News & Views | Published:

Nuclear physics

Symmetrical tin

Nature volume 486, pages 330331 (21 June 2012) | Download Citation

Subjects

The tin isotope 100Sn is the heaviest 'doubly magic nucleus' that has an equal number of protons and neutrons. It is now finally starting to give up its secrets, thanks to the persistent efforts of nuclear physicists. See Article p.341

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1.

    et al. Nature 486, 341–345 (2012).

  2. 2.

    Phys. Rev. 74, 235–239 (1948).

  3. 3.

    & Elementary Theory of Nuclear Shell Structure (Wiley, 1955).

  4. 4.

    & Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. 61, 602–673 (2008).

  5. 5.

    et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 022504 (2007).

  6. 6.

    & Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A 356, 1985–2006 (1998).

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

  1. Daniel Bazin is at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824–1321, USA.

    • Daniel Bazin

Authors

  1. Search for Daniel Bazin in:

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Daniel Bazin.

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/486330a

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing