Deducing the nuclear-matter incompressibility coefficient from data on isoscalar compression modes

  • S. Shlomo
  • V. M. Kolomietz
  • G. Colò
Dynamics and Thermodynamics with Nuclear Degrees of Freedom

DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2006-10100-3

Cite this article as:
Shlomo, S., Kolomietz, V.M. & Colò, G. Eur. Phys. J. A (2006) 30: 23. doi:10.1140/epja/i2006-10100-3


Accurate assessment of the value of the incompressibility coefficient, K, of symmetric nuclear matter, which is directly related to the curvature of the equation of state (EOS), is needed to extend our knowledge of the EOS in the vicinity of the saturation point. We review the current status of K as determined from experimental data on isoscalar giant monopole and dipole resonances (compression modes) in nuclei, by employing the microscopic theory based on the random-phase approximation (RPA).


21.65.+f Nuclear matter 24.30.Cz Giant resonances 21.60.Jz Hartree-Fock and random-phase approximation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Shlomo
    • 1
  • V. M. Kolomietz
    • 2
  • G. Colò
    • 3
  1. 1.Cyclotron InstituteTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Institut for Nuclear ResearchKievUkraine
  3. 3.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità degli Studi, and INFNMilanoItaly

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