Particle-hole symmetry, F-spin, and r-process parameters

E. D. Davis, A. F. Diallo, B. R. Barrett, A. B. Balantekin

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We exploit approximate symmetry under particle-hole conjugation and the systematics associated with a classification scheme (inspired by the neutron-proton interacting boson model) to obtain estimates of binding energies and low-lying excitation energies for even-even r-process nuclei drawn from the major proton and neutron shells, 50<Z<82 and 82<N<126. We anticipate that our simple formalism for binding energies, depending on only six parameters, has an accuracy of 0.8 MeV. We argue that the particular dual particle-hole conjugation symmetry required to relate excitation energies in neutron-rich nuclei to the known excitation energies of the corresponding conjugated nuclei holds to within 10% or so.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1655-1660
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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