TY - JOUR

T1 - Shape-phase transitions in mixed parity systems and the onset of octupole deformation

AU - Kuyucak, Serdar

PY - 1999

Y1 - 1999

N2 - Shape-phase transitions in mixed parity boson systems are studied using mean field theory. It is shown that without parity projection, shape transitions in mixed parity systems are very similar to those in positive parity systems, both requiring a finite interaction strength for the onset of deformation. The shape-phase diagram in mixed parity systems, however, changes significantly after parity projection, with the critical point for the onset of octupole deformation moving to zero strength. Shape transitions in the Lipkin model are shown to exhibit the same features, indicating that this is a direct consequence of parity projection in finite, mixed parity systems independent of the nature of interacting particles.

AB - Shape-phase transitions in mixed parity boson systems are studied using mean field theory. It is shown that without parity projection, shape transitions in mixed parity systems are very similar to those in positive parity systems, both requiring a finite interaction strength for the onset of deformation. The shape-phase diagram in mixed parity systems, however, changes significantly after parity projection, with the critical point for the onset of octupole deformation moving to zero strength. Shape transitions in the Lipkin model are shown to exhibit the same features, indicating that this is a direct consequence of parity projection in finite, mixed parity systems independent of the nature of interacting particles.

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U2 - 10.1016/S0370-2693(99)01110-7

DO - 10.1016/S0370-2693(99)01110-7

M3 - Article

SN - 0370-2693

VL - 466

SP - 79

EP - 84

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

IS - 2-4

ER -