Nuclear fission in covariant density functional theory

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
European Physical Journal, Web of Conferences,Volume 62
Year of Publication: 
A. V. Afanasjev
Current Affiliation: 
Mississippi State University
H. Abusara
Current Affiliation: 
An-Najah National University
P. Ring
Current Affiliation: 
Technische Universität München
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

The current status of the application of covariant density functional theory to microscopic description of nuclear fission with main emphasis on superheavy nuclei (SHN) is reviewed. The softness of SHN in the triaxial plane leads to an emergence of several competing fission pathes in the region of the inner fission barrier in some of these nuclei. The outer fission barriers of SHN are considerably affected both by triaxiality and octupole deformation.