In order to study the implications for nuclear structure of the data on nuclear masses, the separation energies of neutron and proton pairs have been plotted in various ways. S 2n is used to designate the separation energy of a neutron pair and is given here only for even-N nuclei. S 2p designates the separation energy of a proton pair and is given only for even-Z nuclei. Thus the pair separation energies presented always pertain to two nucleons in the same orbit.
KeywordsSeparation Energy Magic Number Single Particle State Neutron Number Nuclear Mass
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.