Comparison of techniques for computing shell-model effective operators

Michael Thoresen, Petr Navrátil, Bruce R Barrett

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Different techniques for calculating effective operators within the framework of the shell model using the same effective interaction and the same excitation spaces are presented. Starting with the large-basis no-core approach, we compare the time-honored perturbation-expansion approach and a model-space truncation approach. Results for the electric quadrupole and magnetic dipole operators are presented for 6Li. The convergence trends and dependence of the effective operators on differing excitation spaces and Pauli Q-operators are studied. In addition, the dependence of the electric-quadrupole effective charge on the harmonic-oscillator frequency and the mass number, for A = 5,6, is investigated in the model-space truncation approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3108-3118
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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