Neutral pion photoproduction on nuclei in baryon chiral perturbation theory

S. R. Beane, C. Y. Lee, U. Van Kolck

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Threshold neutral pion photoproduction on light nuclei is studied in the framework of baryon chiral perturbation theory. We obtain a general formula for the electric dipole amplitude in the special case of neutral pion photoproduction on a nucleus. To third order in small momenta, the amplitude is a sum of 2- and 3-body interactions with no undetermined parameters. With reasonable input from the single nucleon sector, our result for neutral pion photoproduction on the deuteron is in agreement with experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2914-2924
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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