The shell model as a unified view of nuclear structure

  title={The shell model as a unified view of nuclear structure},
  author={Etienne Caurier and Gabriel Mart'inez-Pinedo and F. Nowacki and A. Poves and Andr{\'e}s P. Zuker},
  journal={Reviews of Modern Physics},
The last decade has witnessed both quantitative and qualitative progress in shell-model studies, which have resulted in remarkable gains in our understanding of the structure of the nucleus. Indeed, it is now possible to diagonalize matrices in determinantal spaces of dimensionality up to 10{sup 9} using the Lanczos tridiagonal construction, whose formal and numerical aspects are analyzed in this review. In addition, many new approximation methods have been developed in order to overcome the… Expand
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