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Nuclear Binding Energy (B) Calculation without Quantum Mechanical Correction

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1110156, PP. 1-14

Subject Areas: Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Technology

Keywords: Nuclear Binding Energy, Yukawa Nuclear Potential, Nuclear Mass, Nuclear Radius

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A Yukawa-type potential was used to predict B for the current nuclides using a set of 23 nuclides as the source of the experimental values. The deviation between measurement and prediction was remarkably reduced by a special search on the average distance between nucleons. The best results were obtained for a 2-exponential model. The predictions of B inside and outside the range of A and Z used to do the fitting were carried out by fitting the obtained values of the average distance between nucleons to a 2-term power law that depends on A and Z. An equation was obtained that shows the potential existence of up to 3 exponential terms if the mass difference between the neutron and the proton is considered and if distinctions are made among the type of nucleon-nucleon interactions.

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Leyva, B. Q. (2023). Nuclear Binding Energy (B) Calculation without Quantum Mechanical Correction. Open Access Library Journal, 10, e156. doi:


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