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Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 1, 229-234

High-spin nuclear states and persistent currents in mesoscopic rings

I.N. Mikhailov1,2 - P. Quentin3,4

1 Centre de Spectrométrie Nucléaire et de Spectrométrie de Masse (IN2P3-CNRS), Orsay, France
2 Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics (JINR), Dubna, Russia
3 Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux-Gradignan (IN2P3-CNRS and Univ. Bordeaux-I), Gradignan, France
4 Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Received: 21 July 1997 / Revised version: 13 October 1997 Communicated by B. Povh

An analogy is presented between periodic persistent currents in mesoscopic rings and staggerings of gamma energy transitions from some nuclear high-spin states. Various sources of damping of the expected periodic structures in both physical systems are compared. This discussion provides, in the nuclear case, a tentative explanation of the scarcity of such staggerings, their appearance near 150Gd and the existence of a spin-window for their observation.

21.10.Re Collective levels and giant resonances - 21.60.Ev Collective models - 21.60.Jz Hartree-Fock and random-phase approximations

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