Symmetry in exotic nucleiP. Van Isacker1 and O. Juillet2
1 GANIL, BP 55027, F-14076 Caen Cedex 5, France
2 LPC, Boulevard du Marechal Juin, F-14050 Caen, France
(Received: 21 March 2002 / Published online: 31 October 2002)
Symmetries have played an important role in the elucidation of the structure of nuclei and will continue to do so for exotic nuclei. As an example, an application of pseudo- SU(4) symmetry is discussed. It can be used as a starting point for a boson model that includes T=0 as well as T=1 bosons (IBM-4); applications are presented for N=Z nuclei from 58Cu to 70Br.
21.60.Fw - Models based on group theory.
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