We report variational calculations of the ground state of with realistic two- and three-nucleon interactions. The trial wave function is constructed from pair- and triplet-correlation operators acting on a product of single-particle determinants. These operators include central, spin, isospin, tensor, spin-orbit, and three-nucleon potential components. Expectation values are evaluated with a cluster expansion for the noncentral correlations; terms in the expansion are evaluated exactly using Monte Carlo integration. The optimal trial function is obtained by minimizing the energy through the four-body cluster level. Results are reported for the ground-state binding energy, nucleon density and momentum distributions, charge form factor, and longitudinal structure function. They are also compared with the available results for few-body nuclei and nuclear matter with the same interactions.
- Received 18 June 1992
- Published in the issue dated November 1992
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