@inproceedings{4c8bc66ee7c847f6b0b070ed0bf4505b,

title = "Microscopic description of quantum phase transitions in nuclei",

abstract = "Covariant Density functional theory is used as a basis for calculations of the spectra of low-lying collective nuclear excitations. In this way it provides a microscopic description of quantum phase transitions in nuclei. Since the mean field approximation breaks down in transitional nuclei, a theory is developed which uses the Relativistic Generator Coordinate Method (GCM) to perform configuration mixing calculations of angular momentum and particle number projected wave functions. As applications with show 3D-calculations of the spectrum of low-lying collective states in the nucleus 24Mg and a microscopic investigation of quantum phase transitions in transitional nuclei.",

keywords = "Density functional theory, collective motion, quantum phase transition",

author = "P. Ring and Lalazissis, {G. A.} and J. Meng and T. Niksic and D. Vretenar and Yao, {J. M.}",

year = "2012",

doi = "10.1063/1.4759410",

language = "English",

isbn = "9780735411005",

series = "AIP Conference Proceedings",

pages = "292--299",

booktitle = "Beauty in Physics",

note = "Beauty in Physics: Theory and Experiment - In Honor of Francesco Iachello on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday ; Conference date: 14-05-2012 Through 18-05-2012",

}