Direct empirical correlation between proton-neutron interaction strengths and the growth of collectivity in nuclei

Cakirli R. , Casten R.

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol.96, no.13, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 96 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevlett.96.132501
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS


A direct correlation between experimental values of proton-neutron interaction strengths and experimental measures of the growth of collectivity in nuclei is found. In particular, differences in the p-n interaction strengths and differences in growth rates of collectivity in particle-particle (or hole-hole) and particle-hole regions are found to correspond.