Single-particle energies and Elliott’s SU(3) model

M. S. Fayache, Y. Y. Sharon, L. Zamick

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We address some properties of the quadrupole-quadrupole [Formula Presented] interaction in nuclear studies. We here consider how to restore SU(3) symmetry even though we use only coordinate and not momentum terms. Using the Hamiltonian [Formula Presented] with [Formula Presented] we find that only 2/3 of the single-particle splitting [Formula Presented] comes from the diagonal term of [Formula Presented]; the remaining 1/3 comes from the interaction of the valence nucleon with the core. The same is true in the [Formula Presented] shell.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1575-1576
Number of pages2
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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