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Title: Phenomenological correlations in nuclear structure: An opportunity for nuclear astrophysics and a challenge to theory

Abstract

Though it often appears daunting in its complexity, nuclear data frequently exhibits remarkable simplicities when viewed from the appropriate perspectives. This realization, which is becoming more and more apparent, is one of the fruits of the vast amount of nuclear data that has been accumulated over many years but, surprisingly, has never been completely digested. This emerging, unified, and simple macroscopic phenomenology, aided by microscopic underpinnings and physical arguments, appears in many guises and often simplifies semi-empirical estimates of structure far from stability in the critical realms where nuclear astrophysics takes place and where it is in need for improved nuclear input. The generality of simple phenomenological relationships begs both for a sound theoretical basis and for the advent of Radioactive Nuclear Beams so that the reliability of their extrapolations can be assessed and tested. These issues will be discussed, and illustrated with a number of specific examples.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States) Clark Univ., Worcester, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
7135000
Report Number(s):
BNL-48044; CONF-9209239-2
ON: DE93003470
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016; FG02-88ER40417
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Workshop on nuclear physics in the universe, Oak Ridge, TN (United States), 24-26 Sep 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ASTROPHYSICS; NUCLEAR PHYSICS; NUCLEAR STRUCTURE; CORRELATIONS; EXCITATION; ION BEAMS; RADIOACTIVITY; BEAMS; ENERGY-LEVEL TRANSITIONS; PHYSICS; 663100* - Nuclear Structure- (1992-); 661300 - Other Aspects of Physical Science- (1992-)

Citation Formats

Casten, R F, and Zamfir, N V. Phenomenological correlations in nuclear structure: An opportunity for nuclear astrophysics and a challenge to theory. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Casten, R F, & Zamfir, N V. Phenomenological correlations in nuclear structure: An opportunity for nuclear astrophysics and a challenge to theory. United States.
Casten, R F, and Zamfir, N V. Wed . "Phenomenological correlations in nuclear structure: An opportunity for nuclear astrophysics and a challenge to theory". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7135000.
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