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Title: The limits of nuclear mass and charge

Abstract

Four new elements with atomic numbers Z = 113, 115, 117 and 118 have recently been added to the periodic table. The questions pertaining to these superheavy systems are at the forefront of research in nuclear and atomic physics, and chemistry. Here, this Perspective offers a high-level view of the field and outlines future challenges.

Authors:
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  1. Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1513818
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0003885; NA0002847
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 1745-2473
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group (NPG)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS

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Nazarewicz, Witold. The limits of nuclear mass and charge. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0163-3.
Nazarewicz, Witold. The limits of nuclear mass and charge. United States. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0163-3
Nazarewicz, Witold. Mon . "The limits of nuclear mass and charge". United States. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0163-3. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1513818.
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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: Landscape of nucleon-bound nuclei as a function of Z and N (adopted from Ref.5). The stable isotopes are shown as black squares and those known experimentally are shown in green. Mean drip lines and their uncertainties (red) were obtained by averaging the results of different models based onmore » nuclear density functional theory (DFT). The inset shows the details of the superheavy territory (Z > 104 and N > 160). The isotopes synthesized in heavy-ion fusion reactions are indicated3 together with the anticipated valley of β-stability6,7.« less

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