Magic Numbers in Exotic Nuclei and Spin-Isospin Properties of the NN Interaction

Takaharu Otsuka, Rintaro Fujimoto, Yutaka Utsuno, B. Alex Brown, Michio Honma, and Takahiro Mizusaki
Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 082502 – Published 3 August 2001
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The magic numbers in exotic nuclei are discussed, and their novel origin is shown to be the spin-isospin dependent part of the nucleon-nucleon interaction in nuclei. The importance and robustness of this mechanism is shown in terms of meson exchange, G-matrix, and QCD theories. In neutron-rich exotic nuclei, magic numbers such as N=8, 20, etc. can disappear, while N=6, 16, etc. arise, affecting the structure of the lightest exotic nuclei to nucleosynthesis of heavy elements.

  • Received 31 March 2001


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Authors & Affiliations

Takaharu Otsuka1,2, Rintaro Fujimoto1, Yutaka Utsuno3, B. Alex Brown4, Michio Honma5, and Takahiro Mizusaki6

  • 1Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033, Japan
  • 2RIKEN, Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
  • 3Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195, Japan
  • 4National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824
  • 5Center for Mathematical Sciences, University of Aizu, Tsuruga, Ikki-machi, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima 965-8580, Japan
  • 6Department of Law, Senshu University, Higashimita, Tama, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, 214-8580, Japan

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Comment on “Magic Numbers in Exotic Nuclei and Spin-Isospin Properties of the NN Interaction”

A. P. Zuker
Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 179201 (2003)

Otsuka et al. Reply:

T. Otsuka, R. Fujimoto, Y. Utsuno, B. A. Brown, M. Honma, and T. Mizusaki
Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 179202 (2003)

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