Extending the No Core Shell Model to heavier mass nuclei

B. R. Barrett

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The No Core Shell Model (NCSM) is an ab initio method for calculating the properties of light nuclei, up to about A=20, in which all A nucleons are treated as being active and interacting through realistic nucleonnucleon (NN) and three-nucleon (NNN) forces. It is difficult to go to larger A values due to the rapid growth of the basis spaces required in order to obtain converged results. In this talk we discuss three techniques, still in development, for extending the NCSM to heavier mass nuclei.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-525
Number of pages5
JournalProgress in Particle and Nuclear Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2012


  • Effective Field Theory framework
  • Extensions to heavier mass nuclei
  • Importance Truncation
  • NCSM with a core
  • No Core Shell Model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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