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Thursday, April 24

Mean-Field Dynamics for Giant Resonances and Fusion Reactions

Paul D. Stevenson, , University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Physics Division Seminar
3:00 PM — 4:00 PM, Building 6008, Large Conference Room
Contact: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri (, 865.574.6124


The energy density functional view of nuclei provides a good description of ground state properites and is linked to the underlying nuclear interactions via the Hartree-Fock (HF) approximation. The extension of HF to dynamical processes via the time-depdendent HF approach allows description of collective nuclear behaviour, including giant resonances and collisions.

We present a survey of some recent results with time-dependent approaches; Various properties of giant-resnonace-like modes are explored, including low-lying dipole strength in Se-76 [1], in which a non-multipole excitation is used to pick out "pygmy" strength; Some technical advances leading to a true continuum theory [2]; Results n giant resonances and fusion from exploring tensor terms in the nuclear interaction [3,4].

Some details of a newly-published code allowing such calculations to be performed will also be presented [5].

[1] P. M. Goddard et al., Phys. Rev. C 88, 064308 (2013).
[2] C. I. Pardi and P. D. Stevenson, Phys. Rev. C. 87, 014330 (2013).
[3] S. Fracasso, P. D. Stevenson and E. B. Suckling, Phys. Rev. C 86, 044303 (2012).
[4] P. D. Stevenson, Sara Fracasso and E. B. Suckling, J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 381, 012105 (2012).
[5] J. A. Maruhn, P.-G. Reinhard, P. D. Stevenson and A. S. Umar, accepted for publication in Computer Physics Communications, arXiv:1310.5946.