We describe a quantum Monte Carlo method for Hamiltonians which include tensor and other spin interactions such as those that are commonly encountered in nuclear structure calculations. The main ingredients are a Hubbard-Stratonovich transformation to uncouple the spin degrees of freedom along with a fixed node approximation to maintain stability. We apply the method to neutron matter interacting with a central, spin-exchange, and tensor forces. The addition of isospin degrees of freedom is straightforward.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|State||Published - 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics