At the edge of nuclear stability: nonlinear quantum amplifiers

Attila Csoto, Heinz Oberhummer, Helmut Schlattl

Submitted on 17 October 2000


We show that nuclei lying at the edge of stability can behave as nonlinear quantum amplifiers. A tiny change in the nucleon-nucleon interaction can trigger a much bigger change in the binding energy of these systems, relative to the few-cluster breakup threshold.


Comment: 4 pages with 1 figure. Proceedings of the Exotic Nuclear Structures Conference, Debrecen, Hungary, 15-20 May, 2000. To be published in Heavy Ion Physics. The postscript file and more information are available at and http://www.MPA-Garching.MPG.DE/~schlattl/

Subjects: Nuclear Theory; Astrophysics; High Energy Physics - Phenomenology