Superheavy nuclei in the relativistic mean-field theory

G. A. Lalazissis, M. M. Sharma, P. Ring, Y. K. Gambhir

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Abstract

We have carried out a study of superheavy nuclei in the framework of the relativistic mean-field theory. Relativistic Hartree-Bogoliubov (RHB) calculations have been performed for nuclei with large proton and neutron numbers. A finite-range pairing force of Gogny type has been used in the RHB calculations. The ground-state properties of very heavy nuclei with atomic numbers Z = 100-114 and neutron numbers N = 154-190 have been obtained. The results show that in addition to N = 184 the neutron numbers N = 160 and N = 166 exhibit an extra stability as compared to their neighbors. For the case of protons the atomic number Z = 106 is shown to demonstrate a closed-shell behavior in the region of well deformed nuclei about N = 160. The proton number Z = 114 also indicates a shell closure. Indications for a doubly magic character at Z = 106 and N = 160 are observed. Implications of shell closures on a possible synthesis of superheavy nuclei are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-226
Number of pages25
JournalNuclear Physics A
Volume608
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14-10-1996

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Lalazissis, G. A. ; Sharma, M. M. ; Ring, P. ; Gambhir, Y. K. / Superheavy nuclei in the relativistic mean-field theory. In: Nuclear Physics A. 1996 ; Vol. 608, No. 2. pp. 202-226.
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In: Nuclear Physics A, Vol. 608, No. 2, 14.10.1996, p. 202-226.

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