• Superheavy nuclei — cold synthesis and structure

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      Superheavy nuclei; new magic numbers

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      The quantum mechanical fragmentation theory (QMFT), given for the cold synthesis of new and superheavy elements, is reviewed and the use of radioactive nuclear beams (RNB) and targets (RNT) is discussed. The QMFT is a complete theory of cold nuclear phenomena, namely, the cold fission, cold fusion and cluster radioactivity. Also, the structure calculations based on the axially deformed relativistic mean field (DRMF) approach are presented which predict new regions of spherical magicity, namely Z=120 and N=172 or 184, for superheavy nuclei. This result is discussed in the light of recent experiments reporting the cold synthesis of Z=118 element.

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      Raj K Gupta1

      1. Physics Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh - 160 014, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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