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Pygmy resonance and torus mode within Vlasov dynamics

Abstract : The pygmy dipole resonance in neutron-rich nuclei is studied within the framework of the Vlasov equation which is solved numerically. The interaction used in the Thomas-Fermi ground state and in the Vlasov equation is derived from an energy functional which correctly describes the equation of state of nuclear matter and neutron matter. It is found that the pygmy resonance appears in the electric dipole response of all nuclei with strong neutron excess, the energies and transition probabilities being in reasonable agreement with experimental results. Since the Vlasov equation does not account for any shell effects, this indicates that the existence of the pygmy resonance is a generic phenomenon and does not rely on the specific shell structure. Besides the electric dipole response, the isoscalar torus response is calculated. The transition densities and velocity fields are discussed, too. A comparison of the peak positions and velocity fields suggests that the pygmy resonance can be identified with the mainly isoscalar torus mode.
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Michael Urban. Pygmy resonance and torus mode within Vlasov dynamics. Physical Review C, American Physical Society, 2012, 85, pp.034322. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevC.85.034322⟩. ⟨in2p3-00578493⟩



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