Polarization corrections to single-particle energies studied within the energy-density-functional and quasiparticle random-phase approximation approaches
Tarpanov, D., Toivanen, J., Dobaczewski, J., & Carlsson, B. (2014). Polarization corrections to single-particle energies studied within the energy-density-functional and quasiparticle random-phase approximation approaches. Physical Review C, 89 (1), 014307. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.89.014307
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Background: Models based on using perturbative polarization corrections and mean-field blocking approxima- tion give conflicting results for masses of odd nuclei. Purpose: We systematically investigate the polarization and mean-field models, implemented within self- consistent approaches that use identical interactions and model spaces, to find reasons for the conflicts between them. Methods: For density-dependent interactions and with pairing correlations included, we derive and study links between the mean-field and polarization results obtained for energies of odd nuclei. We also identify and discuss differences between the polarization-correction and full particle-vibration-coupling (PVC) models. Numerical calculations are performed for the mean-field ground-state properties of deformed odd nuclei and then compared to the polarization corrections determined using the approach that conserves spherical symmetry. Results: We have identified and numerically evaluated self-interaction (SI) energies that are at the origin of different results obtained within the mean-field and polarization-correction approaches. Conclusions: Mean-field energies of odd nuclei are polluted by the SI energies, and this makes them different from those obtained using polarization-correction methods. A comparison of both approaches allows for the identification and determination of the SI terms, which then can be calculated and removed from the mean-field results, giving the self-interaction-free energies. The simplest deformed mean-field approach that does not break parity symmetry is unable to reproduce full PVC effects. ...