Ab initio study of the potential bubble nucleus Si34

Monday 22 May 2017, 1.00PM to 2.00pm

Speaker: Dr Vittorio Somà

The possibility that an unconventional depletion (referred to as a “bubble”) occurs in the center of the charge density distribution of certain nuclei due to a purely quantum mechanical effect has attracted theoretical and experimental attention in recent years. I will present an application of one of the state-of-the-art ab initio methods, the Green’s function approach, that addresses one of such candidates, silicon 34. In addition to ground-state properties of Si34 and its counterpart S36, I will discuss the low-lying spectroscopy of neighbouring isotopes and its connection with the conjectured presence of a proton bubble.

Location: G/020