By C. Mahaux, R. Sartor (auth.), J. W. Negele, Erich Vogt (eds.)
Nuclear many-body concept offers the root for realizing and exploiting the hot iteration of experimental probes of nuclear constitution which are now turning into on hand. the 20 th quantity of Advances in Nuclear Physics is therefore dedicated to significant theoretical chapters addressing primary concerns: realizing single-particle houses in nuclei and the constant formula of a relativistic concept applicable for hadronic physics. The long-standing challenge of realizing single-particle habit in a strongly interacting nuclear process takes on new urgency and sig nificance within the face of distinct measurements of the nuclear spectral functionality in (e, e'p) experiments. within the first bankruptcy, Mahaux and Sartor confront head-on the ambiguities in defining single-particle homes and the constraints in calculating them microscopically. This considerate bankruptcy presents an intensive, pedagogical overview of the suitable points of many physique concept and of prior remedies within the nuclear physics literature. It additionally provides the author's personal imaginative and prescient of the way to correctly formulate and comprehend single-particle habit in accordance with the self-energy, or mass operator. Their process offers a strong, unified description of the nuclear suggest box that covers damaging in addition to confident energies and continually fills in that info that can't but be calculated reliably microscopically by means of a theoretically influenced phenomenology. specific emphasis is put upon test, either within the exhaustive comparisons with experimental information and within the precise dialogue of the kinfolk of every of the theoretical amounts outlined within the bankruptcy to actual observables.
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37c) 42 C. Mahaux and R. Sartor ---------Oh1 Fig. 4. Diagrammatic representation of the Hartree-Fock contribution to the mass operator. The horizontal dashed line is associated with the nucleon-nucleon interaction and the downward pointing arrow with a hole momentum state. The exchange (Fock) term is included in this graph because the matrix element of v is antisymmetrized. k ; ro is the Hartree-Fock approximation to the quasiparticle energy. The momentum distribution is then a step function: see Eq.
We usually deal with the "modified" mass operator of Eq. 14a) and do not specify this, unless useful. We furthermore do not write spin or isospin indices. Below, Ik) is a plane wave state with momentum k and Ik,J) a product of two plane wave states; the corresponding antisymmetrized product is denoted by Ik,J)u- The summations only run over the indexed labels. We recall that hi, h2' ... < kF while PI, P2, ... > kF ; momenta labeled k, kl' ... 1. Hartree-Fock Approximation The first-order term of the perturbation expansion yields the "HartreeFock" approximation.
26 C. Mahaux and R. Sartor The main purpose of the present section is to introduce in a simple case many definitions and concepts that will be extended to nuclei in Section 6. We also sketch how these quantities can be evaluated by rearranging the perturbation expansion and by performing partial summations. We shall attach particular importance to the analytical properties of the mean field and to the relationship between quantities of physical interest, because these can be extended and exploited in the case of nuclei where detailed calculations are rather prohibitive.
Advances in Nuclear Physics by C. Mahaux, R. Sartor (auth.), J. W. Negele, Erich Vogt (eds.)