Enhanced density of low-lying 0+ states: A corroboration of shape phase transitional behavior

D. A. Meyer, V. Wood, R. F. Casten, C. R. Fitzpatrick, G. Graw, D. Bucurescu, J. Jolie, P. von Brentano, R. Hertenberger, H. F. Wirth, N. Braun, T. Faestermann, S. Heinze, J. L. Jerke, R. Krücken, M. Mahgoub, O. Möller, D. Mücher, C. Scholl

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A (p, t) study of eight nuclei in the rare earth region identified 96 0+ states (67 new). Their density at low energy is used to corroborate a fundamental property of quantum phase transitional behavior and to provide a new signature of nuclei near the critical point.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-49
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 29 2006

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