Single-particle potential in dense nuclear matter

Phys. Rev. C 38, 2967 – Published 1 December 1988
R. B. Wiringa


The single-particle potential in nuclear matter is calculated microscopically for several Hamiltonians for densities ranging from 0.1 to 0.5 fm-3. These Hamiltonians include nucleon-nucleon potentials fit to scattering data and three-nucleon potentials fit to the binding energies of few-body nuclei and saturation properties of nuclear matter. The single-particle potential is a key ingredient in Boltzmann-Uehling-Uhlenbeck simulations of heavy-ion collisions. Parametrizations of the density and momentum dependence of the single-particle potential that may be useful in such simulations are discussed and compared to phenomenological prescriptions currently in use.


  • Received 10 August 1988
  • Published in the issue dated December 1988

© 1988 The American Physical Society

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R. B. Wiringa

  • Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439

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