Structure models: From shell model to ab initio methods

A brief introduction to microscopic theories for exotic nuclei
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Abstract.

A brief review of models to describe nuclear structure and reactions properties is presented, starting from the historical shell model picture and encompassing modern ab initio approaches. A selection of recent theoretical results on observables for exotic light and medium-mass nuclei is shown. Emphasis is given to the comparison with experiment and to what can be learned about three-body forces and continuum properties.

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  1. 1.TRIUMFVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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