Single-Particle and Collective Aspects of Nuclear Rotation

  title={Single-Particle and Collective Aspects of Nuclear Rotation},
  author={Aage Niels Bohr and Ben R. Mottelson},
The spectra of rapidly rotating nuclei reveal two distinct components in the build up of the total angular momentum, corresponding to collective rotation and alignment of orbital angular momentum of individual particles. Various aspects of the interplay of these two mechanisms are discussed. The pattern of collective excitations built upon an yrast state of aligned particle motion is analyzed on the basis of a simple model. For the strongly deformed nuclei, the relative contribution of… CONTINUE READING


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