Persistent contribution of unbound quasiparticles to the pair correlation in the continuum Skyrme-Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov approach
The neutron pair correlation in nuclei near the neutron drip-line is investigated using the self-consistent continuum Skyrme-Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov theory formulated with the coordinate-space Green's function technique. Numerical analysis is performed for even-even N=86 isotones in the Mo-Sn region, where the 3p3/2 and 3p1/2 orbits lying near the Fermi energy are either weakly bound or unbound. The quasiparticle states originating from the l=1 orbits form resonances with large widths, which are due to the low barrier height and the strong continuum coupling caused by the pair potential. Analyzing in detail the pairing properties and roles of the quasiparticle resonances, we found that the l=1 broad quasiparticle resonances persist to feel the pair potential and contribute to the pair correlation even when their widths are comparable with the resonance energy. © 2011 American Physical Society.