Title: Covariant density functional theory: The role of the pion
Authors: Lalazissis, G. A
Karatzikos, S
Serra, M
Otsuka, Taka ×
Ring, P #
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Published for the American Physical Society by the American Institute of Physics
Series Title: Physical Review C, Nuclear Physics vol:80 issue:4
Article number: 041301(R)
Abstract: We investigate the role of the pion in covariant density functional theory. Starting from conventional relativistic
mean field (RMF) theory with a nonlinear coupling of the
meson and without exchange terms we add pions
with a pseudovector coupling to the nucleons in relativistic Hartree-Fock approximation. In order to take into
account the change of the pion field in the nuclear medium the effective coupling constant of the pion is treated
as a free parameter. It is found that the inclusion of the pion to this sort of density functionals does not destroy
the overall description of the bulk properties by RMF. On the other hand, the noncentral contribution of the pion
(tensor coupling) does have effects on single particle energies and on binding energies of certain nuclei
ISSN: 0556-2813
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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