Enhanced Sensitivity of Nuclear Binding Energies to Collective Structure

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

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, cilt.102, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


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.