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Nuclear Seminars 2016 Spring

  Title: Examining nuclear shell structure effects on isoscalar giant monopole resonance and nuclear incompressibility near A~90
  Speaker: Dr. Yogesh Gupta
  Institute: University of Notre Dame
  Date: Monday, February 8, 2016
  Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST
  Place: Nieuwland Science Hall, Room 124


Nuclear incompressibility is a fundamental quantity characterizing the equation of state (EOS) of nuclear matter. Experimentally, it may be determined from the compressional "breathing mode" of nuclear density oscillation, the isoscalar giant monopole resonance (ISGMR) in finite nuclei. Analyses of the ISGMR have implied that the determination of nuclear incompressibility is independent of the choice of the nucleus, provided that approximately 100% energy weighted sum rule (EWSR) fraction is exhausted in the ISGMR peak; this condition is satisfied for sufficiently heavy nuclei (A> 90).

In a recent work from Texas A & M group, it was claimed that the ISGMR strength distributions vary in a dramatic manner in nuclei near A~ 90 region. In particular, the A=92 nuclei, 92Zr and 92Mo, emerged quite disparate from the others. These results, if correct, imply significant nuclear structure contribution to the nuclear incompressibility in this mass region. To further examine these surprising and highly intriguing results, inelastic scattering of 385-MeV α particles has been measured on 90, 92Zr and 92Mo nuclei using the "Grand Raiden" spectrometer at RCNP, Japan. Results obtained from multipole decomposition analysis would be discussed.




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Examining nuclear shell structure effects on isoscalar giant monopole resonance and nuclear incompressibility near A~90 February 8 Dr. Yogesh Gupta
University of Notre Dame
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February 29
Spring Break March 7
TBA March 14 Dr. Sean Liddick

March 21
Easter March 28

April 4

April 11
TBA April 18 Prof. Dieter Frekers
University of Münster, Germany
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TBA May 2 Dr. Dawn Shaughnessy
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TBA May 9 Prof. Nadia Fomin
University of Tennessee

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