Probing cold dense nuclear matter

Subedi, R. et al. (2008) Probing cold dense nuclear matter. Science, 320(5882), pp. 1476-1478. (doi:10.1126/science.1156675)

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Abstract

The protons and neutrons in a nucleus can form strongly correlated nucleon pairs. Scattering experiments, where a proton is knocked-out of the nucleus with high momentum transfer and high missing momentum, show that in 12C the neutron-proton pairs are nearly twenty times as prevalent as proton-proton pairs and, by inference, neutron-neutron pairs. This difference between the types of pairs is due to the nature of the strong force and has implications for understanding cold dense nuclear systems such as neutron stars.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Annand, Dr John and Rosner, Professor Guenther
Authors: Subedi, R., Shneor, R., Monaghan, P., Anderson, B.D., Aniol, K., Annand, J.R.M., Arrington, J., Benaoum, H., Benmokhtar, F., Boeglin, W., Chen, J.P., Choi, S., Cisbani, E., Craver, B., Frullani, S., Garibaldi, F., Gilad, S., Gilman, R., Glamazdin, O., Hansen, J.O., Higinbotham, D.W., Holmstrom, T., Ibrahim, H., Igarashi, R., de Jager, C.W., Jans, E., Jiang, X., Kaufman, L.J., Kelleher, A., Kolarkar, A., Kumbartzki, G., LeRose, J.J., Lindgren, R., Liyanage, N., Margaziotis, D.J., Markowitz, P., Marrone, S., Mazouz, M., Meekins, D., Michaels, R., Moffit, B., Perdrisat, C.F., Piasetzky, E., Potokar, M., Punjabi, V., Qiang, Y., Reinhold, J., Ron, G., Rosner, G., Saha, A., Sawatzky, B., Shahinyan, A., Sirca, S., Slifer, K., Solvignon, P., Sulkosky, V., Urciuoli, G.M., Voutier, E., Watson, J.W., Weinstein, L.B., Wojtsekhowski, B., Wood, S., Zheng, X.C., and Zhu, L.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Science
Publisher:American Association for the Advancement of Science
ISSN:0036-8075
ISSN (Online):1095-9203
Published Online:29 May 2008

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