Shell-model Monte Carlo studies of neutron-rich nuclei in the [Formula Presented] shells

D. J. Dean, M. T. Ressell, M. Hjorth-Jensen, S. E. Koonin, K. Langanke, A. P. Zuker

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We demonstrate the feasibility of realistic shell-model Monte Carlo (SMMC) calculations spanning multiple major shells, using a realistic interaction whose bad saturation and shell properties have been corrected by a newly developed general prescription. Particular attention is paid to the approximate restoration of translational invariance. The model space consists of the full [Formula Presented] shells. We include in the study some well-known [Formula Presented] nuclei and several unstable neutron-rich ones around [Formula Presented]. The results indicate that SMMC calculations can reproduce binding energies, [Formula Presented] transitions, and other observables with an interaction that is practically parameter free. Some interesting insight is gained into the nature of deep correlations. The validity of previous studies is confirmed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2474-2486
Number of pages13
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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