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Nuclear energy density optimization: Large deformations
A new Skyrme-like energy density suitable for studies of strongly elongated nuclei has been determined in the framework of the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov theory using the recently developed model-based,Expand
Accurate nuclear radii and binding energies from a chiral interaction
With the goal of developing predictive ab initio capability for light and medium-mass nuclei, two-nucleon and three-nucleon forces from chiral effective field theory are optimized simultaneously toExpand
Nuclear Energy Density Optimization
We carry out state-of-the-art optimization of a nuclear energy density of Skyrme type in the framework of the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (HFB) theory. The particle-hole and particle-particle channelsExpand
Intrinsic reflection asymmetry in atomic nuclei
The experimental and theoretical evidence for intrinsic reflection-asymmetric shapes in nuclei is reviewed. The theoretical methods discussed cover a wide spectrum, from mean-field theory and itsExpand
Information content of a new observable: The case of the nuclear neutron skin
We address two questions pertaining to the uniqueness and usefulness of a new observable: (i) Considering the current theoretical knowledge, what novel information does new measurement bring in? (ii)Expand
Error Estimates of Theoretical Models: a Guide
This guide offers suggestions/insights on uncertainty quantification of nuclear structure models. We discuss a simple approach to statistical-error estimates, strategies to assess systematic errors,Expand
Optimized chiral nucleon-nucleon interaction at next-to-next-to-leading order.
It is demonstrated that many aspects of nuclear structure can be understood in terms of this nucleon-n nucleon interaction, without explicitly invoking three-nucleon forces. Expand
The limits of the nuclear landscape
The number of bound nuclides with between 2 and 120 protons is around 7,000, and extrapolations for drip-line positions and selected nuclear properties, including neutron separation energies relevant to astrophysical processes, are very consistent between the models used. Expand
Unexpectedly large charge radii of neutron-rich calcium isotopes
Despite being a complex many-body system, the atomic nucleus exhibits simple structures for certain ‘magic’ numbers of protons and neutrons. The calcium chain in particular is both unique andExpand