Perturbative Renormalizability of Chiral Two Pion Exchange in Nucleon-Nucleon Scattering: P- and D-waves

Research paper by M. Pavon Valderrama

Indexed on: 15 Dec '11Published on: 15 Dec '11Published in: Nuclear Theory


We study the perturbative renormalizability of chiral two pion exchange in nucleon-nucleon scattering for p- and d-waves within the effective field theory approach. The one pion exchange potential is fully iterated at the leading order in the expansion, a choice generating a consistent and well-defined power counting that we explore in detail. The results show that perturbative chiral two pion exchange reproduces the data up to a center-of-mass momentum of k_cm ~300 MeV at NNLO and that the effective field theory expansion convergences up to k_cm ~ 350 MeV.