Nuclear density functional theory with a semi-contact 3-body interaction
1 Institut de Physique Nucléaire, IN2P3-CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, F-91406 Orsay Cedex France
2 Université de Lyon, F-69003 Lyon, France; Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Lyon 1, F-69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
3 Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä, PO Box 35 (YFL). FI-40014 Finland
Published online: 19 January 2016
Theories combining nuclear density functional approach (DFT) and effects beyond the independent particle/quasi-particle limit have attracted much attention recently. In particular, such theories, generically referred as “beyond mean-field” (BMF) seem unavoidable to account for both single-particle effects and complex quantum internal phenomena in nuclear finite many-body nuclear systems. It has been realized recently that BMF theories might lead to specific difficulties when applied within the nuclear DFT context. An example is the appearance of divergences in configuration mixing approaches. A short summary of the difficulties is given here. One source of problem is the use of energy functional of non-integer powers of the density. We show that such dependence can be mimicked by a suitable choice of a three-body interaction. Application on infinite nuclear matter in various spin-isospin channels will be given.
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