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Title: Critical-point nuclei

Abstract

It has been suggested that a change of nuclear shape may be described in terms of a phase transition and that specific nuclei may lie close to the critical point of the transition. Analytical descriptions of such critical-point nuclei have been introduced recently and they are described briefly. The results of extensive searches for possible examples of critical-point behavior are presented. Alternative pictures, such as describing bands in the candidate nuclei using simple {Delta}K = 0 and {Delta}K = 2 rotational-coupling models, are discussed, and the limitations of the different approaches highlighted. A possible critical-point description of the transition from a vibrational to rotational pairing phase is suggested.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director. Office of Science. Office of Nuclear Physics (US)
OSTI Identifier:
842112
Report Number(s):
LBNL-56419
R&D Project: NUCST; TRN: US0503160
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Conference on ''Nuclei at the Limits'', Argonne, IL (US), 07/26/2004--07/30/2004; Other Information: PBD: 1 Oct 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; NUCLEI; SHAPE; LAWRENCE BERKELEY LABORATORY

Citation Formats

Clark, R M. Critical-point nuclei. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Clark, R M. Critical-point nuclei. United States.
Clark, R M. Fri . "Critical-point nuclei". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/842112.
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