Gamow-Teller response within Skyrme random-phase approximation plus particle-vibration coupling
Although many random-phase approximation (RPA) calculations of the Gamow-Teller (GT) response exist, this is not the case for calculations going beyond the mean-field approximation. We apply a consistent model, that includes the coupling of the GT resonance to low-lying vibrations, to nuclei of the fp shell. Among other motivations, our goal is to see if the particle-vibration coupling can redistribute the low-lying GT + strength that is relevant for electron-capture processes in core-collapse supernova. We conclude that the lowering and fragmentation of that strength are consistent with the experimental findings and validate our model. However, the particle-vibration coupling cannot account for the quenching of the total value of the low-lying strength. © 2012 American Physical Society.