Skyrmions and the nuclear force

Niels R. Walet, R. D. Amado, Atsushi Hosaka

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    The derivation of the nucleon-nucleon force from the Skyrme model is reexamined. Starting from previous results for the potential energy of quasistatic solutions, we show that a calculation using the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, properly taking into account the mixing of nucleon resonances, leads to substantial central attraction. We obtain a potential that is in qualitative agreement with phenomeno-logical potentials.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3849-3852
    Number of pages3
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number26
    Publication statusPublished - 1992


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