Microscopic calculations for upper-fp,g9/2 shell nuclei: Ge & Se
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803-4001, USA
Published online: 8 December 2007
Shell-model calculations for isotopes of Ge and Se are reported where valence nucleons beyond the N = 28 = Z core occupy levels of the normal parity upper-fp shell (f5/2,p3/2,p1/2) and the unique parity g9/2 intruder configuration. Results are given for realistic interactions of the Kuo-Brown-3 type with various model space truncations that key in on the number of nucleon pairs allowed to occupy the intruder level. Electromagnetic (E2 & M1) rates as well as decay probabilities are calculated, some of which are key in determining the structure of “waiting point” nuclei that regulate certain nucleo-astrosynthesis processes. The role of the intruder level, which is treated on an equal footing with the normal parity levels, is shown to be important for reproducing structural details. The levels of the upper-fp shell are handled within the framework of a normal ls-coupled basis as well as its pseudo-SU(3) counterpart, and respectively, the g9/2 as a single level and as a member for the complete gds shell. The second of these two approaches, namely, the SU(3) picture, allows one to better probe the effect of deformation.
PACS: 21.60.Fw – Models based on group theory / 21.10.Re – Collective levels
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