Hadronic atoms in QCD+QED

J. Gasser, V. E. Lyubovitskij, A. Rusetsky

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We review the theory of hadronic atoms in QCD+QED, based on a non-relativistic effective Lagrangian framework. We first provide an introduction to the theory, and then describe several applications: meson-meson, meson-nucleon atoms and meson-deuteron compounds. Finally, we compare the quantum field theory framework used here with the traditional approach, which is based on quantum-mechanical potential scattering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-251
Number of pages85
JournalPhysics Reports
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Chiral perturbation theory
  • Hadronic atoms
  • Non-relativistic effective Lagrangians
  • QCD
  • QED

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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