This contribution discusses the use of boson models in the description of N∼Z nuclei. A brief review is given of earlier attempts, initiated by Elliott and co-workers, to extend the interacting boson model of Arima and Iachello by the inclusion of neutron-proton s and d bosons with T = 1 (IBM-3) as well as T = 0 (IBM-4). It is argued that for the N∼Z nuclei that are currently studied experimentally, a different approach is needed which invokes aligned neutron-proton pairs with angular momentum J = 2j and isospin T = 0. This claim is supported by an analysis of shell-model wave functions in terms of pair states. Results of this alternative version of the interacting boson model are compared with shell-model calculations in the 1g9/2 shell.
International Symposium on New Faces of Atomic Nuclei
- Pub Date:
- May 2011
- neutron-proton interactions;
- Nucleon-nucleon interactions;
- Protons and neutrons;
- Binding energies and masses