Frontiers in Nuclear and Particle Physics

Frontiers in Nuclear and Particle Physics

Volume: 2

Progress of Time-Dependent Nuclear Reaction Theory

This book is a compilation of the latest theoretical methods for treating models in nuclear reactions. Initial chapters in this volume explain different aspects of time-dependent nuclear density ...
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Numerical Calculations of TDHF

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P. D. Stevenson

Abstract

We discuss some aspects of implementing the time-dependent Hartree-Fock method in the case of nuclear physics. Topics discussed include implementation of the time-stepping algorithm, considerations involving the effective interaction, and the use (or not) of particular optional terms in the energy density functional, and boundary conditions. Examples of application of the technique to giant resonances and reactions are given, concentrating on issues to do with numerical and conceptual interpretation.

Keywords:

time-dependent Hartree-Fock, effective nuclear interactions

Affiliation:

Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK.