On scale and chiral symmetry in nuclear matter

Paul J. Ellis, Erik K. Heide, Serge Rudaz

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We examine the properties of cold matter at transnuclear densities using an effective lagrangian, suggested by QCD, which incorporates broken scale and chiral invariance. Nuclear matter is found to saturate in the mean field approximation with reasonable values of the parameters. Effective nucleon masses at equilibrium are obtained in the range 0.72-0.78, with the larger values favored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-275
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - May 28 1992


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