Relativistic treatment of low-energy nucleon-nucleon scattering

R. A. Bryan, A. Gersten

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An improved version of the one-boson-exchange model is presented. In addition to π, ρ, ω, and X0, the scalar mesons ε and δ are used with their physical masses. The broad width of the ρ and ε mesons is taken into account. The relativistic Blankenbecler-Sugar equation is utilized over the laboratory scattering energy range 0 to 425 MeV. A better fit to the experimental N-N data is obtained than in previous one-boson-exchange models. Reasonable values of the coupling constants are obtained, which agree qualitatively with other experiments. The fitting procedure was done including and excluding S waves in order to test the influence of the core region. An approximate version of the above model is developed using the Schrödinger equation in place of the Blankenbecler-Sugar equation. A good fit to the experimental scattering data and the deuteron parameters is obtained with coupling constants similar to those of the relativistic model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-350
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1972

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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