News tagged with magic numbers

Has the magic gone from Calcium-52?

For the first time scientists have measured the radius of a calcium nucleus with 32 neutrons – indicating that nuclear physics theories don't describe atomic nuclei as well as previously thought.

dateFeb 10, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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Evidence for a new nuclear 'magic number'

Researchers have come one step closer to understanding unstable atomic nuclei. A team of researchers from RIKEN, the University of Tokyo and other institutions in Japan and Italy has provided evidence for a new nuclear magic ...

dateOct 09, 2013 in General Physics
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The 'Magic' of Tin

( -- The metal tin lacks the value and prestige of gold, silver, and platinum -- but to nuclear physicists, tin is magic.

dateAug 06, 2010 in General Physics
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