We present the first attempt to extract the scalar dipole dynamical polarizabilities from proton real Compton scattering data below pion-production threshold. The theoretical framework combines dispersion relations technique, low-energy expansion, and multipole decomposition of the scattering amplit...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 015204] Published Mon Jul 16, 2018

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]]>To develop methods for open quantum systems is one of the most important tasks in theoretical studies. We develop the resonant-continuum relativistic mean-field theory in complex momentum representation with the BCS approximation for pairing correlations in weakly bound nuclei. The bound states and ...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014316] Published Fri Jul 13, 2018

]]>The first excited isomeric state of Th-229 has an exceptionally low energy of only a few eV and could form the gateway to high-precision laser spectroscopy of nuclei. The excitation energy of the isomeric state has been inferred from precision $\gamma $ spectroscopy, but its uncertainty is still too large t...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014317] Published Fri Jul 13, 2018

]]>The fusion-by-diffusion model proposed by Swiatecki *et al.* [Phys. Rev. C **71**, 014602 (2005)] has provided a simple and convenient tool to estimate evaporation residue cross sections for superheavy nuclei. I extend this model by taking into account deformation of the target nucleus, and discuss the r...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014607] Published Fri Jul 13, 2018

]]>**Background:** High-accuracy data are needed to advance microscopic descriptions of the nuclear fission process, to improve the predictive precision of phenomenological models, and for applications in nuclear energy and homeland security.

**Purpose:** The main goal of this work is to provide high-accuracy ...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014608] Published Fri Jul 13, 2018

]]>Isochronous mass spectrometry has been applied in the storage ring CSRe to measure the masses of the ${T}_{z}=-3/2$ nuclei ${}^{27}\mathrm{P}$ and ${}^{29}\mathrm{S}$. The new mass excess value $\text{ME}\left({}^{29}\mathrm{S}\right)=-3094\left(13\right)\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\mathrm{keV}$ is 66(52) keV larger than the result of the previous ${}^{32}\mathrm{S}({}^{3}\mathrm{He},{}^{6}\mathrm{He}){}^{29}\mathrm{S}$ reaction measurement in 1973 and a factor of 3.8 more p...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014315] Published Thu Jul 12, 2018

]]>Coherent deeply virtual Compton scattering off the ${}^{4}\mathrm{He}$ nucleus is studied in impulse approximation. A convolution formula for the nuclear generalized parton distribution (GPD) is derived in terms of the ${}^{4}\mathrm{He}$ one-body nondiagonal spectral function and of the GPD of the struck nucleon. A model of the n...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 015203] Published Thu Jul 12, 2018

]]>Selected (anti)neutrino-induced reactions on ${}^{2}\mathrm{H},{}^{3}\mathrm{He}$, and ${}^{3}\mathrm{H}$ are studied consistently in momentum space for (anti)neutrino energies up to 250 MeV. For most of these processes we provide predictions for the total cross sections, and in the case of the (anti)neutrino-${}^{3}\mathrm{He}$ and (anti)neutrino-${}^{3}\mathrm{H}$ inelasti...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 015501] Published Thu Jul 12, 2018

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]]>[Phys. Rev. C 98, 019905] Published Thu Jul 12, 2018

]]>Angle-integrated cross sections and forward/backward ratios for the reaction ${}^{18}\mathrm{O}({}^{3}\mathrm{He},p){}^{20}\mathrm{F}$ have been combined with existing information in order to classify ${}^{20}\mathrm{F}$ states up to 4.4 MeV excitation. Experimental counterparts are now known for all 13 ${\left(sd\right)}^{4}$ shell-model states in this region.

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014314] Published Wed Jul 11, 2018

]]>Lifetimes of ${2}_{1}^{+}$ and ${4}_{1}^{+}$ states in ${}^{190,192,194,196}\mathrm{Hg}$ and of some negative parity band members were measured using the $\gamma -\gamma $ fast-timing technique with a high-purity germanium and ${\mathrm{LaBr}}_{3}$(Ce) detector array. The excited states were populated via fusion-evaporation reactions using the Tandem Van de Graaff...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014313] Published Tue Jul 10, 2018

]]>The neutron emission in coincidence with the fragments have been investigated for the ${}^{48}\mathrm{Ti}+{}^{208}\mathrm{Pb}$ reaction populating the near superheavy compound nucleus ${}^{256}\mathrm{Rf}$ at an excitation energy of 57.4 MeV. The National Array of Neutron Detectors facility is used for a precise determination of the prescission...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014606] Published Tue Jul 10, 2018

]]>The modifications of the masses of the $B$ and $\overline{B}$ mesons in asymmetric nuclear matter in the presence of strong magnetic fields are investigated using a chiral effective model. The medium modifications of these open bottom mesons arise due to their interactions with the scalar mesons and the nucleons....

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 015202] Published Tue Jul 10, 2018

]]>Gamow-Teller (GT) transitions from high-spin isomers are studied using the sum-rule approach and the shell model. The GT transition strengths from the high-spin isomeric states show a stronger collectivity than those from the ground states in two $N=Z$ nuclei ${}^{52}\mathrm{Fe}$ and ${}^{94}\mathrm{Ag}$. It is argued that the spin-...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014311] Published Mon Jul 09, 2018

]]>In this paper, the $\gamma $-unstable Bohr Hamiltonian is studied in the presence of an extended sextic potential. It is expected that in this situation, we reach some degenerate levels in the energy spectrum, but we are interested in a case in which there is no degeneracy between those levels. This goal ca...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014312] Published Mon Jul 09, 2018

]]>In the present work, the experimental studies of projectile break-up (incomplete fusion) at energies $\approx 4$–7 MeV/nucleon have been performed by using offline $\gamma $-ray spectroscopy. The excitation functions of reaction residues populated in the ${}^{19}\mathrm{F}+{}^{175}\mathrm{Lu}$ system via complete fusion and/or incomplete fusion ...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014605] Published Mon Jul 09, 2018

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]]>The transitional nucleus ${}^{131}\mathrm{Xe}$ is investigated after multinucleon transfer in the ${}^{136}\mathrm{Xe}\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}+\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{208}\mathrm{Pb}$ and ${}^{136}\mathrm{Xe}\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}+\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{238}\mathrm{U}$ reactions employing the high-resolution Advanced $\gamma $-Tracking Array (AGATA) coupled to the magnetic spectrometer PRISMA at the Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Italy, and as an elusive reaction...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014309] Published Fri Jul 06, 2018

]]>We analyze the localization properties of two-body correlations induced by pairing in the framework of relativistic mean field (RMF) models. The spatial properties of two-body correlations are studied for the pairing tensor in coordinate space and for the Cooper pair wave function. The calculations ...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014310] Published Fri Jul 06, 2018

]]>The amount of axial charge produced in heavy ion collisions is one of the key quantities in understanding chiral magnetic effect. Current phenomenological studies assume large axial charge chemical potential ${\mu}_{5}$ produced in Glasma phase and assume the conservation of axial charge throughout the evolu...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014903] Published Fri Jul 06, 2018

]]>Charge fluctuations for a baryon-neutral quark-gluon plasma have been calculated in lattice gauge theory. These fluctuations provide a well-posed rigorous representation of the quark chemistry of the vacuum for temperatures above ${T}_{c}\gtrsim 155\phantom{\rule{0.28em}{0ex}}\mathrm{MeV}$. Due to the finite lifetime and spatial extent of the fireba...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014904] Published Fri Jul 06, 2018

]]>The high-spin structure of ${}^{109}\mathrm{In}$ has been investigated with the ${}^{100}\mathrm{Mo}({}^{14}\mathrm{N}$, $5n){}^{109}\mathrm{In}$ reaction at a beam energy of 78 MeV using the in-beam $\gamma $ spectroscopic method. The level scheme of ${}^{109}\mathrm{In}$ has been modified considerably and extended by 46 new $\gamma $ rays to the highest excited state at 8.980 MeV and ${J}^{\pi}=(\mathrm{4...}$

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014304] Published Thu Jul 05, 2018

]]>The chirality in rubidium isotopes is investigated for the first time by using adiabatic and configuration-fixed constrained triaxial relativistic mean-field theory. Several minima with the triaxial deformation and proper particle-hole configuration are obtained in ${}^{78,80,82,86}\mathrm{Rb}$ where the chiral dou...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014305] Published Thu Jul 05, 2018

]]>The nuclear half-life of ${}^{235m}\mathrm{U}$ has been reported to vary depending on the chemical environment. In this study, both the half-life and the internal-conversion (IC) electron energy spectrum were measured for ${}^{235m}\mathrm{U}$ with identical chemical environments for the first time. ${}^{235m}\mathrm{U}$ oxide and fluoride sample...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014306] Published Thu Jul 05, 2018

]]>Using experimental information from ${}^{11}\mathrm{Be}$ and a simple potential model, I have computed energies and widths expected for several resonances in ${}^{11}\mathrm{N}$. The conclusion is that two or three expected resonances have never been observed.

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014307] Published Thu Jul 05, 2018

]]>Large-scale shell-model calculations are performed for even-even, odd-mass, and doubly odd nuclei of Pb, Bi, Po, At, Rn, and Fr isotopes in the neutron rich region ($N>126$) assuming ${}^{208}\mathrm{Pb}$ as a doubly magic core. Seven orbitals above the magic number 126, the $1{g}_{9/2}$, $0{i}_{11/2}$, $0{j}_{15/2}$, $2{d}_{5/2}$, $3{s}_{1/2}$, $1{g}_{\mathrm{...}}$

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014308] Published Thu Jul 05, 2018

]]>A recent experiment on $s$-wave neutron scattering from ${}^{192,194,196}\mathrm{Pt}$ found that the reduced neutron width distributions deviate significantly from the expected Porter-Thomas distribution (PTD), and several explanations have been proposed within the statistical model of compound nucleus reactions. Her...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014604] Published Thu Jul 05, 2018

]]>I argue that, because of the peculiar properties of the ${\eta}^{\prime}$ meson, it is a promising probe of chiral dynamics. In particular, I show that a rotating gluon-dominated plasma might lead to an enhanced production of ${\eta}^{\prime}$ with respect to statistical model expectations. The presence of a strong topological s...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014901] Published Thu Jul 05, 2018

]]>This work reports on investigations of the effects on the evolution of viscous hydrodynamics and on the flow coefficients of thermal dileptons, originating from a temperature-dependent specific shear viscosity $\eta /s\left(T\right)$ at temperatures beyond 180 MeV formed at the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC)...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014902] Published Thu Jul 05, 2018

]]>We study the property of $\alpha $ aggregates distributed on Archimedean solids within a microscopic framework, which takes full account of the Pauli principle. We pay special attention to the Coulomb energy for such exotic shapes of nuclei, and we discuss the advantage of $\alpha $ clusters with geometric configur...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014302] Published Tue Jul 03, 2018

]]>A triaxial particle-rotor Hamiltonian for three mutually perpendicular angular momentum vectors, corresponding to two high-$j$ quasiparticles and the rotation of a triaxial collective core, is treated within a time-dependent variational principle. The resulting classical energy function is used to inv...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014303] Published Tue Jul 03, 2018

]]>The complete and incomplete fusion along with one neutron stripping and pickup cross sections for the ${}^{6}\mathrm{Li}+{}^{124}\mathrm{Sn}$ system are measured using online and offline characteristic $\gamma $-ray detection techniques. The complete fusion (CF) cross sections at energies above the Coulomb barrier are found to be suppre...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014601] Published Tue Jul 03, 2018

]]>The decay mechanism of compound nucleus (CN) ${}^{202}\mathrm{Po}^{*}$, formed in ${}^{48}\mathrm{Ca}+{}^{154}\mathrm{Gd}$ reaction, is studied within the dynamical cluster-decay model (DCM) at various excitation energies ${E}_{\mathrm{CN}}^{*}$, where neutron emission $xn$, $x=3\text{\u2013}5$, are the predominant decay modes. The study is of interest since ${}^{202}\mathrm{Po}^{*}$ decays to the gr...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014602] Published Tue Jul 03, 2018

]]>Friction coefficients for the fusion reaction ${}^{16}\mathrm{O}+{}^{16}\mathrm{O}\to {}^{32}\mathrm{S}$ are extracted based on both the time-dependent Hartree-Fock and the time-dependent density matrix methods. The latter goes beyond the mean-field approximation by taking into account the effect of two-body correlations, but in practical simula...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014603] Published Tue Jul 03, 2018

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]]>[Phys. Rev. C 98, 019902] Published Tue Jul 03, 2018

]]>Theoretical uncertainties of various types are discussed for the nucleon-deuteron elastic scattering observables at incoming-nucleon laboratory energies up to 200 MeV. We are especially interested in the statistical errors arising from uncertainties of parameters of a nucleon-nucleon interaction. Th...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014001] Published Mon Jul 02, 2018

]]>In this work we calculate the energies odd ${J}^{+}$ states in selected even-even nuclei—${}^{44}\mathrm{Ti}\phantom{\rule{4pt}{0ex}}{}^{52}\mathrm{Fe}$, and ${}^{96}\mathrm{Cd}$. Of particular interest is the fact that in many cases the first $T=0$ and the first $T=1$ state are close in energy. Whether the lowest odd $J$ state has $T=0$ or $T=1$ is here considered.

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 014301] Published Mon Jul 02, 2018

]]>To study the properties of the ${N}^{*}$(1535) and ${N}^{*}$(1650), we calculate the mass distributions of $MB$ in the ${\mathrm{\Lambda}}_{c}\to {\overline{K}}^{0}MB$ decay, with $MB=\pi N(I=1/2),\phantom{\rule{0.28em}{0ex}}\eta p$, and $K\mathrm{\Sigma}(I=1/2)$. We do this by calculating the tree-level and loop contributions, mixing pseudoscalar-baryon and vector-baryon channels using the local hidden ga...

[Phys. Rev. C 98, 015201] Published Mon Jul 02, 2018

]]>We investigated neutron-proton pairing correlations effects on the shell evolution of ground-state energies by the deformation for $N=Z$ nuclei in $pf$ shell, such as ${}^{44}\mathrm{Ti}$, ${}^{48}\mathrm{Cr}$, ${}^{52}\mathrm{Fe}$, ${}^{64}\mathrm{Ge}$, ${}^{68}\mathrm{Se}$, ${}^{72}\mathrm{Kr}$, and ${}^{76}\mathrm{Sr}$. We started from a simple shell-filling model constructed by a deformed Woods-Saxon potentia...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064322] Published Fri Jun 29, 2018

]]>The isoscalar giant monopole, dipole, and quadrupole strength distributions have been deduced in ${}^{90,92}\mathrm{Zr}$ and ${}^{92}\mathrm{Mo}$ from “background-free” spectra of inelastic $\alpha $-particle scattering at a beam energy of 385 MeV at extremely forward angles, including ${0}^{\circ}$. These strength distributions were extracted by a ...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064323] Published Fri Jun 29, 2018

]]>Exploiting the similarity between the bunched single-particle energy levels of nuclei and of random distributions around the Fermi surface, pairing properties of the latter are calculated to establish statistically based bounds on the basic characteristics of the pairing phenomenon. When the most pr...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064324] Published Fri Jun 29, 2018

]]>We propose a framework to calculate the dynamics at the scission point of nuclear fission, based as far as possible on a discrete representation of orthogonal many-body configurations. Assuming axially symmetric scission shapes, we use the $K$ orbital quantum number to build a basis of wave functions....

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064619] Published Fri Jun 29, 2018

]]>We develop an *ab initio*, nonperturbative, time-dependent basis function (tBF) method to solve the nuclear structure and scattering problems in a unified manner. We apply this method to a test problem: the Coulomb excitation of a trapped deuteron by an impinging heavy ion. The states of the deuteron ...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064620] Published Fri Jun 29, 2018

]]>An open question in the field of heavy-ion collisions is to what extent the size of initial inhomogeneities in the system affects measured observables. Here we present a method to smooth out these inhomogeneities with minimal effect on global properties, to quantify the effect of short-range feature...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064919] Published Fri Jun 29, 2018

]]>The medium modifications of the open charm mesons ($D$ and $\overline{D}$) are studied in isospin asymmetric nuclear matter in the presence of strong magnetic fields, using a chiral effective model. The mass modifications of these mesons in the effective hadronic model arise due to their interactions with the pro...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 065208] Published Fri Jun 29, 2018

]]>Isotopes with low-lying long-lived isomers can behave very differently from other isotopes in astrophysical environments. In particular, the assumption of thermal equilibrium in computing the temperature-dependent $\beta $-decay rates of such isotopes can fail below certain temperatures. We focus on the $\beta $ ...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 065807] Published Fri Jun 29, 2018

]]>The probabilities of α decay and heavy-cluster decay in the superheavy region are investigated. The preformation probabilities for α and cluster emissions are evaluated with a new formula which depends on the $Q$ value of the decay. The formula shows a better agreement with the experimentally extracte...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064616] Published Thu Jun 28, 2018

]]>The ${}^{70}\mathrm{Zn}\left(n,\gamma \right){}^{71}\mathrm{Z}{\mathrm{n}}^{\mathrm{m}}$ (${T}_{1/2}=3.96\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\mathrm{h}$) cross section has been measured at $0.40\pm 0.15\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\mathrm{MeV}$ and $0.70\pm 0.10\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\mathrm{MeV}$ using a ${}^{7}\mathrm{Li}{\left(p,n\right)}^{7}\mathrm{Be}$ neutron source. The energy of proton energy of neutron energy spectrum code was used to calculate the neutron energy spectrum, and the ${}^{197}\mathrm{Au}{\left(n,\gamma \right)}^{198}\mathrm{Au}$ reaction was used as monitor rea...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064617] Published Thu Jun 28, 2018

]]>The production of the heaviest elements in fusion-evaporation reactions is substantially limited by very low cross sections, as fusion cross sections (including fusion-fission) are greatly reduced by the competing quasifission mechanism. Using the Australian National University Heavy Ion Accelerator...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064618] Published Thu Jun 28, 2018

]]>We calculate $\mathrm{\Lambda}$ and $\overline{\mathrm{\Lambda}}$ hadron production cross sections in charged lepton semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering off nuclear target ($A$, using iron $\mathrm{Fe}$ as an example) and deuteron ($D$) target. The results show that the ratio $({\overline{\mathrm{\Lambda}}}^{A}/{\mathrm{\Lambda}}^{A})/({\overline{\mathrm{\Lambda}}}^{D}/{\mathrm{\Lambda}}^{D})$ is sensitive to the sea quark content of the nucleus. We ad...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 065207] Published Wed Jun 27, 2018

]]>The effective field theory (EFT) for triaxially deformed even-even nuclei is generalized to include the vibrational degrees of freedom. The pertinent Hamiltonian is constructed up to next-to-leading order (NLO). The leading-order part describes the vibrational motion, and the NLO part couples rotati...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064320] Published Tue Jun 26, 2018

]]>The observed shears bands in ${}^{198}\mathrm{Pb}$ and ${}^{199}\mathrm{Pb}$ are investigated within the framework of tilted axis cranking covariant density functional theory, and the separable pairing force is adopted to consider the pairing correlations. The energy spectra, total angular momenta, and transition probabilities agr...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064321] Published Tue Jun 26, 2018

]]>Studies of fluctuations and correlations of soft hadrons and hard and electromagnetic probes of the dense and strongly interacting medium require event-by-event hydrodynamic simulations of high-energy heavy-ion collisions that are computing intensive. We develop a $\left(3+1\right)$-dimensional viscous hydrodyna...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064918] Published Tue Jun 26, 2018

]]>We study the long-wavelength excitations of the inner crust of neutron stars, considering three phases: cubic crystals at low densities, and rods and plates near the core-crust transition. To describe the phonons, we write an effective Lagrangian density in terms of the coarse-grained phase of the n...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 065805] Published Tue Jun 26, 2018

]]>The fusion reaction ${}^{12}\mathrm{C}({}^{12}\mathrm{C},\mathrm{p}){}^{23}\mathrm{Na}$ has been studied from $E=2.00$ to 4.00 MeV by particle spectroscopy. The data reveal broad resonances above $E=3.00$ MeV and are compatible with previously reported resonance structure around $E=2.1$ MeV. The data were limited at low energies by low count rates as well a...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 065806] Published Tue Jun 26, 2018

]]>The claim of Tanabe and Sugawara-Tanabe [Phys. Rev. C **95**, 064315 (2017)] that transverse wobbling is unstable is contradicted. Examples for stable transverse wobbling are provided. It is demonstrated that the alternative scenario suggested in the commented paper violates fundamental properties of th...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 069801] Published Tue Jun 26, 2018

]]>We reply to the preceding Comment.

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 069802] Published Tue Jun 26, 2018

]]>We report on two complementary delayed gamma-ray spectroscopic studies on ${}_{64}{}^{164}\mathrm{Gd}_{100}$. The nucleus is produced via spontaneous fission of ${}^{252}\mathrm{Cf}$ sources used in selective experimental setups. An isomeric state at 1095 keV with a half-life of 605 (30) ns is confirmed as well as its decay path toward th...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064317] Published Mon Jun 25, 2018

]]>The previous mean-field calculation [Phys. Rev. C **78**, 054311 (2008)] has shown that the oblate deformation in ${}^{28,30,32}\mathrm{Si}$ disappears when a $\mathrm{\Lambda}$ particle is added to these nuclei. Here, we investigate this phenomenon by taking into account the effects beyond the mean-field approximation. To this end, we...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064318] Published Mon Jun 25, 2018

]]>Nucleon transfer reactions are sensitive nuclear structure probes. The authors used ultrahigh-resolution two-nucleon transfer ($p$,$t$) reactions to identify 15 new excited ${0}^{+}$ states of ${}^{240}$Pu, some 7 times the number previously known, plus other states also seen for the first time. These data, combined with existing $\gamma $-ray data and model calculations, provide nuclear structure information on pairing correlations and two-phonon octupole excitations in the difficult-to-investigate actinide nuclei.

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064319] Published Mon Jun 25, 2018

]]>Calculations of the direct radiative capture reactions are made for the ${}^{48}\mathrm{Ca}(n,\gamma ){}^{49}\mathrm{Ca}$, ${}^{7}\mathrm{Li}(n,\gamma ){}^{8}\mathrm{Li}$, and ${}^{12}\mathrm{C}(p,\gamma ){}^{13}\mathrm{N}$ reactions with the Perey-Buck-type nonlocal potentials using a potential model. Our results reproduce the experimental data reasonably well. From comparisons to results obtained by usi...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064615] Published Mon Jun 25, 2018

]]>The directed flow (${v}_{1}$) of open charm meson (${D}^{0}$) is studied in Au+Au collisions at $\sqrt{{s}_{NN}}=200$ GeV using a multiphase transport model framework with partonic interactions (string melting version). Within this framework, it is found that although the initial spatial eccentricity (${\epsilon}_{1}$) of charm quark is sma...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064917] Published Mon Jun 25, 2018

]]>As suggested in a Comment by Peters [Phys. Rev. C **96**, 029801 (2017)], a correction is applied to the ${}^{13}\mathrm{C}(\alpha ,n){}^{16}\mathrm{O}$ data of Harissopulos *et al.* [Phys. Rev. C **72**, 062801(R) (2005)]. The correction refers to the energy-dependent efficiency of the neutron detector and appears only above the ($\alpha ,{n}_{1}$) thresho...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064613] Published Fri Jun 22, 2018

]]>Several zirconium isotopes are in the path of slow neutron capture (s) process, and the direct components of ($n,\gamma $) reactions can be derived from their neutron spectroscopic factors. In the present work, the angular distributions of (${}^{12}\mathrm{C},{}^{13}\mathrm{C}$) and (${}^{13}\mathrm{C},{}^{12}\mathrm{C}$) reactions on targets ${}^{90,92,94,96}\mathrm{Zr}$ were obta...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064614] Published Fri Jun 22, 2018

]]>We extend the no-core shell model (NCSM) methodology to incorporate strangeness degrees of freedom and apply it to single-$\mathrm{\Lambda}$ hypernuclei. After discussing the transformation of the hyperon-nucleon ($YN$) interaction into the harmonic-oscillator (HO) basis and the similarity renormalization group transf...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064315] Published Thu Jun 21, 2018

]]>**Background:** *Ab initio* many-body methods whose numerical cost scales polynomially with the number of particles have been developed over the past fifteen years to tackle closed-shell mid-mass nuclei. Open-shell nuclei have been further addressed by implementing variants based on the concept of spontan...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064316] Published Thu Jun 21, 2018

]]>**Background:** Being able to rigorously quantify the uncertainties in reaction models is crucial to moving this field forward. Even though Bayesian methods are becoming increasingly popular in nuclear theory, they have yet to be implemented and applied in reaction theory problems.

**Purpose:** The purpose ...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064612] Published Thu Jun 21, 2018

]]>We study viscous effects on heavy quark radiative energy loss in a dynamically screened medium with boost-invariant longitudinal expansion. We calculate, to first order in opacity, the energy loss by incorporating viscous corrections in the single-particle phase-space distribution function within re...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064916] Published Thu Jun 21, 2018

]]>**Background:** Photoproduction of mesons off quasifree nucleons bound in the deuteron allows us to study the electromagnetic excitation spectrum of the neutron and the isospin structure of the excitation of nucleon resonances. The database for such reactions is much more sparse than for free proton tar...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 065205] Published Thu Jun 21, 2018

]]>The measurements of the $J/\psi \to \gamma p\overline{p}$ decays by the BES Collaboration indicate an enhancement at the $p\overline{p}$ threshold which, however, is not present in the $J/\psi $ decays into $\omega p\overline{p}$ and into $\pi p\overline{p}$. Here, two processes for describing the decays $J/\psi \to \mathcal{B}p\overline{p}$ where $\mathcal{B}=\gamma ,\omega $ are presented in some detail and the cases $\mathcal{B}=\varphi ,\pi $ ...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 065206] Published Thu Jun 21, 2018

]]>A charge-sensitive in-event correlator is proposed and tested for its efficacy to detect and characterize charge separation associated with the chiral magnetic effect (CME) in heavy ion collisions. Tests, performed with the aid of two reaction models, indicate discernible responses for background- a...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 061901(R)] Published Wed Jun 20, 2018

]]>We investigate the prolate-to-oblate shape phase transitions in the neutron-rich Pt, Os, and Ir nuclei in the mass $A\approx 190$ region. The Hamiltonian of the interacting boson-fermion model, used to describe the odd-mass ${}^{185-199}\mathrm{Pt},{}^{185-193}\mathrm{Os}$, and ${}^{185-195}\mathrm{Ir}$ isotopes, is partially constructed by using as a ...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064314] Published Wed Jun 20, 2018

]]>In this work we study the simultaneous and sequential two-neutron transfer mechanisms to the ${}^{28}\mathrm{Si}$ nucleus induced by $(t,p)$ and $({}^{18}\mathrm{O},{}^{16}\mathrm{O})$ reactions. New experimental cross sections for the ${}^{28}\mathrm{Si}({}^{18}\mathrm{O},{}^{16}\mathrm{O}){}^{30}\mathrm{Si}$ reaction at 84 MeV are also presented. Direct reaction calculations are carried out within the...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064611] Published Wed Jun 20, 2018

]]>If quark-gluon plasma (QGP)–like medium is created in $p$-Pb collisions at extremely high collision energies, charm quarks that move in the medium can hadronize by capturing the comoving light quark(s) or antiquark(s) to form the charm hadrons. Using light quark ${p}_{T}$ spectra extracted from the experimen...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064915] Published Wed Jun 20, 2018

]]>Motivated by the existence of candidates for exotic hadrons whose masses are close to both two-body and three-body hadronic thresholds lying close to each other, we study degenerate two-body and three-body coupled-channels systems. We first formulate the scattering problem of non-degenerate two-body...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064001] Published Tue Jun 19, 2018

]]>[Phys. Rev. C 97, 069902] Published Tue Jun 19, 2018

]]>The low-lying structure of neutron-rich odd-mass Kr isotopes is studied within the interacting boson-fermion model (IBFM) based on the Gogny-D1M energy density functional. The $(\beta ,\gamma )$-deformation energy surfaces, spherical single-particle energies, and occupation probabilities of the odd-mass systems ...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064313] Published Mon Jun 18, 2018

]]>We present a detailed analysis of the beam energy dependence of the mechanisms for the generation of directed and elliptic flows in Au + Au collisions focusing on the role of hadronic rescattering and spectator shadowing within a microscopic transport model jam with different equations of state. A s...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064913] Published Mon Jun 18, 2018

]]>The chiral magnetic effect (CME)—the separation of positive and negative electric charges along the direction of the external magnetic field in quark-gluon plasma and other topologically nontrivial media—is a consequence of the coupling of electrodynamics to the topological gluon field fluctuations ...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064914] Published Mon Jun 18, 2018

]]>We present new data probing short-range correlations (SRCs) in nuclei through the measurement of electron scattering off high-momentum nucleons in nuclei. The inclusive ${}^{4}\mathrm{He}/{}^{3}\mathrm{He}$ cross section ratio is observed to be both $x$ and ${Q}^{2}$ independent for $1.5<x<2$, confirming the dominance of two-nucleon ...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 065204] Published Mon Jun 18, 2018

]]>In this work, we study the $r$-mode instability windows and the gravitational wave signatures of neutron stars in the slow rotation approximation using the equation of state obtained from the density-dependent M3Y effective interaction. We consider the neutron star matter to be $\beta $-equilibrated neutron-...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 065804] Published Mon Jun 18, 2018

]]>Magnetic dipole and electric quadrupole moments are calculated for neutron-rich *sd-pf* cross-shell nuclei. These nuclei include open shell isotopes with the number of protons less than 20 and neutrons greater than 20, for which experimental data are available. Shell model calculations are performed w...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064312] Published Fri Jun 15, 2018

]]>The next-generation Enriched Xenon Observatory (nEXO) is a proposed experiment to search for neutrinoless double-$\beta $ ($0\nu \beta \beta $) decay in ${}^{136}\mathrm{Xe}$ with a target half-life sensitivity of approximately ${10}^{28}$ yr using $5\times {10}^{3}$ kg of isotopically enriched liquid-xenon in a time projection chamber. This improvement of...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 065503] Published Fri Jun 15, 2018

]]>The spatial dispersion of the single-nucleon wave functions is analyzed using the self-consistent mean-field framework based on nuclear energy density functionals and with the harmonic-oscillator approximation for the nuclear potential. It is shown that the dispersion depends on the radial quantum n...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 061301(R)] Published Thu Jun 14, 2018

]]>In this work, new recursion relations for the number of spin-$J$ states for identical particles in a single-$j$ shell are presented. Such relations are obtained using the generating-function technique, which enables one to exhibit an odd-even staggering in the spin distribution of an even number of ferm...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064311] Published Thu Jun 14, 2018

]]>We study the evolution of hydrodynamic and nonhydrodynamic moments of the distribution function using anisotropic and third-order Chapman-Enskog hydrodynamics for systems undergoing Bjorken and Gubser flows. The hydrodynamic results are compared with the exact solution of the Boltzmann equation with...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064909] Published Thu Jun 14, 2018

]]>We investigate the transport dynamics of partons in proton-proton collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider using a Boltzmann transport approach, the Parton Cascade Model (PCM). The calculations include semihard perturbative quantum chromodynamics interaction of partons populating the nucleons an...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064910] Published Thu Jun 14, 2018

]]>We present a detailed measurement of charged two-pion correlation functions in 0–30% centrality $\sqrt{{s}_{{}_{\mathit{NN}}}}=200$ GeV $\mathrm{Au}+\mathrm{Au}$ collisions by the PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. The data are well described by Bose-Einstein correlation functions stemming from Lévy-stable source distributi...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064911] Published Thu Jun 14, 2018

]]>Quantum-statistical (Bose-Einstein) two-particle correlations are measured in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=0.9$, 2.76, and 7 TeV, as well as in $p\mathrm{Pb}$ and peripheral PbPb collisions at nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass energies of 5.02 and 2.76 TeV, respectively, using the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. ...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064912] Published Thu Jun 14, 2018

]]>**Background:** ${}^{31}\mathrm{Cl}$ is a neutron-deficient isotope with a half-life of ${T}_{1/2}=190\left(1\right)$ ms. The nuclear structure of its daughter, ${}^{31}\mathrm{S}$, is important for the determination of the thermonuclear ${}^{30}\mathrm{P}(p,\gamma ){}^{31}\mathrm{S}$ reaction rate, which affects the final isotopic abundances of the ejecta from classical oxygen-neon nova...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 065803] Published Thu Jun 14, 2018

]]>We present a study on the isoscalar quadrupole strength in tin nuclei, focusing mainly on the low-energy region. The calculations are performed using the Skyrme-type energy density functionals within the fully self-consistent quasiparticle random phase approximation, allowing for a good description ...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064308] Published Wed Jun 13, 2018

]]>The effect of correlations between the slope and the curvature of the symmetry energy on ground-state nuclear observables is studied within the extended Thomas-Fermi approximation. We consider different isovector probes of the symmetry energy, with a special focus on the neutron skin thickness of ${}^{\mathrm{...}}\mathrm{Pb}$

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064309] Published Wed Jun 13, 2018

]]>Lifetimes of several short-lived excited states in ${}^{138}\mathrm{Nd}$ were measured with the ROSPHERE array at IFIN-HH, Bucharest, using the recoil-distance Doppler shift technique following the ${}^{123}\mathrm{Sb}({}^{19}\mathrm{F},4n$) reaction. The resulting electromagnetic transition probabilities are compared to large-scale shell model...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064310] Published Wed Jun 13, 2018

]]>An unusually large value of the ${}^{22}\mathrm{C}$ matter radius, extracted by Tanaka *et al.* [Phys. Rev. Lett. **104**, 062701 (2010)] from measured reaction cross sections, attracted great attention of scientific community. Since that time, several experimental works related to the ${}^{22}\mathrm{C}$ nucleus have appeared in the li...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064307] Published Tue Jun 12, 2018

]]>The vast knowledge regarding the strong influence of quadrupole deformation ${\beta}_{2}$ of colliding nuclei in heavy-ion sub-barrier fusion reactions inspires a desire to quest the sensitivity of fusion dynamics to higher order deformations, such as ${\beta}_{4}$ and ${\beta}_{6}$ deformations. However, such studies have rarely b...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064606] Published Mon Jun 11, 2018

]]>I develop an extension of the continuum-discretized coupled-channels (CDCC) method to reactions where both nuclei present a low breakup threshold. This leads to a four-body model, where the only inputs are the interactions describing the colliding nuclei, and the four optical potentials between the ...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064607] Published Mon Jun 11, 2018

]]>The influence of the pion-nucleon potential on the pion dynamics in ${}^{197}\mathrm{Au}+{}^{197}\mathrm{Au}$ collisions at 1.5 GeV/nucleon for different centrality intervals is investigated in the framework of the isospin-dependent quantum molecular dynamics model. It is found that the observables related to pions, such as the ...

[Phys. Rev. C 97, 064608] Published Mon Jun 11, 2018

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