Test of pseudospin symmetry in deformed nuclei

J. N. Ginocchio*, A. Leviatan, J. Meng, Shan Gui Zhou

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Pseudospin symmetry is a relativistic symmetry of the Dirac Hamiltonian with scalar and vector mean fields equal and opposite in sign. This symmetry imposes constraints on the Dirac eigenfunctions. We examine extensively the Dirac eigenfunctions of realistic relativistic mean field calculations of deformed nuclei to determine if these eigenfunctions satisfy these pseudospin symmetry constraints.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number034303
Pages (from-to)034303-1-034303-11
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004

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This research was supported in part by the United States Department of Energy under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36, in part by a grant from the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation and in part by the Major State Basic Research Development Program under Contract No. G2000077407 and the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant Nos. 10025522, 10221003, 10047001, and 19935030.


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