Isospin impurity in the 16O1 ground state

M. N. Butler, S. E. Koonin

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We calculate the isospin impurity of the 16O ground state induced by the direct Coulomb interaction using both Skyrme forces and a relativistic mean-field model. The effects of the Coulomb exchange interaction, the neutron-proton mass difference, and the Coulomb spin-orbit coupling are also considered for the Skyrme forces. We find an isospin impurity which is consistent with previous calculations but is 10-20 times larger than that inferred from experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-20
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 3 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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