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Title: Quantum Monte Carlo Methods in Nuclear Physics: Recent Advances

Abstract

In recent years, the combination of precise quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods with realistic nuclear interactions and consistent electroweak currents, in particular those constructed within effective field theories (EFTs), has led to new insights in light and medium-mass nuclei, neutron matter, and electroweak reactions. For example, with the same chiral interactions, QMC calculations can reproduce binding energies and radii for light nuclei, n–α scattering phase shifts, and the neutron matter equation of state. This compelling new body of work has been made possible both by advances in QMC methods for nuclear physics, which push the bounds of applicability to heavier nuclei and to asymmetric nuclear matter, and by the development of local chiral EFT interactions up to next-to-next-to-leading order and minimally nonlocal interactions including Δ degrees of freedom. In this review, we discuss these recent developments and give an overview of the exciting results for nuclei, neutron matter and neutron stars, and electroweak reactions.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3]
  1. Technische Univ. Darmstadt, Darmstadt (Germany); SI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); INFN-TIFPA (Trento Institute of Fundamental Physics and Applications), Trento (Italy)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP)
OSTI Identifier:
1571969
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 69; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0163-8998
Publisher:
Annual Reviews
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; many-body methods; nuclear interactions; chiral effective field theory; quantum Monte Carlo methods; light and medium-mass nuclei; electroweak properties of nuclei

Citation Formats

Lynn, Joel E., Tews, I., Gandolfi, S., and Lovato, A. Quantum Monte Carlo Methods in Nuclear Physics: Recent Advances. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1146/annurev-nucl-101918-023600.
Lynn, Joel E., Tews, I., Gandolfi, S., & Lovato, A. Quantum Monte Carlo Methods in Nuclear Physics: Recent Advances. United States. doi:10.1146/annurev-nucl-101918-023600.
Lynn, Joel E., Tews, I., Gandolfi, S., and Lovato, A. Tue . "Quantum Monte Carlo Methods in Nuclear Physics: Recent Advances". United States. doi:10.1146/annurev-nucl-101918-023600. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1571969.
@article{osti_1571969,
title = {Quantum Monte Carlo Methods in Nuclear Physics: Recent Advances},
author = {Lynn, Joel E. and Tews, I. and Gandolfi, S. and Lovato, A.},
abstractNote = {In recent years, the combination of precise quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods with realistic nuclear interactions and consistent electroweak currents, in particular those constructed within effective field theories (EFTs), has led to new insights in light and medium-mass nuclei, neutron matter, and electroweak reactions. For example, with the same chiral interactions, QMC calculations can reproduce binding energies and radii for light nuclei, n–α scattering phase shifts, and the neutron matter equation of state. This compelling new body of work has been made possible both by advances in QMC methods for nuclear physics, which push the bounds of applicability to heavier nuclei and to asymmetric nuclear matter, and by the development of local chiral EFT interactions up to next-to-next-to-leading order and minimally nonlocal interactions including Δ degrees of freedom. In this review, we discuss these recent developments and give an overview of the exciting results for nuclei, neutron matter and neutron stars, and electroweak reactions.},
doi = {10.1146/annurev-nucl-101918-023600},
journal = {Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science},
issn = {0163-8998},
number = 1,
volume = 69,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
}

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