Symmetries and fluctuations in the nuclear density functional

B. G. Giraud, S. Karataglidis

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We first discuss basic questions, such as confining the center of mass and taking advantage of the rotation invariance of the Hamiltonian, but also the quest for universality with respect to proton and neutron numbers. Our second subject is the need, in calculations of energy surfaces, to remember that collective coordinates are quantum operators B. This allows fluctuations Δb possibly degrading the quality of that label used as an argument for the energy function e(b).

Original languageEnglish
Article number054009
JournalPhysica Scripta
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


  • collective coordinates
  • fluctuations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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