Improvements on the present theoretical understanding of octupole correlations
Dep. Física Teórica, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, E-28049 Madrid, Spain
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Published online: 20 March 2014
Some intriguing results, obtained in a recent survey of octupole properties for all even-even nuclei, are reanalyzed in order to understand the origin of the strong disagreement with experimental data and/or the strange behaviours observed. The limitations of the rotational formula to describe E1 and E3 transition strengths are discussed as well as the role played by octupole-quadrupole coupling in some specific nuclei.
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