Recent progress in mass predictions
We review the latest efforts devoted to the global prediction of atomic masses. Special attention is paid to the new developments made within the Hartree-Fock-Bogolyubov framework. So far, 9 HFB mass tables based on different parametrizations of the effective interactions in the Hartree-Fock and pairing channels have been published. We analyze their ability to reproduce experimental masses as well as nuclear-matter and giant-resonance properties. The possibility to derive within the HFB framework a universal effective interaction that can describe all known properties of the nuclei (including their masses) and of asymmetric nuclear matter is critically discussed.
PACS.21.30.Fe Forces in hadronic systems and effective interactions 21.60.Jz Hartree-Fock and random-phase approximations
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