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Hadrons and Nuclei

Eur. Phys. J. A 11, 155-160 (2001)

Thick skin in neutron/proton-rich sodium isotopes

Y.K. Gambhir1, A. Bhagwat1, N. Van Giai2 and P. Schuck2

1  Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Mumbai 400076, India
2  Institut de Physique Nucléaire, Université Paris-Sud, F-91406 Orsay Cedex, France


(Received: 24 April 2001 / Revised version: 14 June 2001 Communicated by Th. Walcher)

Nucleon (both neutron and proton) density distributions of the chain of sodium isotopes are calculated using a semi-phenomenological model of nuclear density which incorporates correctly the asymptotic behaviour and the behaviour near the centre. The experimental charge root-mean-square radii and the single neutron and proton separation energies, required as input, are used. The calculated interaction cross-sections using these densities in the Glauber model agree well with the experiment. The calculated neutron rms radii $r_{\rm n}$ and the nuclear skin thickness ( $r_{\rm n} - r_{\rm p}$) closely agree with the corresponding experimental values and also are consistent with the Relativistic Hartree-Bogoliubov (RHB) calculations.

27.20.+n - $6\leq A \leq 19$ .
21.10.Ft - Charge distribution.
21.60.-n - Nuclear-structure models and methods.
25.70.-z - Low and intermediate energy heavy-ion reactions.

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