Coexistence of order and chaos at critical points of first-order quantum phase transitions in nuclei

Amiram Leviatan, M. Macek

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Abstract

We study the interplay between ordered and chaotic dynamics at the critical point of a generic first-order quantum phase transition in the interacting boson model of nuclei. Classical and quantum analyses reveal a distinct behaviour of the coexisting phases. While the dynamics in the deformed phase is robustly regular, the spherical phase shows strongly chaotic behavior in the same energy intervals. The effect of collective rotations on the dynamics is investigated.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationCapture gamma-ray spectroscopy and related topics
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the fourteenth international symposium, Guelph, Canada, 28 August-2 September 2011
EditorsP. E. Garrett, B. Hadinia
Place of PublicationHackensack, NJ
PublisherWorld Scientific
Pages596-600
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9814383643, 9789814383646
ISBN (Print)9789814383639, 9814383635
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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