Tests and predictions of new effective interactions in the 0f1p shell
New two-body interactions were derived recently for nuclei in the lower part of the 0f1p shell (A = 41-49) by fitting a semi-empirical potential form, known as a modified surface one-boson exchange potential (MSOBEP), and also two-body matrix elements, to 61 binding energy data. The wave functions based on these interactions are now used to calculate spectroscopic factors, B(E2) and B(M1) transition rates, and Gamow-Teller strengths in the full 0f1p model space. Comprehensive comparisons with available experimental data are made to assess the quality of the wave functions. Good agreement between experiment and the calculated observables is generally found, which indicates that the new interactions are reliable approximations to the effective interaction in the 0f1p shell. © 1994.