On Tensor Forces and the Theory of Light Nuclei

  title={On Tensor Forces and the Theory of Light Nuclei},
  author={E. Gerjuoy and J. Schwinger},
  journal={Physical Review},
  • E. Gerjuoy, J. Schwinger
  • 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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