M. Stoitsov, J. Dobaczewski, W. Nazarewicz, P. Borycki

The program of systematic large-scale self-consistent nuclear mass
calculations that is
based on the nuclear density functional theory
represents a rich scientific agenda that is closely aligned
with the main research directions in modern nuclear structure and astrophysics,
especially the radioactive nuclear beam physics. The quest for the
microscopic understanding of the phenomenon of nuclear binding
represents, in fact, a number of fundamental and crucial questions of
the quantum many-body problem, including the proper treatment of
correlations and dynamics in the presence of symmetry breaking. Recent
advances and open problems in the field of nuclear mass calculations are
presented and discussed.

- Introduction
- Nuclear Energy Density Functional

- Large-Scale Microscopic Nuclear Mass Calculations
- Transformed Harmonic Oscillator Basis
- Regularization of the Contact Pairing Interaction
- Particle Number Projection

- Towards the Universal Nuclear Energy Density Functional
- Density and gradient dependence
- Time-odd fields
- Dynamical corrections
- Fitting Strategy and Error Analysis

- Summary
- Acknowledgments
- Bibliography
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Jacek Dobaczewski 2006-01-17