Fully self-consistent relativistic Brueckner-Hartree-Fock theory for finite nuclei

Shihang Shen, Haozhao Liang, Jie Meng, Peter Ring, Shuangquan Zhang

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Starting from the relativistic form of the Bonn potential as a bare nucleon-nucleon interaction, the full relativistic Brueckner-Hartree-Fock (RBHF) equations are solved for finite nuclei in a fully self-consistent basis. This provides a relativistic ab initio calculation of the ground state properties of finite nuclei without any free parameters and without three-body forces. The convergence properties for the solutions of these coupled equations are discussed in detail for the example of the nucleus O16. The binding energies, radii, and spin-orbit splittings of the doubly magic nuclei He4, O16, and Ca40 are calculated and compared with the earlier RBHF calculated results in a fixed Dirac Woods-Saxon basis and other nonrelativistic ab initio calculated results based on pure two-body forces.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014316
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number1
StatePublished - 24 Jul 2017


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