A systematic study of the superdeformation of Pb isotopes with relativistic mean field theory
- Received Date: 2008-02-26
- Accepted Date: 2008-05-19
- Available Online: 2008-11-05
The microscopically constrained relativistic mean field theory is used to investigate the superdeformation for Pb isotopes. The calculations have been performed with the four different interactions NL3, PK1, TM1 and NLSH, and show that there exists a clear superdeformed minimum in the potential energy surfaces. The excitation energy, deformation and depth of the well in the
superdeformed minimum are comparable for the four different interactions. Furthermore the trend for the change of the superdeformed excitation energy with neutron number is correctly reproduced. The calculated two-neutron separation energy in the ground state and superdeformed minimum together with their differences are in agreement with the available data. The larger energy difference appearing in the superdeformed minimum reflects a lower average level density at superdeformations for Pb isotopes.