Surface- and Curvature Tension of Nuclei

Eberhard R. Hilf   Phone: +49-(0)441-798-2542   Fax: +49-(0)441-798-3201


Date: 1969

Article: unpublished

The semi-empiric formula for nuclear masses of Weizsaecker-Bethe type should
contain not only a surface-dependent but also a curvature dependent term. 
The coefficients can be calculated from the shell-model. In the most simple
version, the Fermigas-model, the curvature term is proportional to the mean
total curvature of the nucleus and to A^1/3. The theoretical estimation of the 
curvature tension agrees with the experimental values, determined from threshold-
and scission point calculations in nuclear fission.

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