Multiple chiral doublets in four-j shells particle rotor model : five possible chiral doublets in ¹³⁶₆₀Nd₇₆

Chen, Q. B. ; Lv, B. F. ; Petrache, C. M. ; Meng, Jie (2018)

CITATION: Chen, Q. B., et. al. 2018. Multiple chiral doublets in four-j shells particle rotor model : five possible chiral doublets in ¹³⁶₆₀Nd₇₆. Physics Letters B, 782:744-749, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2018.06.030.

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A particle rotor model, which couples nucleons in four single-jshells to a triaxial rotor core, is developed to investigate the five pairs of nearly degenerate doublet bands recently reported in the even-even nucleus 136Nd. The experimental energy spectra and available B(M1)/B(E2)values are successfully reproduced. The angular momentum geometries of the valence nucleons and the core support the chiral rotation interpretations not only for the previously reported chiral doublet, but also for the other four candidates. Hence, 136Nd is the first even-even candidate nucleus in which the multiple chiral doublets exist. Five pairs of chiral doublet bands in a single nucleus is also a new record in the study of nuclear chirality.

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