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Title: Fission of 240Pu with Symmetry-Restored Density Functional Theory

Abstract

Nuclear fission plays an important role in fundamental and applied science, from astrophysics to nuclear engineering, yet it remains a major challenge to nuclear theory. Theoretical methods used so far to compute fission observables rely on symmetry-breaking schemes where basic information on the number of particles, angular momentum, and parity of the fissioning nucleus is lost. In this letter, we analyze the impact of restoring broken symmetries in the benchmark case of 240Pu.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1673197
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-808763
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; 1014647
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 125; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Physics - Nuclear physics and radiation physics

Citation Formats

Marević, P., and Schunck, N. Fission of 240Pu with Symmetry-Restored Density Functional Theory. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.125.102504.
Marević, P., & Schunck, N. Fission of 240Pu with Symmetry-Restored Density Functional Theory. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.125.102504.
Marević, P., and Schunck, N. Thu . "Fission of 240Pu with Symmetry-Restored Density Functional Theory". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.125.102504.
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author = {Marević, P. and Schunck, N.},
abstractNote = {Nuclear fission plays an important role in fundamental and applied science, from astrophysics to nuclear engineering, yet it remains a major challenge to nuclear theory. Theoretical methods used so far to compute fission observables rely on symmetry-breaking schemes where basic information on the number of particles, angular momentum, and parity of the fissioning nucleus is lost. In this letter, we analyze the impact of restoring broken symmetries in the benchmark case of 240Pu.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevlett.125.102504},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 10,
volume = 125,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {9}
}

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