Effective Field Theory of Nuclear Forces *

  title={Effective Field Theory of Nuclear Forces *},
  author={U. van Kolck},
  • U. van Kolck
  • Published 1999
The application of the effective field theory (EFT) method to nuclear systems is reviewed. The roles of degrees of freedom, QCD symmetries, power counting , renormalization, and potentials are discussed. EFTs are constructed for the various energy regimes of relevance in nuclear physics, and are used in systematic expansions to derive nuclear forces in… CONTINUE READING