Renormalizability of the nuclear many-body problem with the Skyrme interaction beyond mean field

C. J. Yang, M. Grasso, K. Moghrabi, U. Van Kolck

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Phenomenological effective interactions like Skyrme forces are currently used in mean-field calculations in nuclear physics. Mean-field models have strong analogies with the first order of the perturbative many-body problem and the currently used effective interactions are adjusted at the mean-field level. In this work, we analyze the renormalizability of the nuclear many-body problem in the case where the effective Skyrme interaction is employed in its standard form and the perturbative problem is solved up to second order. We focus on symmetric nuclear matter and its equation of state, which can be calculated analytically at this order. It is shown that only by applying specific density dependence and constraints to the interaction parameters can renormalizability be guaranteed in principle. This indicates that the standard Skyrme interaction does not in general lead to a renormalizable theory. To achieve renormalizability, other terms should be added to the interaction and employed perturbatively only at first order.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number054325
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 26 2017

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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