Structure of giant nuclear molecules

  • Strong indirect evidence exists for the existence of attractive forces between nuclei making surface contact. Experimentally, the recent observations of spontaneous positron production in heavy-ion collisions can only be understood if nuclei stick together for times long compared to the collision time. We show that any such tendency for nuclei to attract implies the existence of nuclear molecules with entirely new kinds of collective modes. We present a simple model for these modes and apply it to 238U-238U.

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Author:Peter Otto Hess, Walter GreinerGND, William T. Pinkston
Parent Title (German):Physical review letters
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2006/06/30
Year of first Publication:1984
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2006/06/30
Page Number:4
First Page:1535
Last Page:1538
Institutes:Physik / Physik
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik / 530 Physik
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht