Neutron and proton densities in nuclei

Y. K. Gambhir, S. H. Patil

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A simple expression for nuclear densities which incorporates the correct asymptotic and central behaviour, gives quite accurate values for rms radii and surface thicknesses. It also brings out some important nuclear properties, (i) global constancy of neutron densities, (ii) equality of half-density radii R for neutrons and protons, (iii) near constancy of RN-1/3, (iv) larger surface thickness and rms radius for neutrons (v) shell effects on charge density.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalZeitschrift für Physik A Atoms and Nuclei
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 03-1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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