Toward ab initio density functional theory for nuclei
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2010

We survey approaches to non-relativistic density functional theory (DFT) for nuclei using progress toward ob initio DFT for Coulomb systems as a guide. Ab initio DFT starts with a microscopic Hamiltonian and is naturally formulated using orbital-based functionals, which generalize the conventional 'local density plus gradients' form. The orbitals satisfy single-particle equations with multiplicative (local) potentials. The DFT functionals can be developed starting from internucleon forces using wavefunction-based methods or by Legendre transform via effective actions. We describe known and unresolved issues for applying these formulations to the nuclear many-body problem and discuss how ab initio approaches can help improve empirical energy density functionals. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

ground-state energy

matrix expansion

density functional theory

many-fermion system

low-energy qcd

low-momentum interactions

effective-field theory

many-body perturbation theory

nuclear structure

inhomogeneous electron-gas


local composite-operators



J. E. Drut

R. J. Furnstahl

Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics

0146-6410 (ISSN)

Vol. 64 120-168


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