Modeling Nuclei for Simulated Nuclear Collisions
Traditional methods of simulating nuclear fragmentations require considerable of computational resources. To combat this, we have utilized a new classical nuclear model to both reduce computational load and maintain a high level of accuracy. This model treats both protons and neutrons as point particles that only interact in two particle interactions. We have validated the model for select light nuclei, comparing nuclear binding energies we obtained from simulations and analytical calculations to experimental values. We model heavy nuclei with a body centered cubic lattice, and automatically generate stable configurations of very large nuclei to simulate collisions.
Freeman, Ian, "Modeling Nuclei for Simulated Nuclear Collisions" (2020). Physics. 3.