Quantum phase transitions in odd-A nuclei: The effect of the odd particle from spherical to oblate shapes

BÖYÜKATA M. , Alonso C. E. , Arias J. M. , Fortunato L., Vitturi A.

11th International Spring Seminar on Nuclear Physics - Shell Model and Nuclear Structure - Achievements of the Past Two Decades, Ischia, İtalya, 12 - 16 Mayıs 2014, cilt.580 identifier identifier


Quantum shape-phase transitions in odd-nuclei are investigated within the framework of the interacting boson-fermion model (IBFM). We consider the case of a single-j fermion coupled to an even-even boson core that performs a transition from spherical to oblate shapes varying a control parameter in the boson Hamiltonian. The aim of this work is to see the effect of the coupling of the unpaired fermion on the transition, to understand how the coupled single particle modifies the geometric shape of the system and how each of the odd states behaves when the boson core shifts along the transitional path.