The shell structure of the nucleus implies the existence of magic numbers. Since several years many indications have been accumulated, theoretically as well as through experiments at various laboratories around the world, that if one moves away from stability, the location of the magic numbers shifts as an inescapable consequence of the evolving nature of the nuclear force itself. In this respect, it is the balance between the tensor and spin-orbit components that seems particularly instrumental. Illustrative examples from recent experiments at Ganil, at the neutron-rich and proton-rich side of the nuclear chart for N or Z equal 20 or 28, will be presented here.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Acta Physica Polonica B|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)