The effective field theory of NN interactions in nuclear matter is considered. Due to the Pauli principle the effective NN amplitude is not affected by the shallow bound states. We show that the next-to-leading order terms in the chiral expansion of the effective NN potential can be interpreted as corrections so the expansion is systematic. The value of potential energy per particle is calculated and some issues concerning the chiral effective theory of nuclear matter are outlined.
- Pub Date:
- October 1999
- Nuclear Theory;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 7 pages, Revtex, Talk given on the International Workshop on Hadron Physics "Effective Theories of Low Energy QCD", Coimbra, Portugal, September 10 - 15, 1999