Electromagnetic corrections to the one-pion-exchange potential

Ubirajara Van Kolck, M. C M Rentmeester, J. L. Friar, T. Goldman, J. J. De Swart

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Leading-order electromagnetic loop corrections to the one-pion-exchange potential are computed within the framework of chiral perturbation theory. These corrections generate an effective nucleon-nucleon potential, Vπγ, which supplements the sum of one-pion-exchange potential and the nucleon-nucleon Coulomb potential. This potential is charge dependent and its construction is demonstrated to be gauge invariant. The potential Vπγ has been included in the Nijmegen partial-wave analysis of n p data. A particular renormalization scheme is chosen that leads to a negligible change in the π±NN coupling constant and in the n p 1S0 scattering length and effective range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4386-4389
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


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Van Kolck, U., Rentmeester, M. C. M., Friar, J. L., Goldman, T., & De Swart, J. J. (1998). Electromagnetic corrections to the one-pion-exchange potential. Physical Review Letters, 80(20), 4386-4389.