Nuclear size isomers
1 NRC Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia
2 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
3 Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Mexico
4 JYFL, Jyvaskyla University, Jyvaskyla, Finland
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Published online: 19 January 2016
Developing of methods of measuring the radii of nuclei in their highly excited states led to observation of those with dimensions enhanced and, probably, diminished in comparison with the corresponding ground states. Experimental data including very recent ones demonstrating that such “size isomers” belong to two groups: excited states having neutron halos (in 13C, 11Be and 9Be) and some specific cluster states (in 12C, 13C and 11B), are discussed.
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