Being composed of two strongly-interacting fermion species with distinct Fermi-surfaces, nuclei are rather unique quantum many-body systems. The way in which their structures evolve with changes in the neutron and proton fractions is providing probes of the role of the pairwise nucleon-nucleon and three-nucleon forces. In reality, the relatively low intensities of current (and future) sources of the most exotic asymmetric nuclei restrict the complexity of data and observables that are accessible, requiring new reaction methods. The sensitivities and status of reactions that remove nucleons or pairs of nucleons from fast fragmentation beams of exotic nuclei will be discussed.
Seminars Nuclear Physics Seminars
Probing Nucleons and Pairs in Light and Very Exotic Nuclei
Professor Jeff Tostevin, NSCL Michigan State University and University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
May 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm