Masses of atomic nuclei far from stability
Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, A.P. 70-543, 04510 México, D.F., Mexico
2 Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds, CEA/DSM-CNRS/IN2P3, BP. 55027, 14076 Caen Cedex 5, France
3 Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, A.P. 70-542, 04510 México, D.F., Mexico
Published online: 8 December 2007
It is shown that a new way of applying a set of nuclear-mass relations among neighbouring nuclei, known as the Garvey–Kelson (GK) relations, holds exceptionally well for all currently measured masses. It is then demonstrated that these relationships are not adequately fulfilled for the best-known procedures to predict unknown masses. This suggests that these models may be optimized by constraining them to satisfy the (generalized) GK equations.
PACS: 21.10.Dr – nuclear masses
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