Self-consistent Hartree-Fock based random phase approximation and the spurious state mixing Academic Article uri icon


  • We use a fully self-consistent Hartree-Fock (HF) based continuum random phase approximation (CRPA) to calculate strength functions S(E) and transition densities t(r) for isoscalar giant resonances with multipolarities L = 0, 1, and 2 in 80Zr nucleus. In particular, we consider the effects of spurious state mixing (SSM) in the isoscalar giant dipole resonance and extend the projection method to determine the mixing amplitude of the spurious state so that properly normalized S(E) and t(r), having no contribution due to SSM, can be obtained. For the calculation to be highly accurate, we use a very fine radial mesh (0.04 fm) and zero smearing width in HF-CRPA calculations. We use our most accurate results as a basis to (i) establish the credibility of the projection method, employed to eliminate the SSM, and (ii) to assess the consequences of the common violations of self-consistency, often encountered in actual implementation of HF based CRPA and discretized RFA (DRPA) published in the literature, on the values of S(E) and t(r). This is achieved by varying the radial mesh size, the particle-hole interaction, the smearing parameter, and the particle-hole energy cutoff used in the HF-RPA calculations.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Agrawal, B. K., Shlomo, S., & Sanzhur, A. I.

complete list of authors

  • Agrawal, BK||Shlomo, S||Sanzhur, AI

publication date

  • March 2003