Gamma-Deuteron Scattering

Research paper by Silas R. Beane

Indexed on: 21 May '99Published on: 21 May '99Published in: Nuclear Theory


We discuss a recent computation of Compton scattering on the deuteron at photon energies of order the pion mass. An interaction kernel is computed in baryon chiral perturbation theory and sewn to phenomenological deuteron wave functions. As an appetizer, we consider a computation of the pion-deuteron scattering length using this method.