Reduced nuclear amplitudes in quantum chromodynamics

Stanley J. Brodsky, John R. Hiller

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We present a new formalism which systematically accounts for nucleon compositeness in nuclear scattering amplitudes, consistent with quantum chromodynamics and covariance. Reduced gauge-invariant nuclear amplitudes are defined which have elementary quantum chromodynamic scaling properties. The procedure is applied to the photodisintegration and electrodisintegration of the deuteron as a test of nuclear chromodynamics and as a method to isolate contributions of dibaryon resonances. NUCLEAR REACTIONS Treatment of nucleon compositeness; general formalism developed. Applied to d(p)n, d(e,p)n, E1 GeV; calculated (), background to dibaryon resonances. Compared () with available data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-482
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1983


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