Real-time Kadanoff-Baym approach to nuclear response functions

H. S. Köhler, N. H. Kwong

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Linear density response functions are calculated for symmetric nuclear matter of normal density by time-evolving two-time Green's functions in real time. Of particular interest is the effect of correlations. The system is therefore initially time-evolved with a collision term calculated in a direct Born approximation until fully correlated. An external time-dependent potential is then applied. The ensuing density fluctuations are recorded to calculate the density response. This method was previously used by Kwong and Bonitz for studying plasma oscillations in a correlated electron gas. The energy-weighted sum-rule for the response function is guaranteed by using conserving self-energy insertions as the method then generates the full vertex-functions. These can alternatively be calculated by solving a Bethe -Salpeter equation as done in works by Bozek et al. The (first order) mean field is derived from a momentum-dependent (non-local) interaction while 2nd order self-energies are calculated using a particle-hole two-body effective (or residual) interaction given by a gaussian local potential. We show results of calculations of the response function S(,q0 ) for q0 = 0.2, 0.4 and 0.8fm -1. Comparison is made with the nucleons being un-correlated i.e. with only the first order mean field included. We discuss the relation of our work with the Landau quasi-particle theory as applied to nuclear systems by Babu and Brown and followers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012011
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 12 2016
Event6th Interdisciplinary Conference on Progress in Non-Equilibrium Green's Functions, PNGF 2015 - Lund, Sweden
Duration: Aug 17 2015Aug 21 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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