Relativistic mean field description of cluster radioactivity

A. Bhagwat, Y. K. Gambhir

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Comprehensive investigations of the observed cluster radioactivity are carried out. First, the relativistic mean field (RMF) theory is employed for the calculations of the ground-state properties of relevant nuclei. The calculations reproduce the experiment well. The calculated RMF point densities are folded with the density-dependent M3Y nucleon-nucleon interaction to obtain the cluster-daughter interaction potential. This, along with the calculated and experimental Q values, is used in the WKB approximation for estimating the half-lives of the parent nuclei against cluster decay. The calculations qualitatively agree with the experiment. Sensitive dependence of the half-lives on Q values is explicitly demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number017301
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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