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The art of predicting nuclear masses

Abstract : A review of recent advances in the theoretical analysis of nuclear mass models and their predictive power is presented. After introducing two tests which probe the ability of nuclear mass models to extrapolate, three models are analyzed in detail: the liquid drop model (LDM), the liquid drop model plus empirical shell corrections (LDMM) and the Duflo–Zuker mass formula (DZ). The DZ model is exhibited as the most predictive model. The Garvey–Kelson mass relations are also discussed. It is shown that their fulfillment probes the consistency of the most commonly used mass formulae, and that they can be used in an iterative process to predict nuclear masses in the neighborhood of nuclei with measured masses, offering a simple and reproducible procedure for short range mass predictions.
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J.G. Hirsch, I. Morales, J. Mendoza-Temis, A. Frank, J. C. Lopez-Vieyra, et al.. The art of predicting nuclear masses. International Workshop on Nuclear Structure Physics, Jun 2008, Shangai, China. pp.398-411, ⟨10.1142/S0218301308012014⟩. ⟨in2p3-00366268⟩

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