Simple interpretation of proton-neutron interactions in rare earth nuclei

Oktem Y., Cakirli R. B., Casten R. F., Casperson R. J., Brenner D. S.

PHYSICAL REVIEW C, vol.74, no.2, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevc.74.027304
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The rare earth nuclei from N=92 to N=108 display a very regular pattern of empirically extracted interactions of the last protons with the last neutrons. The simplicity of the empirical systematics suggests that a simple interpretation should be possible. We discuss calculations of these proton-neutron (p-n) interactions with a zero-range delta force.