Nuclear matter on a lattice

H. M. Müller, S. E. Koonin, R. Seki, U. Van Kolck

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We investigate nuclear matter on a cubic lattice. An exact thermal formalism is applied to nucleons with a Hamiltonian that accommodates on-site and next-neighbor parts of the central, spin-, and isospin-exchange interactions. We describe the nuclear matter Monte Carlo methods which contain elements from shell model Monte Carlo methods and from numerical simulations of the Hubbard model. We show that energy and basic saturation properties of nuclear matter can be reproduced. Evidence of a first-order phase transition from an uncorrelated Fermi gas to a clustered system is observed by computing mechanical and thermodynamical quantities such as compressibility, heat capacity, entropy, and grand potential. We compare symmetry energy and first sound velocities with literature and find reasonable agreement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443201-4432011
Number of pages3988811
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume61
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2000

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Monte Carlo method
cubic lattices
acoustic velocity
nucleons
compressibility
specific heat
entropy
formalism
saturation
energy
symmetry
gases
simulation
interactions

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Müller, H. M., Koonin, S. E., Seki, R., & Van Kolck, U. (2000). Nuclear matter on a lattice. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 61(4), 443201-4432011.

Nuclear matter on a lattice. / Müller, H. M.; Koonin, S. E.; Seki, R.; Van Kolck, U.

In: Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, Vol. 61, No. 4, 04.2000, p. 443201-4432011.

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Müller, HM, Koonin, SE, Seki, R & Van Kolck, U 2000, 'Nuclear matter on a lattice', Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 443201-4432011.
Müller HM, Koonin SE, Seki R, Van Kolck U. Nuclear matter on a lattice. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics. 2000 Apr;61(4):443201-4432011.
Müller, H. M. ; Koonin, S. E. ; Seki, R. ; Van Kolck, U. / Nuclear matter on a lattice. In: Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics. 2000 ; Vol. 61, No. 4. pp. 443201-4432011.
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