Title

Mixed-symmetry shell-model calculations

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

12-1-2003

Abstract

The one-dimensional harmonic oscillator in a box problem is used to introduce the concept of an oblique-basis shell-model theory. The method is applied to nuclei by combining traditional spherical shell-model states with SU(3) collective configurations. An application to 24Mg, using the realistic two-body interaction of Wildenthal, is used to explore the validity of this oblique-basis, mixed-symmetry shell-model concept. The applicability of the theory to the lower pf-shell nuclei 44-48Ti and 48Cr using the Kuo-Brown-3 interaction is also discussed. While these nuclei show strong SU(3) symmetry breaking due mainly to the single-particle spin-orbit splitting, they continue to yield enhanced B(E2) values not unlike those expected if the symmetry were not broken. Other alternative basis sets are considered for future oblique-basis shell-model calculations. The results suggest that an oblique-basis, mixed-symmetry shell-model theory may prove to be useful in situations where competing degrees of freedom dominate the dynamics.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Institute of Physics Conference Series

First Page

351

Last Page

354

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