The shell model Monte Carlo approach to level densities: Recent developments and perspectives
Center for Theoretical Physics, Sloane Physics Laboratory, Yale University, 06520, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
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Accepted: 10 December 2015
Published online: 23 December 2015
We review recent advances in the shell model Monte Carlo approach for the microscopic calculation of statistical and collective properties of nuclei. We discuss applications to the calculation of i) level densities in nickel isotopes, implementing a recent method to circumvent the odd-particle sign problem; ii) state densities in heavy nuclei; iii) spin distributions of nuclear levels; and iv) finite-temperature quadrupole distributions.
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