Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
J D Walecka
In this thesis we consider the possible modifications of the properties of the nucleon inside a nucleus. This problem is studied by applying the Wigner-Seitz approximation to different effective field theory models of the nucleon based on the underlying symmetries of QCD. The Wigner-Seitz approximation reduces the complex many-body problem to an effective one-body problem. By following this approach we calculate the static properties of the nucleon in the nuclear medium in both the Skyrme and the chiral quark soliton models. We also use the same chiral quark-soliton model to calculate the modification of the quark distribution functions measured in deep inelastic electron scattering when a nucleon is inside the nucleus.
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Amore, Paolo, "Modifications of the nucleon properties in the nuclear medium" (2000). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. William & Mary. Paper 1539623982.