For the Riemannian space, built from the collective coordinates used within nuclear models, an additional interaction with the metric is investigated, using the collective equivalent to Einstein’s curvature scalar. The coupling strength is determined using a fit with the AME2003 ground state masses. An extended finite-range droplet model including curvature is introduced, which generates significant improvements for light nuclei and nuclei in the trans-fermium region.
download: arxiv: arXiv:0801.0298 [nucl-th] [physics.gen-ph]
reference: International Journal of Modern Physics E (2012) 21 1250103