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Title: Neutron skins and neutron stars

The neutron-skin thickness of heavy nuclei provides a fundamental link to the equation of state of neutron-rich matter, and hence to the properties of neutron stars. The Lead Radius Experiment ('PREX') at Jefferson Laboratory has recently provided the first model-independence evidence on the existence of a neutron-rich skin in {sup 208}Pb. In this contribution we examine how the increased accuracy in the determination of neutron skins expected from the commissioning of intense polarized electron beams may impact the physics of neutron stars.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4350 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22280688
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1563; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Workshop to explore physics opportunities with intense, polarized electron beams at 50-300 MeV, Cambridge, MA (United States), 14-16 Mar 2013; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ACCURACY; CEBAF ACCELERATOR; ELECTRON BEAMS; ELECTRON REACTIONS; EQUATIONS OF STATE; LEAD 208; NEUTRON STARS; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR MATTER; NUCLEAR STRUCTURE