Nuclei: A superfluid condensate of particles? A study within the interacting-boson model

Y. K. Gambhir, P. Ring, P. Schuck

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The authors have studied the question of whether pairs of neutrons and pairs of protons of the usual superfluid phases form a bound state to give rise to a superfluid condensate of " particles." They indeed find indications for this to be the case from a BCS-like study for bosons using the proton-neutron interacting-boson model as well as from an even-odd effect in the number of pairs using experimental binding energies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1235-1238
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1983


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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