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Symmetrical tin

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


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

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

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