QCD susceptibilities and nuclear-matter saturation in a relativistic chiral theory

  • G. ChanfrayEmail author
  • M. Ericson
Original Article


We investigate the evolutions with density of the QCD scalar susceptibility and of the sigma mass in a chiral relativistic theory of nuclear matter, in the mean-field approximation. In order to reach saturation we need to introduce the scalar response of the nucleons. The consequences are a quite mild density dependence of the sigma mass and the progressive decoupling of the quark density fluctuations from the nucleonic ones at large densities.


24.85.+p Quarks, gluons, and QCD in nuclei and nuclear processes 11.30.Rd Chiral symmetries 13.75.Cs Nucleon-nucleon interactions (including antinucleons, deuterons, etc.) 21.30.-x Nuclear forces 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IPN LyonIN2P3-CNRS and UCB Lyon IVilleurbanne CedexFrance
  2. 2.Theory divisionCERNGenevaSwitzerland

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