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Isospin mixing of isospin-projected Slater determinants:
formalism and preliminary applications

M. Rafalski, W. Satula, and J. Dobaczewski


We report on the development of a new theoretical tool that allows for isospin projection of Slater determinants and we present its first applications. In particular, we determine the isospin mixing in ground states of $N=Z$ nuclei and discuss its dependence on the size of the harmonic-oscillator basis used in the calculations. We also discuss the unphysical contribution to the isospin mixing caused by the spurious isospin-symmetry breaking inherent to the mean-field approach. We show that these contributions may be as large as 30% of the value of the isospin-mixing parameter.

Jacek Dobaczewski 2009-04-13