• Semi-classical smoothing in a non-monotonic field

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      Nuclear binding energy; Strutinsky theorem; semiclassical smoothing

    • Abstract


      It is pointed out that the semi-classical method of Jennings, Bhaduri and Brack for smoothing the total energy of a system of non-interacting fermions in a potential wellV(r) breaks down in the fourth-order term if this potential is non-monotonic. This means that the method as it stands can only be used by neglecting the Coulomb force on protons. We propose a modified treatment for the fourth-order term which appears to be entirely satisfactory.

    • Author Affiliations


      A K Dutta1 J M Pearson1 2

      1. Department of Physics, University of Indore, Indore - 452 001, India
      2. Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire, Department de Physique, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, P.Q., Canada
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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