Reduced regulator dependence of neutron-matter predictions with perturbative chiral interactions Academic Article uri icon


  • We calculate the energy per particle in infinite neutron matter perturbatively using chiral N3LO (next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order) two-body potentials plus N2LO three-body forces. The cutoff dependence of the predictions is investigated by employing chiral interactions with different regulators. We find that the inclusion of three-nucleon forces, which are consistent with the applied two-nucleon interaction, leads to a strongly reduced regulator dependence of the results. © 2013 American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Coraggio, L., Holt, J. W., Itaco, N., Machleidt, R., & Sammarruca, F.

citation count

  • 75

publication date

  • January 2013