Random versus realistic interactions for low-lying nuclear spectra

Mihai Horoi, B. Alex Brown, Vladimir Zelevinsky

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A nuclear shell model was used to compare the realistic interaction with random interactions obtained for various ensembles of random matrix elements. The model with effective two-body forces in a restricted Hilbert space calculated the properties of ground and low lying eigen states. The shell-model calculations demonstrated the existence of a set of single-particle energies and two-body interaction matrix. It was found that the the overlap of ground states with realistic wave functions was very small in average although quantum numbers of those states in even-even nuclie had a high probability.

Original languageEnglish
Article number062501
Pages (from-to)625011-625014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 6 2001


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