Equation of state of superfluid neutron matter and the calculation of the S01 pairing gap

S. Gandolfi, A. Yu Illarionov, S. Fantoni, F. Pederiva, Kevin Schmidt

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We present a quantum Monte Carlo study of the zero-temperature equation of state of neutron matter and the computation of the S01 pairing gap in the low-density regime with ρ<0.04fm-3. The system is described by a nonrelativistic nuclear Hamiltonian including both two- and three-nucleon interactions of the Argonne and Urbana type. This model interaction provides very accurate results in the calculation of the binding energy of light nuclei. A suppression of the gap with respect to the pure BCS theory is found, but sensibly weaker than in other works that attempt to include polarization effects in an approximate way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number132501
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - Sep 22 2008


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