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Jie Zhao - Energy density functional description of fission

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Jie Zhao had his undergraduate study (for Bachelor’s degree) in Department of Physics, Chongqing University and got his PhD in Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 07. 2014. With the support of NEWFELPRO project he stayed and worked in Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb during 01/2015 – 01/2017. After that he got a scientific position in Microsystem & Terahertz Research Center, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Chengdu, China.

Jie Zhao implemented his project called „Energy density functional description of fission (FISSION)“ at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (Croatia).

The FISSION project was focused on developing a consistent, reliable and predictive relativistic EDFbased model to describe the fission process. Nuclear fission is an extremely complex reaction process in which a single atomic nucleus rearranges its constituent nucleons into two separate nuclei and, in addition, free neutrons and photons are often produced. The fission reaction releases vast amounts of energy in the form of gamma rays and kinetic energy of the fragments. The fission process plays an important role as a source of energy, but also places constraints on the r-process nucleosynthesis of chemical elements. The complete understanding of physical phenomena at the femtoscale is not possible using a single theoretical approach, however at the present time the only comprehensive approach to the structure of nuclei over the whole chart of nuclides is provided by the microscopic energy density functional framework (EDF).

His NEWFELPRO project results can be find in: