The neutron deficient Sr and Zr nuclei are studied in the relativistic mean-field approach. Large deformations and shape coexistence are predicted for these nuclei in the vicinity of the proton drip line. The charge radii are found to increase with the removal of neutrons from the semimagic Sr88 and Zr90, in close agreement with the recent isotopic-shift measurements.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics