Landau parameters and pairing-on the shores of the nuclear Fermi sea

A. D. Jackson, E. Krotscheck, D. E. Meltzer, R. A. Smith

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We present a systematic scheme for calculating the ground-state energy, single-particle energies and the effective mass, Fermi-liquid parameters, and pairing matrix elements for nuclear and neutron matter with realistic state-dependent interactions. The method retains much of the clarity of more conventional treatments while permitting reliable numerical calculations. Deficiencies in the central Jastrow correlation operator ansatz are largely overcome by low-order perturbation theory in the correlated basis generated by the Jastrow operator. Calculations of these quantities are presented for the Reid and Bethe-Johnson interactions. An analysis of the results emphasizes the importance of state-dependent correlations arising directly from the interaction or indirectly through many-body effects. The numerical results provide insight into the actual structure of the self-energy operator in nuclear and neutron matter and into the usefulness of sum rules for the quasiparticle interaction and the Landau parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-165
Number of pages41
JournalNuclear Physics, Section A
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 20 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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