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On the existence of Rydberg nuclear molecules

Bertulani, Carlos ; Frederico, Tobias ; Hussein, Mahir Saleh (2022)
On the existence of Rydberg nuclear molecules.
In: Physics Letters B, 2017, 774
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00012731
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Item Type: Article
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: On the existence of Rydberg nuclear molecules
Language: English
Date: 2022
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal or Publication Title: Physics Letters B
Volume of the journal: 774
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00012731
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Origin: Secondary publication

Present nuclear detection techniques prevents us from determining if the analogue of a Rydberg molecule exists for the nuclear case. But nothing in nature disallows their existence. As in the atomic case, Rydberg nuclear molecules would be a laboratory for new aspects and applications of nuclear physics. We propose that Rydberg nuclear molecules, which represent the exotic, halo nuclei version, such as ¹¹Be + ¹¹Be, of the well known quasimolecules observed in stable nuclei such as ¹²C + ¹²C, might be common structures that could manifest their existence along the dripline. A study of possible candidates and the expected structure of such exotic clustering of two halo nuclei: the Rydberg nuclear molecules, is made on the basis of three different methods. It is shown that such cluster structures might be stable and unexpectedly common.

Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-127318
Classification DDC: 500 Science and mathematics > 530 Physics
Divisions: 05 Department of Physics > Institute of Nuclear Physics
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2022 12:44
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2023 07:32
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/12731
PPN: 505196719
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