Double Gamow-Teller strength in nuclei

N. Auerbach, L. Zamick, D. C. Zheng

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The Gamow-Teller transition strength from (N, Z) to (N - 2, Z + 2) nuclei is studied using extended space shell-model calculations. The notion of a giant double Gamow-Teller state is introduced. The application of these ideas to double beta-decay and pion double charge exchange is introduced. A good signature in light-medium mass nuclei of the double Gamow-Teller mechanism in pion double charge exchange from the J = 0 ground state of an even-even nucleus is the excitation of both J = 0+ and J = 2+ states in the final nucleus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-84
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 15 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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