Ab initio large-basis No-Core Shell Model and its application to light nuclei

Bruce R. Barrett, Petr Navrátil, W. E. Ormand, James P. Vary

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We discuss the ab initio No-Core Shell Model (NCSM). In this method the effective Hamiltonians are derived microscopically from realistic nucleon-nucleon (NN) potentials, such as the CD-Bonn and the Argonne AV18 NN potentials, as a function of the finite Harmonic Oscillator (HO) basis space. We present converged results, i.e., up to 50ℏΩ and 18ℏΩ HO excitations, respectively, for the A = 3 and 4 nucleon systems. Our results for these light systems are in agreement with results obtained by other exact methods. We also calculate properties of 6Li and 6He in model spaces up to 10ℏΩ and of 12C up to 6ℏΩ. Binding energies, rms radii, excitation spectra and electromagnetic properties are discussed. The favorable comparison with available data is a consequence of the underlying NN interaction rather than a phenomenological fit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-311
Number of pages15
JournalActa Physica Polonica B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2002
EventXXVII Mazurian Lakes School of Physics Growth Points of Nuclear Physics A.D. 2001 - Krzyze, Poland
Duration: Sep 2 2001Sep 9 2001

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