The polarizability of the deuteron


Journal Article

The scalar and tensor polarizabilities of the deuteron are calculated using the recently developed effective field theory that describes nucleon-nucleon interactions. Leading and next-to-leading order contributions in the perturbative expansion predict a scalar electric polarizability of αE0 = 0.595 fm3. The tensor electric polarizability receives contributions starting at next-to-leading order from the exchange of a single potential pion and is found to be αE2 = -0.062 fm3. We compute the leading contributions to the scalar and tensor magnetic polarizabilities, finding βM0 = 0.067 fm3 and βM2 = 0.195 fm3. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chen, JW; Grießhammer, HW; Savage, MJ; Springer, RP

Published Date

  • January 1, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 644 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 221 - 234

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0375-9474

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0375-9474(98)80012-2

Citation Source

  • Scopus