Exotic nuclei far from the stability line

K. Hagino, I. Tanihata, H. Sagawa

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The recent availability of radioactive beams has opened up a new era in nuclear physics. The interactions and structure of exotic nuclei close to the drip lines have been studied extensively worldwide, and it has been revealed that unstable nuclei, having weakly bound nucleons, exhibit characteristic features such as a halo structure and a soft dipole excitation. We here review the developments of the physics of unstable nuclei in the past few decades. The topics discussed in this chapter include the halo and skin structures, the Coulomb breakup, the dineutron correlation, the pair transfer reactions, the two-nucleon radioactivity, the appearance of new magic numbers, and the pygmy dipole resonances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication100 Years of Subatomic Physics
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages44
ISBN (Electronic)9789814425810
ISBN (Print)9789814425797
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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