Statistical approach to nuclear level density

R. A. Sen'kov, V. G. Zelevinsky, M. Horoi

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We discuss the level density in a finite many-body system with strong interaction between the constituents. Our primary object of applications is the atomic nucleus but the same techniques can be applied to other mesoscopic systems. We calculate and compare nuclear level densities for given quantum numbers obtained by different methods, such as nuclear shell model (the most successful microscopic approach), our main instrument - moments method (statistical approach), and Fermi-gas model; the calculation with the moments method can use any shell-model Hamiltonian excluding the spurious states of the center-of-mass motion. Our goal is to investigate statistical properties of nuclear level density, define its phenomenological parameters, and offer an affordable and reliable way of calculation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4rth Conference on Nuclei and Mesoscopic Physics 2014
EditorsVladimir Zelevinsky, Alex Levchenko, Pawel Danielewicz, Pawel Danielewicz
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780735412569
StatePublished - 2014
Event4th Conference on Nuclei and Mesoscopic Physic, NMP 2014 - East Lansing, United States
Duration: May 5 2014May 9 2014

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference4th Conference on Nuclei and Mesoscopic Physic, NMP 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityEast Lansing


  • Fermi-gas model
  • Nuclear level density
  • parity
  • spin


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