Spatial properties of pairing and quarteting correlations in nuclei
1 ‘Horia Hulubei’ National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Bucharest-Măgurele, Romania
2 Academy of Romanian Scientists, Bucharest, Romania
3 Bioterra University, Bucharest, Romania
4 Department of Physics, University of Bucharest, Romania
Published online: 11 May 2016
Interest in the study of the spatial properties of pairing correlations in nuclei has recently been revived. The main interesting physical quantity is the coherence length (CL). We investigate the CL as obtained from schematic pairing potentials. We then generalize to quarteting correlations by considering the CL build out of proton and neutron pairs. We point out the main differences between the pairing and quarteting CLs. Finally we comment on the important role of proton-neutron correlations as they strongly modify the behaviour of the CL when taken into account.
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