A quantum Monte Carlo method for nucleon systems

Kevin Schmidt, S. Fantoni

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We describe a quantum Monte Carlo method for Hamiltonians which include tensor and other spin interactions such as those that are commonly encountered in nuclear structure calculations. The main ingredients are a Hubbard-Stratonovich transformation to uncouple the spin degrees of freedom along with a fixed node approximation to maintain stability. We apply the method to neutron matter interacting with a central, spin-exchange, and tensor forces. The addition of isospin degrees of freedom is straightforward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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