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Microscopic description of octupole shape-phase transitions in light actinides and rare-earth nuclei

K. Nomura 1 D. Vretenar T. Niksic Bing-Nan Lu
1 Théorie
GANIL - Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds
Abstract : A systematic analysis of low-lying quadrupole and octupole collective states is presented, based on the microscopic energy density functional framework. By mapping the deformation constrained self-consistent axially symmetric mean-field energy surfaces onto the equivalent Hamiltonian of the $sdf$ interacting boson model (IBM), that is, onto the energy expectation value in the boson condensate state, the Hamiltonian parameters are determined. The study is based on the global relativistic energy density functional DD-PC1. The resulting IBM Hamiltonian is used to calculate excitation spectra and transition rates for the positive- and negative-parity collective states in four isotopic chains characteristic for two regions of octupole deformation and collectivity: Th, Ra, Sm and Ba. Consistent with the empirical trend, the microscopic calculation based on the systematics of $\beta_{2}$-$\beta_{3}$ energy maps, the resulting low-lying negative-parity bands and transition rates show evidence of a shape transition between stable octupole deformation and octupole vibrations characteristic for $\beta_{3}$-soft potentials.
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K. Nomura, D. Vretenar, T. Niksic, Bing-Nan Lu. Microscopic description of octupole shape-phase transitions in light actinides and rare-earth nuclei. Physical Review C, American Physical Society, 2014, 89, pp.024312. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevC.89.024312⟩. ⟨in2p3-01010746⟩

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