Beyond the time-dependent Hartree-Fock: The collision terms in a mean-field theory

  • H.C. Pauli
III. Collissions Terms
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 171)


(1) A many-body Hamiltonian is proposed, for which TDHF constitutes a rigorous solution. This allows to define a residual interaction appropriate for TDHF. (2) The impact of the residual interaction is studied in a non-perturbative approximation and without ensemble averages. (3) The further reduction to the one-body level is possible without ad hoc assumptions, and produces a closed equation of motion for the one-body density. (4) The residual interaction causes a collision term which acts simultaneously on intrinsic and on collective motion.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H.C. Pauli
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany

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