Quantum defect theory for the study of hadronic atoms

James Mitroy, Igor A. Ivanov

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    Quantum defect theory can be used to convert energy shifts of hadronic atoms into zero-energy scattering lengths (and vice versa). The scattering lengths from quantum defect theory are in good agreement with those derived using all-order Deser-Trueman formulae (evaluated by the simple expedient of evaluating the left-hand side of the effective range expansion exactly). Scattering lengths derived from experimental energy shifts are presented for a number of hadronic atoms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1421-1433
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


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