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Author Emery, V. J. ♦ Sessler, A. M.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS ♦ DENSITY ♦ DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS ♦ EFFECTIVE MASS ♦ ENERGY ♦ ENERGY LEVELS ♦ FERMIONS ♦ GAMMEL-THALER POTENTIAL ♦ INTEGRAL EQUATIONS ♦ INTEGRALS ♦ MASS ♦ NUCLEAR MATTER ♦ NUCLEAR MODELS ♦ NUCLEAR STRUCTURE ♦ NUCLEAR THEORY ♦ NUCLEONS ♦ NUMERICALS ♦ SINGLE-PARTICLE MODEL ♦ SURFACES
Abstract The magnitude of the energy gap in nuclear matter associated with a highly correlated ground state of the type believed to be important in the theory of superconductivity was evaluated theoretically. The integral equation of Cooper, Mills, and Sessler is linearized and transformed into a form suitable for numerical solution. The energy gap, calculated by using an appropriate single- particle potential and the Gammel-Thaler two-bedy potential, is found to be a very strong function of the density of nuclear matter, and of the effective mass at the Fermi surface. lt is concluded that the magnitude of the energy gap for nuclear matter should not be compared directly with experimental values for finite nuclei, although the results suggest that if the theory is extended to apply to finite nuclei it probably would be in agreement with experiment. (auth)
ISSN 0031899X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1960-07-01
Publisher Department Univ. of California, Berkeley
Journal Physical Review
Volume Number 119
Organization Univ. of California, Berkeley


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