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Title: Comment on “Atomic mass compilation 2012” by B. Pfeiffer, K. Venkataramaniah, U. Czok, C. Scheidenberger

In order to avoid errors and confusion that may arise from the recent publication of a paper entitled “Atomic Mass Compilation 2012”, we explain the important difference between a compilation and an evaluation; the former is a necessary but insufficient condition for the latter. The simple list of averaged mass values offered by the “Atomic Mass Compilation” uses none of the numerous links and correlations present in the large body of input data that are carefully maintained within the “Atomic Mass Evaluation”. As such, the mere compilation can only produce results of inferior accuracy. Illustrative examples are given.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6] ;  [3] ;  [7] ;  [3] ;  [8] ;  [1] ;  [9] ;  [7] ;  [10] ;
  1. CSNSM, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Sud, Bât. 108, F-91405 Orsay Campus (France)
  2. Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany)
  3. GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Planckstrasse 1, D-64291 Darmstadt (Germany)
  4. National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States)
  5. Institut d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, CP-226, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1050 Brussels (Belgium)
  6. Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843 (United States)
  7. Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)
  8. (Germany)
  9. Département de Physique, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, H3C 3J7 (Canada)
  10. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22458569
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables; Journal Volume: 103-104; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; ACCURACY; COMPILED DATA; ERRORS; EVALUATED DATA; LEAST SQUARE FIT; MASS