Systematic analysis on spectral statistics of odd-A nuclei

Document Type


Publication Date



Level statistics for given spin and parity below 10MeV within A≤71, 71≤A≤151, and 151≤A≤221 mass regions are systematically analyzed. We have taken 5316 level spacings from 266 odd-A nuclei in the light mass region, 6897 level spacings from 478 ones in the medium mass region, and 2768 level spacings from 143 ones in the heavy mass region for the statistics. In the analysis, the chaoticity parameter in the Berry–Robnik distribution is determined based on the method of maximum likelihood estimation. The results show a mass number A-dependence in the level statistics. The larger the mass number, the relatively stronger in chaoticity. In addition, with the level statistics in using data sequences classified according to the order of magnitude of half-lives, it is shown that the level energies to be more chaotic for longer lived light and heavy mass odd-A nuclei, and intermediate between regular and chaotic in medium mass odd-A nuclei. The level statistical analysis in concerning E2 transition strengths of E2 or mixed E2+M1 transitions in odd-A nuclei is also made, which shows chaos in level energies likely occurring in those with weaker E2 transition strengths. Therefore, it can be concluded that odd-A nuclei are, more often than not, chaotic. Chaos is likely emergent in level energies of stable light mass nuclei with weaker E2 transition strengths, while it is definitely emergent in level energies of heavy mass nuclei, and even stronger in comparatively stable ones and those with weaker E2 transition strengths.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Annals of Physics

First Page


Last Page


This document is currently not available here.