Realistic few-body physics in the d d → α π0 reaction

A. Nogga, A. C. Fonseca, A. Gårdestig, C. Hanhart, C. J. Horowitz, G. A. Miller, J. A. Niskanen, U. van Kolck

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We use realistic two- and three-nucleon interactions in a hybrid chiral-perturbation-theory calculation of the charge-symmetry-breaking reaction d d → α π0 to show that a cross section of the experimentally measured size can be obtained using LO and NNLO pion-production operators. This result supports the validity of our power counting scheme and demonstrates the necessity of using an accurate treatment of ISI and FSI. It also becomes evident that a full calculation requires the use of consistent chiral nuclear forces to overcome the visible model dependence of our result.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-470
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 17 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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