Special Issue "Nuclear Symmetry Energy"


A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Dinesh Shetty
Department of Physics, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401, USA
Website: http://www.gvsu.edu/physics/index.cfm?id=5049EF94-C61D-16CB-FEF3F347F3AAC573
E-Mail: shettyd@gvsu.edu
Interests: physics of exotic nuclei using beams of rare-isotope nuclei; heavy-ion reactions; structure of neutron stars and nuclear symmetry energy; fusion & fission reaction studies

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Manuscripts regarding research on nuclear symmetry energy in theoretical and experimental areas are invited for this Special Issue of Nuclear Symmetry Energy. Nuclear symmetry energy is of fundamental importance for studying systems as diverse as the atomic nucleus and the neutron star. Considerable theoretical and experimental efforts are being made to understand nuclear symmetry energy, and its dependence on nuclear density and temperature. In particular, the high density behavior of nuclear symmetry energy is currently unconstrained. Constraints on the high density behavior of nuclear symmetry energy is important for understanding a wide range of issues in the area of nuclear physics and nuclear astrophysics; topics range from neutron-rich nuclei to the structure and cooling of neutron stars, among others. The prospect of neutron-rich beams becoming available at FRIB (the Future Rare Isotope Beam Facility) in the USA, and other facilities world-wide, is expected to generate a significant amount of information on nuclear symmetry energy, and its role in shaping matter in its extreme form.

Prof. Dr. Dinesh Shetty
Guest Editor


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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  • nuclear symmetry energy
  • nuclear equation of state
  • neutron-rich nuclei
  • neutron stars
  • nuclear matter

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Symmetry 2015, 7(1), 15-31; doi:10.3390/sym7010015
Received: 30 September 2014 / Accepted: 8 December 2014 / Published: 29 December 2014
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Symmetry 2014, 6(4), 851-879; doi:10.3390/sym6040851
Received: 23 July 2014 / Revised: 21 September 2014 / Accepted: 24 September 2014 / Published: 20 October 2014
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