Angular-momentum constraints in the light-cone quantum mechanics of the nucleon-nucleon system

L. L. Frankfurt, Mark Strikman, L. Mankiewicz, M. Sawicki

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Abstract

We show that in the framework of the light-cone quantum mechanics of the two-nucleon system the constraints due to angular-momentum conservation can be reconstructed from the requirement of Lorentz invariance of the on-mass-shell scattering amplitudes. We have reduced the problem to the analysis of the rotational invariance of a Lippmann-Schwinger type equation and we show that, under plausible assumptions, maintaining rotational invariance of the scattering amplitude requires the two-body potential to be rotationally invariant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-43
Number of pages7
JournalFew-Body Systems
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1990

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quantum mechanics
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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Frankfurt, L. L. ; Strikman, Mark ; Mankiewicz, L. ; Sawicki, M. / Angular-momentum constraints in the light-cone quantum mechanics of the nucleon-nucleon system. In: Few-Body Systems. 1990 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 37-43.
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In: Few-Body Systems, Vol. 8, No. 2, 01.06.1990, p. 37-43.

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