Thick skin in neutron/proton-rich sodium isotopes

Y. K. Gambhir, A. Bhagwat, N. Van Giai, P. Schuck

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Nucleon (both neutron and proton) density distributions of the chain of sodium isotopes are calculated using a semi-phenomenological model of nuclear density which incorporates correctly the asymptotic behaviour and the behaviour near the centre. The experimental charge root-mean-square radii and the single neutron and proton separation energies, required as input, are used. The calculated interaction cross-sections using these densities in the Glauber model agree well with the experiment. The calculated neutron rms radii rn and the nuclear skin thickness (rn - rp) closely agree with the corresponding experimental values and also are consistent with the Relativistic Hartree-Bogoliubov (RHB) calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-160
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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