Electromagnetic properties of nuclear chiral partners

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Abstract

Nuclear chirality is a novel manifestation of spontaneous symmetry breaking resulting from an orthogonal coupling of angular momentum vectors. In triaxial nuclei with an odd number of protons and neutrons three perpendicular angular momenta provided by the valence particles and collective rotation can form two systems of opposite handedness. The electromagnetic properties of the resulting doublet bands offer the opportunity to probe formation of chiral geometry according to the model predictions. The status of current theoretical and experimental investigation of electromagnetic properties of the doublet bands is discussed.

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  • Physical Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-20
JournalPhysica Scripta
VolumeT125
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Mathematical Physics (Faculty of Technology) (011040002)