Energy Density Functional Methods for Atomic Nuclei provides a thorough and updated presentation of energy density functional (EDF) techniques in atomic nuclei. Incorporating detailed derivations, practical approaches, examples and figures, a coherent narrative of topics that have hitherto rarely been covered together is provided.
In the past 20 years, energy density functional (EDF) approaches have become a powerful framework to study the structure and reactions of atomic nuclei. This book provides an updated presentation of non-relativistic and covariant energy functionals, single- and multi-reference methods, and techniques to describe small- and large-amplitude collective motion or nuclei at high excitation energy. Detailed derivations, practical approaches, examples and figures are used throughout the book to give a coherent narrative of topics that have hitherto rarely been covered together.
Chapter 1 - Non-Relativistic Energy Density Functionals
Chapter 2 - Covariant Energy Density Functionals
Chapter 3 - Single-Reference and Multi-Reference Formulations
Chapter 4 - Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory
Chapter 5 - Small-Amplitude Collective Motion
Chapter 6 - Large-Amplitude Collective Motion
Chapter 7 - Finite Temperature
Chapter 8 - Numerical Implementations
Chapter 9 - Calibration of Energy Functionals