Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Jack Silano

Executive Summary

We are developing a novel method for systematically studying the evolution of the nuclear equation of state of two isotopes of tin by measuring their low-energy nuclear dipole strength over a broad range of neutron-to-proton ratios. Our measurements will support nuclear weapons science by providing highly accurate experimental data for improving microscopic nuclear models and calculations of astrophysical nucleosynthesis and neutron star structure.

Publications, Presentations, Etc.

Silano, J., et al. 2019. "Connecting Nuclear Structure to Stellar Astrophysics: Neutron Skin in Tin Isotopes." LLNL-PRES-771264.

——— . 2019. "Connecting Nuclear Structure to Stellar Astrophysics: Neutron Skin in Tin Isotopes." LLNL-PRES-779990.