Bounds to the size of halo nuclei
M. Lassaut, R.J. Lombard
Groupe de Physique Théorique, Institut de Physique Nucléaire, F-91406 Orsay Cedex, France
Received: 18 September 1998 Communicated by P. Schuck
Inspired by the Bertlmann-Martin inequality relating the rms radius of the ground state wave function to the lowest dipole transition energy, we have proposed a dimensional relationship to be used in weakly bound two-body systems. In the present work, it is applied to halo nuclei. Lower and upper bounds to the size of halo nuclei are compared to values obtained from reaction cross sections. The case of the deuteron is also presented.
21.10.-K Properties of nuclei; nuclear energy level - 21.10.Gv Mass and neutron distributions