"Sloppy" nuclear energy density functionals. II. Finite nuclei

Nikšić, Tamara and Imbrišak, M. and Vretenar, Dario (2017) "Sloppy" nuclear energy density functionals. II. Finite nuclei. Physical Review C, 95 (5). pp. 54304-10. ISSN 2469-9985

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Abstract

A study of parameter sensitivity of nuclear energy density functionals, initiated in the first part of this work [Nikšić and Vretenar, Phys. Rev. C 94, 024333 (2016)], is extended by the inclusion of data on ground-state properties of finite nuclei in the application of the manifold boundary approximation method (MBAM). Density functionals used in self-consistent mean-field calculations, and nuclear structure models based on them, are generally “sloppy” and exhibit an exponential range of sensitivity to parameter variations. Concepts of information geometry are used to identify the presence of effective functionals of lower dimension in parameter space associated with parameter combinations that can be tightly constrained by data. The MBAM is used in an iterative procedure that systematically reduces the complexity and dimension of parameter space of a sloppy functional, with properties of nuclear matter and data on finite nuclei determining not only the values of model parameters but also the optimal functional form of the density dependence.

Item Type: Article
Date: 8 May 2017
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: © 2017 American Physical Society. Received 9 March 2017. Published 8 May 2017.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 13:55
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 13:55
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5595

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