Compressional-mode resonances in the molybdenum isotopes

Published: August 2020 Garg

Lead Author(s): K.B. Howard

"Why are the tin isotopes soft?" has remained, for the past decade, an open problem in nuclear structure. Models that reproduce the isoscalar giant monopole resonance (ISGMR) in the doubly-closed shell nuclei 90Zr and 208Pb also overestimate the ISGMR energies of the open-shell tin and cadmium nuclei, by as much as 1 MeV. The implications on the nuclear Equation of State are significant. Learn more

Publication: Compressional-mode resonances in the molybdenum isotopes: Emergence of softness in open-shell nuclei near A = 90