Dynamic chirality in the interacting boson fermion-fermion model

S. Brant, D. Tonev, G. De Angelis, A. Ventura

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The chiral interpretation of twin bands in odd-odd nuclei was investigated in the interacting boson fermion-fermion model. The analysis of the wave functions has shown that the possibility for angular momenta of the valence proton, neutron and core to find themselves in the favorable, almost orthogonal geometry is present, but not dominant. Such behavior is found to be similar in nuclei where both the level energies and the electromagnetic decay properties display the chiral pattern, as well as in those where only the level energies of the corresponding levels in the twin bands are close together. The difference in the structure of the two types of chiral candidates nuclei can be attributed to different β and γ fluctuations, induced by the exchange boson-fermion interaction of the interacting boson fermion-fermion model. In both cases the chirality is weak and dynamic. © 2008 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number034301
Pages (from-to)-
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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