Time-dependent ground-state correlations in heavy ion scattering

  • P. -G. Reinhard
  • K. Goeke
  • R.Y. Cusson
II. Correlations and Dispersions
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 171)


Using a time-dependent generator-coordinate method, we derive a theory for time-dependent collective ground-state correlations which account for some quantum fluctuations about a TDHF trajectory. This theory is particularly suited for evaluating spreading widths of collective one-body operators. As an application we study head-on collision of heavy ions in a one-dimensional model. As one of the prominent results we find a substantial enhancement of the spreading width of the internal excitation energy due to the correlations.


Spreading Width Collective Mode Quantum Fluctuation Impact Momentum TDHF Calculation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. -G. Reinhard
    • 1
  • K. Goeke
    • 2
  • R.Y. Cusson
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Kernphysik Universität MainzMain
  2. 2.Institut für Kernphysik Kernforschungsanlage JülichJülichW.-Germany
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsDuke UniversityDurhamU.S.A.

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