Bulg. J. Phys. vol.44 no.4 (2017), pp. 398-406

Foundations of the Proxy-SU(3) Symmetry in Heavy Nuclei

I.E. Assimakis1, D. Bonatsos1, N. Minkov2, A. Martinou1, R.B. Cakirli3, R.F. Casten4,5, K. Blaum6
1Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics, National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos", GR-15310 Aghia Paraskevi, Attiki, Greece
2Institute of Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 72 Tzarigrad Road, 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria
3Department of Physics, University of Istanbul, 34134 Istanbul, Turkey
4Wright Laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
5Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, 640 South Shaw Lane, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 USA
6Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Abstract. We show that within the proxy-SU(3) scheme the wave functions of the normal parity orbitals in a given nuclear shell are affected very little as a result of the replacement of the abnormal parity orbitals by their 0[110] proxy-SU(3) counterparts.

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