The Relativistic Mean Field (RMF) approach which essentially is an extension of the original σ - ω model of Walecka, has been applied to exotic nuclei as an illustration. We consider nuclei near Z = 34 in the very interesting 2p-1f region. The calculated binding energies, root mean square radii, deformations and other observables are very satisfactory and are in accordance with the experiment (where available) and also with the available empirical studies. Large deformations and shape co-existence are obtained for several cases.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics