Effective interactions for light nuclei: An effective (field theory) approach

I. Stetcu, J. Rotureau, B. R. Barrett, U. Van Kolck

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One of the central open problems in nuclear physics is the construction of effective interactions suitable for many-body calculations. We discuss a recently developed approach to this problem, where one starts with an effective field theory containing only fermion fields and formulated directly in a no-core shell-model space. We present applications to light nuclei and to systems of a few atoms in a harmonic-oscillator trap. Future applications and extensions, as well as challenges, are also considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number064033
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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