Hot drops: The mean field approximation for statistical and collective phenomena in nuclei
Abstract
A summation of selected graphs in the perturbation expansion for the statistical operator and the operator of state leads to a simplified equation of motion for the nuclear manybody problem. It contains as a special limit the timedependent HartreeFock and the quantumstatistical master equation. In a pictorial way one could label the approach as "HartreeFock plus collision terms." The formalism allows one to understand the progression of the nucleus from the boiling of the particlehole excitations to the collective state of motion. The work is restricted presenting the formalism. Various applications are possible and indicated, but apart from an illustrative example no concrete comparison with the experiment has been performed. NUCLEAR REACTIONS Formalism developed for unifying collective and singleparticle aspects; mean field theory, HartreeFock plus collision terms.
 Publication:

Physical Review C
 Pub Date:
 October 1980
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevC.22.1550
 Bibcode:
 1980PhRvC..22.1550M