Chiral transparency

L. Frankfurt, T. S.H. Lee, G. A. Miller, M. Strikman

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Color transparency is the vanishing of initial and final state interactions, predicted by QCD to occur in high momentum transfer quasielastic nuclear reactions. For specific reactions involving nucleons, the initial and final state interactions are expected to be dominated by exchanges of pions. We argue that these interactions are also suppressed in high momentum transfer nuclear quasielastic reactions; this is “chiral transparency.” We show that studies of the [Formula Presented] reaction could reveal the influence of chiral transparency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)909-916
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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