Nuclear fission in covariant density functional theory
1 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Mississippi State University, MS 39762, USA
2 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
3 Fakultät für Physik, Technische Universität München, 85748 Garching, Germany
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Published online: 13 December 2013
The current status of the application of covariant density functional theory to microscopic description of nuclear fission with main emphasis on superheavy nuclei (SHN) is reviewed. The softness of SHN in the triaxial plane leads to an emergence of several competing fission pathes in the region of the inner fission barrier in some of these nuclei. The outer fission barriers of SHN are considerably affected both by triaxiality and octupole deformation.
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