Convergence and the third-order effective shell-model interaction

M. S. Sandel, R. J. McCarthy, B. R. Barrett, J. P. Vary

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Several commonly made approximations in microscopic effective interaction calculations have been found to result in serious inaccuracies. Recent improved second-order calculations for A=18 nuclei suggested somewhat better order by order convergence in the reaction matrix G than indicated previously. A selected third-order term has been calculated to study further this possibility. The convergence of the intermediate-state summation was also investigated for this diagram. Our improved calculational technique results in a greater reduction of the third-order term than the reduction found earlier for the second-order term. The outlook for the (asymptotic) convergence of the expansion is much improved, but the prospects for a complete third-order calculation of the effective interaction are dim due to the difficulties of the calculation. [NUCLEAR STRUCTURE Effective interaction, theory; convergence of the intermediate-state sums; convergence of the diagram series through third-order in the nuclear reaction matrix; shell-model matrix elements in the sd shell.]

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)777-784
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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