Bohr Hamiltonian with deformation-dependent mass

BONATSOS D., MINKOV N., Petrellis D., Quesne C.

1st NUBA International Conference on Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics, Antalya, Turkey, 14 - 21 September 2014, vol.590 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 590
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1742-6596/590/1/012004
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


The Bohr Hamiltonian with a mass depending on the nuclear deformation is solved using the techniques of supersymmetric quantum mechanics (SUSYQM). Analytical expressions for spectra and wave functions are obtained. Spectra and B(E2) transition rates are calculated for more than 50 gamma-unstable nuclei and more than 60 prolate deformed nuclei using the Davidson potential and the Kratzer potential. In addition to solving the long standing problem of the too rapid increase of the moment of inertia with deformation, the method reveals a conformal factor in the Bohr Hamiltonian, embedding the Bohr space in six dimensions.