Extended tests of an SU(3) partial dynamical symmetry [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Nuclear Physics, 2015. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
- Physical Description:
- Article numbers 014,312 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy. Office of Nuclear Physics, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Background: A recent survey of well-deformed rare earth nuclei showed that B(E2) values from the γ band to the ground band could be explained rather well by a parameter-free description in terms of a partial dynamical symmetry (PDS). Purpose: Our purpose in this paper is to extend this study to deformed and transitional nuclei in the actinide and A ~ 100 regions to determine if the success of the PDS description is general in medium- and heavy-mass nuclei and to investigate further where it breaks down. Method: As with the previous study we study the empirical relative B(E2 : γ to ground) values in comparison to a pure rotor (Alaga) model and to the SU(3) PDS. Results: The data for the actinides, albeit sparser than in the rare-earth region, are reasonably well accounted for by the PDS but with systematic discrepancies. For the Mo isotopes, the PDS improves on the Alaga rules but largely fails to account for the data. Conclusions: As in the rare earths, the parameter-free PDS gives improved predictions compared to the Alaga rules for the actinides. The differences between the PDS predictions and the data are shown to point directly to specific mixing effects. Finally, in the Mo isotopes, their transitional character is directly seen in the large deviations of the B(E2) values from the PDS in the direction of the selection rules of the vibrator.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/16/2015., "la-ur--14-29615", Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics 91 1 ISSN 0556-2813 AM, and Aaron Joseph Couture; Richard F. Casten; R. B. Cakirli.
- Funding Information:
- AC52-06NA25396 and FG02-91ER40609
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