Paring correlations and soft dipole excitations in weakly bound nuclei on the edge of neutrondrip line are studied by using a three-body model. A density-dependent contact interaction is employed to calculate the ground state of halo nuclei 6He and 11Li, as well as a skin nucleus 24O. Dipole excitations in these nuclei are also studied within the same model. We point out that the dineutron-type correlation plays a dominant role in the halo nuclei 6He and 11Li having the coupled spin of the two neutrons S = 0, while the correlation similar to the BCS type is important in 24O. Contributions of the spin S = 1 and S = 0 configurations are separately discussed in the low-energy dipole excitations. The calculated results are compared with recent experimental data of 6He and 11Li.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics