Enhanced Sensitivity of Nuclear Binding Energies to Collective Structure

Cakirli R. B. , Casten R. F. , Winkler R., Blaum K., Kowalska M.

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol.102, no.8, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 102 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevlett.102.082501
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS


We have studied calculated collective contributions to nuclear binding and separation energies and find that there is a deeper and much more sensitive link to nuclear structure than previously recognized or expected, especially near midshell in medium mass and heavy nuclei. As a consequence, measured masses may help understand the structure of well-deformed nuclei (e.g., intrinsic excitations). Conversely, future structure calculations must consider their implications for binding energies.