# Nuclear physics: Macroscopic aspects

## Abstract

A systematic macroscopic, leptodermous approach to nuclear statics and dynamics is described, based formally on the assumptions {h_bar} {yields} 0 and b/R << 1, where b is the surface diffuseness and R the nuclear radius. The resulting static model of shell-corrected nuclear binding energies and deformabilities is accurate to better than 1 part in a thousand and yields a firm determination of the principal properties of the nuclear fluid. As regards dynamics, the above approach suggests that nuclear shape evolutions will often be dominated by dissipation, but quantitative comparisons with experimental data are more difficult than in the case of statics. In its simplest liquid drop version the model exhibits interesting formal connections to the classic astronomical problem of rotating gravitating masses.

- Authors:

- Publication Date:

- Research Org.:
- Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

- Sponsoring Org.:
- USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

- OSTI Identifier:
- 10148867

- Report Number(s):
- LBL-34928; CONF-930604-1

ON: DE94011343

- DOE Contract Number:
- AC03-76SF00098

- Resource Type:
- Conference

- Resource Relation:
- Conference: Conference on perspectives in nuclear structure,Copenhagen (Denmark),14-18 Jun 1993; Other Information: PBD: Dec 1993

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; NUCLEAR MATTER; LIQUID DROP MODEL; DROPLET MODEL; NUCLEAR DEFORMATION; 663120; NUCLEAR STRUCTURE MODELS AND METHODS

### Citation Formats

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Swiatecki, W.J.
```*Nuclear physics: Macroscopic aspects*. United States: N. p., 1993.
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Swiatecki, W.J.
```*Nuclear physics: Macroscopic aspects*. United States.

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Swiatecki, W.J. Wed .
"Nuclear physics: Macroscopic aspects". United States.
doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10148867.
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title = {Nuclear physics: Macroscopic aspects},

author = {Swiatecki, W.J.},

abstractNote = {A systematic macroscopic, leptodermous approach to nuclear statics and dynamics is described, based formally on the assumptions {h_bar} {yields} 0 and b/R << 1, where b is the surface diffuseness and R the nuclear radius. The resulting static model of shell-corrected nuclear binding energies and deformabilities is accurate to better than 1 part in a thousand and yields a firm determination of the principal properties of the nuclear fluid. As regards dynamics, the above approach suggests that nuclear shape evolutions will often be dominated by dissipation, but quantitative comparisons with experimental data are more difficult than in the case of statics. In its simplest liquid drop version the model exhibits interesting formal connections to the classic astronomical problem of rotating gravitating masses.},

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year = {Wed Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 1993},

month = {Wed Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 1993}

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