Licenciat thesis:

Title:

Nuclear masses and rotational bands
at high angular momenta

Abstract:

This thesis deals with the description of the many-body physics of the
atomic nucleus. We present results of calculations for the observed
rotational bands in ^{86}Nb and ^{58}Ni
using the the cranked Nilsson-Strutinsky model which is based on a
deformed and rotating mean-field potential. Mean field methods to
calculate the nuclear mass are also extended into the high-spin regime
to calculate the nuclear binding energy as a function of proton number,
neutron number and angular momentum. Comparing the trend as a function
of mass number for a selection of high-spin states, a similar agreement
between theory and experiment is obtained as for ground state masses.

Supervisors:

Ingemar Ragnarsson, Sven Åberg and Ragnar Bengtsson

Opponent:

Anatoli Afanasjev

Department of physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame,

Indiana 46556