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Density Distributions of Superheavy Nuclei

Pei, J C, Xu, F R and Stevenson, P D (2005) Density Distributions of Superheavy Nuclei Physical Review C, 71 (3). ISSN 0556-2813


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We employed the Skyrme-Hartree-Fock model to investigate the density distributions and their dependence on nuclear shapes and isospins in the superheavy mass region. Different Skyrme forces were used for the calculations with a special comparison to the experimental data in Pb-208. The ground-state deformations, nuclear radii, neutron-skin thicknesses and alpha-decay energies were also calculated. Density distributions were discussed with the calculations of single-particle wave functions and shell fillings. Calculations show that deformations have considerable effects on the density distributions, with a detailed discussion on the (292)120 nucleus. Earlier predictions of remarkably low central density are not supported when deformation is allowed for.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published in <i>Physical Review C,</i> Vol. 71, Iss. 3. Copyright 2005 American Physical Society. Click <a href=>here</a> to access the journal's website.
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:09
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:28

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