Chiral nucleon-nucleon forces in nuclear structure calculations
1 INFN, Sezione di Napoli, Via Cintia - I-80126 Napoli, Italy
2 Physics Department, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
3 Department of Physics, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844 USA
4 Dipartimento di Fisica “Enrico Fermi”, Università di Pisa, and INFN, Sezione di Pisa, Largo B. Pontecorvo 3 - I-56127 Pisa, Italy
Published online: 11 May 2016
Realistic nuclear potentials, derived within chiral perturbation theory, are a major breakthrough in modern nuclear structure theory, since they provide a direct link between nuclear physics and its underlying theory, namely the QCD. As a matter of fact, chiral potentials are tailored on the low-energy regime of nuclear structure physics, and chiral perturbation theory provides on the same footing two-nucleon forces as well as many-body ones. This feature fits well with modern advances in ab-initio methods and realistic shell-model. Here, we will review recent nuclear structure calculations, based on realistic chiral potentials, for both finite nuclei and infinite nuclear matter.
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