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Selection of models of the effective nuclear interaction based on experimental constraints at zero and finite temperatures

Grant number: 11/02456-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2011
Effective date (End): August 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Nuclear Physics
Principal Investigator:Brett Vern Carlson
Grantee:Mariana Dutra da Rosa Lourenço
Home Institution: Divisão de Ciências Fundamentais (IEF). Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA). Ministério da Defesa (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:09/00069-5 - Few-body aspects of many-body physics, AP.TEM

Abstract

The principal goal of this research project is to compare nuclear matter properties at zero and finite temperatures, obtained using Skyrme and relativistic models of the effective nuclear interaction, to experimental constraints. The project is an extension of the thesis work performed by the candidate, which was limited to a comparison of a large number of Skyrme interactions to the experimental data at zero temperature. At finite temperatures, the study of nuclear matter properties will be extended to finite nuclei, where the surface and Coulomb energies play an important role in fixing the equation of state and critical temperature of hot nuclei. (AU)