Effective interactions and operators in nuclei within the no-core shell model

Bruce R Barrett, Petr Navratil, Ionel Stetcu, James P. Vary

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Abstract

We review the application of effective operator formalism to the ab initio no core shell model (NCSM). For short-range operators, such as the nucleon-nucleon potential, the unitary-transformation method works extremely well at the two-body cluster approximation and good results are obtained for the binding energies and excitation spectra of light nuclei (A ≤ 16). However, for long-range operators, such as the radius or the quadrupole moment, performing this unitary transformation at the two-body cluster level does not include the higher-order correlations needed to renormalize these long-range operators adequately. Usually, such correlations can be obtained either by increasing the order of the cluster approximation or by increasing the model space. We will discuss the difficulties of these approaches as well as alternate possible solutions for including higher-order correlations in small model spaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages504-508
Number of pages5
Volume819
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 13 2006
Event12th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics - Notre Dame, IN, United States
Duration: Sep 4 2005Sep 9 2005

Other

Other12th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics
CountryUnited States
CityNotre Dame, IN
Period9/4/059/9/05

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Keywords

  • Electromagnetic transitions
  • Nuclear spectra
  • Shell model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Barrett, B. R., Navratil, P., Stetcu, I., & Vary, J. P. (2006). Effective interactions and operators in nuclei within the no-core shell model. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 819, pp. 504-508) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2187907