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Title: Properties of Nuclei up to A = 16 using Local Chiral Interactions

Abstract

Here, we report accurate quantum Monte Carlo calculations of nuclei up to A = 16 based on local chiral two- and three-nucleon interactions up to next-to-next-to-leading order. We examine the theoretical uncertainties associated with the chiral expansion and the cutoff in the theory, as well as the associated operator choices in the three-nucleon interactions. While in light nuclei the cutoff variation and systematic uncertainties are rather small, in 16O these can be significant for large coordinate-space cutoffs. Overall, we show that chiral interactions constructed to reproduce properties of very light systems and nucleon-nucleon scattering give an excellent description of binding energies, charge radii, and form factors for all these nuclei, including open-shell systems in A = 6 and 12.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6]
  1. Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States). Facility for Rare Isotope Beams; Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Theoretical Division
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Theoretical Division
  3. Technical Univ. of Darmstadt (Germany). Inst. of Nuclear Physics; GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Darmstadt (Germandy). ExtreMe Matter Inst. (EMMI)
  4. Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States). Dept. of Physics
  5. Technical Univ. of Darmstadt (Germany). Inst. of Nuclear Physics; GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Darmstadt (Germandy). ExtreMe Matter Inst. (EMMI); Max-Planck Inst. for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg (Germany)
  6. Huzhou Univ. (China). School of Science
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC). Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26); European Research Council (ERC); German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF); National Science Foundation (NSF); National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); Technical Univ. of Darmstadt (Germany)
OSTI Identifier:
1432621
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1427886
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-28568
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; SC0013617; 307986; 05P15RDFN1; PHY-1404405; 11505056; U1732138; 11605054; AC02- 05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; Atomic and Nuclear Physics

Citation Formats

Lonardoni, Diego, Carlson, Joseph, Gandolfi, Stefano, Lynn, J. E., Schmidt, K. E., Schwenk, A., and Wang, X. B. Properties of Nuclei up to A=16 using Local Chiral Interactions. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.122502.
Lonardoni, Diego, Carlson, Joseph, Gandolfi, Stefano, Lynn, J. E., Schmidt, K. E., Schwenk, A., & Wang, X. B. Properties of Nuclei up to A=16 using Local Chiral Interactions. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.122502.
Lonardoni, Diego, Carlson, Joseph, Gandolfi, Stefano, Lynn, J. E., Schmidt, K. E., Schwenk, A., and Wang, X. B. Thu . "Properties of Nuclei up to A=16 using Local Chiral Interactions". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.122502.
@article{osti_1432621,
title = {Properties of Nuclei up to A=16 using Local Chiral Interactions},
author = {Lonardoni, Diego and Carlson, Joseph and Gandolfi, Stefano and Lynn, J. E. and Schmidt, K. E. and Schwenk, A. and Wang, X. B.},
abstractNote = {Here, we report accurate quantum Monte Carlo calculations of nuclei up to A = 16 based on local chiral two- and three-nucleon interactions up to next-to-next-to-leading order. We examine the theoretical uncertainties associated with the chiral expansion and the cutoff in the theory, as well as the associated operator choices in the three-nucleon interactions. While in light nuclei the cutoff variation and systematic uncertainties are rather small, in 16O these can be significant for large coordinate-space cutoffs. Overall, we show that chiral interactions constructed to reproduce properties of very light systems and nucleon-nucleon scattering give an excellent description of binding energies, charge radii, and form factors for all these nuclei, including open-shell systems in A = 6 and 12.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.122502},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 12,
volume = 120,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 22 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Thu Mar 22 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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