In extreme conditions, new nuclei are formed and new states of matter may appear. Neutrons and protons display different arrangements in nuclei that puzzle Dapnia physicists: what rules do they obey? Which models are best suited to describe the nucleus? What are the astrophysical implications?
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The atomic nucleus is a many-body quantum system of strongly interacting particles, the protons and neutrons. As a complete description of this system from first principles is not possible, mean-field and shell models are used to describe the ... More »