#### Table of contents

Bulg. J. Phys. vol. **42** no. 4 (2015)

**Preface by the Guest Editor**

N. Minkov

pp. 315-317, [abs, pdf]

**Density Functional Theory and Nuclear Shape Transitions**

P. Ring

pp. 319-327, [abs, pdf]

**Description of Shape Transitions in Superheavy Nuclei within Covariant Density Functional Theory**

G.A. Lalazissis, V. Prassa, T. Nikšić, D. Vretenar

pp. 328-336, [abs, pdf]

**Recent Development of Large-Scale Shell-Model and Projected Shell Model**

H.-K. Wang, Y. Sun, F.-Q. Chen, Y.-Q. He, S.-F. Li

pp. 337-343, [abs, pdf]

**Microscopic and Algebraic Theory for Complex Nuclear Shapes and Dynamics**

K. Nomura

pp. 344-353, [abs, pdf]

**Shapes and Dynamics from the Time-Dependent Mean Field**

P.D. Stevenson, P.M. Goddard, A. Rios

pp. 354-361, [abs, pdf]

**Fission Barriers of Two Odd-Neutron Heavy Nuclei**

Meng-Hock Koh, L. Bonneau, T.V. Nhan Hao, Dao Duy Duc, P. Quentin

pp. 362-371, [abs, pdf]

**Nuclear Physics Studies at ELI-NP**

D.L. Balabanski, the ELI-NP Science Team

pp. 372-381, [abs, pdf]

**High-K Isomers and the Role of β**

_{6}DeformationP.M. Walker, H.L. Liu, F.R. Xu

pp. 382-386, [abs, pdf]

**Rotations of Multi-Quasiparticle High-K States**

F.R. Xu, X.M. Fu, W.Y. Liang

pp. 387-394, [abs, pdf]

**Improving the Predictive Power of Nuclear Mean Fields from Two-Body Interactions**

H. Molique, J. Dudek

pp. 395-403, [abs, pdf]

**Comparison of Various HFB Overlap Formulae**

M. Oi

pp. 404-409, [abs, pdf]

**Tests of Partial Dynamical Symmetries and Their Implications**

R.F. Casten

pp. 410-417, [abs, pdf]

**Partial Dynamical Symmetry in Odd-Mass Nuclei**

A. Leviatan

pp. 418-428, [abs, pdf]

**Exact Solutions of the Extended Pairing Interactions in Bose and Fermi Many-Body Systems**

F. Pan, Y. Zhang, K.D. Launey, L. Dai, X. Guan, J.P. Draayer

pp. 429-438, [abs, pdf]

**Proton-Neutron Pairs in Heavy Deformed Nuclei**

D. Bonatsos, I.E. Assimakis, A. Martinou

pp. 439-449, [abs, pdf]

**The Emergent Euclidean Dynamical Symmetry in Nuclear Shape Phase Transitions**

Y. Zhang, X.X. Wang, X.R. Yu, X.X. Li, S.Y. An

pp. 450-456, [abs, pdf]

**Algebraic Collective Model and Its Applications**

G. Thiamova

pp. 457-466, [abs, pdf]

**Modeling the Shape: Some Contemporary Approaches to Quadrupole-Octupole Deformations in Atomic Nuclei**

N. Minkov

pp. 467-476, [abs, pdf]

**Mechanism of Termination of Negative-Parity Bands**

G.G. Adamian, N.V. Antonenko, H. Lenske

pp. 477-484, [abs, pdf]

**Various Aspects of the Deformation Dependent Mass model of Nuclear Structure**

D. Petrellis, D. Bonatsos, N. Minkov

pp. 485-493, [abs, pdf]

**Shapes and Symmetries of Nuclei**

A. Góźdź, A. Pędrak, A. Dobrowolski, A. Szulerecka, A. Gusev, S. Vinitsky

pp. 494-502, [abs, pdf]

**Interplay of γ-Rigid and γ-Stable Collective Motion in Neutron Rich Rare Earth Nuclei**

R. Budaca, A.I. Budaca

pp. 503-512, [abs, pdf]

**Quadrupole Shape Phase Transitions in the γ-Rigid Regime**

P. Buganu, R. Budaca

pp. 513-522, [abs, pdf]

**Algebraic Models for Structure of Heavy N=Z Nuclei: IBM-4 Results for Gamow-Teller and α-Transfer Strengths**

V.K.B. Kota

pp. 523-533, [abs, pdf]

**Extended Microscopic Theory for**

*N ∼ Z*NucleiK.P. Drumev, A.I. Georgieva

pp. 534-543, [abs, pdf]

**Systematic Evaluation of the Nuclear Binding Energies as Functions of**

*F*-spinA.I. Georgieva, A. Aprahamian, I. Bentley, A. Teymurazyan, A. Nystrom

pp. 544-553, [abs, pdf]

**E0 Transitions in Even-Even Nuclei**

V.P. Garistov, A.I. Georgieva

pp. 554-564, [abs, pdf]

**Clustering – Possible Origin of Deformation in**

^{32}S?P. Petkov, M. Stoyanova

pp. 565-571, [abs, pdf]

**Current Experimental Techniques of Lifetime Measurements and Their Importance for the Nuclear Structure**

S. Pascu, D. Bucurescu, Gh. Căta-Danil, C. Costache, N.M. Florea, D.G. Ghiţă, T. Glodariu, A. Ionescu, C. Mihai, R. Mihai, I. Mitu, N. Mărginean, R. Mărginean, A. Negret, C.R. Niţă, A. Olăcel, L. Stroe, R. Şuvăilă, A. Şerban, S. Toma, A. Turturică, N.V. Zamfir

pp. 572-582, [abs, pdf]

**Structure of Low-Lying Positive-Parity States in**

^{99,101,103}Ru from In-Beam Fast-Timing MeasurementsS. Kisyov, S. Lalkovski, D. Ivanova, N. Mărginean, D. Bucurescu, Gh. Căta-Danil, I. Căta-Danil, D. Deleanu, D.G. Ghiţă, T. Glodariu, R. Lica, R. Mărginean, C. Mihai, A. Negret, C.R. Niţa, S. Pascu, P.Petkov, T. Sava, E. Stefanova, R. Şuvăilă, S. Toma, O. Yordanov, N.V. Zamfir

pp. 583-592, [abs, pdf]

**Construction of the UK DESPEC Array for Fast-Timing Measurements**

S. Lalkovski, A.M. Bruce, I. Burrows, D.M. Cullen, A. Grant, I.H. Lazarus, Zs. Podolyák, V.F.E. Pucknell, P.H. Regan, M. Rudigier, J. Simpson, J.F. Smith

pp. 593-601, [abs, pdf]