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Microscopic-macroscopic approach for binding energies with the Wigner-Kirkwood method. II. Deformed nuclei
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2012 (English)In: Physical Review C. Nuclear Physics, ISSN 0556-2813, E-ISSN 1089-490X, Vol. 86, no 4, 044316- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The binding energies of deformed even-even nuclei have been analyzed within the framework of a recently proposed microscopic-macroscopic model. We have used the semiclassical Wigner-Kirkwood (h) over bar expansion up to fourth order, instead of the usual Strutinsky averaging scheme, to compute the shell corrections in a deformed Woods-Saxon potential including the spin-orbit contribution. For a large set of 561 even-even nuclei with Z >= 8 and N >= 8, we find an rms deviation from the experiment of 610 keV in binding energies, comparable to the one found for the same set of nuclei using the finite range droplet model of Moller and Nix (656 keV). As applications of our model, we explore its predictive power near the proton and neutron drip lines as well as in the superheavy mass region. Next, we systematically explore the fourth-order Wigner-Kirkwood corrections to the smooth part of the energy. It is found that the ratio of the fourth-order to the second-order corrections behaves in a very regular manner as a function of the asymmetry parameter I = (N - Z)/A. This allows us to absorb the fourth-order corrections into the second-order contributions to the binding energy, which enables us to simplify and speed up the calculation of deformed nuclei.

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2012. Vol. 86, no 4, 044316- p.
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Deformations, Masses, Approximation, Model
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-104998DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.86.044316ISI: 000309779200001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84867548403OAI: diva2:570000

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