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Nuclear radius

  1. Dec 7, 2007 #1
    Where can I find recent and recommended nuclear radius for all isotopes
     
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  3. Dec 7, 2007 #2

    malawi_glenn

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    depends on what kind of radius you are after.. Nucleis are not solid objects with defined boundaries.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2007 #3

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  5. Dec 7, 2007 #4
    there are some experimental and theoretical studies on nuclear radius. but around ten years old. I believe that like a liquid drop, nucleus should have a radius as well.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2007 #5

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    Then I would say that you lack basic understanding of nuclear physics. The Nucleus is a many body system of quantum particles. Just as the electrons in an atom for example, you have a probability distribution of the nucleons in the nuclei. The liqiud drop model is just a model, in the first order approximation easy speaking. You must treat the nucleus as a quantum entity.

    You can define the nuclear radius on many ways, like the half charge-density radius, r.m.s radius, mean radius etc etc.

    Then I would like you to specify what kind of defenition for the nuclear radius you are looking for, and for what purpose.
     
  7. Dec 7, 2007 #6

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