Covariant density functional theory for extremely heavy nuclei
Physics Department, Technical University Munich, 85748 Garching, Germany
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Revised: 13 June 2007
Published online: 4 July 2007
Modern methods for the description of the nuclear many-body system use the concepts of density functional theory (DFT) and of effective field theory (EFT). The covariant version of this theory is based on a density functional which takes into account Lorentz symmetry in a self-consistent way. Pairing correlations play an important role in all open-shell configurations. They are included in relativistic Hartree Bogoliubov (RHB) theory by an effective residual interaction of finite range. With a minimal number of parameters this theory allows a very successful phenomenological description of ground state properties of nuclei all over the periodic table. Recently this method has also been applied for the description of very heavy and super-heavy elements.
PACS: 21.60.-n – Nuclear structure models and methods / 21.30.Fe – Forces in hadronic systems and effective interactions / 21.10.-k – Properties of nuclei; nuclear energy levels
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