Binding Energy and Compression Modulus of Infinite Nuclear Matter Derived from Variational Calculation

  • JO Fiase
  • Frederick Gbaorun

Abstract

The determination of binding energy per nucleon of infinite nuclear matter and its compression modulus has been a great challenge for nuclear physicists for many decades. In this work we have calculated the binding energy and compression modulus k of infinite nuclear matter from a density-dependent potential derived from a variational approach. The density-dependent potential reproduces the binding energy of nuclear matter of approximately -16 MeV at the normal nuclear matter saturation density consistent with the best available density-dependent potentials derived from the G-matrix approach. The results of the incompressibility modulus, k is in excellent agreement with the results of other workers.

Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, Volume 19 (November, 2011), pp 615 – 618

Author Biographies

JO Fiase
Department of Physics, Benue State University P.M.B 102119, Makurdi
Frederick Gbaorun
Department of Physics, Benue State University P.M.B 102119, Makurdi
Published
2013-08-08
Section
Articles

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