Correlation Effects in Nuclear Densities Academic Article uri icon


  • Corrections to nuclear densities arising from static short-range correlations are evaluated for the nuclei O16, Ca40, and Ni56. The corrections are calculated using Rayleigh-Schrdinger perturbation theory in a basis obtained using Hartree-Fock. All corrections which are second order in the interaction are treated. The effects of necessary truncations are studied and are shown to render the results uncertain by about 20%. The net change in the density is a radial function which is less than 6% of the Hartree-Fock density and which oscillates in such a way that its effect on the rms radius is negligible. It is pointed out that in Brueckner-Hartree-Fock calculations a certain lack of cancellation might result in an excessively large change in the density and radius. [NUCLEAR STRUCTURE calculated and rms radius. Hartree-Fock plus second-order corrections.] 1973 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review C

author list (cited authors)

  • Strayer, M. R., Bassichis, W. H., & Kerman, A. K.

citation count

  • 25

complete list of authors

  • Strayer, MR||Bassichis, WH||Kerman, AK

publication date

  • October 1973