# Effects of tensor forces in nuclear spin–orbit splittings from ab initio calculations

Shen, Shihang ; Liang, Haozhao ; Meng, Jie ; Ring, Peter ; Zhang, Shuangquan (2018)

CITATION: Shen, S., et al. 2018. Effects of tensor forces in nuclear spin–orbit splittings from ab initio calculations. Physics Letters B, 778:344-348, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2018.01.058.

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A systematic and specific pattern due to the effects of the tensor forces is found in the evolution of spin–orbit splittings in neutron drops. This result is obtained from relativistic Brueckner–Hartree–Fock theory using the bare nucleon–nucleon interaction. It forms an important guide for future microscopic derivations of relativistic and nonrelativistic nuclear energy density functionals.