2023 Impact factor 2.6
Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 6, 49-58

Woods-Saxon potential parametrization at large deformations for plutonium odd isotopes

F. Garcia1,7 - E. Garrote2 - M.-L. Yoneama3 - J.D.T. Arruda-Neto1,6 - J. Mesa1 - F. Bringas1 - J.F. Dias5 - V.P. Likhachev1 - O. Rodriguez4 - F. Guzmán4

1 Instituto de Física - Universidade de São Paulo, CP: 66318 - CEP: 05315-970 - São Paulo (SP), Brazil
2 Departamento de Física Teórica. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, E-28049 Madrid, Spain
3 Centro de Ciências Exatas - UNISINOS, C.P. 275 - CEP 93001-970 - São Leopoldo (RS), Brazil
4 Instituto Superior de Ciencia y Tecnología Nucleares, Apartado Postal 6163 - Havana, Cuba
5 Instituto de Física - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, CP: 15051 - CEP 91501-970 - Porto Alegre (RS), Brazil
6 Universidade de Santo Amaro-UNISA, São Paulo (SP), Brazil
7 Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Departamento de Ciências Exatas, Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil

Received: 20 October 1998 / Revised version: 6 May 1999 Communicated by B. Povh

The structure of single-particle levels in the second minima of 237,239,241Pu was analyzed with the help of an axially-deformed Woods-Saxon potential. The nuclear shape was parametrized in terms of the cassinian ovaloids. A parametrization of the spin-orbit part of the potential was obtained in the region corresponding to large deformations (second minimum), depending only on the nuclear surface area. With this parametrization, we were able to reproduce successfully the spin, parity and energies of the rotational band built on the 8$\mu$s isomeric state in 239Pu and, also, a spin assignment for both isomeric states in 237Pu and 241Pu was carried out.

25.85.-W Fission reactions - 25.70.Gh Compound nucleus - 21.60.-n Nuclear-structure models and methods - 21.60.Cs Shell model

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