Neutron-skin thickness in neutron-rich isotopes

A. Krasznahorkay, H. Akimune, A. M. Van Den Berg, N. Blasi, S. Brandenburg, M. Csatlós, M. Fujiwara, J. Gulyás, M. N. Harakeh, M. Hunyadi, M. De Huu, Z. Máté, D. Sohler, S. Y. Van Der Werf, H. J. Wörtche, L. Zolnai

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After a short overview of the methods applied for measuring the neutron-skin thickness, we present the recent experimental results for the neutron-skin thicknesses of the 112-124Sn even-even isotopes and of 208Pb. We have used inelastic alpha scattering to excite the giant dipole resonance (GDR). The cross section of this process depends strongly on ΔRnp/R, the relative neutron-skin thickness. We have also measured the excitation of the spin-dipole resonance (SDR) to deduce the neutron-skin thickness since the summed L=1 strength of the SDR is sensitive to it. The results obtained are in good agreement with the previous experimental and theoretical ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-234
Number of pages11
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - febr. 9 2004


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Krasznahorkay, A., Akimune, H., Van Den Berg, A. M., Blasi, N., Brandenburg, S., Csatlós, M., Fujiwara, M., Gulyás, J., Harakeh, M. N., Hunyadi, M., De Huu, M., Máté, Z., Sohler, D., Van Der Werf, S. Y., Wörtche, H. J., & Zolnai, L. (2004). Neutron-skin thickness in neutron-rich isotopes. Nuclear Physics A, 731(1-4), 224-234.