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A Microscopic Theory of Fission Dynamics Based on the Generator Coordinate Method

  • Walid Younes
  • Daniel Marc Gogny
  • Jean-François Berger
Book

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 950)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Tools for a Microscopic Theory of the Nucleus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Walid Younes, Daniel Marc Gogny, Jean-François Berger
      Pages 3-40
    3. Walid Younes, Daniel Marc Gogny, Jean-François Berger
      Pages 41-78
    4. Walid Younes, Daniel Marc Gogny, Jean-François Berger
      Pages 79-173
  3. Application to Low-Energy Fission

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Walid Younes, Daniel Marc Gogny, Jean-François Berger
      Pages 177-203
    3. Walid Younes, Daniel Marc Gogny, Jean-François Berger
      Pages 205-212
    4. Walid Younes, Daniel Marc Gogny, Jean-François Berger
      Pages 213-235
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 237-326

About this book

Introduction

This book introduces a quantum-mechanical description of the nuclear fission process from an initial compound state to scission. Issues like the relevant degrees of freedom throughout the process, the way of coupling collective and intrinsic degrees during the fission process, and how a nucleus divides into two separate daughters in a quantum-mechanical description where its wave function can be non-local, are currently being investigated through a variety of theoretical, computational, and experimental techniques.
The term “microscopic” in this context refers to an approach that starts from protons, neutrons, and an effective (i.e., in-medium) interaction between them. The form of this interaction is inspired by more fundamental theories of nuclear matter, but still contains parameters that have to be adjusted to data. Thus, this microscopic approach is far from complete, but sufficient progress has been made to warrant taking stock of what has been accomplished so far.
The aim is to provide, in a pedagogical and comprehensive manner, one specific approach to the fission problem, originally developed at the CEA Bruyères-le-Châtel Laboratory in France.
Intended as a reference for advanced graduate students and researchers in fission theory as well as for practitioners in the field, it includes illustrative examples throughout the text to make it easier for the reader to understand, implement, and verify the formalism presented.

Keywords

Energy distribution fission and fragments Fission fragment properties Fission and quantum mechanics HFB Solutions Microscopic calculations for mass distributions Microscopic nuclear fission Pre-scission energy Quantum localization Scission Time-dependency of nucleus fragmentation Collective dynamics Generator coordinate method (GCM)

Authors and affiliations

  • Walid Younes
    • 1
  • Daniel Marc Gogny
    • 2
  • Jean-François Berger
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsLawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA
  2. 2.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratLivermoreUSA
  3. 3.Centre DAM-Ile de FranceRetired from Commissariat à l’Energie AtomiqueBruyères-le-Châtel, ArpajonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04424-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-04422-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-04424-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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