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Japanese French Symposium - New paradigms in Nuclear Physics, Paris : France (2008)
Configuration mixing within the energy density functional formalism: pathologies and cures
D. Lacroix1, M. Bender2, T. Duguet3

Configuration mixing calculations performed in terms of the Skyrme/Gogny Energy Density Functional (EDF) rely on extending the Single-Reference energy functional into non-diagonal EDF kernels. The standard way to do so, based on an analogy with the pure Hamiltonian case and the use of the generalizedWick theorem, is responsible for the recently observed divergences and steps in Multi-Reference calculations. We summarize here the minimal solution to this problem recently proposed and applied with success to particle number restoration. Such a regularization method provides suitable corrections of pathologies for EDF depending on integer powers of the density. The specific case of fractional powers of the density3 is also discussed.
1 :  GANIL - Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds
2 :  CENBG - Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan
3 :  IRFU - Institut de Recherches sur les lois Fondamentales de l'Univers (ex DAPNIA)
Physique/Physique Nucléaire Théorique
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