The Shell Correction Method and Its Application to Nuclear Masses

  • Ingemar Ragnarsson


The calculation of nuclear masses within the Nilsson-Strutinsky method is briefly reviewed. In numerical calculations, the standard liquid drop or droplet model is used for the macroscopic energy and the microscopic energy is calculated from the single-particle orbitals of the modified oscillator potential. Results for nuclei with A≳90 are presented. Except for some closed shell nuclei, the discrepancies between experimental and theoretical shell effects seldom exceed 1 MeV. For medium-heavy nuclei and outside the regions where the parameters have been fitted, the general trends appear to be much better described within the liquid drop than within the droplet model.


Liquid Drop Neutron Number Nuclear Mass Shell Correction Shell Effect 
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  • Ingemar Ragnarsson
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  1. 1.CERNGenevaSwitzerland

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