Mass and lifetime of unstable nuclei in covariant density functional theory

J. Meng, Y. Chen, H. Z. Liang, Y. F. Niu, Z. M. Niu, L. S. Song, P. W. Zhao, Z. Li, B. Sun, X. D. Xu, Z. P. Li, J. M. Yao, W. H. Long, T. Nikšić, D. Vretenar

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The influence of the neutron-rich nuclear masses with N = 82 and 126 predicted by finite-range droplet model and Weizsäcker-Skyrme models on the r-process calculation, and the constraint of the astrophysical conditions by reproducing the observed r-process abundance peaks at A = 80, 130 and 195, reflect the importance of the nuclear inputs for r-process calculation and the constraint of the astrophysical conditions. The covariant density functional theory (CDFT) with a small number of parameters allows for a very successful description of the ground-state and excited-state properties for the nuclei all over the nuclear chart. The recent advances on the nuclear masses and β-decay half-lives of exotic nuclei in CDFT as well as their influence on the r-process calculation are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014010
JournalPhysica Scripta
Issue numberT154
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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