Publication Date

2005

Journal or Book Title

NUCLEAR PHYSICS A

Abstract

We reformulate the analysis of nuclear parity violation (PV) within the framework of effective field theory (EFT). To O(Q), the PV nucleon–nucleon (NN) interaction depends on five a priori unknown constants that parameterize the leading-order, short-range four-nucleon operators. When pions are included as explicit degrees of freedom, the potential contains additional medium- and long-range components parameterized by PV πNN coupling. We derive the form of the corresponding one- and two-pion-exchange potentials. We apply these considerations to a set of existing and prospective PV few-body measurements that may be used to determine the five independent low-energy constants relevant to the pionless EFT and the additional constants associated with dynamical pions. We also discuss the relationship between the conventional meson-exchange framework and the EFT formulation, and argue that the latter provides a more general and systematic basis for analyzing nuclear PV.

Comments

This is the pre-published version which is collected from arXiv. The published version is at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6TVB-4DW8R4V-1&_user=1516330&_coverDate=02%2F21%2F2005&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_origin=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_acct=C000053443&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=1516330&md5=6a430a6686393c037df09571c857b8b7&searchtype=a

Volume

748

Pages

435-498

Issue

3-4

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