Coupled-cluster and configuration-interaction calculations for Odd-A heavy nuclei

J. R. Gour, M. Horoi, P. Piecuch, B. A. Brown

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Abstract

We compare coupled-cluster (CC) and configuration-interaction (CI) results for Ni55 and Ni57 obtained in the pf-shell basis, focusing on the practical equation-of-motion (EOM) CC approximations that can be applied to systems with dozens of correlated fermions. The weight of the reference state and the strength of correlation effects are controlled by the gap between the f7/2 orbit and the f5/2, p3/2, p1/2 orbits. Independent of the gap, the CC methods with up to 2p-2h components in the cluster operator and 3p-2h/3h-2p components in the EOMCC excitation operator are more accurate than the computationally more demanding CI approach with up to 3p-3h excitations and almost as accurate as the even more demanding CI approach truncated at 4p-4h excitations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052501
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume101
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 30 2008

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