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TitleThe Nuclear Thomas-Fermi Model
Author(s)Myers, W. D.; Swiatecki, W. J.
Publication DateAugust 01, 1994
Report NumberLBL--36004
Unique IdentifierACC0060
Other NumbersCONF-9409239--1; Legacy ID: DE95002344; OSTI ID: 10192846
Research OrgLawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL, LBNL), CA (US)
Contract NoAC03-76SF00098
Sponsoring OrgUSDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) and Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Washington, DC (United States) (US)
Other Information29th Zakopane School of Physics: Trends in Nuclear Physics, Zakopane (PL), 09/05/1994--09/14/1994 [Proceedings]
Subject73 Nuclear Physics and Radiation Physics
KeywordsDroplet Model; Fission Barrier; Nuclear Matter; Nuclear Properties; Nucleon-Nucleon Interactions; Optical Models; Surface Properties; Thomas-Fermi Model; Tin Isotopes
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AbstractThe statistical Thomas-Fermi model is applied to a comprehensive survey of macroscopic nuclear properties. The model uses a Seyler-Blanchard effective nucleon-nucleon interaction, generalized by the addition of one momentum-dependent and one density-dependent term. The adjustable parameters of the interaction were fitted to shell-corrected masses of 1654 nuclei, to the diffuseness of the nuclear surface and to the measured depths of the optical model potential. With these parameters nuclear sizes are well reproduced, and only relatively minor deviations between measured and calculated fission barriers of 36 nuclei are found. The model determines the principal bulk and surface properties of nuclear matter and provides estimates for the more subtle, Droplet Model, properties. The predicted energy vs density relation for neutron matter is in striking correspondence with the 1981 theoretical estimate of Friedman and Pandharipande. Other extreme situations to which the model is applied are a study of Sn isotopes from {sup 82}Sn to {sup 170}Sn, and the rupture into a bubble configuration of a nucleus (constrained to spherical symmetry) which takes place when Z{sup 2}/A exceeds about 100.
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