Symmetry energy in nuclear density functional theory

Nazarewicz, W. and Reinhard, P. - G. and Satula, W. and Vretenar, Dario (2014) Symmetry energy in nuclear density functional theory. European Physical Journal A, 50. p. 20. ISSN 1434-6001

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The nuclear symmetry energy represents a response to the neutron-proton asymmetry. In this paper we discuss various aspects of symmetry energy in the framework of nuclear density functional theory, considering both non-relativistic and relativistic self-consistent mean-field realizations side by side. Key observables pertaining to bulk nucleonic matter and finite nuclei are reviewed. Constraints on the symmetry energy and correlations between observables and symmetry energy parameters, using statistical covariance analysis, are investigated. Perspectives for future work are outlined in the context of ongoing experimental efforts.

Item Type: Article
Date: 2014
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2013. This article is published with open access at This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Received: 22 July 2013. Revised: 22 August 2013. Published online: 25 February 2014.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: Springer
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2017 07:29
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2017 07:29

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