Bulg. J. Phys. vol.49 no.1 (2022), pp. 037-046

Ab initio View of Emergent Symplectic Symmetry and Its Crutial Role in Nuclear Dynamics

T. Dytrych1,2, K.D. Launey2, J.P. Draayer2, D. Langr3
1Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, 25068 &Rcoron;e&zcoron;, Czech Republic
2Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
3Department of Computer Systems, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Technical University in Prague, 16000 Praha, Czech Republic
Abstract. Results of large-scale first principle nuclear structure studies using the symmetry-adapted no-core shell model are reported. It is shown that nuclei up through the intermediate-mass region display highly regular and ubiquitous patterns of dominant nuclear shapes that vibrate and rotate. This emergent structure is tied to an approximate symplectic Sp(3,ℝ) symmetry, and it is shown to determine dominant features of low-lying states, even in close-to-spherical nuclear states without any recognizable rotational properties.

doi: https://doi.org/10.55318/bgjp.2022.49.1.037

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