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The nuclear droplet model for arbitrary shapes

Authors
Journal
Annals of Physics
0003-4916
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
84
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0003-4916(74)90299-1

Abstract

Abstract The Droplet Model of masses and density distributions, introduced in Ref. [1] for spherical configurations, is generalized to arbitrary shapes. Equations in closed form are given for the neutron and proton density nonuniformities induced by the electric forces, and also for the dependence of the neutron skin thickness on position on the nuclear surface. The formulas for the corrections to the nuclear energy associated with these effects are derived and this leads to a Droplet Model atomic mass formula which is presented with a preliminary set of coefficients adjusted to nuclear ground state masses and fission barriers.

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