Uncertainty propagation within the UNEDF models
Haverinen, T., & Kortelainen, M. (2017). Uncertainty propagation within the UNEDF models. Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, 44 (4), 044008. doi:10.1088/1361-6471/aa5e07
Julkaistu sarjassaJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
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The parameters of the nuclear energy density have to be adjusted to experimental data. As a result they carry certain uncertainty which then propagates to calculated values of observables. In the present work we quantify the statistical uncertainties of binding energies, proton quadrupole moments, and proton matter radius for three UNEDF Skyrme energy density functionals by taking advantage of the knowledge of the model parameter uncertainties. We find that the uncertainty of UNEDF models increases rapidly when going towards proton or neutron rich nuclei. We also investigate the impact of each model parameter on the total error budget.