Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Bound clusters on top of doubly magic nuclei

Abstract : An effective $\alpha$ particle equation is derived for cases where an $\alpha$ particle is formed on top of a doubly magic nucleus. As an example, we consider $^{212}$Po with the $\alpha$ on top of the $^{208}$ Pb core. We will consider the core nucleus infinitely heavy, so that the $\alpha$ particle moves with respect to a fixed center, i.e., recoil effects are neglected. The fully quantal solution of the problem is discussed. The approach is inspired by the THSR (Tohsaki-Horiuchi-Schuck-R\"{o}pke) wave function concept that has been successfully applied to light nuclei. Shell model calculations are improved by including four-particle ($\alpha$-like) correlations that are of relevance when the matter density becomes low. In the region where the $\alpha$-like cluster penetrates the core nucleus, the intrinsic bound state wave function transforms at a critical density into an unbound four-nucleon shell model state. Exploratory calculations for $^{212}$Po are presented. Such preformed cluster states are only hardly described by shell model calculations. Reasons for different physics behavior of an $\alpha$-like cluster with respect to a deuteron-like cluster are discussed.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadatas
Contributor : Sophie Heurteau <>
Submitted on : Friday, July 25, 2014 - 4:28:28 PM
Last modification on : Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 4:08:37 PM

Links full text




G. Röpke, P. Schuck, Y. Funaki, H. Horiuchi, Zhongzhou Ren, et al.. Bound clusters on top of doubly magic nuclei. Physical Review C, American Physical Society, 2014, 90 (3), pp.034304. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevC.90.034304⟩. ⟨in2p3-01051025⟩



Record views