Microscopic study of 1S0 superfluidity in dilute neutron matter

  • G. E. Pavlou
  • E. Mavrommatis
  • Ch. Moustakidis
  • J. W. Clark
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2017-12297-2

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Pavlou, G.E., Mavrommatis, E., Moustakidis, C. et al. Eur. Phys. J. A (2017) 53: 96. doi:10.1140/epja/i2017-12297-2
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Abstract.

Singlet S -wave superfluidity of dilute neutron matter is studied within the correlated BCS method, which takes into account both pairing and short-range correlations. First, the equation of state (EOS) of normal neutron matter is calculated within the Correlated Basis Function (CBF) method in the lowest cluster order using the 1S0 and 3P components of the Argonne \(V_{18}\) potential, assuming trial Jastrow-type correlation functions. The 1S0 superfluid gap is then calculated with the corresponding component of the Argonne \(V_{18}\) potential and the optimally determined correlation functions. The dependence of our results on the chosen forms for the correlation functions is studied, and the role of the P -wave channel is investigated. Where comparison is meaningful, the values obtained for the 1S0 gap within this simplified scheme are consistent with the results of similar and more elaborate microscopic methods.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. E. Pavlou
    • 1
  • E. Mavrommatis
    • 1
  • Ch. Moustakidis
    • 2
  • J. W. Clark
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Physics Department, Division of Nuclear and Particle PhysicsNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Theoretical PhysicsAristotelian University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences and Department of PhysicsWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA
  4. 4.Center for Mathematical SciencesUniversity of MadeiraFunchalPortugal

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