Covariant density functional theory and applications in nuclear physics and r-process
1 State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Beijing Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100094, China
3 School of Physical Science and Technology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
4 School of Physics and Material Science, Anhui University, Hefei 230039, China
5 Physikdepartment, Technische Universität München, 85748 Garching, Germany
6 State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
7 Center of Theoretical Nuclear Physics, National Laboratory of Heavy Ion Accelerator, Lanzhou 730000, China
8 School of Physics and Nuclear Energy Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
9 Department of Physics, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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The covariant density functional theory (CDFT) with a few number of parameters allows a very successful description of the properties of nuclei all over the nuclear chart. The recent progress on the application of the CDFT as well as its extensions for a series of interesting and hot topics in nuclear structure and nuclear astrophysics are summarized. In particular, the newly proposed point-coupling parametrization PC-PK1 and the application of the CDFT to the single particle level of the radioactive neutron-rich doubly magic nucleus 132Sn, the deformed halo in nuclei, and the β decay life-time of neutron rich nuclei are discussed in details.
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