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Applications to nuclear properties of the microscopic-macroscopic model based on the semiclassical Wigner-Kirkwood method
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2015 (English)In: Physica Scripta, ISSN 0031-8949, E-ISSN 1402-4896, Vol. 90, no 11, 114001Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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Some time ago we proposed a new microscopic-macroscopic model where the semiclassical Wigner-Kirkwood expansion of the energy up to fourth-order in. is used to compute the shell corrections in a deformed Woods-Saxon potential instead of the usual Strutinsky averaging scheme. For a set of 558 even-even nuclei computed with this new model, we found a rms deviation of 610 keV from the experimental masses, similar to the value obtained using the well-known finite range droplet model and the Lublin-Strasbourg drop model for the same set of nuclei. In this paper we analyze the alpha radioactivity in nuclei with mass number A similar to 100, finding good agreement with the available experimental results. We have also estimated spontaneous fission half-lives for superheavy nuclei in the region between Z = 102 and Z = 110. We find that our model predicts reasonably well the experimental half-lives in the considered nuclei, in spite of the fact that the fission barriers turn out to be somewhat too high.

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Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP), 2015. Vol. 90, no 11, 114001
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microscopic-macroscopic model, nuclear masses, fission, semiclassical Wigner-Kirkwood method
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-180634DOI: 10.1088/0031-8949/90/11/114001ISI: 000366871100002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84946893594OAI: diva2:895535

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