Continuum effects on the pairing in neutron drip-line nuclei studied with the canonical-basis HFB method
Department of Applied Physics, Fukui University, 910-8507, Japan
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Accepted: 18 February 2005
Published online: 12 May 2005
The canonical-basis HFB method provides an efficient way to describe pairing correlations involving the continuum part of the single-particle spectrum in coordinate-space representations. It can be applied to super-conducting deformed drip-line nuclei as easily as to stable or spherical nuclei. This method is applied to a simulation of the approach to the neutron drip line. It turns out that the HFB solution has a stronger pairing and a smaller deformation as the Fermi level is raised. However, such changes are smooth and finite. No divergences or discontinuities of the radius or other quantities are found in the limit of zero Fermi energy. The nuclear density continues to be localized even a little beyond the drip line.
PACS: 21.10.Pc Single-particle levels and strength functions – / 21.30.Fe Forces in hadronic systems and effective interactions – / 21.60.Jz Hartree-Fock and random-phase approximations –
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