Chiral transparency

Phys. Rev. C 55, 909 – Published 1 February 1997
L. Frankfurt, T-S. H. Lee, G. A. Miller, and M. Strikman


Color transparency is the vanishing of initial and final state interactions, predicted by QCD to occur in high momentum transfer quasielastic nuclear reactions. For specific reactions involving nucleons, the initial and final state interactions are expected to be dominated by exchanges of pions. We argue that these interactions are also suppressed in high momentum transfer nuclear quasielastic reactions; this is “chiral transparency.” We show that studies of the e 3Hee Δ++nn reaction could reveal the influence of chiral transparency.


  • Received 27 August 1996
  • Published in the issue dated February 1997

© 1997 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

L. Frankfurt

  • School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, 69978, Israel
  • Institute for Nuclear Physics, St. Petersburg, Russia

T-S. H. Lee

  • Physics Division, Argonne National Lab, Argonne, Illinois 60439

G. A. Miller

  • Physics Department, BOX-351560, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195

M. Strikman

  • Department of Physics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802
  • Institute for Nuclear Physics, St. Petersburg, Russia

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