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Tetrahedral correlations in 80Zr and 98Zr

Zberecki, K., Magierski, P., Heenen, P. -H. and Schunck, N. (2006) Tetrahedral correlations in 80Zr and 98Zr Physical Review C, 74 (5). ISSN 0556-2813

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Abstract

Axial octupole and tetrahedral correlations in 80Zr and 98Zr have been investigated using the generator coordinate method, applied to a basis generated by Skyrme Hartree-Fock+BCS calculations. We focus on the possible presence of states with tetrahedral symmetry and their stability with respect to octupole vibrations. We show that pairing significantly reduces the stability of the tetrahedral configuration and that a shallow mean-field tetrahedral minimum coexists with an axial octupole minimum. The contributions to the correlation energies coming from the tetrahedral degree of freedom and octupole axial deformation are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published in Physical Review C, 74, 051302(R) (2006). © 2006 The American Physical Society.
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:05
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:25
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/47

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