Evolution of nuclear shells due to the tensor force.

  title={Evolution of nuclear shells due to the tensor force.},
  author={Takaharu Otsuka and Toshio Suzuki and Rintaro Fujimoto and Hubert Grawe and Yoshinori Akaishi},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={95 23},
The monopole effect of the tensor force is presented, exhibiting how spherical single-particle energies are shifted as protons or neutrons occupy certain orbits. An analytic relation for such shifts is shown, and their general features are explained intuitively. Single-particle levels are shown to change in a systematic and robust way, by using the pi + rho meson exchange tensor potential, consistently with the chiral perturbation idea. Several examples are compared with experiments.