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Nuclear Symmetry Energy Effects on the Bulk Properties of Neutron-rich Finite Nuclei

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Manolis Divaris, Charalampos Moustakidis
Manolis Divaris, Charalampos Moustakidis


We systematically study the effect of the nuclear symmetry energy in the basic properties of finite, neutron-rich, heavy nuclei where symmetry energy plays a dominant role. We employ a variational method, in the framework of the Thomas-Fermi approximation, to study the effect of the symmetry energy on the neutron skin thickness and symmetry energy coefficients of various nuclei. The isospin asymmetry function a(r) is directly related to the symmetry energy as a consequence of the variational principle. In addition to this, the Coulomb interaction is included in a self-consistent way. The energy density of the asymmetric nuclear matter that is used, has its origins in a momentum-dependent interaction.


symmetry energy; neutron-rich nuclei; neutron-skin

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/hnps.2992


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