Nucleon distributions at nuclear periphery

Y. K. Gambhir, A. A. Bhagwat

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The experimental ratios of the neutron to the proton densities at the nuclear periphery (≃ half-density radius + 2.5 fm) determined using very low energy anti-proton annihilation studies are compared with the predictions of the semi-phenomenological model of the nucleon density distributions. The model incorporates correctly two physical requirements: the correct asymptotic behavior (r → ∞) and the behavior near the center (r → 0). The model gives a good account of the experiment. The results of the more sophisticated, microscopic mean field calculations like non-relativistic Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (HFB) with Skyrme type interactions though are qualitatively similar, the model density results are relatively closer to the experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1215-1225
Number of pages11
JournalModern Physics Letters A
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 21-06-2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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