skip to main content

Title: Extended tests of an SU(3) partial dynamical symmetry

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, inmore » 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.« less
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States). Wright Nuclear Structure Lab.
  3. Univ. of Istanbul (Turkey). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2813
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; FG02-91ER40609
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 91; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2813
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Contributing Orgs:
Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States); Univ. of Istanbul (Turkey)
Country of Publication:
United States