# Hyperheavy nuclei: Existence and stability

@article{Afanasjev2018HyperheavyNE, title={Hyperheavy nuclei: Existence and stability}, author={A. V. Afanasjev and S.E.Agbemava and Abhinaya Gyawali}, journal={Physics Letters B}, year={2018} }

Abstract What are the limits of the existence of nuclei? What are the highest proton numbers Z at which the nuclear landscape and periodic table of chemical elements cease to exist? These deceivably simple questions are difficult to answer especially in the region of hyperheavy ( Z ≥ 126 ) nuclei. We present the covariant density functional study of different aspects of the existence and stability of hyperheavy nuclei. For the first time, we demonstrate the existence of three regions of… Expand

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