Spectroscopic Properties of Nuclear Skyrme Energy Density Functionals
Tarpanov, D., Dobaczewski, J., Toivanen, J., & Carlsson, B. (2014). Spectroscopic Properties of Nuclear Skyrme Energy Density Functionals. Physical review letters, 113 (25), 252501. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.252501
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We address the question of how to improve the agreement between theoretical nuclear single-particle energies (SPEs) and observations. Empirically, in doubly magic nuclei, the SPEs can be deduced from spectroscopic properties of odd nuclei that have one more or one less neutron or proton. Theoretically, bare SPEs, before being confronted with observations, must be corrected for the effects of the particle vibration coupling (PVC). In the present work, we determine the PVC corrections in a fully self-consistent way. Then, we adjust the SPEs, with PVC corrections included, to empirical data. In this way, the agreement with observations, on average, improves; nevertheless, large discrepancies still remain. We conclude that the main source of disagreement is still in the underlying mean fields, and not in including or neglecting the PVC corrections.