Interband B(E2) transition strengths between different normal parity bands in 163Dy and 165Er are described using the pseudo-SU(3) model. The Hamiltonian includes Nilsson single-particle energies, quadrupole-quadrupole and pairing interactions with fixed, parametrized strengths, and three extra rotor terms used to fine tune the energy spectra. In addition to interband transitions, the energy spectra and the ground state intraband B(E2) strengths are reported. The results show the pseudo-SU(3) shell model to be a powerful microscopic theory for a description of the normal parity sector in heavy deformed odd-A nuclei.
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Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Vargas, C., Hirsch, J., & Draayer, J. (2001). Interband B (E2) transition strengths in odd-mass heavy deformed nuclei. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 64 (3), 343061-343064. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.64.034306