Extreme breathing excitations of atomic nuclei

Research paper by A. N. Antonov, V. A. Nikolaev, I. Zh. Petkov

Indexed on: 10 May '08Published on: 10 May '08Published in: Il Nuovo Cimento A (1971-1996)


The existence of extreme breathing nuclear states is predicted in the framework of coherent density fluctuation model. The energies of these states are comparable with the nuclear binding energies. The nuclear size is considerably larger in the excited states than in the ground state. There exists a threshold with respect to the mass numberA for the appearance of the breathing vibrations. The extreme nuclear states are discussed in relation with the collective mechanism in deep inelastic proton-nuclei scattering, in which a formation of highly excited system is suggested.