Nuclear physics in soft-wall AdS/QCD: Deuteron electromagnetic form factors

Thomas Gutsche, Valery E. Lyubovitskij, Ivan Schmidt, Alfredo Vega

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We present a high-quality description of the deuteron electromagnetic form factors in a soft-wall anti-de Sitter/quantum chromodynamics approach. We first propose an effective action describing the dynamics of the deuteron in the presence of an external vector field. Based on this action the deuteron electromagnetic form factors are calculated, displaying the correct 1/Q10 power scaling for large Q2 values. This finding is consistent with quark counting rules and the earlier observation that this result holds in confining gauge/gravity duals. The Q2 dependence of the deuteron form factors is defined by a single and universal scale parameter κ, which is fixed from data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114001
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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