Ab Initio Nuclear Thermodynamics.

  title={Ab Initio Nuclear Thermodynamics.},
  author={B. Lu and Ning Li and Serdar Elhatisari and Dean Lee and J. Drut and T. L{\"a}hde and E. Epelbaum and U. Meissner},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={125 19},
We propose a new Monte Carlo method called the pinhole trace algorithm for ab initio calculations of the thermodynamics of nuclear systems. For typical simulations of interest, the computational speedup relative to conventional grand-canonical ensemble calculations can be as large as a factor of one thousand. Using a leading-order effective interaction that reproduces the properties of many atomic nuclei and neutron matter to a few percent accuracy, we determine the location of the critical… Expand
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