#### Table of contents

Bulg. J. Phys. vol. **44** no. 4 (2017)

**Preface**

N. Minkov

pp. 307-308, [abs, pdf]

**Structure Evolution and Shape Phase Transitions in Odd-Mass Nuclei**

D. Bucurescu, N.V. Zamfir

pp. 309-318, [abs, pdf]

**Bohr Model Solution for a Shape Coexisting Potential**

R. Budaca, P. Buganu, A.I. Budaca

pp. 319-325, [abs, pdf]

**Coupling of the Collective Rotation and Pairing Correlation Modes in Well-Deformed Even-Even Nuclei**

P. Quentin, J. Bartel

pp. 326-333, [abs, pdf]

**Density and Isospin Dependence of Spin-Orbit Splittings in**

*N*= 20 Nuclei within Relativistic Mean-Field ModelsG.A. Lalazissis, K. Karakatsanis, P. Ring, E. Litvinova

pp. 334-344, [abs, pdf]

*Ab initio*Picture of Nuclei: Shapes, Rotations, and Vibrations from Chiral PotentialsK.D. Launey, A.C. Dreyfuss, G.H. Sargsyan, R.B. Baker, M. Miora, J.P. Draayer, T. Dytrych

pp. 345-356, [abs, pdf]

**A Simple Way to Correlate and Predict Neutron Capture Cross Sections Relevant to Astrophysics and to Nuclear Science Applications**

A. Couture, R.F. Casten, R.B. Cakirli

pp. 357-361, [abs, pdf]

**Global Correlations for Low-Lying Collective 2**

^{+}StatesS. Pittel, Z.Z. Qin, Y. Lei, R. Bijker

pp. 362-371, [abs, pdf]

**First Excited 0**

^{+}States in Deformed NucleiA. Aprahamian, S.R. Lesher, A. Stratman

pp. 372-379, [abs, pdf]

**Anomalies in the Behavior of the First Excited K = 0 Band in Deformed Nuclei**

R.B. Cakirli, R.F. Casten

pp. 380-384, [abs, pdf]

**Proxy-SU(3): A Symmetry for Heavy Nuclei**

D. Bonatsos, I.E. Assimakis, N. Minkov, A. Martinou, S.K. Peroulis, S. Sarantopoulou, R.B. Cakirli, R.F. Casten, K. Blaum

pp. 385-397, [abs, pdf]

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

I.E. Assimakis, D. Bonatsos, N. Minkov, A. Martinou, R.B. Cakirli, R.F. Casten, K. Blaum

pp. 398-406, [abs, pdf]

**Parameter Free Predictions within the Proxy-SU(3) Model**

A. Martinou, D. Bonatsos, I.E. Assimakis, N. Minkov, S. Sarantopoulou, R.B. Cakirli, R.F. Casten, K. Blaum

pp. 407-416, [abs, pdf]

**Proxy-SU(3) Symmetry in Heavy Nuclei: Prolate Dominance and Prolate-Oblate Shape Transition**

S. Sarantopoulou, D. Bonatsos, I.E. Assimakis, N. Minkov, A. Martinou, R.B. Cakirli, R.F. Casten, K. Blaum

pp. 417-426, [abs, pdf]

**Shape Effects in E2 Transition Rates from**

*Z*≈ 76 High-Spin IsomersP.M. Walker

pp. 427-433, [abs, pdf]

**Nuclear Shape Dynamics at Different Energy Scales**

N. Minkov

pp. 434-442, [abs, pdf]

**Isovector and Isoscalar Pair Correlations in Boson Representation Technique**

G. Nikoghosyan, E.A. Kolganova, R.V. Jolos

pp. 443-453, [abs, pdf]

**Multiple Multi-Orbit Fermionic and Bosonic Pairing and Rotational SU(3) Algebras**

V.K.B. Kota

pp. 454-465, [abs, pdf]

**Shapes, Quartets and Clusters of Atomic Nuclei in a Semimicroscopic Framework**

J. Cseh, G. Riczu, J. Darai, T. Dytrych, E. Běták

pp. 466-477, [abs, pdf]

**Introduction of Fermion Degrees of Freedom in IVBM for the Description of Spectra of Odd Nuclei**

V.P. Garistov, A.I. Georgieva

pp. 478-488, [abs, pdf]

**Neutron Transfer Reactions for Deformed Nuclei Using Sturmian Basis States**

V.G. Gueorguiev, J.E. Escher

pp. 489-497, [abs, pdf]

*j*-1 Anomaly through the Silver Isotopic ChainS. Lalkovski

pp. 498-508, [abs, pdf]

**Combined Quantum Kinetic and Rate Equations Modeling of the Non-Equilibrium Carrier Dynamics of Matter Exposed to X-Ray Laser Pulses**

T. Apostolova, E. Oliva

pp. 509-519, [abs, pdf]