Quasiparticle continuum and resonances in the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov theory

J. C. Pei, A. T. Kruppa, W. Nazarewicz

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The quasiparticle energy spectrum of the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (HFB) equations contains discrete bound states, resonances, and nonresonant continuum states. We study the structure of the unbound quasiparticle spectrum of weakly bound nuclei within several methods that do not rely on imposing scattering or outgoing boundary conditions. Various approximations are examined to estimate resonance widths. It is shown that the stabilization method works well for all HFB resonances except for very narrow ones. The Thomas-Fermi approximation to the nonresonant continuum has been shown to be very effective, especially for coordinate-space HFB calculations in large boxes that involve huge amounts of discretized quasiparticle continuum states.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024311
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 16 2011


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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