Nuclear moments of inertia and wobbling motions in triaxial superdeformed nuclei

Masayuki Matsuzaki, Yoshifumi R. Shimizu, Kenichi Matsuyanagi

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The wobbling motion excited on triaxial superdeformed nuclei is studied in terms of the cranked shell model plus random phase approximation. First, by calculating at a low rotational frequency the γ dependence of the three moments of inertia associated with the wobbling motion, the mechanism of the appearance of the wobbling motion in positive-γ nuclei is clarified theoretically - the rotational alignment of the πi13/2 quasiparticle(s) is the essential condition. This indicates that the wobbling motion is a collective motion that is sensitive to the single-particle alignment. Second, we prove that the observed unexpected rotational-frequency dependence of the wobbling frequency is an outcome of the rotational-frequency dependent dynamical moments of inertia.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034325
Pages (from-to)034325-1-034325-10
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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