Splitting of the isovector giant dipole resonance in neutron-rich spherical nuclei Academic Article uri icon


  • The well-known splitting of the isovector giant dipole resonance is traditionally explained as a phenomenon of the nuclear isospin asymmetry (isospin splitting model) or the nuclear deformation. We suggest a new mechanism of the splitting of the giant multipole resonances in spherical neutron-rich nuclei resulting from the interplay of the isovector and isoscalar sounds with different velocities. Our approach is based on the collisional Landau kinetic theory and can be used for description of the splitting phenomena for both the isoscalar and the isovector modes in a wide region of nuclear masses A~40-240. For the isovector dipole modes, the evaluated values of the splitting energy, the relative strength of the main and satellite resonance peaks, and the contribution to the energy-weighted sum rule are in agreement with experimental data. 2006 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Kolomietz, V. M., Magner, A. G., & Shlomo, S.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Kolomietz, VM||Magner, AG||Shlomo, S

publication date

  • February 2006