Fluctuations of the nuclear surface about the Hartree-Fock configuration can have a significant influence on ground state charge densities. We present simple formulas to describe the effects of zero-point motions of the surface due to random phase approximation vibrations. We use a collective treatment, justifying it with a solvable model. We find that the main correction to the densities comes from low-lying collective states, whereas giant resonances are of minor importance.
NUCLEAR STRUCTURE Charge density in the correlated ground state obtained from Hartree-Fock theory and the RPA response.
- Received 22 February 1983
- Published in the issue dated July 1983
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