Proton radioactivity from deformed nuclei is described for the first time by a self-consistent calculation based on covariant relativistic density functionals derived from meson exchange and point coupling models. The calculation provides an important new test to these interactions at the limits of stability, since the mixing of different angular momenta in the single particle wave functions is probed.
Ferreira, L. S., Maglione, E., & Ring, P. (2016). Covariant density functional theory for decay of deformed proton emitters: A self-consistent approach. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 753, 237–241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2015.11.076