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Clustering in Light Nuclei with Configuration Interaction Approaches

Title: Clustering in Light Nuclei with Configuration Interaction Approaches.
Name(s): Kravvaris, Konstantinos, author
Volya, Alexander, professor directing dissertation
Kopriva, David A., university representative
Weidenhoever, Ingo Ludwing M., committee member
Capstick, Simon, 1958-, committee member
Reina, Laura, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Arts and Sciences, degree granting college
Department of Physics, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Doctoral Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (105 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The formation of sub-structures within an atomic nucleus, appropriately termed nuclear clustering, is one of the core questions of nuclear many-body physics. In this thesis, we put forward a new method for the study of nuclear clustering relying on the completely microscopic Configuration Interaction approach. We construct reaction cluster channels in a Harmonic Oscillator many-body basis that respect the symmetries of the Hamiltonian, are fully antisymmetrized, and carry a separable and controlled Center of Mass component. Such channels are then used to explore cluster signatures in Configuration Interaction many-body wavefunctions. The Resonating Group Method is then applied, utilizing the reaction channels as a basis to capture the essential cluster characteristics of the system. We investigate the emergence of nuclear clustering in 2α, 2α+n, 2α+2n and 3α systems using a No Core Shell Model approach from first principles, and traditional Shell Model studies of clustering in heavier nuclei.
Identifier: 2018_Su_Kravvaris_fsu_0071E_14611 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Physics in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2018.
Date of Defense: May 11, 2018.
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Alexander Volya, Professor Directing Dissertation; David Kopriva, University Representative; Ingo Weidenhoever, Committee Member; Simon Capstick, Committee Member; Laura Reina, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Nuclear physics
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Host Institution: FSU

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