Cluster-liquid transition in finite, saturated fermionic systems

Ebran, Jean-Paul and Khan, E. and Nikšić, Tamara and Vretenar, Dario (2014) Cluster-liquid transition in finite, saturated fermionic systems. Physical Review C, 89 (3). 31303(R)-5. ISSN 0556-2813

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The role of saturation for cluster formation in atomic nuclei is analyzed by considering three length-scale ratios and performing deformation-constrained self-consistent mean-field calculations. The effect of clusterization in deformed light systems is related to the saturation property of the internucleon interaction. The formation of clusters at low nucleon density is illustrated by expanding the radius of ^16 O in a constrained calculation. A phase diagram shows that the formation of clusters can be interpreted as a hybrid state between the crystal and the liquid phases. In the hybrid cluster phase the confining potential attenuates the delocalization generated by the effective nuclear interaction.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: energy density functional, cluster formation
Date: March 2014
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics > Nuclear Physics
Additional Information: Copyright (2014) by the American Physical Society.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Project code: 119-1191005-1010
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2014 12:10
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2014 12:10

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