Transport coefficients in the Fourier shape parametrization

An innovative parametrization of nuclear shapes, based on a Fourier expansion of the square distance from the surface of the nucleus to the symmetry axis is introduced. Surface, curvature and Coulomb energy coefficients of a charged liquid drop, that determine the semiclassical nuclear energy, are evaluated within this shape parametrization, together with the wall-friction and the irrotational-flow mass tensors. These transport coefficients are important ingredients of many nuclear models describing nuclear structure and dynamics. A numerical code allowing for the determination of all these quantities for a huge variety of nuclear shapes is made available to the interested user.


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