Determination of the 3 Pj Phase Shifts from Nucleon-Nucleon Data: A Critical Evaluation and a Surprising Result


Journal Article

It is shown that the 3Pj neutron-proton (proton-proton) phase shifts cannot be determined to less than ±100% (±20%) uncertainty at low energies (± 10 MeV), even if high-accuracy nucleon-nucleon data were to become available for currently inaccessible observables. For a more accurate determination, appropriate theoretical constraints have to be invoked, but their accuracy can be judged only from the comparison of rigorous three-nucleon continuum calculations with particular three-nucleon observables.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tornow, T; Tornow, W

Published Date

  • January 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 26

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0177-7963

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s006010050103

Citation Source

  • Scopus