Living on the edge of stability, the limits of the nuclear landscape
Journal article, 2013

A first-principles description of nuclear systems along the drip lines presents a substantial theoretical and computational challenge. In this paper, we discuss the nuclear theory roadmap, some of the key theoretical approaches, and present selected results with a focus on long isotopic chains. An important conclusion, which consistently emerges from these theoretical analyses, is that three-nucleon forces are crucial for both global nuclear properties and detailed nuclear structure, and that many-body correlations due to the coupling to the particle continuum are essential as one approaches particle drip lines. In the quest for a comprehensive nuclear theory, high performance computing plays a key role.

matter

matrix renormalization-group

monte-carlo diagonalization

quantum-systems

energy

shell-model

drip-line

forces

continuum

mean-field

Author

Christian Forssen

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Subatomic Physics

G. Hagen

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

University of Tennessee

M. Hjorth-Jensen

University of Oslo

Michigan State University

W. Nazarewicz

University of Warsaw

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

University of Tennessee

Jimmy Rotureau

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Subatomic Physics

Physica Scripta

0031-8949 (ISSN)

Vol. T152 T152 014022- 014022

Ab initio approach to nuclear structure and reactions (++) (ANSR)

European Commission (FP7), 2009-12-01 -- 2014-11-30.

Subject Categories

Subatomic Physics

Roots

Basic sciences

DOI

10.1088/0031-8949/2013/t152/014022

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