The Solar pp and hep Processes in Effective Field Theory

T. -S. Park, K. Kubodera, D. -P. Min, M. Rho

Submitted on 21 August 2001


The strategy of modern effective field theory is exploited to pin down accurately the flux S factors for the pp and hep processes in the Sun. The technique used is to combine the high accuracy established in few-nucleon systems of the "standard nuclear physics approach" (SNPA) and the systematic power counting of chiral perturbation theory (ChPT) into a consistent effective field theory framework. Using highly accurate wave functions obtained in the SNPA and working to \nlo3 in the chiral counting for the current, we make totally parameter-free and error-controlled predictions for the pp and hep processes in the Sun.


Comment: 5 pages, aipproc macros are included. Talk given at International Nuclear Physics Conference 2001, Berkeley, California, July 30 - August 3, 2001

Subjects: Nuclear Theory; Astrophysics; High Energy Physics - Phenomenology