Quantitative description of configuration mixing in the interacting boson model

Philip D. Duval, Bruce R. Barrett

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In many nuclei the coexistence of two quite different structures in the same energy region is manifest in the experimental data. Generally there is configuration mixing between these structures. We present a new, general technique for providing a quantitative description of configuration mixing in nuclei. The technique uses the interacting boson model for protons and neutrons to make separate descriptions of the different configurations, which are then mixed using an appropriate mixing hamiltonian. Examples are given using the mercury and molybdenum isotopes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-228
Number of pages16
JournalNuclear Physics, Section A
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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