Quantum Phase Transitions in odd mass nuclei

Amiram Leviatan, D. Petrellis, F. Iachello

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Quantum shape-phase transitions in odd-even nuclei are investigated in the framework of the interacting boson-fermion model. Classical and quantum analysis show that the presence of the odd fermion strongly influences the location and nature of the phase transition, especially near the critical point. Experimental evidence for the occurrence of spherical to axially-deformed transitions in odd-proton nuclei Pm, Eu and Tb (Z=61, 63, 65) is presented.
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
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9814383643, 9789814383646
ISBN (Print)9814383635, 9789814383639
StatePublished - 2013


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