Ab initio Calculations of the Isotopic Dependence of Nuclear Clustering.

  title={Ab initio Calculations of the Isotopic Dependence of Nuclear Clustering.},
  author={Serdar Elhatisari and E. Epelbaum and H. Krebs and T. L{\"a}hde and D. Lee and N. Li and B. Lu and Ulf-G. Meissner and Gautam Rupak},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={119 22},
  • Serdar Elhatisari, E. Epelbaum, +6 authors Gautam Rupak
  • Published 2017
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • Nuclear clustering describes the appearance of structures resembling smaller nuclei such as alpha particles (^{4}He nuclei) within the interior of a larger nucleus. In this Letter, we present lattice Monte Carlo calculations based on chiral effective field theory for the ground states of helium, beryllium, carbon, and oxygen isotopes. By computing model-independent measures that probe three- and four-nucleon correlations at short distances, we determine the shape of the alpha clusters and the… CONTINUE READING
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