Compressibility of Nuclei as a Test of Nuclear Matter Theories

Eberhard R. Hilf   Phone: +49-(0)441-798-2542   Fax: +49-(0)441-798-3201
H. v. Groote
W. D. Myers


Date: 1974

Article: published in GSI-Report 1974

With microscopic selfconsistent nuclear theories there is the wellknown
lack of information that whilst the application to nuclear matter can be
done and is uniquely defined, no nuclear-matter can be experimentally 
produced to check the theoretical predictions, e.g. for saturation-
binding, -density and compressibility.
On the other hand finite nuclei are experimentally well studied, but the
application of microscopic nuclear theories to them is extremely complicated,
by no means unique and has to use additional model-assumptions of how to 
treat the surface of the nucleus.
In this paper we attempt to construct a bridge between the theoretical
prediction and the experimental data for one of the  nuclear-matter properties,
the compressibility, thus providing a test of nuclear matter theories.

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