liquid-drop model

liquid-drop model

[′lik·wəd ¦dräp ‚mäd·əl]
(nuclear physics)
A model of the nucleus in which it is compared to a drop of incompressible liquid, and the nucleons are analogous to molecules in the liquid; used to study binding energies, fission, collective motion, decay, and reactions. Also known as drop model.
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corrections should be applied to the liquid-drop model (classical description)
interplay between the macroscopic liquid-drop model and the microscopic

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