Shell stabilization in superheavy elementsB+G


Superheavy elements (SHE) are by definition those very heavy nuclei which have a negligible liquid-drop fission barrier. Quantum mechanical shell effects create one or several minima in the potential energy surface which stabilize the nucleus against fission. This additional binding from shell effects is quantified by the shell correction energy which is… (More)


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