Recent progress on the investigation of spontaneous formation of chirality in rotating nuclei

T. Koike, K. Starosta, P. Joshi, G. Rainovski, J. Timár, C. Vaman, R. Wadsworth

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Experimental properties of nearly degenerate ΔI≤ 1 doublet bands, which are built on the same single-particle configuration, are tested against three criteria for spontaneous formation of chirality in nuclei via the coupling of three mutually perpendicular angular momenta. Four representative nuclei, 134Pr, 130Cs, 104Rh and 105Rh are discussed. The doublet bands in these nuclei exhibit chiral characteristics except for 134Pr, which shows a significant difference in electromagnetic properties between the two candidate chiral structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S1741-S1746
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2005


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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