# On Tensor Forces and the Theory of Light Nuclei

@article{Gerjuoy1942OnTF,
title={On Tensor Forces and the Theory of Light Nuclei},
author={E. Gerjuoy and J. Schwinger},
journal={Physical Review},
year={1942},
volume={61},
pages={138-146}
}
• Published 1942
• Physics
• Physical Review
• The quadrupole moment of the deuteron indicates the existence of non-central tensor forces in nuclei which destroy the constancy of the total orbital angular momentum. With simple operational representations of the wave functions, the influence of two-body tensor forces on the ground state eigenfunctions of the light nuclei ${\mathrm{H}}^{3}$ and ${\mathrm{He}}^{4}$ has been calculated. In ${\mathrm{H}}^{3}$ the tensor forces directly couple to the fundamental $^{2}S_{\frac{1}{2}}$ state a \$^{4… CONTINUE READING
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