Title

Origin of pseudospin symmetry

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1995

Abstract

A many-particle operator that affects a transformation to the pseudospin basis in heavy nuclei is identified. Both mean-field and many-particle estimates demonstrate that in the helicity-transformed representation the nucleons move in a finite-depth nonlocal potential with a reduced spin-orbit strength. Because of the close relation between the helicity and chirality operations, the results suggest that the pseudospin symmetry in heavy nuclei yields to the chiral symmetry of massless hadrons in the high energy region. © 1995 The American Physical Society.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Physical Review Letters

First Page

4149

Last Page

4152

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