Microscopic Theory of Fission

W. Younes, D. Gogny, Jutta Escher, Frank S. Dietrich, Toshihiko Kawano, Ian J. Thompson
2008 AIP Conference Proceedings  
In recent years, the microscopic method has been applied to the notoriously difficult problem of nuclear fission with unprecedented success. In this paper, we discuss some of the achievements and promise of the microscopic method, as embodied in the Hartree-Fock method using the Gogny finite-range effective interaction, and beyond-mean-field extensions to the theory. The nascent program to describe induced fission observables using this approach at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is presented.
doi:10.1063/1.2920729 fatcat:7dhpgi3zyfawzimyaamyp5er3a