Spin
I introduce a gauge-invariant decomposition of the nucleon spin into quark helicity, quark orbital, and gluon contributions. The total quark (and hence the quark orbital) contribution is shown to be measurable through virtual Compton scattering in a special kinematic region where single quark scattering dominates. This deeply virtual Compton scattering has much potential to unravel the quark and gluon structure of the nucleon. copyright 1997 The American Physical Society
Probing nucleon structure on the lattice
The QCDSF/UKQCD collaboration has an ongoing program to calculate nucleon matrix elements with two flavours of dynamical O(a) improved Wilson fermions. Here we present recent results on the electromagnetic form factors, the quark momentum fraction left angle x right angle and the first three moments of the nucleon's spin-averaged and spin-dependent generalised parton distributions, including preliminary results with pion masses as low as 320 MeV. (orig.)
Probing nucleon structure on the lattice
Goeckeler, M. [Regensburg Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Haegler, P. [Technische Univ. Muenchen, Garching (Germany). Physik-Department, Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik T39; Horsley, R. [Edinburgh Univ. (GB). School of Physics] (and others)
2006-08-15
The QCDSF/UKQCD collaboration has an ongoing program to calculate nucleon matrix elements with two flavours of dynamical O(a) improved Wilson fermions. Here we present recent results on the electromagnetic form factors, the quark momentum fraction left angle x right angle and the first three moments of the nucleon's spin-averaged and spin-dependent generalised parton distributions, including preliminary results with pion masses as low as 320 MeV. (orig.)
The nucleon-nucleon interaction in the framework of the boson exchange model
The aim of this thesis was the description of the nucleon-nucleon interaction in a microscopically founded model. For this the description of the 2-nucleon problem by an interacting 2-nucleon-pion system was presented. The starting point of our description was a relativistic eigenvalue equation for the system of mesons and two baryons. The interaction of the baryons with the mesons was described by interaction Hamiltonians. By the elimination of antinucleon states by means of a unitary tansformation (Foldy-Wouthuysen transformation) the interaction Hamiltonians for nucleons could be generated for the field-theoretical Lagrangian densities. The Hamiltonians for resonant baryon states were obtained by means of a simplified procedure from the corresponding Lagrangian densities. Because the determination of Lagrangian densities is not unique, for the pion-nucleon coupling two alternative Lagrangian densities were allowed. For the interaction of positive-energy nucleonic states these two coupling yield nearly equal results; the production or annihilation of negative-energy nucleon states (antiparticles) the predictions however are very different. (orig./HSI)
Study of the ground-state energy of 40Ca with realistic nucleon-nucleon potentials
Coraggio, L; Gargano, A; Itaco, N; Kuo, T T S
2006-01-01
We have calculated the ground-state energy of the doubly-magic nucleus 40Ca within the framework of the Goldstone expansion using the CD-Bonn nucleon-nucleon potential. The short-range repulsion of this potential has been renormalized by integrating out its high-momentum components so as to derive a low-momentum potential V-low-k defined up to a cutoff momentum Lambda. A simple criterion has been employed to establish a connection between this cutoff momentum and the size of the two-nucleon model space in the harmonic oscillator basis. This model-space truncation approach provides a reliable way to renormalize the free nucleon-nucleon potential preserving its many-body physics. Our results evidence the role of the 3p-3h and 4p-4h excitations in the description of the ground state of 40Ca.
Parity violation in nuclei: studies of the weak nucleon-nucleon interaction
The Weinberg-Salam Unified Model of weak and electromagnetic interactions has been very successful in explaining parity violation and neutral current effects in neutrino-nucleon, electron-nucleon and neutrino-electron interactions. A wide variety of nuclear physics parity violation experiments are in progress to measure effects of the weak nucleon-nucleon interaction in few nucleon systems and certain heavier nuclei where enhancements are expected. The current status of these experiments will be reviewed, including details of an experiment at Chalk River to search for parity violation in the photodisintegration of deuterium and an extension of our previous measurements of parity mixing in 21Ne. The interpretation of results in terms of basic models of the weak interaction will be discussed. (Auth)
Subthreshold pion production: Nucleon-nucleon single collision vs. co-operative mechanisms
Various reaction mechanisms proposed to explain the pion production at ''subthreshold'' energies (below 290 MeV/A) are examined. They range from the nucleon-nucleon single collision mechanism to a co-operative multi-nucleon process. With a shell model prescription for the initial state energies the single collision picture can not explain the data. The participation of many nucleons in the pion production process appears to be necessary. We present a statistical model where the co-operative action of several of the target and projectile nucleons in the pion production process is invoked. We also consider the formation of the fragments in the final channel alongside the produced pion. Calculations performed within the model provide a good overall description of the experimental data over a wide range of beam energies and masses of the participating nuclei. Fragment formation in the final channel is seen to be vital to understand the experimental data within our model. (orig.)
Time-reversal-invariance-violating nucleon-nucleon potential in the 1/N_c expansion
Samart, Daris; Schindler, Matthias R; Phillips, Daniel R
2016-01-01
We apply the large-$N_c$ expansion to the time-reversal-invariance-violating (TV) nucleon-nucleon potential. The operator structures contributing to next-to-next-to-leading order in the large-$N_c$ counting are constructed. For the TV and parity-violating case we find a single operator structure at leading order. The TV but parity-conserving potential contains two leading-order terms, which however are suppressed by 1/$N_c$ compared to the parity-violating potential. Comparison with phenomenological potentials, including the chiral EFT potential in the TV parity-violating case, leads to large-$N_c$ scaling relations for TV meson-nucleon and nucleon-nucleon couplings.
Isospin Mixing in the Nucleon and 4He and the Nucleon Strange Electric Form Factor
In order to isolate the contribution of the nucleon strange electric form factor to the parity-violating asymmetry measured in 4He(e-vector,e')4He experiments, it is crucial to have a reliable estimate of the magnitude of isospin-symmetry-breaking (ISB) corrections in both the nucleon and 4He. We examine this issue in the present Letter. Isospin admixtures in the nucleon are determined in chiral perturbation theory, while those in 4He are derived from nuclear interactions, including explicit ISB terms. A careful analysis of the model dependence in the resulting predictions for the nucleon and nuclear ISB contributions to the asymmetry is carried out. We conclude that, at the low momentum transfers of interest in recent measurements reported by the HAPPEX Collaboration at Jefferson Lab, these contributions are of comparable magnitude to those associated with strangeness components in the nucleon electric form factor
Isoscaling Parameter α as a Possible Probe of Medium Effect of Nucleon-Nucleon Cross Section
LIU Jian-Ye; HAO Huan-Feng; XING Yong-Zhong; ZUO Wei; LEE Xi-Guo
2007-01-01
The medium effect of nucleon-nucleon cross section σmedNN(αm) on the isoscaling parameter α is investigated for two central nuclear reactions 40 Ca+40 Ca, 60 Ca+6o Ca within isospin-dependent quantum molecular dynamics at beam energies from 40 to 50 MeV/nucleon. It is found that there is the very obvious medium effects of nucleonnucleon cross section σmedNN(αm) on the isoscaling parameters α. In this case the isoscaling parameter α is a possible probe of the medium effect of nucleon-nucleon cross section σmedNN(αm) in the heavy ion collisions. The mechanism of the above-mentioned properties is studied and discussed.
The spin structure of the nucleon
This document describes the recent experimental results on the spin structure of the nucleon obtained with the electron accelerator Thomas Jefferson National Facility (Jefferson Lab), Virginia. We first discuss the goal of studying the nucleon spin structure and give the basis and phenomenology of high energy lepton scattering. Then, we discuss with some details a few sum rules concerning the spin structure of the nucleon. Those are important tools for studying the nucleon spin structure at Jefferson Lab. We then describe the present experimental situation and analyze the results. We have been able to determine an effective coupling constant for the strong interaction for any regime of quantum chromodynamics which proves that QCD is an approximately conformal theory. We conclude on the perspectives for this field of research, in particular with the 12 GeV energy upgrade of Jefferson Lab. The top priority will be the measurement of generalised parton distributions. The only issue that will stay misunderstood is the role of the very low x domain on the spin structure of the nucleon
Scalar and Pseudoscalar Higgs Couplings with Nucleons
The estimation of the cross sections of certain dark matter interactions with nuclei requires a correct evaluation of the couplings between the scalar or pseudoscalar Higgs boson and the nucleons. Progress has been made in two aspects relevant to this study in the past few years. First, recent lattice calculations show that the strange-quark sigma term σs and the strange-quark content in the nucleon are much smaller than what are expected previously. However, in view of the conflict between lattice and experimental results for the pion-nucleon sigma term σπN, the quark sigma terms σu,d,s are still not well determined. Second, the pseudoscalar Higgs coupling with the nucleon is customarily expressed in terms of the axial-vector couplings gAa(a=0,3,8) or the quark spin components Δu,Δd and Δs. Lattice calculations, semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering data, and the small ΔG/G obtained by RHIC, COMPASS and HERMES all indicate a smaller Δs=O(−0.02∼−0.03), which in turn implies sizable SU(3) breaking effects in the determination of gA8 and gA0. We re-evaluate the relevant nucleon matrix elements and compute the scalar and pseudoscalar couplings of the proton and neutron
Ab initio many-body calculations of nucleon-4He scattering with three-nucleon forces
Hupin, Guillaume; Navrátil, Petr; Quaglioni, Sofia; Calci, Angelo; Roth, Robert
2013-01-01
We extend the ab initio no-core shell model/resonating-group method to include three-nucleon (3N) interactions for the description of nucleon-nucleus collisions. We outline the formalism, give algebraic expressions for the 3N-force integration kernels, and discuss computational aspects of two alternative implementations. The extended theoretical framework is then applied to nucleon-4He scattering using similarity-renormalization-group (SRG) evolved nucleon-nucleon plus three-nucleon potentials derived from chiral effective field theory. We analyze the convergence properties of the calculated phase shifts and explore their dependence upon the SRG evolution parameter. We include up to six excited states of the 4He target and find significant effects from the inclusion of the chiral 3N force, e.g., it enhances the spin-orbit splitting between the 3/2- and 1/2- resonances and leads to an improved agreement with the phase shifts obtained from an accurate R-matrix analysis of the five-nucleon experimental data. We ...
Scalar-isoscalar meson exchange in the calculation of the nucleon-nucleon interaction
We provide a unified description of (i) scalar-isoscalar exchange in the nucleon-nucleon interaction, (ii) the pion-nucleon sigma term, and (iii) the scalar form factor of the nucleon. Our analysis requires that we specify a parameter that appears in the description of a nucleon valence-quark open-quotes core.close quotes Other parameters are fixed either by our analysis of the Nambu endash Jona-Lasinio model, or with reference to a recent lattice simulation of QCD in which the scalar form factor of the nucleon was calculated. We find that our model has some predictive power. Once the parameters are fixed, we find that we reproduce the values of the scalar form factor of the nucleon, as determined in the lattice simulation. We also predict the strength of the scalar-isoscalar NN potential for the particular one-boson-exchange model considered here, where the effects of (virtual) Δ excitation are treated in an explicit fashion. However, the overall strength of the force obtained in this work is sensitive to the approximations used in the calculation. copyright 1997 The American Physical Society
Description of a nucleon in nuclear matter
The nonlinear cloudy bag model, CBM, is generalized to describe a nucleon in nuclear matter at various densities ρ and temperatures T. The influence of the nuclear medium on the bag-nucleon in the framework of CBM is due to the modification of the equation describing the CBM pion field π. These changes are accounted for in the CBM by including in the CBM lagrangian the pion polarization operator π(ρ,T). The free pion propagator D is replaced in a nuclear medium by D(ρ,T). The changing of the pion field π and propagator D leads via the CBM equations to the modification of the bag size R and quark momentum p, determined simultaneously from these equations, and then to modifications of other bag-nucleon characteristics: the total energy E, r.m.s. radii, magnetic moment μ, polarizability α and so on, which all are expressed as the expectation values of the corresponding operators in the bag-nucleon state. The quantity π(ρ,T) was studied in the works whose results are used in this investigation. The nucleon size R in the nuclear matter at normal density ρo and zero temperature decreases by 5% and the quarks momentum p also decreases, however, insignificantly, by 1-2%. On the other hand, the values of the r.m.s. radii increases by 15% for a proton and by 100% for a neutron. The author has also found that the polarizability of a nucleon in nuclear matter is roughly two times as much as in free space
Three-nucleon reactions with chiral dynamics*
Witała H.
2014-03-01
Full Text Available Faddeev calculations using the chiral three-nucleon force at next-to-next-to-next-to-leading-order show that this force is not able to provide an explanation for the low-energy Ay puzzle. Also the large discrepancies between data and theory for the symmetric-space-star and for the neutron-neutron quasi-free-scattering cross sections in low energy neutron-deuteron breakup cannot be explained by that three-nucleon force. The discrepancy for the neutron-neutron quasi-free-scattering cross section seems to require a modification of the 1S0 neutron-neutron force.
Three-nucleon reactions with chiral dynamics*
Witała H.; Golak J.; Skibiński R.; Topolnicki K.
2014-01-01
Faddeev calculations using the chiral three-nucleon force at next-to-next-to-next-to-leading-order show that this force is not able to provide an explanation for the low-energy Ay puzzle. Also the large discrepancies between data and theory for the symmetric-space-star and for the neutron-neutron quasi-free-scattering cross sections in low energy neutron-deuteron breakup cannot be explained by that three-nucleon force. The discrepancy for the neutron-neutron quasi-free-scattering cross sectio...
On the nucleon effective mass role to the high energy proton spallation reactions
Santos, B. M.; Pinheiro, A. R. C.; Gonçalves, M.; Duarte, S. B.; Cabral, R. G.
2016-04-01
We explore the effect of the nucleon effective mass to the dynamic evolution of the rapid phase of proton-nucleus spallation reactions. The analysis of the relaxation time for the non-equilibrium phase is studied by variations in the effective mass parameter. We determine the final excitation energy of the hot residual nucleus at the end of cascade phase and the de-excitation of the nuclear system is carried out considering the competition of particle evaporation and fission processes. It was shown that the excitation energy depends of the hot compound residual nucleus at the end of the rapid phase on the changing effective mass. The multiplicity of particles was also analyzed in cascade and evaporation phase of the reaction. The use of nucleon effective mass during cascade phase can be considered as an effect of the many-body nuclear interactions not included explicitly in a treatment to the nucleon-nucleon interaction inside the nucleus. This procedure represents a more realistic scenario to obtain the neutron multiplicity generated in this reaction, which is a benchmark for the calculation of the neutronic in the ADS reactors.
Nucleon-nucleon interaction with a flat bottom linear confinement potential in the quark model
Nucleon-nucleon interaction is studied in the non-relativistic quark model with a flat bottom linear confinement potential. The results are consistent with the calculated ones from the lattice quantum chromodynamics. The quark-quark interaction also consists of those caused by the one gluon exchange and the one pion exchange. The phenomenological sigma meson exchange between two nucleons is also included to fit the S-wave N-N scattering data. The calculated NN channel S-wave phase shifts show that the flat bottom linear confinement potential can provide part of the medium range attraction
The nucleon-nucleon interaction and the nuclear many-body problem
In this review we wish to relate effective forces in nuclear matter and in nuclei back to the interaction between two isolated nucleons. Low-brow meson theory is used to derive the nucleon-nucleon interaction, with dispersion theoretical calculations as a guide, and a certain amount of phenomenology to pin down the parameters. A chiral picture is in the back of our mind, but since the main approach here is a semi-phenomenological one, chiral invariance is not developed in detail. (orig.)
The nucleon-nucleon interaction and the nuclear many-body problem
In this review we wish to relate effective forces in nuclear matter and in nuclei back to the interaction between two isolated nucleons. Low-brow meson theory is used to derive the nucleon-nucleon interaction, with dispersion theoretical calculations as a guide, and a certain amount of phenomenology to pin down the parameters. A chiral picture is in the back of our mind, but since the main approach here is a semi-phenomenological one, chiral invariance is not developed in detail. (orig./WL)
Precise Determination of Charge Dependent Pion-Nucleon-Nucleon Coupling Constants
Perez, R Navarro; Arriola, E Ruiz
2016-01-01
We undertake a covariance error analysis of the pion-nucleon-nucleon coupling constants from the Granada-2013 np and pp database comprising a total of 6713 scattering data. Assuming a unique pion-nucleon coupling constant we obtain $f^2=0.0761(3)$. The effects of charge symmetry breaking on the $^3P_0$, $^3P_1$ and $^3P_2$ partial waves are analyzed and we find $f_{p}^2 = 0.0759(4)$, $f_{0}^2 = 0.079(1)$ and $f_{c}^2 = 0.0763(6)$ with minor correlations among the coupling constants. We successfully test normality for the residuals of the fit.
The Glauber approach in perturbative QCD: nucleon case
We investigate the shadowing corrections for the nucleon gluon distribution predicted from Glauber (Mueller) approach in perturbative QCD. This work is a digest for the nucleon case of the extended work prior presented by the authors
Three-nucleon scattering by using chiral perturbation theory potential
Three-nucleon scattering problems are studied by using two-nucleon and three-nucleon potentials derived from chiral perturbation theory. The three-nucleon term is shown to appear in the effective potential of the rank of next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO). New three-nucleon forces are taken into consideration in addition to the conventional Fujita-Miyazawa (FM) type three-nucleon potential. Two-nucleon potential of the chiral perturbation theory is as precise as the conventional ones in low energy region. The FM type three-nucleon force which explains Sagara discrepancy in high energy region is introduced automatically. Concerning the Ay puzzle, the results seems to behave as if the puzzle has been solved at the level of NLO, but at the NNLO (without three-nucleon force) level the result is similar to the cases of conventional potential indicating the need of three-nucleon force. In contrast to the FM type three-nucleon force, five free parameters exist in the new D and E type three-nucleon forces introduced by the NNLO, but they are reduced to two independent parameters by antisymmetrization, which are found to be sensitive to the coupling energy of tritons and to the nd scattering length (spin doublet state). Parameters determined from them cannot give satisfactory answer to the Ay puzzle. It seems, however, too hasty to conclude that Ay puzzle cannot be solved by the chiral perturbation theory. (S. Funahashi)
Difference in leptoproduction of hidden flavors on nuclei and nucleons
On the basis of the nucleon colour oscillations in a nucleus an increase (∼ 102 per nucleon) of the Ψ-meson leptoproduction yield on heavy nuclei (Fe, etc.) is predicted as compared with that on single nucleons. When hidden beauty is leptoproduced, the nuclear enhancement effect may not occur up to ∼ 200 GeV
Gamma Matrix Expansion of the Bethe-Salpeter Equation for Nucleon-Nucleon System
Kinpara, Susumu
2016-01-01
For the coefficients of the amplitude a set of simultaneous equations is derived in momentum space. By the auxiliary conditions they are equivalent to nonrelativistic equations and suitable for the investigation of two-nucleon system.
Hadron production in nucleon-nucleon collisions at 200 GeV/c - a compilation
Data on stable hadron production in p+p and p+n interactions at 200 GeV/c are reviewed. Methods to construct missing data in the p+p, p+n, and n+n interactions are derived from charge symmetry and charge, baryon and strangeness conservation, and used to yield nucleon-nucleon interaction results. These may be useful for evaluating nucleus-nucleus collision measurements in terms of enhancements and suppressions. Parameterizations of pt2 and rapidity distributions are presented to provide yields in acceptance cuts for comparisons to nucleus-nucleus data. As an example the derived nucleon-nucleon multiplicities are reduced to the acceptances of the NA-35 CERN S+S experiment. (orig.)
Nucleon-nucleon scattering at small angles, measured at ANKE-COSY
Bagdasarian, Z.
2016-03-01
The most accepted approach to describe nucleon-nucleon (NN) interaction is the partial wave analysis (PWA), which translates various experimental observables to the common language of the partial waves. The reliable analysis relies not only on the quality experimental data, but also on the measurements of scattering observables over preferably the full angular range. Small angle scattering has been measured for six beam energies between 0.8 and 2.4 GeV using polarized proton beam incident on both proton and deuteron unpolarized targets at COSY-ANKE. This proceeding will report on the published and preliminary results for both pp and pn scattering from this and other recent experiments at ANKE. This study aims to provide the valuable observables to the SAID group in order to improve the phenomenological understanding of the nucleon-nucleon interaction.
All the states of the nucleon. Nucleon spectroscopy through the production of mesons
The photoproduction of mesons on the nucleon gives a direct access to its spectroscopy and is a promising way for the study of the structure of the nucleon. The GRAAL experiment uses a tagged and polarized photon beam produced through the Compton diffusion of laser photons on the electrons circulating in the ESRF storage ring. The combination of this photon beam and an efficient detection system has allowed a series of measurements concerning the photoproduction of light mesons on the proton and on the neutron. The first 4 chapters are dedicated to the nucleon spectroscopy: the nucleon models and their consequences on the excited levels are recalled, the experimental technique used is described and the difficulties due to the extraction of relevant data are presented. Highly accurate measurements of cross-sections, Σ asymmetry beams and resonance parameters have been performed. The last part is dedicated to the principle of the measurement of the electric dipole momentum of the neutron. (A.C.)
XING Yong-Zhong; HAO Huan-Feng; LIU Xiao-Bin; FANG Yu-Tian; LIU Bao-Yi
2007-01-01
@@ Influences of the isospin dependence of the in-medium nucleon-nucleon cross section and the momentum-dependent interaction (MDI) on the isotope scaling are investigated by using the isospin-dependent quantum molecular dynamics model (IQMD). The results show that both the isospin dependence of the in-medium nucleon-nucleon cross section and the momentum-dependent interaction affect the isoscaling parameters appreciably and independently. The influence caused by the isospin dependence of two-body collision is relatively larger than that from the MDI in the mean field. Aiming at exploring the implication of isoscaling behaviour, which the statistical equilibrium in the reaction is reached, the statistical properties in the mass distribution and the kinetic energy distribution of the fragments simulated by IQMD are presented.
Constituent quark description of nucleon structure
Nucleon structure functions are calculated within the constituent quark in the leading order. The results compare well with the experimental data for entire range of kinematics in x and Q2and with the next - to - leading order calculation of GRV
Scattering problem for four-nucleon system
The Faddeev-Osborn equation for the nucleon-trinucleon elastic scattering is studied by generalizing the exact approach of the boson-triboson case. The Schmidt expansion theorem is used to express the 3+1 and 2+2-subamplitudes at energies in the continuous spectrum region as an infinite series of separable terms. Employing the pole term decomposition for these subamplitudes expressed in terms of the Schmidt expansion we can define, in conformity with the Faddeev residue prescription, respective four-nucleon amplitudes that describe elastic/rearrangement, partial breakup and full breakup scattering processes. Acquired simultaneous equations of these amplitudes take the form of multichannel two-particle Lippmann-Schwinger type, which we call Faddeev-Osborn equation. Assuming as an s-wave spin-dependent, rank two separable potential of the Tabakin type for the two-particle interaction, are derived the Faddeev-Osborn equation for the nucleon-trinucleon elastic scattering which includes spin and iso-spin analysis and angular momentum decomposition. To treat singularities appeared in our equation, the numerical calculation is performed in the frame-work of the complex-valued analysis by introducing contour rotation method. The N-T elastic scattering amplitude for a S=T=0, L=0 state of a four-nucleon system is obtained numerically in the incident laboratory energy region of 0.01 - 6.0 Mev, including only 1=0 state for the 3+1-subamplitude. (author)
Nucleonic guages in Philippine industry: current applications
Nucleonic gauges have been used in Philippine industries for more than thirty years. There are now close to 500 units being used to determine and/or control level, density, concentration, weight and other parameters. Gauges are found in the food, cement, mineral processing, steel, paper, cigarette, plastic and construction industries. (author)
The nucleon wave function at the origin
Gruber, Michael
2010-01-01
We calculate the next-to-leading order perturbative corrections to the SVZ sum rules for the coupling f_N, the nucleon leading twist wave function at the origin. The results are compared to the established Ioffe sum rules and also to lattice QCD simulations.
Estimates of the Nucleon Tensor Charge
Gamberg, L P; Gamberg, Leonard; Goldstein, Gary R.
2001-01-01
Like the axial vector charges, defined from the forward nucleon matrix element of the axial vector current on the light cone, the nucleon tensor charge, defined from the corresponding matrix element of the tensor current, is essential for characterizing the momentum and spin structure of the nucleon. Because there must be a helicity flip of the struck quark in order to probe the transverse spin polarization of the nucleon, the transversity distribution (and thus the tensor charge) decouples at leading twist in deep inelastic scattering, although no such suppression appears in Drell-Yan processes. This makes the tensor charge difficult to measure and its non-conservation makes its prediction model dependent. We present a different approach. Exploiting an approximate SU(6)xO(3) symmetric mass degeneracy of the light axial vector mesons (a1(1260), b1(1235) and h1(1170)) and using pole dominance, we calculate the tensor charge. The result is simple in form and depends on the decay constants of the axial vector me...
Pion photoproduction in nucleons at low energies
A new semiphenomenological analysis of the multipoles for pion photoproduction from nucleons, in the region of the first π-N resonance is presented. Through an energy dependent model, multipoles with isospin 1/2 and 3/2 and total angular momentum J < = 3/2 are determined. (Author)
Hyperspherical calculations for four-nucleon systems
We develop hyperspherical calculations on the bound states of four-nucleon systems and particularly the fundamental level and the first 0+ excited states. With neglect of the Coulomb effect, we analyze the convergence of the optimal subset expansion for the binding energies calculated for central or realistic potentials. 35 refs
On the nucleon momentum distribution in nuclei
A model of nuclear density ''coherentum fluctons'' (an alternative to Brueckner theory) is constructed with the aim of theoretically strict explanation of high moment components in nucleon momentum distribution that are responsible for the particle inclusive production. The formula of momentum distribution obtained within this model does not contain free parameters and high momentum components appear in a natural way
Study of excited nucleons and their structure
Burkert, Volker D. [JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States)
2014-01-01
Recent advances in the study of excited nucleons are discussed. Much of the progress has been achieved due to the availability of high precision meson production data in the photoproduction and electroproduction sectors, the development of multi-channel partial wave analysis techniques, and advances in Lattice QCD with predictions of the full excitation spectrum.
The Flavor Asymmetry of the Nucleon Sea
Steffens, F. M.; Thomas, A W
1996-01-01
We re-examine the effects of anti-symmetry on the anti-quarks in the nucleon sea arising from gluon exchange and pion exchange between confined quarks. While the effect is primarily to suppress anti-down relative to anti-up quarks, this is numerically insignificant for the pion terms.
Scattering of vector mesons off nucleons
We construct a relativistic and unitary approach to 'high' energy pion- and photon-nucleon reactions taking the πN, πΔ, ρN, ωN, ηN, K Λ, KΣ final states into account. Our scheme dynamically generates the s- and d-wave nucleon resonances N(1535), N(1650) and N(1520) and isobar resonances Δ(1620) and δ(1700) in terms of quasi-local interaction vertices. The description of photon-induced processes is based on a generalized vector-meson dominance assumption which directly relates the electromagnetic quasi-local 4-point interaction vertices to the corresponding vertices involving the ρ and ω fields. We obtain a satisfactory description of the elastic and inelastic pion- and photon-nucleon scattering data in the channels considered. The resulting s-wave ρ- and ω-nucleon scattering amplitudes are presented. Using these amplitudes we compute the leading density modification of the ρ and ω mass distributions in nuclear matter. We find a repulsive mass shift for the ω meson at small nuclear density but predict considerable strength in resonance-hole like ω-meson modes. Compared to previous calculations our result for the ρ-meson spectral function shows a significantly smaller in-medium effect. This reflects a not too large coupling strength of the N(1520) resonance to the ρN channel. (orig.)
Photo-production of Nucleon Resonances and Nucleon Spin Structure Function in the Resonance Region
Qing, D; Qing, Di; Schmidt, Ivan
2002-01-01
The photo-production of nucleon resonances is calculated based on a chiral constituent quark model including both relativistic corrections H{rel} and two-body exchange currents, and it is shown that these effects play an important role. We also calculate the first moment of the nucleon spin structure function g1 (x,Q^2) in the resonance region, and obtain a sign-changing point around Q^2 ~ 0.27 {GeV}^2 for the proton.
New relations in lepton-nucleon scattering independent of the nucleon structure
New relations in deep inelastic and (quasi-)elastic scattering of polarized electrons and positrons (μ±-mesons) on non-polarized nucleons have been obtained. They connect cross sections with standard model parameters and are independent of the structure functions and form factors of the nucleon. A well known example is the Paschos-Wolfenstein relation in (ν-bar)N-scattering. 6 refs
Novel three-nucleon-force terms in the three-nucleon system
We include to specific three-nucleon-force terms of pion-range-short-range form in our momentum-space calculations for the three-nucleon continuum. These two terms are expected by chiral perturbation theory to be non-negligible. We study the effects of these terms in elastic neutron-deuteron scattering and pay special attention to the neutron vector-analyzing power Ay. (author)
Shear viscosity of neutron matter from realistic nucleon-nucleon interactions
Benhar, Omar; Valli, Marco
2007-01-01
The calculation of transport properties of Fermi liquids, based on the formalism developed by Abrikosov and Khalatnikov, requires the knowledge of the probability of collisions between quasiparticles in the vicinity of the Fermi surface. We have carried out a numerical study of the shear viscosity of pure neutron matter, whose value plays a pivotal role in determining the stability of rotating neutron stars, in which these processes are described using a state-of-the-art nucleon-nucleon poten...
Nucleon-nucleon scattering in the functional quantum theory of the nonlinear spinor field
The author calculates the S matrix for the elastic nucleon-nucleon scattering in the lowest approximation using the quantum theory of nonlinear spinor fields with special emphasis to the ghost configuration of this theory. Introducing a general scalar product a new functional channel calculus is considered. From the results the R and T matrix elements and the differential and integral cross sections are derived. (HSI)
Nucleon-nucleon potential in the Skyrme model: Beyond the product approximation
Exact numerical calculations with Lagrange constraints are used to determine the lowest terms in an expansion for the two-Skyrmion interaction. The nucleon-nucleon potential which results after semiclassical quantization compares better with the phenomenological Paris potential than do previous calculations in the Skyrme model which used the product approximation. In particular, the present calculations show a sizable medium-range attraction in the central channel, a result that is not found with the product approximation
Microscopic in-medium nucleon-nucleon cross sections with improved Pauli blocking effects
B. Chen; Sammarruca, F.; Bertulani, C. A.
2013-01-01
We present updated predictions of effective elastic nucleon-nucleon cross sections intended for use in nucleus-nucleus reactions. A novel characteristic of the present approach combines all microscopic medium effects included in the Dirac-Brueckner-Hartree-Fock G-matrix with a Pauli blocking mechanism which is more appropriate for applications in ion-ion reaction models as compared to a previous approach. The effective in-medium cross section is found to be quite sensitive to the description ...
Six-quark state widths in the nucleon-nucleon scattering
Using the equations coupling the six-quark and nucleon-nucleon channels the expressions for the width GITA and shift Δ of the six-quark states are obtained. Estimations for s-scattering at 0.3 GeV give a value of an order of GITA=20 MeV. The problem of the existence of dibaryon states is considered from the viewpoint of the coupled channel method
Yokosawa, A.
1985-01-01
We review experimental results concerning polarization phenomena in nucleon-nucleon scattering in which both the elastic scattering and hadron-production reaction are included. We also present summary of S = 0 dibaryon resonances and candidates by reviewing experimental data in the nucleon-nucleon system, ..gamma..d channel, ..pi..d elastic scattering, pp ..-->.. ..pi..d channel, deuteron break-up reactions, and narrow structures in missing-mass spectra. 93 refs., 26 figs.
Probing short-range nucleon-nucleon interactions with an Electron-Ion Collider
Miller, Gerald A; Venugopalan, Raju
2015-01-01
We derive the cross-section for exclusive vector meson production in high energy deeply inelastic scattering off a deuteron target that disintegrates into a proton and a neutron carrying large relative momentum in the final state. This cross-section can be expressed in terms of a novel gluon Transition Generalized Parton Distribution (T-GPD); the hard scale in the final state makes the T-GPD sensitive to the short distance nucleon-nucleon interaction. We perform a toy model computation of this process in a perturbative framework and discuss the time scales that allow the separation of initial and final state dynamics in the T-GPD. We outline the more general computation based on the factorization suggested by the toy computation: in particular, we discuss the relative role of "point-like" and "geometric" Fock configurations that control the parton dynamics of short range nucleon-nucleon scattering. With the aid of exclusive $J/\\Psi$ production data at HERA, as well as elastic nucleon-nucleon cross-sections, w...
Various aspects of nuclear physics at intermediate energies, in connection with the description of the nucleon-nucleon potential in terms of mesons, are presented in this thesis. The meson exchange current contribution is studied in the case of the deuteron (np capture and electrodisintegration near threshold). A consistent description of these processes is discussed, with particular emphasis on the effective range of the current, for momentum transfers as large as q2∼1 (GeV/c)2. The structure of finite nuclei and nuclear matter is then analysed in the framework of a relativistic formalism, in which the negative energy component of the nucleon wave function is explicitly taken into account. The nuclear matter saturation mechanism is studied in details and compared with the non-relativistic limit. Properties of finite nuclei are also discussed. Finally, the structure of the nucleon itself in the nuclear medium is investigated. A connection between the polarisation of the nucleon (three valence quark component), the incompressibility parameter and the mass of the first monopole excitation of the nucleon is presented
Hogerton, John
1964-01-01
This pamphlet describes how reactors work; discusses reactor design; describes research, teaching, and materials testing reactors; production reactors; reactors for electric power generation; reactors for supply heat; reactors for propulsion; reactors for space; reactor safety; and reactors of tomorrow. The appendix discusses characteristics of U.S. civilian power reactor concepts and lists some of the U.S. reactor power projects, with location, type, capacity, owner, and startup date.
The Bethe-Salpeter equation is solved in closed form with the help of a four dimensional separable 'potential'. For possible applications to three-nucleon investigations the authors have fitted all nucleon-nucleon S-wave phase shifts in a sufficient way by this method; in addition they also present an example for a P-wave. (Auth.)
Nucleon structure as a background for determination of fundamental parameters
We consider deep inelastic, (quasi-) elastic lepton-nucleon scattering and investigate the possibilities of eliminating or suppressing theoretical uncertainties induced by nucleon structure in measuring the Standard Model parameters or in searching for new physics. On the basis of rather general hypothesis about nucleon structure we have obtained new relations between cross sections and neutral current parameters which are independent of the nucleon structure. We also investigate a dependence of the QCD Λ-parameter extracted from the data on unknown large scale nucleon structure and propose a modification of the conventional QCD predictions which are weakly dependent of this uncertainty factor. (author). 9 refs, 1 tab
Babenko, V A
2016-01-01
We study relationship between the physical quantities that characterize pion-nucleon and nucleon-nucleon interaction on the basis of the fact that nuclear forces in the nucleon-nucleon system at low energies are mainly determined by the one-pion exchange mechanism. By making use of the recommended proton-proton low-energy scattering parameters, we obtain the following value for the charged pion-nucleon coupling constant g$_{\\pi ^{\\pm }}^{2}/4\\pi =14.55(13)$. Calculated value of this quantity is in excellent agreement with the experimental result g$_{\\pi ^{\\pm }}^{2}/4\\pi =14.52(26)$ of the Uppsala Neutron Research Group. At the same time, the obtained value of the charged pion-nucleon coupling constant differs markedly from the value of the neutral pion-nucleon coupling constant g$_{\\pi ^{0}}^{2}/4\\pi =13.55(13)$. Thus, our results show considerable charge splitting of the pion-nucleon coupling constant.
Alvioli, M; Kaptari, L P; Mezzetti, C B; Morita, H; Scopetta, S
2011-01-01
Using realistic wave functions, the proton-neutron and proton-proton momentum distributions in $^3He$ and $^4He$ are calculated as a function of the relative, $k_{rel}$, and center of mass, $K_{CM}$, momenta, and the angle between them. For large values of ${k}_{rel}\\gtrsim 2\\,\\,fm^{-1}$ and small values of ${K}_{CM} \\lesssim 1.0\\,\\,fm^{-1}$, both distributions are angle independent and decrease with increasing $K_{CM}$, with the $pn$ distribution factorizing into the deuteron momentum distribution times a rapidly decreasing function of $K_{CM}$, in agreement with the two-nucleon (2N) short range correlation (SRC) picture. When $K_{CM}$ and $k_{rel}$ are both large, the distributions exhibit a strong angle dependence, which is evidence of three-nucleon (3N) SRC. The predicted center-of-mass and angular dependence of 2N and 3N SRC should be observable in two-nucleon knock-out processes $A(e,e'pN)X$.
Diffraction on nuclei: Effects of nucleon correlations
The cross sections for a variety of diffractive processes in proton-nucleus scattering, associated with large gaps in rapidity, are calculated within an improved Glauber-Gribov theory, where the inelastic shadowing corrections are summed to all orders by employing the dipole representation. The effects of nucleon correlations, leading to a modification of the nuclear thickness function, are also taken into account. Numerical calculations are performed for the energies of the Hadron-Electron Ring Accelerator-B experiment, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and Large Hadron Collider, and for several nuclei. It is found that whereas the Gribov corrections generally make nuclear matter more transparent, nucleon correlations act in the opposite direction and have important effects in various diffractive processes.
New model for nucleon generalized parton distributions
Radyushkin, Anatoly V. [JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States)
2014-01-01
We describe a new type of models for nucleon generalized parton distributions (GPDs) H and E. They are heavily based on the fact nucleon GPDs require to use two forms of double distribution (DD) representations. The outcome of the new treatment is that the usual DD+D-term construction should be amended by an extra term, {xi} E{sub +}{sup 1} (x,{xi}) which has the DD structure {alpha}/{beta} e({beta},{alpha}, with e({beta},{alpha}) being the DD that generates GPD E(x,{xi}). We found that this function, unlike the D-term, has support in the whole -1 <= x <= 1 region. Furthermore, it does not vanish at the border points |x|={xi}.
Lectures on the soliton theory of nucleons
In these lectures we describe models in which the pion field or, more precisely, the chiral fields, are responsible for the binding of quarks in the nucleon. Such bound states in which the quarks constitute a source for the chiral fields, which, in turn, bind the quarks to each other, are called solitons. The starting point for such theories or models are chiral invariant lagrangians. They are not derived from QCD. The Skyrme lagrangian is simpler in that it involves only chiral fields and no quarks. However it may be understood as an effective lagrangian from which the quark degrees of freedom have been integrated out. It is not yet clear to what extent various models are equivalent. The description of the nucleon in these lectures may be viewed as an extension of the T.D. Lee solitons so as to include the pionic degree of freedom
The Form Factors of the Nucleons
Perdrisat, Charles F. [William and Mary College, JLAB
2013-11-01
There has been much activity in the measurement of the elastic electromagnetic proton and neutron form factors in the last decade, and the quality of the data has been greatly improved by performing double-polarization experiments, in comparison with with pre-vious unpolarized cross section data. Here we will review the experimental data base in view of the new results for the proton and the neutron, obtained at MIT-Bates, JLab and MAMI. The rapid evolution of phenomenological models triggered by these high- precision experiments will be discussed. In particular, the possibility that the proton is non-spherical in its ground state, and that the transverse charge density are model in- dependently defined in the infinite momentum frame. Likewise, flavor decomposition of the nucleon form factors into dressed u and d quark form factors, may give information about the quark-diquark structure of the nucleon. The current proton radius "crisis" will also be discussed.
Nucleon Form Factors - A Jefferson Lab Perspective
Arrington, John; Perdrisat, Charles F
2011-01-01
The charge and magnetization distributions of the proton and neutron are encoded in their elastic electromagnetic form factors, which can be measured in elastic electron--nucleon scattering. By measuring the form factors, we probe the spatial distribution of the proton charge and magnetization, providing the most direct connection to the spatial distribution of quarks inside the proton. For decades, the form factors were probed through measurements of unpolarized elastic electron scattering, but by the 1980s, progress slowed dramatically due to the intrinsic limitations of the unpolarized measurements. Early measurements at several laboratories demonstrated the feasibility and power of measurements using polarization degrees of freedom to probe the spatial structure of the nucleon. A program of polarization measurements at Jefferson Lab led to a renaissance in the field of study, and significant new insight into the structure of matter.
Antinucleon nucleon annihilations into two mesons
We study two aspects of the antinucleon-nucleon annihilation into two mesons (antiNN → M1M2), starting from simple Born diagrams. On one hand, we discuss the possibility of modelling the antiNN optical potential with the box diagrams related to the M1M2 channels. We include the lightest pseudoscalar, scalar and vector mesons with effective coupling constants. Much more channels appear to be needed in order to achieve sensible results. On the other hand, we show that a simple phenomenological optical potential, successfull in reproducing antiNN elastic scattering and total annihilation data can be further used to make predictions on the antiNN → M1M2 processes, which prove to be in good agreement with experiment. We find a lower bound of 17% on the relative contribution of these reactions to the antiNN annihilation. Also, the model favours a rather small effective radius for the nucleon
Physics of the nucleon sea quark distributions
Vogt, R.
2000-03-10
Sea quark distributions in the nucleon have naively been expected to be generated perturbatively by gluon splitting. In this case, there is no reason for the light quark and anti-quark sea distributions to be different. No asymmetries in the strange or heavy quark sea distributions are predicted in the improved parton model. However,recent experiments have called these naive expectations into question. A violation of the Gottfried sum rule has been measured in several experiments, suggesting that (bar u) < (bar d) in the proton. Additionally, other measurements, while not definitive, show that there may be an asymmetry in the strange and anti-strange quark sea distributions. These effects may require nonperturbative explanations. In this review we first discuss the perturbative aspects of the sea quark distributions. We then describe the experiments that could point to nonperturbative contributions to the nucleon sea. Current phenomenological models that could explain some of these effects are reviewed.
Nucleon Form Factors - A Jefferson Lab Perspective
John Arrington, Kees de Jager, Charles F. Perdrisat
2011-06-01
The charge and magnetization distributions of the proton and neutron are encoded in their elastic electromagnetic form factors, which can be measured in elastic electron--nucleon scattering. By measuring the form factors, we probe the spatial distribution of the proton charge and magnetization, providing the most direct connection to the spatial distribution of quarks inside the proton. For decades, the form factors were probed through measurements of unpolarized elastic electron scattering, but by the 1980s, progress slowed dramatically due to the intrinsic limitations of the unpolarized measurements. Early measurements at several laboratories demonstrated the feasibility and power of measurements using polarization degrees of freedom to probe the spatial structure of the nucleon. A program of polarization measurements at Jefferson Lab led to a renaissance in the field of study, and significant new insight into the structure of matter.
Spin and angular momentum in the nucleon
Franz Gross, Gilberto Ramalho, Teresa Pena
2012-05-01
Using the covariant spectator theory (CST), we present the results of a valence quark-diquark model calculation of the nucleon structure function f(x) measured in unpolarized deep inelastic scattering (DIS), and the structure functions g1(x) and g2(x) measured in DIS using polarized beams and targets. Parameters of the wave functions are adjusted to fit all the data. The fit fixes both the shape of the wave functions and the relative strength of each component. Two solutions are found that fit f(x) and g1(x), but only one of these gives a good description of g2(x). This fit requires the nucleon CST wave functions contain a large D-wave component (about 35%) and a small P-wave component (about 0.6%). The significance of these results is discussed.
Transverse nucleon structure and multiparton interactions
Strikman, Mark
2011-01-01
The transverse structure of the nucleon as probed in hard exclusive processes plays critical role in the understanding of the structure of the underlying event in hard collisions at the LHC, and multiparton interactions. We summarize results of our recent studies of manifestation of transverse nucleon structure in the hard collisions at the LHC, new generalized parton distributions involved in multiparton interactions, presence of parton fluctuations. The kinematic range where interaction of fast partons of the projectile with the target reach black disk regime (BDR) strength is estimated. We demonstrate that in the BDR postselection effect leads to effective fractional energy losses. This effect explains regularities of the single and double forward pion production in $ dAu$ collisions at RHIC and impacts on the forward physics in $pp$ collisions at the LHC.
Low-energy pion-nucleon scattering
An analysis of low-energy charged pion-nucleon data from recent π±p experiments is presented. From the scattering lengths and the Goldberger-Miyazawa-Oehme (GMO) sum rule we find a value of the pion-nucleon coupling constant of f2=0.0756±0.0007. We also find, contrary to most previous analyses, that the scattering volumes for the P31 and P13 partial waves are equal, within errors, corresponding to a symmetry found in the Hamiltonian of many theories. For the potential models used, the amplitudes are extrapolated into the subthreshold region to estimate the value of the Σ term. Off-shell amplitudes are also provided. copyright 1998 The American Physical Society
From Extraction of Nucleon Resonances to LQCD
Lee, T -S H; Kamano, Hiroyuki
2016-01-01
The intrinsic difficulties in extracting the hadron resonances from reaction data are illustrated by using several exactly soluble $\\pi\\pi$ scattering models. The finite-volume Hamiltonian method is applied to predict spectra using two meson-exchange Hamiltonians of $\\pi N$ reactions. Within a three-channel model with $\\pi N$, $\\pi\\Delta$ and $\\sigma N$ channels, we show the advantage of the finite-volume Hamiltonian method over the approach using the L\\"uscher formula to test Lattice QCD calculations aimed at predicting nucleon resonances. We discuss the necessary steps for using the ANL-Osaka eight-channel Hamiltonian to predict the spectra for testing the LQCD calculations for determining the excited nucleon states up to invariant mass $W= 2 $ GeV.
From Extraction of Nucleon Resonances to LQCD
Lee, T.-S. H.; Wu, Jia-jun; Kamano, Hiroyuki
2016-06-01
The intrinsic difficulties in extracting the hadron resonances from reaction data are illustrated by using several exactly soluble π π scattering models. The finite-volume Hamiltonian method is applied to predict spectra using two meson-exchange Hamiltonians of π N reactions. Within a three-channel model with π N , π {Δ} and σ N channels, we show the advantage of the finite-volume Hamiltonian method over the approach using the Lüscher formula to test Lattice QCD calculations aimed at predicting nucleon resonances. We discuss the necessary steps for using the ANL-Osaka eight-channel Hamiltonian to predict the spectra for testing the LQCD calculations for determining the excited nucleon states up to invariant mass W= 2 GeV.
Electron magnetic scattering on valence nucleon orbits
Cross-sections for elastic electron scattering by the magnetization distribution of 49Ti, 51V, 59Co, 87Sr and 93Nb have been measured in the range of momentum transfer 1.7 - 3.3 fm-1. The results are interpreted in terms of radial distribution of the unpaired proton or neutron. Meson exchange and core polarisation effects are investigated. The valence nucleon radii obtained are compared with Hartree-Fock predictions
Nucleon Structure and Generalized Parton Distributions
Eric Voutier
2006-06-28
This paper discusses a selected part of the experimental program dedicated to the study of Generalized Parton Distributions, a recently introduced concept which provides a comprehensive framework for investigations of the partonic structure of the nucleon. Particular emphasis is put on the Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering program performed at the Jefferson Laboratory. The short and long term future of this program is also discussed in the context of the several experimental efforts aiming at a complete and exhaustive mapping of Generalized Parton Distributions.
Personal history of nucleon polarization experiments
The history of nucleon scattering experiments is reviewed, starting with the observation of large proton polarizations in scattering from light elements such as carbon, and ending with the acceleration of polarized proton beams in high-energy synchrotrons. Special mention is made about significant contributions made by C.L. Oxley, L. Wolfenstein, R.D. Tripp, T. Ypsilantis, A. Abragam, M. Borghini, T. Niinikoski, Froissart, Stora, A.D. Krisch, and L.G. Ratner
Effective Theories for Dark Matter Nucleon Scattering
Hisano, Junji; Nagai, Ryo; Nagata, Natsumi
2015-01-01
We reformulate the calculation of the dark matter-nucleon scattering cross sections based on the method of effective field theories. We assume that the scatterings are induced by the exchange of colored mediators, and construct the effective theories by integrating out the colored particles. All of the leading order matching conditions as well as the renormalization group equations are presented. We consider a Majorana fermion, and real scalar and vector bosons for the dark matter and show th...
Asymmetries of quark sea in nucleon
Dahiya Harleen
2014-01-01
The effects of “quark sea” in determining the flavor structure of the octet baryons have been investigated in the chiral constituent quark model. The chiral constituent quark model is able to qualitatively generate the requisite amount of quark sea and is also known to provide a satisfactory explanation of the proton spin and related issues in the nonperturbative regime. The phenomenological implications of the quark sea asymmetries in the nucleon have been investigated to understand the impo...
Antiquark distributions in pion and nucleon
Relation between the antiquark distributions in pion and nucleon, based on the π-exchange hypothesis, is derived. The antiquark distributions in proton are calculated with the data on the valence antiquark distribution in pion as input. Results of the calculation agree with the experimental data. The role of the peripheral mechanism in formulation of the initial conditions for the chromodynamical evolution equations is discussed
Transfer of nucleons at high relative velocities
Von Oertzen, W.
1985-02-01
We discuss nucleon transfer between bound states of nuclei at high relative velocities. It is shown that the tails of the internal momentum distributions of the nuclear states participating in the transition strongly influence the transfer probabilities at energies between 30-90 MeV/u. Data and DWBA calculations show an exponential decrease of the cross sections in this energy regime and we dub it TGV (Transfer à Grande Vitesse).
Nucleon electromagnetic form factors with Wilson fermions
The nucleon electromagnetic form factors continue to be of major interest for experimentalists and phenomenologists alike. They provide important insights into the structure of nuclear matter. For a range of interesting momenta they can be calculated on the lattice. The limiting factor continues to be the value of the pion mass. We present the latest results of the QCDSF collaboration using gauge configurations with two dynamical, non-perturbatively improved Wilson fermions at pion masses as low as 350 MeV. (orig.)
Nucleon electromagnetic form factors with Wilson fermions
Goeckeler, M. [Regensburg Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Haegler, P. [Technische Univ. Muenchen, Garching (Germany). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Horsley, R. [Edinburgh Univ. (GB). School of Physics] (and others)
2007-10-15
The nucleon electromagnetic form factors continue to be of major interest for experimentalists and phenomenologists alike. They provide important insights into the structure of nuclear matter. For a range of interesting momenta they can be calculated on the lattice. The limiting factor continues to be the value of the pion mass. We present the latest results of the QCDSF collaboration using gauge configurations with two dynamical, non-perturbatively improved Wilson fermions at pion masses as low as 350 MeV. (orig.)
Spectral Content of Isoscalar Nucleon Form Factors
Hammer, H. -W.; Ramsey-Musolf, M. J.
1998-01-01
The nucleon strange vector and isoscalar electromagnetic form factors are studied using a spectral decomposition. The K\\bar{K} contribution to the electric and magnetic radii as well as the magnetic moment is evaluated to all orders in the strong interaction using an analytic continuation of experimental KN scattering amplitudes and bounds from unitarity. The relationship between non-resonant and resonant K\\bar{K} contributions to the form factors is demonstrated, and values for the vector an...
Leading logarithms for mesons and nucleons
Bijnens, Johan; Kampf, Karol; Vladimirov, Alexey
2015-01-01
This talk describes the work done in calculating leading logarithms in massive effective field theories. We discuss shortly leading logarithms in renormalizable theories and how they can be calculated using only one-loop calculations in effective field theories. The remainder of the talk discusses masses, decay constants, condensates and anomalous processes in mesonic effective field theories like Chiral Perturbation Theory and the expansion of the nucleon mass.
Few-Nucleon Research at TUNL: Probing Two- and Three-Nucleon Interactions with Neutrons
Howell, C. R.; Tornow, W.; Witała, H.
2016-03-01
The central goal of few-nucleon research at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) is to perform measurements that contribute to advancing ab-initio calculations of nuclear structure and reactions. The program aims include evaluating theoretical treatments of few-nucleon reaction dynamics through strategically comparing theory predictions to data, determining properties of the neutron-neutron interaction that are not accessible in two-nucleon reactions, and searching for evidence of longrange features of three-nucleon interactions, e.g., spin and isospin dependence. This paper will review studies of three- and four-nucleon systems at TUNL conducted using unpolarized and polarized neutron beams. Measurements of neutron-induced reactions performed by groups at TUNL over the last six years are described in comparison with theory predictions. The results are discussed in the context of the program goals stated above. Measurements of vector analyzing powers for elastic scattering in A=3 and A=4 systems, differential cross sections for neutron-deuteron elastic scattering and neutrondeuteron breakup in several final-state configurations are described. The findings from these studies and plans for the coming three years are presented in the context of worldwide activities in this front, in particular, research presented in this session.
Extra dimensions, SN1987a, and nucleon-nucleon scattering data
Hanhart, C; Reddy, S; Savage, M J; Hanhart, Christoph; Phillips, Daniel R.; Reddy, Sanjay; Savage, Martin J.
2001-01-01
One of the strongest constraints on the existence of large, compact, "gravity-only" dimensions comes from SN1987a. If the rate of energy loss into these putative extra dimensions is too high, then the neutrino pulse from the supernova will differ from that actually seen. The dominant mechanism for the production of Kaluza-Klein gravitons and dilatons in the supernova is via gravistrahlung and dilastrahlung from the nucleon-nucleon system. In this paper we compute the rates for these processes in a model-independent way using low-energy theorems which relate the emissivities to the measured nucleon-nucleon cross section. This is possible because for soft gravitons and dilatons the leading contribution to the energy-loss rate is from graphs in which the gravitational radiation is produced from external nucleon legs. Previous calculations neglected these mechanisms. We re-evaluate the bounds on toroidally-compactified "gravity-only" dimensions (GODs), and find that consistency with the observed SN1987a neutrino ...
Lectures on the soliton theory of nucleons
In the absence of bona fide QCD calculations of nucleon structure (excepting lattice gauge calculations which do not give much detail on the structure of nucleons) new models seem to come up almost every year, all with the claim that QCD will eventually justify them as valid phenomenological models. Other papers show the necessity of implementing simple models (such as the MIT bag model or, more generally, T.D. Lee solitons) with the pionic degree of freedom. In this paper the authors describe models in which it is the pion field or, more precisely, the chiral fields, which are responsible for the binding of quarks in the nucleon. Such bound states in which the quarks constitute a source for the chiral fields, which, in turn, bind the quarks to each other, are called solitons. The starting point for such theories or models are chiral invariant lagrangians, which have been used, in various contexts, for almost a quarter of a century. They are not derived from QCD. It has been argued however that QCD is likely to produce such effective lagrangians for the description of low q phenomena. The Skyrme lagrangian is simpler in that it involves only chiral fields and no quarks. However it may be understood as an effective lagrangian from which the quark degrees of freedom have been integrated out. It is not yet clear to what extent various models are equivalent
One nucleon overlap integrals for light nuclei
A microscopic method to calculate one nucleon overlap integrals for light nuclei is presented. This method is based on the solution of the inhomogeneous differential equation with a fully microscopic treatment of a source term. The source term is calculated with effective two-body nucleon-nucleon (NN) forces and many-body nuclear wave functions represented in a translation-invariant shell model basis. Such an approach automatically provides the correct asymptotic behaviour of the overlap integral. Numerical calculations have been performed for the left angle 7Be*n x p vertical stroke 8Bg.s. right angle, left angle 7Lig.s. x n vertical stroke 8Lig.s. right angle and left angle 10Beg.s. x n vertical stroke 11Be*(1/2 -) right angle overlaps. It has been found that the spectroscopic factors, obtained as norms of the calculated overlap integrals, depend on the choice of the NN-potential and may differ strongly from the corresponding shell model values. The shapes of the overlap integrals are not very sensitive to the NN-potentials used in the calculations, and are mainly determined by the oscillator radius. The microscopically calculated overlaps are close to the two-body potential-model wave functions obtained with standard geometric parameters of the Woods-Saxon potential. (orig.)
Method of unitary clothing transformations in the theory of nucleon-nucleon scattering
Dubovyk, I; 10.1007/s00601-010-097-5
2010-01-01
The clothing procedure, put forward in quantum field theory (QFT) by Greenberg and Schweber, is applied for the description of nucleon-nucleon (N-N) scattering. We consider pseudoscalar, vector and scalar meson fields interacting with fermion ones via the Yukawa-type couplings to introduce trial interactions between "bare" particles. The subsequent unitary clothing transformations (UCTs) are found to express the total Hamiltonian through new interaction operators that refer to particles with physical (observable) properties, the so-called clothed particles. In this work, we are focused upon the Hermitian and energy-independent operators for the clothed nucleons, being built up in the second order in the coupling constants. The corresponding analytic expressions in momentum space are compared with the separate meson contributions to the one-boson-exchange potentials in the meson theory of nuclear forces. In order to evaluate the T-matrix of the N-N scattering we have used an equivalence theorem that enables us...
Non-locality of the nucleon-nucleon potential from Lattice QCD
Murano, Keiko; Aoki, Sinya; Hatsuda, Tetsuo
2010-01-01
The Nambu-Bethe-Salpeter (NBS) wave function for two nucleons on the lattice has been shown to yield a non-local and energy-independent nucleon-nucleon (NN) potential, U(r,r'). In practice, the derivative expansion of U(r,r') is currently employed to determine the potential at low energies. In this report, we study the magnitude of non-locality to check the convergence of such a derivative expansion. With quenched lattice QCD at m_\\pi = 530MeV, we compare the NN potentials at the center of mass energy E ~ 0 MeV and at E ~ 45 MeV. We also investigate the angular momentum dependence of the spin singlet potential, by comparing the potentials in 1S0 and 1D2 channels. We find that the non-locality and the angular momentum dependence in the above energy range are negligible within statistical errors.
Okołowicz, J.; Lam, Y. H.; Płoszajczak, M.; Macchiavelli, A. O.; Smirnova, N. A.
2016-06-01
There is a considerable interest in understanding the dependence of one-nucleon removal cross sections on the asymmetry of the neutron Sn and proton Sp separation energies, following a large amount of experimental data and theoretical analyses in a framework of sudden and eikonal approximations of the reaction dynamics. These theoretical calculations involve both the single-particle cross section and the shell-model description of the projectile initial state and final states of the reaction residues. The configuration mixing in shell-model description of nuclear states depends on the proximity of one-nucleon decay threshold but does it depend sensitively on Sn -Sp? To answer this question, we use the shell model embedded in the continuum to investigate the dependence of one-nucleon spectroscopic factors on the asymmetry of Sn and Sp for mirror nuclei 24Si, 24Ne and 28S, 28Mg and for a series of neon isotopes (20 ≤ A ≤ 28).
Probing short-range nucleon-nucleon interactions with an electron-ion collider
Miller, Gerald A.; Sievert, Matthew D.; Venugopalan, Raju
2016-04-01
We derive the cross section for exclusive vector meson production in high-energy deeply inelastic scattering off a deuteron target that disintegrates into a proton and a neutron carrying large relative momentum in the final state. This cross section can be expressed in terms of a novel gluon transition generalized parton distribution (T-GPD); the hard scale in the final state makes the T-GPD sensitive to the short-distance nucleon-nucleon interaction. We perform a toy model computation of this process in a perturbative framework and discuss the time scales that allow the separation of initial- and final-state dynamics in the T-GPD. We outline the more general computation based on the factorization suggested by the toy computation: In particular, we discuss the relative role of "pointlike" and "geometric" Fock configurations that control the parton dynamics of short-range nucleon-nucleon scattering. With the aid of exclusive J /ψ production data at the Hadron-Electron Ring Accelerator at DESY, as well as elastic nucleon-nucleon cross sections, we estimate rates for exclusive deuteron photodisintegration at a future Electron-Ion Collider (EIC). Our results, obtained using conservative estimates of EIC integrated luminosities, suggest that center-of-mass energies sNN˜12 GeV2 of the neutron-proton subsystem can be accessed. We argue that the high energies of the EIC can address outstanding dynamical questions regarding the short-range quark-gluon structure of nuclear forces by providing clean gluon probes of such "knockout" exclusive reactions in light and heavy nuclei.
Study of the baryon-baryon interaction in nucleon-nucleon and pion-deuteron scattering
After the definition of the Hamiltonian in general form by meson production and absorption the transition to operators pursued, which connect only spaces with definite meson numbers. In this approximation first the self-energy of a single baryon was calculated in its full energy and momentum dependence. Then the formal expressions for the T matrices of nucleon-nucleon and pion-deuteron scattering were derived. The essential components of these expressions are the baryon-baryon T matrix ant transition amplitudes from pion-deuteron channels to baryon-baryon states. The central chapter dealt with the calculation of the baryon-baryon interaction for the general form of the vertices, with the solution of the binding problem and the baryon-baryon T matrix. Finally followed the results on the nucleon-nucleon and pion-deuteron scattering. For this first the transition amplitudes from pion-deuteron states to intermediate baryon-baryon states and the Born graphs of the pion-deuteron scattering had to be calculated. After some remarks to the transition from partial-wave decomposed T matrices to scattering observables an extensive representation of the total, partial, and differential cross sections and a series of spin observables (analyzing powers and spin correlations) for the elastic proton-proton, neutron-proton, and pion-deuteron scattering as well for the fusion reaction pp→πd and the breakup reaction πd→pp follows. Thereby the energies reached from the nucleon-nucleon respectively pion-deuteron threshold up to 100 MeV above the delta resonance
Partial-Wave Analysis of Nucleon-Nucleon Elastic Scattering Data
Workman, Ron L; Strakovsky, Igor I
2016-01-01
Energy-dependent and single-energy fits to the existing nucleon-nucleon database have been updated to incorporate recent measurements. The fits cover a region from threshold to 3 GeV, in the laboratory kinetic energy, for proton-proton scattering, with an upper limit of 1.3 GeV for neutron-proton scattering. Experiments carried out at the COSY-WASA and COSY-ANKE facilities have had a significant impact on the partial-wave solutions. Results are discussed in terms of both partial-wave and direct reconstruction amplitudes.
Search for nucleon-nucleon correlations in neutrino-argon scattering
Niewczas, Kajetan
2015-01-01
A sample of two proton and no pion events selected in the ArgoNeuT neutrino scattering experiment on liquid argon target [Phys. Rev. D90 (2014) 012008] is analyzed with NuWro Monte Carlo event generator. An attempt is made to estimate how likely it is to obtain observed numbers of laboratory frame and reconstructed \\mbox{back-to-back} nucleon pairs. For laboratory frame \\mbox{back-to-back} events a clear data/MC discrepancy is seen. For the reconstructed nucleon pairs a good agreement is reported. We provide a simple kinematical argument why this accordance is expected.
On the nucleon paradigm: the nucleons are closer to reality than the protons and neutrons
Herbut, Fedor
2013-01-01
There is a widespread delusion that in theoretical nuclear physics protons and neutrons are the real thing, and nucleons are not more than a mathematically equivalent formality. It is shown that, on the contrary, nucleons are the real thing, because only a part of the theory is essentially identical to proton-and-neutron theory, whereas the remaining part is physically relevant. The approach is general. Thus, this is a paradigm of relation of a wider and a more narrow theory, so that the wider theory describes reality better. Also the relation of disjoint domains to the exclusion principle is clarified. A general fermion theory of how to distinguish identical particles is presented.
Medium-Heavy Nuclei from Nucleon-Nucleon Interactions in Lattice QCD
Inoue, Takashi; Charron, Bruno; Doi, Takumi; Hatsuda, Tetsuo; Ikeda, Yoichi; Ishii, Noriyoshi; Murano, Keiko; Nemura, Hidekatsu; Sasaki, Kenji
2014-01-01
On the basis of the Brueckner-Hartree-Fock method with the nucleon-nucleon forces obtained from lattice QCD simulations, the properties of the medium-heavy doubly-magic nuclei such as 16^O and 40^Ca are investigated. We found that those nuclei are bound for the pseudo-scalar meson mass M_PS ~ 470 MeV. The mass number dependence of the binding energies, single-particle spectra and density distributions are qualitatively consistent with those expected from empirical data at the physical point, although these hypothetical nuclei at heavy quark mass have smaller binding energies than the real nuclei.
Medium-heavy nuclei from nucleon-nucleon interactions in lattice QCD
Inoue, Takashi; Aoki, Sinya; Charron, Bruno; Doi, Takumi; Hatsuda, Tetsuo; Ikeda, Yoichi; Ishii, Noriyoshi; Murano, Keiko; Nemura, Hidekatsu; Sasaki, Kenji
2014-01-01
On the basis of the Brueckner-Hartree-Fock method with the nucleon-nucleon forces obtained from lattice QCD simulations, the properties of the medium-heavy doubly-magic nuclei such as 16^O and 40^Ca are investigated. We found that those nuclei are bound for the pseudo-scalar meson mass M_PS ~ 470 MeV. The mass number dependence of the binding energies, single-particle spectra and density distributions are qualitatively consistent with those expected from empirical data at the physical point, ...
In-medium nucleon-nucleon cross-sections with non-spherical Pauli blocking
White, L
2014-01-01
We present a formalism to solve the Bethe-Goldstone scattering equation without the use of partial wave expansion which is alternative to the one we developed in a previous work. The present approach is more suitable for the calculation of in-medium nucleon-nucleon cross sections, which are the focal point of this paper. The impact of removing the spherical approximation on the angle and energy dependence of, particularly, in-medium proton-proton and proton-neutron differential cross sections is discussed along with its potential implication.
Low momentum nucleon-nucleon potentials with half-on-shell T-matrix equivalence
Bogner, Scott; Kuo, T. T. S.; Coraggio, L.
2002-01-01
We study a method by which realistic nucleon-nucleon potentials V_NN can be reduced, in a physically equivalent way, to an effective low-momentum potential V-low-k confined within a cut-off momentum k-cut. Our effective potential is obtained using the folded-diagram method of Kuo, Lee and Ratcliff, and it is shown to preserve the half-on-shell T-matrix. Both the Andreozzi-Lee-Suzuki and the Andreozzi-Krenciglowa-Kuo iteration methods have been employed in carrying out the reduction. Calculati...
In-medium nucleon-nucleon cross-sections with non-spherical Pauli blocking
White, L; Sammarruca, F.
2014-01-01
We present a formalism to solve the Bethe-Goldstone scattering equation without the use of partial wave expansion which is alternative to the one we developed in a previous work. The present approach is more suitable for the calculation of in-medium nucleon-nucleon cross sections, which are the focal point of this paper. The impact of removing the spherical approximation on the angle and energy dependence of, particularly, in-medium proton-proton and proton-neutron differential cross sections...
Three-pion exchange nucleon-nucleon potentials with virtual $\\Delta$-isobar excitation
Kaiser, N
2015-01-01
The nucleon-nucleon interaction arising from the exchange of three pions and the excitation of $\\Delta(1232)$-isobars in intermediate states is studied. Approximating the $\\Delta$-propagator by the inverse $\\Delta$N mass-splitting, analytical expressions are derived for the spectral-functions of the isoscalar and isovector central, spin-spin and tensor NN-potentials in momentum-space. A trans- lation of the spectral-functions into coordinate-space potentials reveals that the main effect of these specific exchange and excitation mechanisms is a repulsive isoscalar central NN-potential.