Recent Progress in Path Integral Calculations of Nuclei

  • J. Carlson
Part of the Few-Body Systems book series (FEWBODY, volume 8)


Path Integral methods have proven valuable in studying structure and dynamics in light nuclei. We illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of this approach, and review recent progress. In particular, we discuss calculations of the electromagnetic response of 3 and 4 body nuclei as well as the first calculations of the A=6 ground state and low-lying excitations. Physics issues which can be addressed in studies of light P-shell nuclei are also discussed.


Alpha Particle Path Integral Method Scatter Wave Function Meson Exchange Current Transverse Response 


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  • J. Carlson
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  1. 1.Theoretical DivisionLos Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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