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.
- Pub Date:
- October 2000
- Nuclear Theory;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 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 http://matrix.elte.hu/~csoto http://info.tuwien.ac.at/e142/ and http://www.MPA-Garching.MPG.DE/~schlattl/