Low-energy dipole response of exotic nuclei
Institut für Kernphysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Schlossgartenstraße 9, D-64289, Darmstadt, Germany
2 GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Planckstr. 1, D-64291, Darmstadt, Germany
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Accepted: 15 August 2019
Published online: 3 December 2019
The electric dipole response of neutron-rich nuclei is discussed from an experimental perspective using selected examples. After introducing the main experimental method, which is relativistic Coulomb excitation in conjunction with invariant-mass spectroscopy, the response of neutron-rich nuclei is discussed separately for light halo nuclei and heavier neutron-rich nuclei. Finally, the perspective for constraining the equation of state of neutron-rich matter close to saturation density from measurements of the dipole response of neutron-rich nuclei is discussed.
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