Large Lorentz scalar and vector potentials in nuclei

R.J. Furnstahl, Brian D. Serot
2000 Nuclear Physics A  
In nonrelativistic models of nuclei, the underlying mass scales of low-energy quantum chromodynamics (QCD) are largely hidden. In contrast, the covariant formulations used in relativistic phenomenology manifest the QCD scales in nuclei through large Lorentz scalar and four-vector nucleon self-energies. The abundant and varied evidence in support of this connection and the consequences are reviewed.
doi:10.1016/s0375-9474(00)00146-9 fatcat:fdi7e4r3yrh6blphnvn7cvoj2i