Self-weakening of the tensor interaction in a nucleus

L. Zamick, D. C. Zheng, M. Fayache

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We examine several ''landmarks'' for the effects of the tensor interaction on the properties of light nuclei. These were usually discussed in the context of small-space shell-model calculations. We show, using G matrices derived from a realistic nucleon-nucleon potential, that when the model space is small (e.g., 0Latin small letter h with strokeω), these effects are overestimated, indicating that the tensor interaction is too strong. However, when larger spaces are used, there is a diminishing of these effects, which, in general, leads to better agreement with experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1253-1258
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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