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Title: Quantum Monte Carlo calculations of light nuclei with local chiral two- and three-nucleon interactions

Local chiral effective field theory interactions have recently been developed and used in the context of quantum Monte Carlo few- and many-body methods for nuclear physics. In this paper, we go over detailed features of local chiral nucleon-nucleon interactions and examine their effect on properties of the deuteron, paying special attention to the perturbativeness of the expansion. We then turn to three-nucleon interactions, focusing on operator ambiguities and their interplay with regulator effects. We then discuss the nuclear Green's function Monte Carlo method, going over both wave-function correlations and approximations for the two- and three-body propagators. Finally, following this, we present a range of results on light nuclei: Binding energies and distribution functions are contrasted and compared, starting from several different microscopic interactions.
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  1. Technical Univ. of Darmstadt (Germany). Inst. of Nuclear Physics; GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Darmstadt (Germany)
  2. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States). Inst. for Nuclear Theory
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  4. Univ. of Guelph, ON (Canada). Dept. of Physics
  5. Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States). Dept. of Physics
  6. Technical Univ. of Darmstadt (Germany). Inst. of Nuclear Physics; GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Darmstadt (Germany); Max Planck Inst. for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg (Germany)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; AC02-05CH11231; FG02-00ER41132; PHY-1430152; PHY-1404405; 307986
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Technical Univ. of Darmstadt (Germany); Univ. of Guelph, ON (Canada)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) (SC-21); LANL Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program; National Science Foundation (NSF); European Research Council (ERC); Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Country of Publication:
United States
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; effective field theory; few-body systems; nuclear forces; nuclear many-body theory; nucleon-nucleon interactions; diffusion quantum Monte Carlo; nuclear physics
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1410726