Modern theory of nuclear forces
Abstract
Effective field theory allows for a systematic and modelindependent derivation of the forces between nucleons in harmony with the symmetries of quantum chromodynamics. The foundations of this approach are reviewed and its application for light nuclei at various resolution scales is discussed. The extension of this approach to manybody systems is sketched.
 Publication:

Reviews of Modern Physics
 Pub Date:
 October 2009
 DOI:
 10.1103/RevModPhys.81.1773
 arXiv:
 arXiv:0811.1338
 Bibcode:
 2009RvMP...81.1773E
 Keywords:

 21.30.x;
 21.45.v;
 12.38.Lg;
 12.39.Fe;
 Nuclear forces;
 Fewbody systems;
 Other nonperturbative calculations;
 Chiral Lagrangians;
 Nuclear Theory;
 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology;
 Nuclear Experiment
 EPrint:
 Commissioned article for Reviews of Modern Physics, 52 pp, 40 figs