Research Article Open Access


  • Khaled Hassaneen Sohag University, Egypt
  • Hesham Mansour Cairo University, Egypt

Physics International
Volume 4 No. 1, 2013, 37-59


The microscopic and bulk properties of nuclear matter at zero and finite temperatures are studied in the frame of the Brueckner theory. The results for the symmetry energy are also obtained using different potentials. The calculations are based on realistic nucleon-nucleon interactions which reproduce the nucleon-nucleon phase shifts. These microscopic approaches are supplemented by a density-dependent contact interaction to achieve the empirical saturation property of symmetric nuclear matter. Special attention is paid to behavior of the effective mass in asymmetric nuclear matter. The nuclear symmetry potential at fixed nuclear density is also calculated and its value decreases with increasing the nucleon energy. The hot properties of nuclear matter are also calculated using T2-approximation at low temperatures. Good agreement is obtained in comparison with previous works around the saturation point.

How to Cite

Hassaneen, K. & Mansour, H. (2013). THE PROPERTIES OF NUCLEAR MATTER. Physics International, 4(1), 37-59.



  • Brueckner-Hartree-Fock Approximation
  • Self-Consistent Greens Function (SCGF) Method
  • Three-Body Forces
  • Symmetry Energy
  • Symmetry Potential
  • Effective Mass and T2-Approximation Method