Essential elements for nuclear binding

  title={Essential elements for nuclear binding},
  author={B. Lu and Ning Li and Serdar Elhatisari and Dean Lee and E. Epelbaum and U. Meissner},
  journal={arXiv: Nuclear Theory},
How does nuclear binding emerge from first principles? Our current best understanding of nuclear forces is based on a systematic low-energy expansion called chiral effective field theory. However, recent {\it ab initio} calculations of nuclear structure have found that not all chiral effective field theory interactions give accurate predictions with increasing nuclear density. In this letter we address the reason for this problem and the first steps toward a solution. Using nuclear lattice… Expand

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