An effective field theory approach to the stabilization of 8 Be in a QED plasma

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Journal Article

We use effective field theory to study the a-a resonant scattering in a finitetemperature QED plasma. The static plasma screening effect causes the resonance state 8Be to live longer and eventually leads to the formation of a bound state when mD ≳ 0.3 MeV. We speculate that this effect may have implications on the rates of cosmologically and astrophysically relevant nuclear reactions involving a particles.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yao, X; Mehen, T; Müller, B

Published Date

  • May 25, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 7

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1361-6471

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0954-3899

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/0954-3899/43/7/07LT02

Citation Source

  • Scopus