Three-body force effect on the properties of neutron-rich nuclear matter
1 Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China and State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2 Dipartimento di Fisica “E. Fermi”, Università di Pisa, and INFN, Sezione di Pisa, Largo B. Pontecorvo, 3 I-56127 Pisa, Italy
3 Università di Catania and INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania 95123, Italy
Published online: 11 May 2016
We review our research work in recent years on the properties of neutron-rich nuclear matter within the framework of the Brueckner theory extended to include a microscopic three-body force (TBF). We discuss specially the TBF effect on the equation of state and the singleparticle (s.p.) potentials. The TBF turns out to be crucial for describing the saturation properties of nuclear matter in nonrelativistic microscopic framework. The TBF effect on the EOS of neutron-rich nuclear matter is to result in a significant stiffening of its isovector part at supra-saturation densities. Within the Brueckner approach, the TBF may lead to a rearrangement contribution to the s.p. potentials, which enhances strongly the repulsion and momentum-dependence of the s.p. potentials at high densities and high momenta. Our results are also compared with the predictions by other ab initio approaches.
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