# Density Functional Theory Approach to Nuclear Fission

## Abstract

The Skyrme nuclear energy density functional theory (DFT) is used to model neutron-induced fission in actinides. This paper focuses on the numerical implementation of the theory. In particular, it reports recent advances in DFT code development on leadership class computers, and presents a detailed analysis of the numerical accuracy of DFT solvers for near-scission calculations.

- Authors:

- Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

- Publication Date:

- Research Org.:
- Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)

- Sponsoring Org.:
- USDOE Office of Science (SC)

- OSTI Identifier:
- 1565098

- Resource Type:
- Accepted Manuscript

- Journal Name:
- Acta Physica Polonica. Series B

- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Volume: 44; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0587-4254

- Publisher:
- Jagiellonian University

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; Physics

### Citation Formats

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Schunck, N. Density Functional Theory Approach to Nuclear Fission. United States: N. p., 2013.
Web. doi:10.5506/aphyspolb.44.263.
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Schunck, N. Density Functional Theory Approach to Nuclear Fission. United States. doi:10.5506/aphyspolb.44.263.
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Schunck, N. Fri .
"Density Functional Theory Approach to Nuclear Fission". United States. doi:10.5506/aphyspolb.44.263. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1565098.
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@article{osti_1565098,
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title = {Density Functional Theory Approach to Nuclear Fission},

author = {Schunck, N.},

abstractNote = {The Skyrme nuclear energy density functional theory (DFT) is used to model neutron-induced fission in actinides. This paper focuses on the numerical implementation of the theory. In particular, it reports recent advances in DFT code development on leadership class computers, and presents a detailed analysis of the numerical accuracy of DFT solvers for near-scission calculations.},

doi = {10.5506/aphyspolb.44.263},

journal = {Acta Physica Polonica. Series B},

number = 3,

volume = 44,

place = {United States},

year = {2013},

month = {3}

}

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