Di-neutron correlation in light neutron-rich nuclei

K. Hagino, H. Sagawa, P. Schuck

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Using a three-body model with density-dependent contact interaction, we discuss the root mean square distance between the two valence neutrons in 11Li nuclues as a function of the center of mass of the neutrons relative to the core nucleus 9Li. We show that the mean distance takes a pronounced minimum around the surface of the nucleus, indicating a strong surface di-neutron correlation. We demonstrate that the pairing correlation plays an essential role in this behavior. We also discuss the di-neutron structure in the 8He nucleus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2045-2049
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics E
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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