Anti-analog giant dipole resonances and the neutron skin of nuclei

Krasznahorkaya, A. and Paar, Nils and Vretenar, Dario and Harakeh, M. N. (2013) Anti-analog giant dipole resonances and the neutron skin of nuclei. Physics Letters B, 720 (4-5). pp. 428-432. ISSN 0370-2693

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Abstract

We examine a method to determine the neutron-skin thickness of nuclei using data on the charge-exchange anti-analog giant dipole resonance (AGDR). Calculations performed using the relativistic proton–neutron quasiparticle random-phase approximation (pn-RQRPA) reproduce the isotopic trend of the excitation energies of the AGDR, as well as that of the spin-flip giant dipole resonances (IVSGDR), in comparison to available data for the even–even isotopes 112–124Sn. It is shown that the excitation energies of the AGDR, obtained using a set of density-dependent effective interactions which span a range of the symmetry energy at saturation density, supplemented with the experimental values, provide a stringent constraint on value of the neutron-skin thickness. For 124Sn, in particular, we determine the value ΔRpn=0.21±0.05 fm. The result of the present study shows that a measurement of the excitation energy of the AGDR in (p,n) reactions using rare-isotope beams in inverse kinematics, provides a valuable method for the determination of neutron-skin thickness in exotic nuclei.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: giant resonance, neutron skin
Date: 2013
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Project code: 119-1191005-1010
Publisher: Elsevier
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 11 May 2014 05:52
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 15:33
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/1005

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