Integrability and exact spectrum of a pairing model for nucleons

TitleIntegrability and exact spectrum of a pairing model for nucleons
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsLinks, J., Zhou H. Q., Gould M. D., and McKenzie Ross H.
JournalJournal Of Physics A-Mathematical And General
Volume35
Issue30
Pagination6459–6469
AbstractA pairing model for nucleons, introduced by Richardson in 1966, which describes proton-neutron pairing as well as proton-proton and neutron-neutron pairing, is re-examined in the context of the quantum inverse scattering method. Specifically, this shows that the model is integrable by enabling the explicit construction of the conserved operators. We determine the eigenvalues of these operators in terms of the Bethe ansatz, which in turn leads to an expression for the energy eigenvalues of the Hamiltonian.