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Short-lived isotopes of Ne and Mg were measured with a resolving power of nearly 10−6 . The fragment’s N and Z as well as its mass can be directly determined by measuring the fragment trajectory in a magnetic spectrometer. 16 in the 30 early 1970s. They measured the masses of 27 11 Na–11 Na isotopes with a resolution of several 100 keV/c2 . For very short-lived isotopes, the mass can often be inferred by measuring the energy of their decay to known masses. In cases at the very limits of stability when only N and Z can be established, all that can be inferred is that the 17 42 in 2007.

Nevertheless it is the most reliable predictor of an unknown nuclear mass if 5 of the masses in Eq. (8a) are well known. For example for A > 60 the RMS deviation for such cases is 115 keV/c2 , a factor of 3 better than the best (Duﬂo–Zuker) of the global approaches. An interesting application of these relations is found in Ref. 47 where they were used to show that the limits on the predictability of nuclear masses due to quantum chaos were too severe. 3 MeV/c2 . The authors of Ref. 1 MeV/c2 . Subsequent theoretical analysis49,50 of the limits imposed by quantum chaos on nuclear mass predictions reached similar conclusions.