Two and three nucleons in a trap, and the continuum limit

J. Rotureau, I. Stetcu, B. R. Barrett, U. Van Kolck

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We describe systems of two and three nucleons trapped in a harmonic-oscillator potential with interactions from the pionless effective field theory up to next-to-leading order (NLO). We construct the two-nucleon interaction using two-nucleon scattering information. We calculate the trapped levels in the three-nucleon system with isospin T=1/2 and determine the three-nucleon force needed for stability of the triton. We extract neutron-deuteron phase shifts, and show that the quartet scattering length is in good agreement with experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number034003
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 14 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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