Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
John D Walecka
Furnstahl, Serot, and Tang have developed a methodology for constructing an effective lagrangian for the nuclear many-body system which contains the underlying symmetries of QCD. Density Functional Theory is used as a theoretical justification for the relativistic Hartree (Kohn-Sham) equations derived from this effective lagrangian. In the present work; this approach is extended to the region of nonzero strangeness in two applications. First, this procedure is applied to strange, neutral, superheavy systems and the surface properties of these nuclei are extracted. Second, single-particle states in Lambda-hypernuclei are investigated, the effective lagrangian is determined to various levels of truncation, and where appropriate, ground-state particle-hole splittings are calculated.
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McIntire, Jeffrey William, "Application of effective field theory to the study of hypernuclei" (2004). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1539623439.