The Spin Dipole Interaction in Odd-Odd Nuclides

  • W. B. Walters
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In this paper, I wish to discuss some of the systematics of the spin-dipole term in the splitting of multiplets in odd-odd nuclides. Since the introduction of the Paar model for treating odd-odd nuclides in 1979, most of the attention has been focussed on the quadrupole term which produces the now-familiar parabolic splitting.1 While the need for yet a third cubic term has been obvious for nuclides that are quite near double closed shells, the dimensions of the effects of the spin dipole term have not been explored in a general and systematic way. Inasmuch as some of the cleanest doublets are found in the mass 100 region in the Nb nuclides, this discussion would seem appropriate to this conference.


Interaction Strength Single Particle Level Dipole Term Doublet Splitting Quadrupole Term 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. B. Walters
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of MarylandUSA

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