Title: Occupation number-based energy functional for nuclear masses
Authors: Michael Bertolli, Thomas Papenbrock, Stefan Wild
Abstract: We develop an energy functional with shell-model occupations as the relevant degrees of freedom and compute nuclear masses across the nuclear chart. The functional is based on Hohenberg-Kohn theory with phenomenologically motivated terms. A global fit of the 17-parameter functional to nuclear masses yields a root-mean-square deviation of chi = 1.31 MeV. Nuclear radii are computed within a model that employs the resulting occupation numbers.
Thanks: We acknowledge communications with G.F. Bertsch and A.P. Zuker. This research was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract Nos. DE-FG02-96ER40963, DE-FG02-07ER41529 (University of Tennessee), and DE-AC05-00OR22725 with UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge National Laboratory); the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy, under Contract DE-AC02-06CH11357 (Argonne National Laboratory); the Office of Nuclear Physics, US Department of Energy under Contract DE-FC02-09ER41583 (UNEDF SciDAC collaboration); and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Computing resources were provided by the Laboratory Computing Resource Center at Argonne National Laboratory.
Status: Appears in Phys. Rev. C, Vol. 85(1), pp. 014322, 2012.
Formerly available as Argonne Preprint ANL/MCS-P1966-1011.
Link: [PDF from PhysRev], [older PDF available from arXiv]
    title       = "Occupation number-based energy functional for nuclear masses",
    author      = "M. Bertolli and T. Papenbrock and S.M. Wild",
    journal     = "Physical Review C",
    volume      = "85",    
    year        = "2012",
    number      = "1",
    pages       = "014322",
    doi         = "10.1103/PhysRevC.85.014322"
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