Improved basis selection for the Projected Configuration Interaction method applied to heavy nuclei

Physical Review C (Impact Factor: 3.73). 09/2009; 80(3). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.80.034325
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In a previous paper, we proposed a projected configuration interaction method that uses sets of axially deformed single-particle states to build up the many-body basis. We show that the choice of the basis set is essential to the efficiency of the method, and we propose a newly improved algorithm for selecting the projected basis states. We also extend our method to model spaces that can accommodate both parities and can include odd-multipole terms in the effective interaction, such as the octupole contributions. Examples of Ni56, Se68, Se70, and Se76 are calculated showing good agreement with the full configuration interaction results.

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