Nuclear radius

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Where can I find recent and recommended nuclear radius for all isotopes
 

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malawi_glenn
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depends on what kind of radius you are after.. Nucleis are not solid objects with defined boundaries.
 
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Its possible one exists, but it may not be published, widely circulated or accessible via the internet.

There is this - http://www.nndc.bnl.gov/amdc/web/nubase_en.html [Broken]

and http://www.nndc.bnl.gov/amdc/ [Broken] or http://www.nndc.bnl.gov/masses/
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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