Giant Monopole Resonances in Nuclei and Compressibility of Nuclear Matter

  • J. P. Blaizot
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 45)


Within the last three years one has obtained more and more evidence on the excitation of a giant monopole resonance in the inelastic scattering of various particles on nuclei. (For references see the review presented by F.E. Bertrand at this Summer School.) The importance of this mode of excitation of the nucleus lies in the fact that its frequency is related to the compressibility of nuclear matter. We briefly discuss here the problems encountered when one attempts to extract the value of the compressibility of nuclear matter from the observed frequency of the giant monopole resonance (the so-called breathing mode)1.


Effective Mass Nuclear Matter Heavy Nucleus Compression Modulus Collective Mode 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Blaizot
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  1. 1.Service de Physique ThéoriqueCEN SaclayGif-sur-YvetteFrance

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