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Energy Density Functional Methods for Atomic Nuclei

Nicolas Schunck


In the past 20 years, energy density functional (EDF) approaches have become a powerful framework to study the structure and reactions of atomic nuclei. This book provides an updated presentation of non-relativistic and covariant energy functionals, single- and multi-reference methods, and techniques to describe small- and large-amplitude collective motion or nuclei at high excitation energy. Detailed derivations, practical approaches, examples and figures are used throughout the book to give a coherent narrative of topics that have hitherto rarely been covered together.

About Editors

Nicolas Schunck received his PhD in theoretical nuclear physics from the University of Strasbourg and is currently a research scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His work is centred on the development and applications of computational methods for nuclear energy density functional theory, with a particular focus on the development of a fundamental description of nuclear fission.

Table of Contents





Chapter 1 - Non-Relativistic Energy Density Functionals

Chapter 2 - Covariant Energy Density Functionals

Chapter 3 - Single-Reference and Multi-Reference Formulations

Chapter 4 - Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory

Chapter 5 - Small-Amplitude Collective Motion

Chapter 6 - Large-Amplitude Collective Motion

Chapter 7 - Finite Temperature 

Chapter 8 - Numerical Implementations

Chapter 9 - Calibration of Energy Functionals


Hardback ISBN: 9780750314237

Ebook ISBN: 9780750314220

DOI: 10.1088/2053-2563/aae0ed

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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