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Light Front Treatment of Nuclei and Deep Inelastic Scattering

  • G. A. Miller
Conference paper
Part of the Centre de Physique des Houches book series (LHWINTER, volume 8)

Abstract

A light front treatment of the nuclear wave function is developed and applied, using the mean field approximation, to infinite nuclear matter. The nuclear mesons are shown to carry about a third of the nuclear plus momentum p +; but their momentum distribution has support only at p + = 0, and the mesons do not contribute to nuclear deep inelastic scattering. This zero mode effect occurs because the meson fields are independent of space-time position.

Keywords

Nuclear Matter Vector Meson Momentum Distribution Deep Inelastic Scattering Field Approximation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Miller
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Stanford Linear Accelerator CenterStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  3. 3.national Institute for Nuclear TheoryUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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