The LISE package: Solvers for static and time-dependent superfluid local density approximation equations in three dimensions

Published: 23 August 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/mwr7rsxpjw.1
Contributors:
,
,
,
,

Description

Nuclear implementation of the density functional theory (DFT) is at present the only microscopic framework applicable to the whole nuclear landscape. The extension of DFT to superfluid systems in the spirit of the Kohn-Sham approach, the superfluid local density approximation (SLDA) and its extension to time-dependent situations, time-dependent superfluid local density approximation (TDSLDA), have been extensively used to describe various static and dynamical problems in nuclear physics, neutron star crust, and cold atom systems. In this paper, we present the codes that solve the static and time-dependent SLDA equations in three-dimensional coordinate space without any symmetry restriction. These codes are fully parallelized with the message passing interface (MPI) library and the time-dependent code takes advantage of graphic processing units (GPU) for accelerating execution. The dynamic code has checkpoint/restart capabilities and for initial conditions one can use any generalized Slater determinant type of wave function. By generating the appropriate initial quasi-particle wave-functions in a static calculation only, the time-dependent code can describe a large number of physical problems: nuclear fission, collisions of heavy ions, the interaction of quantized vortices with nuclei in the nuclear star crust, excitation of superfluid fermion systems by time dependent external fields, quantum shock waves, domain wall generation and propagation, the dynamics of the Anderson-Bogoliubov-Higgs mode, dynamics of fragmented condensates, vortex rings dynamics, generation and dynamics of quantized vortices, their crossing and recombinations and the incipient phases of quantum turbulence.

Files