Constraints on the symmetry energy and neutron skins from experiments and theory

  title={Constraints on the symmetry energy and neutron skins from experiments and theory},
  author={M. B. Tsang and Jirina Rikovska Stone and F. Camera and Paweł Danielewicz and Stefano Gandolfi and K. Hebeler and C. J. Horowitz and Jenny Lee and William G. Lynch and Zach Kohley and R. C. Lemmon and Peter Moller and Tetsuya Murakami and S Riordan and Xavier Roca-Maza and Francesca Sammarruca and Andrew W. Steiner and Isaac Vida{\~n}a and Sherry J Yennello},
  journal={Physical Review C},
The symmetry energy contribution to the nuclear equation of state impacts various phenomena in nuclear astrophysics, nuclear structure, and nuclear reactions. Its determination is a key objective of contemporary nuclear physics, with consequences for the understanding of dense matter within neutron stars. We examine the results of laboratory experiments that have provided initial constraints on the nuclear symmetry energy and on its density dependence at and somewhat below normal nuclear matter… Expand

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