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