18-22 September 2023
GSI Darmstadt, Germany
Europe/Berlin timezone

Systematics of the dipole polarizability

20 Sep 2023, 11:30
Main Lecture Hall (GSI Darmstadt, Germany)

Main Lecture Hall

GSI Darmstadt, Germany

Südbau (SB1), GSI Campus
Oral Nuclear structure, short-range correlations and direct reactions Nuclear structure, short-range correlations and direct reactions


Isabelle Brandherm (Technische Universität Darmstadt)


The electric dipole polarizability is a key observable for the understanding of nuclear matter. Strong correlations between the neutron skin thickness, the dipole polarizability and the parameters of the symmetry energy term in the equation of state of neutron rich matter have been found within the framework of energy density functional theory [1].
The polarizability is experimentally accessible by a measurement of the full electric dipole strength distribution of atomic nuclei. A well suited technique for this purpose is inelastic proton scattering at relativistic velocities. At extreme forward angles Coulomb excitation dominates over the nuclear interaction. Such experimental conditions can be realized at the Research Center for Nuclear Physics in Osaka, Japan. There, the dipole response of various nuclei has been explored in the last decade. The scattered protons were measured with the Grand Raiden (GR) magnetic spectrometer, which can be placed at extreme forward angles up to 0$^\circ$ [3]. Measured spectra are deconvoluted into the contributions of different multipolarities by performing a multipole decomposition analysis based on DWBA calculations [2].
In this talk new results on the dipole polarizability of $^{58}$Ni and $^{90}$Zr will be presented. Also the now available systematics of the dipole polarizability will be discussed: from light and medium-mass to heavy nuclei [4,5,6,7,8,9].
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[1] P.-G. Reinhard and W. Nazarewicz, Phys. Rev. C 81, 051303(R) (2010)
[2] P. von Neumann-Cosel and A. Tamii, Eur. Phys. J. A55, 110 (2019)
[3] A. Tamii et al., Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 605, 326 (2009)
[4] A. Tamii et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 062505 (2011)
[5] J. Birkhan et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 252501 (2017)
[6] S. Bassauer et al., Phys. Lett. B 810, 135804 (2020)
[7] R. Fearick et al., Phys. Rev. Res. 5, L022044 (2023)
[8] J. Ahrens et al., Nucl. Phys. A 251, 79 (1975)
[9] D. M. Rossi et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 242503 (2013)
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Supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) – Project-ID 279384907, SFB 1245.

Primary authors

Isabelle Brandherm (Technische Universität Darmstadt) Prof. Peter von Neumann-Cosel (Technische Universität Darmstadt) Atsushi Tamii (Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Japan)


Gianluca Colò (Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy) Tobias Klaus (Technische Universität Darmstadt) Hiroaki Matsubara (Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Japan) Prof. Norbert Pietralla (Technische Universität Darmstadt) Paul-Gerhard Reinhard (Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Erlangen, Germany) Xavier Roca-Maza (Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)

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