Proton skins in momentum space and neutron skins in coordinate space in heavy nuclei

Bao-Jun Cai, Bao-An Li, Lie-Wen Chen
2016 Physical Review C  
Neutron-skins in coordinate space and proton-skins in momentum space are predicted to coexist in heavy nuclei and their correlation is governed by Liouville's theorem and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. An analysis of their correlation within a further extended Thomas-Fermi (ETF^+) approximation incorporating effects of nucleon short-range correlations reveals generally that protons move faster than neutrons in neutron-skins of heavy nuclei.
doi:10.1103/physrevc.94.061302 fatcat:uioeaxw5obhzpd55oixazs45gu