Microscopic Description of Nuclear Quantum Phase Transitions

Nikšić, Tamara and Vretenar, Dario and Lalazissis, G. A. and Ring, Peter (2007) Microscopic Description of Nuclear Quantum Phase Transitions. Physical Review Letters, 99 (9). pp. 92502-4. ISSN 0031-9007

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The relativistic mean-field framework, extended to include correlations related to restoration of broken symmetries and to fluctuations of the quadrupole deformation, is applied to a study of shape transitions in Nd isotopes. It is demonstrated that the microscopic self-consistent approach, based on global effective interactions, can describe not only general features of transitions between spherical and deformed nuclei, but also the singular properties of excitation spectra and transition rates at the critical point of quantum shape phase transition.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: nuclear collective levels, forces in hadronic systems and nuclear effective interactions, nuclear models based on group theory, Hartree-Fock and random-phase approximations in nuclei
Date: August 2007
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics > Nuclear Physics
Additional Information: Copyright (2007) by the American Physical Society.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Project code: 119-1191005-1010
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 24 May 2014 20:04
Last Modified: 24 May 2014 20:04
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/1705

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