Critical conditions for instability in the isovector unnatural-parity channel in nuclei are investigated in terms of the random-phase approximation. The particle-hole residual interaction consists of the π and ρ (2π) meson-exchange attractive components in addition to the short-range repulsive Landau term. It is found that the nonresonant part of the iterated two-pion exchange moves the characteristics of the nuclear phase transition closer to those for rho-meson condensation. This mode may dominate at high density.
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