Bulg. J. Phys. vol.49 no.1 (2022), pp. 097-107

Revisiting the Concept of Nuclear Rotation: Quantum and Classical Viewpoints

Makito Oi
Institute of Natural Sciences, Senshu University, 3-8-1 Kanda-Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051, Japan
Abstract. Nuclear rotation is revisited to seek for a new perspective. Review is made first for the basic concept of the nuclear rotation. Then, the quantization procedure of the rigid-body Hamiltonian is reviewed for a quantum mechanical understanding of the dynamics of rigid-body rotations. A linear rigid body is then investigated and its motion is studied from classical and quantum viewpoints. Finally, an application of the linear rigid-body rotation is attempted for a description of elongated nuclear systems, such as Beryllium 8, a two-alpha-cluster system.

doi: https://doi.org/10.55318/bgjp.2022.49.1.097

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