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Author Gupta, S. D. ♦ Preston, M. A.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS ♦ CONFIGURATION ♦ EIGENVALUES ♦ ENERGY LEVELS ♦ HARMONIC POTENTIAL ♦ INTERACTIONS ♦ MATHEMATICS ♦ MATRICES ♦ NUCLEAR MODELS ♦ NUCLEI ♦ NUCLEONS ♦ NUMERICALS ♦ SHELL MODELS
Abstract An investigation is carried out to determine whether or not on the basis of theory one expects axial asymmetry in heavy nuclei. The average one-body potential well is taken as an anisotropic harmonic oscillator modified by the usual I. s and I/sup 2/ forces. The method of matrix diagonalization is used to find the eigenvalues. Residual interaction between nucleons is also treated in the pairing approximation. The calculations show that prolate axial symmetry is favoured in each of the nuclei considered. It is possible to indicate the underlying physical reasons for this result; the incompressibility of nuclear matter is one of these. The eigenvalues for single particle states in the N = 3, 4, 5 and 6 shells are listed for BETA = 0.3 and gamma = 0(1/12 pi )1/3 pi . (auth)
ISSN 00295582
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1963-12-01
Publisher Department McMaster Univ., Hamilton, Ont.
Journal Nuclear Physics
Volume Number 49
Organization McMaster Univ., Hamilton, Ont.


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