OPUS 4 Latest Documents RSS FeedLatest documents
http://publikationen.stub.uni-frankfurt.de/index/index/
Fri, 14 Jul 2006 10:15:51 +0200Fri, 14 Jul 2006 10:15:51 +0200Structure of the vacuum in nuclear matter: a nonperturbative approach
http://publikationen.stub.uni-frankfurt.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/2383
We compute the vacuum polarization correction to the binding energy of nuclear matter in the Walecka model using a nonperturbative approach. We first study such a contribution as arising from a ground-state structure with baryon-antibaryon condensates. This yields the same results as obtained through the relativistic Hartree approximation of summing tadpole diagrams for the baryon propagator. Such a vacuum is then generalized to include quantum effects from meson fields through scalar-meson condensates which amounts to summing over a class of multiloop diagrams. The method is applied to study properties of nuclear matter and leads to a softer equation of state giving a lower value of the incompressibility than would be reached without quantum effects. The density-dependent effective sigma mass is also calculated including such vacuum polarization effects.Amruta Mishra; P. K. Panda; Stefan Schramm; Joachim Reinhardt; Walter Greinerarticlehttp://publikationen.stub.uni-frankfurt.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/2383Fri, 14 Jul 2006 10:15:51 +0200