Vladimir Zelevinsky

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Experimental evidence has recently put the validity of the Porter-Thomas distribution (PTD) for partial neutron widths into question. We identify two terms in the effective Hamiltonian that violate orthogonal invariance (the basis for the PTD). Both are due to the coupling to the decay channels. We show that realistic estimates for the coupling to the(More)
Traditional interfaces for information access do not fully support queries that rely on semantic relationships between terms. To better support such queries, we introduce a system that automatically extracts subject-verb-object concepts from unstructured text documents and dynamically presents them to the user as navigable refinements. This approach, which(More)
A new version of the nuclear shell model unifies the consideration of the discrete spectrum, where the results reproduce the standard shell model, and continuum. The ingredients of the method are the non-Hermitian effective Hamiltonian, energy-dependent one-body and two-body decay amplitudes, and self-consistent treatment of thresholds. The results for(More)
We study the conditions under which the nucleons inside a deformed nucleus can undergo chaotic motion. To do this we perform self-consistent calculations in semiclassical approximation utilizing a multipole-multipole interaction of the Bohr-Mottelson type for quadrupole and octupole deformations. For the case of harmonic and non-harmonic static potentials,(More)
A modern variation of the Rutherford experiment to probe the tunneling of exotic nuclear matter from the measurement of the residues formed in the bombardment of (197)Au by extremely neutron-rich (8)He nuclei is presented. Using a novel off-beam technique the most precise and accurate measurements of fusion and neutron transfer involving reaccelerated(More)
Rare isotope beams of neutron-deficient 106,108,110Sn from the fragmentation of 124Xe were employed in an intermediate-energy Coulomb excitation experiment. The measured B(E2,0(1)(+)-->2(1)(+)) values for 108Sn and 110Sn and the results obtained for the 106Sn show that the transition strengths for these nuclei are larger than predicted by current(More)
We compare the shell-model results for realistic interactions with those obtained for various ensembles of random matrix elements. We show that, although the quantum numbers of the ground states in the even-even nuclei have a high probability ( approximately 60%) to be J(pi)T = 0(+)0, the overlap of those states with the realistic wave functions is very(More)