Properties of Nuclei up to A=16 using Local Chiral Interactions

D. Lonardoni, J. Carlson, S. Gandolfi, J. E. Lynn, Kevin Schmidt, A. Schwenk, X. B. Wang

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We report accurate quantum Monte Carlo calculations of nuclei up to A=16 based on local chiral two- and three-nucleon interactions up to next-to-next-to-leading order. We examine the theoretical uncertainties associated with the chiral expansion and the cutoff in the theory, as well as the associated operator choices in the three-nucleon interactions. While in light nuclei the cutoff variation and systematic uncertainties are rather small, in O16 these can be significant for large coordinate-space cutoffs. Overall, we show that chiral interactions constructed to reproduce properties of very light systems and nucleon-nucleon scattering give an excellent description of binding energies, charge radii, and form factors for all these nuclei, including open-shell systems in A=6 and 12.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number122502
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume120
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 22 2018

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Lonardoni, D., Carlson, J., Gandolfi, S., Lynn, J. E., Schmidt, K., Schwenk, A., & Wang, X. B. (2018). Properties of Nuclei up to A=16 using Local Chiral Interactions. Physical Review Letters, 120(12), [122502]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.122502

Properties of Nuclei up to A=16 using Local Chiral Interactions. / Lonardoni, D.; Carlson, J.; Gandolfi, S.; Lynn, J. E.; Schmidt, Kevin; Schwenk, A.; Wang, X. B.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 120, No. 12, 122502, 22.03.2018.

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Lonardoni, D, Carlson, J, Gandolfi, S, Lynn, JE, Schmidt, K, Schwenk, A & Wang, XB 2018, 'Properties of Nuclei up to A=16 using Local Chiral Interactions', Physical Review Letters, vol. 120, no. 12, 122502. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.122502
Lonardoni, D. ; Carlson, J. ; Gandolfi, S. ; Lynn, J. E. ; Schmidt, Kevin ; Schwenk, A. ; Wang, X. B. / Properties of Nuclei up to A=16 using Local Chiral Interactions. In: Physical Review Letters. 2018 ; Vol. 120, No. 12.
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