Coulomb Displacement Energies and Neutron-Proton Density Distributions Academic Article uri icon


  • We call attention to the fact that an accumulation of recent data concerning rn, the rms radius of neutron density distributions, in neutron-rich nuclei indicate that values of Δr=rn-rp are considerably smaller than those obtained from simple shell-model prescriptions or predicted by common Hartree-Fock calculations. We show that values of Δr consistent with these data can explain the long-standing Coulomb energy problem (Nolen-Schiffer anomaly). © 1977 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Shlomo, S., & Friedman, E.

citation count

  • 23

publication date

  • November 1977