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Gutierrez, Walton R Stable nuclear matter and neutron pairs. (Submitted)

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    Abstract

    The energy of the excess neutrons (= N – Z) provides an alternative interpretation of the stability of the larger nuclei (4 < Z < 84), different from standard formulations of the liquid drop models. A relation found in even-N and even-Z stable nuclei between the number of neutrons (N) and protons (Z) makes possible the introduction of several stability curves within the valley of stability. These stability curves applied to the stable even-even nuclei account for a good majority of the values of Z and N, a much larger number of stable nuclei than previously possible. The application of a stability curve to the nuclear charge radius, as a function of the nuclear mass number, captures closely the observed values. These last two applications require only 2 single valued parameters. This interpretation of nuclear stability suggests various significant modifications to current and traditional phenomenological standards of the liquid drop binding energy models. A quantum theory of the model integrates it to the proposed modifications of the liquid drop models.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Physical Sciences > Physics > Mathematical & Theoretical Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Physical Sciences > Physics > Nuclear and Particle Physics
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Dr Walton R Gutierrez
    Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 04:53
    Last Modified: 17 Nov 2011 04:53
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/505

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