**Background:** Long-baseline experiments such as the planned deep underground neutrino experiment (DUNE) require theoretical descriptions of the complete event in a neutrino-nucleus reaction. Since nuclear targets are used this requires a good understanding of neutrino-nucleus interactions.

**Purpose:** De…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 035502] Published Mon Sep 26, 2016

]]>We present measurements of second-order azimuthal anisotropy $\left({v}_{2}\right)$ at midrapidity $\left(\right|y|<1.0)$ for light nuclei $d,\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}t,\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{3}\mathrm{He}$ (for $\sqrt{{s}_{NN}}=200$, 62.4, 39, 27, 19.6, 11.5, and 7.7 GeV) and antinuclei $\overline{d}$ ($\sqrt{{s}_{NN}}=200$, 62.4, 39, 27, and 19.6 GeV) and ${}^{3}\overline{\mathrm{He}}$ ($\sqrt{{s}_{NN}}=200$ GeV) in the STAR (Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC) experime…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034908] Published Fri Sep 23, 2016

]]>We determine the equation of state (EOS) of nuclear matter with the inclusion of hyperons in a self-consistent manner by using a modified quark meson coupling model where the confining interaction for quarks inside a baryon is represented by a phenomenological average potential in an equally mixed s…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 035805] Published Fri Sep 23, 2016

]]>The relative yield of complete fusion and quasifission components for the ${}^{12}\mathrm{C}+{}^{204}\mathrm{Pb},{}^{19}\mathrm{F}+{}^{197}\mathrm{Au},{}^{30}\mathrm{Si}+{}^{186}\mathrm{W}$, and ${}^{48}\mathrm{Ca}+{}^{168}\mathrm{Er}$ reactions which all lead to the compound nucleus ${}^{216}\mathrm{Ra}$ are analyzed to calculate the entrance channel effects by comparison of capture, complete fusion, and quasifission cross se…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034615] Published Thu Sep 22, 2016

]]>We analyze the directed flow of protons and pions in high-energy heavy-ion collisions in the incident energy range from $\sqrt{{s}_{{\scriptscriptstyle NN}}}=7.7$ to 27 GeV within a microscopic transport model. Standard hadronic transport approaches do not describe the collapse of directed flow below $\sqrt{{s}_{{\scriptscriptstyle NN}}}\simeq 20$ GeV. By contrast, a model …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034906] Published Thu Sep 22, 2016

]]>We investigate the appearance of di-neutron bound states in pure neutron matter within the Brueckner-Hartree-Fock approach at zero temperature. We consider the Argonne ${v}_{18}$ and Paris bare interactions as well as chiral two- and three-nucleon forces. Self-consistent single-particle potentials are calc…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034004] Published Wed Sep 21, 2016

]]>We have developed a new method to calculate the occupancies of single particle levels in atomic nuclei. This method has been developed in the context of the microscopic interacting boson model, in which neutron and proton degrees of freedom are treated explicitly. The energies of the single particle…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034320] Published Wed Sep 21, 2016

]]>The lifetime of the $\left(11/{2}^{+}\right)$ state in the band above the proton-emitting $\left(3/{2}^{+}\right)$ state in ${}^{113}\mathrm{Cs}$ has been measured to be $\tau =24\left(6\right)$ ps from a recoil-decay-tagged differential-plunger experiment. The measured lifetime was used to deduce the deformation of the states using wave functions from a nonadiabatic…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034321] Published Wed Sep 21, 2016

]]>We study the fluctuations of the anisotropy of the energy density profile created in a high-energy collision at the LHC. We show that the anisotropy in harmonic $n$ has generic non-Gaussian fluctuations. We argue that these non-Gaussianities have a universal character for small systems such as p+Pb co…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034905] Published Wed Sep 21, 2016

]]>[Phys. Rev. C 94, 039901] Published Wed Sep 21, 2016

]]>We construct a coordinate-space potential based on pionless effective field theory (EFT) with a Gaussian regulator. Charge-symmetry breaking is included through the Coulomb potential and through two- and three-body contact interactions. Starting with the effective field theory potential, we apply th…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034003] Published Tue Sep 20, 2016

]]>The study of the coupling to collective states of the ${}^{28}\mathrm{Si}$ projectile and ${}^{154}\mathrm{Sm}$ target in fusion mechanism is reported. Understanding such couplings is important as they influence the barrier height and the formation probability of the compound nuclei, which in turn may be related to the synthesis o…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034613] Published Tue Sep 20, 2016

]]>Experimental data show that the elastic scattering cross sections of the neutron-rich nucleus ${}^{11}\mathrm{Be}$ are greatly reduced by the coupling effects from the breakup channels, while those of the proton-rich nucleus ${}^{8}\mathrm{B}$ are not. Such difference is found to persist in results of systematic calculations of ${}^{8}\mathrm{B}$…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034614] Published Tue Sep 20, 2016

]]>We study the head-on collision of propagating waves due to perturbations in quark gluon plasmas. We use the Massachusetts Institute of Technology bag model, hydrodynamics equation, and suitable equation of state for describing the time evolution of such localized waves. A nonlinear differential equa…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034904] Published Tue Sep 20, 2016

]]>Scattering of protons with transversal polarization ${p}_{y}^{p}$ on deuterons with tensor polarization ${P}_{xz}$ provides a null-test signal for time-reversal (T) invariance violating but parity (P) conserving effects. We calculate the corresponding null-test observable at beam energies $100\text{\u2013}1000\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\mathrm{MeV}$ within the spin…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 035501] Published Tue Sep 20, 2016

]]>The electric dipole polarizability quantifies the low-energy behavior of the dipole strength and is related to critical observables such as the radii of the proton and neutron distributions. Its computation is challenging because most of the dipole strength lies in the scattering continuum. In this …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034317] Published Mon Sep 19, 2016

]]>Excited states with intermediate and high spins in ${}^{33}\mathrm{P}$ and ${}^{33}\mathrm{S}$ have been populated using the ${}^{26}\mathrm{Mg}\left({}^{13}\mathrm{C},np\alpha \right)$ and ${}^{26}\mathrm{Mg}\left({}^{13}\mathrm{C},2n\alpha \right)$ fusion-evaporation reactions. The level schemes of both nuclei have been considerably extended. Utilizing $\gamma \gamma $ angular correlations the spin-parity assignment of the new excited…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034318] Published Mon Sep 19, 2016

]]>It is known that the $\alpha $ particle reduced width has the largest values in the region above ${}^{100}\mathrm{Sn}$, and this behavior is usually attributed to the proton-neutron correlations. To reproduce the reduced $\alpha $-decay width we use an additional pocket-like surface potential in the single-particle mean field that…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034319] Published Mon Sep 19, 2016

]]>Realistic density dependent CDM3Yn versions of the M3Y interaction have been used in an extended Hartree-Fock (HF) calculation of nuclear matter (NM), with the nucleon single-particle potential determined from the total NM energy based on the Hugenholtz–van Hove theorem that gives rise naturally to …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034612] Published Mon Sep 19, 2016

]]>The uncertainties in neutron star radii and crust properties due to our limited knowledge of the equation of state are quantitatively analyzed. We first demonstrate the importance of a unified microscopic description for the different baryonic densities of the star. If the pressure functional is obt…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 035804] Published Mon Sep 19, 2016

]]>**Background**: Besides its intrinsic value as a fundamental nuclear-structure observable, the weak-charge density of ${}^{208}\mathrm{Pb}$—a quantity that is closely related to its neutron distribution—is of fundamental importance in constraining the equation of state of neutron-rich matter.

**Purpose**: To assess the imp…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034316] Published Thu Sep 15, 2016

]]>We report the transverse energy $\left({E}_{\mathrm{T}}\right)$ measured with ALICE at midrapidity in Pb-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{{s}_{\mathit{N}N}}=2.76$ TeV as a function of centrality. The transverse energy was measured using identified single-particle tracks. The measurement was cross checked using the electromagnetic calorimeters and the transv…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034903] Published Thu Sep 15, 2016

]]>The ${\mu}^{-}+{}^{3}\mathrm{H}\to {\nu}_{\mu}+n+n+n$ capture reaction is studied under full inclusion of final-state interactions. Predictions for the three-body breakup of ${}^{3}\mathrm{H}$ are calculated with the AV18 potential, augmented by the Urbana IX three-nucleon force. Our results are based on the single-nucleon weak-current operator comp…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034002] Published Wed Sep 14, 2016

]]>Isoscalar giant resonances in ${}^{94}\mathrm{Mo}$ have been studied with inelastic scattering of 240 MeV α particles at small angles including 0°. All of the expected energy-weighted sum rule (EWSR) for the isoscalar $E0$ resonance was found (112%). A significant portion of the EWSR was found for the isoscalar $E1$ (8…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034315] Published Wed Sep 14, 2016

]]>The average total kinetic energy $\left(\overline{TKE}\right)$ in ${}^{239}\mathrm{Pu}(n,f)$ has been measured for incident neutron energies between 0.5 and 50 MeV. The experiment was performed at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) using the neutron time-of-flight technique, and the kinetic energy of fission fragments post-ne…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034611] Published Wed Sep 14, 2016

]]>The ${}^{13}\mathrm{C}({}^{4}\mathrm{He},4\alpha )n$ breakup reaction has been studied at beam energies of 27.0, 27.5, and 28.0 MeV. A comparison with previous measurements of the ${}^{12}\mathrm{C}({}^{4}\mathrm{He},{}^{8}\mathrm{Be}){}^{8}\mathrm{Be}$ excitation function and ${}^{12}\mathrm{C}({}^{16}\mathrm{O},4\alpha ){}^{12}\mathrm{C}$ breakup channel suggests the ${}^{8}\mathrm{Be}_{\mathrm{gs}}+\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{8}\mathrm{Be}_{\mathrm{gs}}$ decay of ${}^{16}\mathrm{O}$ is observed from a possible ${2}^{+}$ state at $17.3\pm \mathrm{0.\dots}$

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034313] Published Tue Sep 13, 2016

]]>The finite-size correction to $\beta $ decay plays an important role in determining the expected antineutrino spectra from reactors at a level that is important for the reactor-neutrino anomaly. Here we express the leading-order finite-size correction to allowed $\beta $ decay in terms of Zemach moments. We calcu…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034314] Published Tue Sep 13, 2016

]]>To sustain a neutron star with about two times the solar mass, multibaryons including hyperons are expected to produce repulsive effects in the interior of its high-baryon-density region. To examine possible quark-Pauli repulsion among the baryons, we solve the eigenvalue problem of the quark antisy…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 035803] Published Tue Sep 13, 2016

]]>The electric quadrupole moment of the ${}_{13}{}^{33}\mathrm{Al}_{20}$ ground state, located at the border of the island of inversion, was obtained using continuous-beam $\beta $-detected nuclear quadrupole resonance ($\beta $-NQR). From the measured quadrupole coupling constant ${\nu}_{Q}=2.31\left(4\right)$ MHz in an $\alpha -{\mathrm{Al}}_{2}{\mathrm{O}}_{3}$ crystal, a precise value for …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034312] Published Mon Sep 12, 2016

]]>The target-mass number dependence of nucleon-nucleon pairs with short-range correlations is explored in a physically transparent geometrical model within a zero-range approximation. The observed $A$ dependence of 2-nucleon ejection cross sections in $(e,{e}^{\prime})$ reactions is found to reflect the mass depend…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034610] Published Mon Sep 12, 2016

]]>In high-energy heavy-ion collisions, forward-backward multiplicity (FB) correlation strengths are affected greatly by centrality fluctuation and centrality window width. A method called ${\mathrm{FB}}_{\mathrm{relative}}$ is raised to reduce or remove the influence. This method is tested by a Monte Carlo simulation and is c…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034902] Published Mon Sep 12, 2016

]]>The two-particle momentum correlation between the proton $\left(p\right)$ and the omega baryon $\left(\mathrm{\Omega}\right)$ in high-energy heavy ion collisions is studied to unravel the possible spin-2 $p\mathrm{\Omega}$ dibaryon recently suggested by lattice QCD simulations. The ratio of correlation functions between small and large collision systems,…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 031901(R)] Published Fri Sep 09, 2016

]]>Directed and elliptic flows of neutrons and light-charged particles were measured for the reaction ${}^{197}\mathrm{Au}+{}^{197}\mathrm{Au}$ at 400 MeV/nucleon incident energy within the ASY-EOS experimental campaign at the GSI laboratory. The detection system consisted of the Large Area Neutron Detector (LAND), combined with pa…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034608] Published Fri Sep 09, 2016

]]>The nonlocal dispersive optical model (NLDOM) nucleon potentials are used for the first time in the adiabatic analysis of a $(d,p)$ reaction to generate distorted waves both in the entrance and exit channels. These potentials were designed and fitted by Mahzoon *et al.* [Phys. Rev. Lett. **112**, 162503 (20…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034609] Published Fri Sep 09, 2016

]]>Due to the large value of the scattering length in nuclear systems, standard density-functional theories based on effective interactions usually fail to reproduce the nuclear Fermi-liquid behavior both at very low densities and close to equilibrium. Guided on one side by the success of the Skyrme de…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 031301(R)] Published Thu Sep 08, 2016

]]>A nuclear-decay spectroscopy study of the neutron-deficient isotope ${}^{196}\mathrm{At}$ is reported where an isotopically pure beam was produced using the selective Resonance Ionization Laser Ion Source and On-Line Isotope Mass Separator (CERN). The fine-structure $\alpha $ decay of ${}^{196}\mathrm{At}$ allowed the low-energy excited s…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034308] Published Thu Sep 08, 2016

]]>Excited states in ${}^{137}\mathrm{Xe}$ have been studied by using the near-barrier single-neutron transfer reactions ${}^{13}\mathrm{C}({}^{136}\mathrm{Xe},{}^{12}\mathrm{C}\gamma )\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{137}\mathrm{Xe}$ and ${}^{9}\mathrm{Be}({}^{136}\mathrm{Xe},{}^{8}\mathrm{Be}\gamma )\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{137}\mathrm{Xe}$ in inverse kinematics. Particle-$\gamma $ and particle-$\gamma \gamma $ coincidence measurements have been performed with the Phoswich Wall and Digital Gammasphere detector a…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034309] Published Thu Sep 08, 2016

]]>Systematic calculations on the spectroscopy and transition properties of even-even Te isotopes are carried out by using the large-scale shell-model configuration-interaction approach with a realistic interaction. These nuclei are of particular interest since their yrast spectra show a vibrational-li…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034310] Published Thu Sep 08, 2016

]]>We evaluate the second-order (beyond-mean-field) contribution to the equation of state of nuclear matter with the effective Skyrme force and use cutoff and dimensional regularizations to treat the ultraviolet divergence produced by the zero-range character of this interaction. An adjustment of the f…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034311] Published Thu Sep 08, 2016

]]>Light charged particles emitted in proton-induced fission reactions on ${}^{208}\mathrm{Pb}$ have been measured at different kinetic energies: $370A,\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}500A$, and $650A$ MeV. The experiment was performed by the SOFIA Collaboration at the GSI facilities in Darmstadt (Germany). The inverse kinematics technique was combined …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034605] Published Thu Sep 08, 2016

]]>**Background:** For the study of exotic nuclei it is important to have an optical model potential that is reliable not only for stable nuclei but can also be extrapolated to nuclear systems with exotic numbers of protons and neutrons. An efficient way to obtain such a potential is to develop a microscop…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034606] Published Thu Sep 08, 2016

]]>Effects of nuclear mean field and of multiple preequilibrium (PEQ) emission on double differential neutron multiplicity distribution from heavy ion reactions (${}^{12}\mathrm{C}+{}^{165}\mathrm{Ho}$ and ${}^{20}\mathrm{Ne}+{}^{165}\mathrm{Ho}$) at 10–30 MeV/u have been investigated in the framework of the semiclassical formalism for heavy ion reaction (hence…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034607] Published Thu Sep 08, 2016

]]>We study the hadronization time of heavy quark in nuclear matter by using the coalescence model and the spatial diffusion constant of a heavy quark from lattice quantum chromodynamic calculations, assuming that the main interaction of a heavy quark at the critical temperature is hadronization. It is…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034901] Published Thu Sep 08, 2016

]]>The properties of ${}^{12}\mathrm{C},\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{16}\mathrm{O}$, and ${}^{20}\mathrm{Ne}$ nuclei in strong magnetic fields $B\simeq {10}^{17}$ G are studied in the context of strongly magnetized neutron stars and white dwarfs. The sky3d code is extended to incorporate the interaction of nucleons with the magnetic field and is utilized to solve the time-independent …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 035802] Published Thu Sep 08, 2016

]]>High-spin states in ${}^{124}\mathrm{Xe}$ have been populated using the ${}^{80}\mathrm{Se}({}^{48}\mathrm{Ca},4n)$ reaction at a beam energy of 207 MeV and high-multiplicity, $\gamma $-ray coincidence events were measured using the Gammasphere spectrometer. Six high-spin bands with large moments of inertia, similar to those observed in neighboring nuc…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034307] Published Wed Sep 07, 2016

]]>What effect do particle-emitting resonances have on the scattering cross section? What physical considerations are necessary when modeling these resonances? These questions are important when theoretically describing scattering experiments with radioactive ion beams which investigate the frontiers o…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034603] Published Wed Sep 07, 2016

]]>In a recent publication we have argued that using two very successful $n\text{\u2212}{}^{9}\mathrm{Be}$ optical potentials [A. Bonaccorso and R. J. Charity, Phys. Rev. C **89**, 024619 (2014)] and microscopic projectile densities, it is possible to build a single-folded (light-) nucleus-${}^{9}\mathrm{Be}$ imaginary optical potential which is mor…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034604] Published Wed Sep 07, 2016

]]>**Background:** The astrophysical $r$-process occurs in an explosive astrophysical event under extremely neutron-rich conditions, leading to $\left(n,\gamma \right)-\left(\gamma ,n\right)$ equilibrium along isotopic chains which peaks around neutron separation energies of a few MeV. Nuclei with larger $Z$ are usually produced by ${\beta}^{-}$ decay, but…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 035801] Published Wed Sep 07, 2016

]]>**Background:** The Cd isotopes are well studied, but experimental data for the rare isotopes are sparse. At energies above the Coulomb barrier, higher states become accessible.

**Purpose:** Remeasure and supplement existing lifetimes and magnetic moments of low-lying states in ${}^{106}\mathrm{Cd}$.

**Methods:** In an inverse…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034303] Published Tue Sep 06, 2016

]]>The first direct experimental evidence of a multiparticle-hole ground state configuration of the neutron-rich ${}^{33}\mathrm{Mg}$ isotope has been obtained via intermediate energy (400 A MeV) Coulomb dissociation measurement. The major part $\sim (70\pm 13)\%$ of the cross section is observed to populate the excited states …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034304] Published Tue Sep 06, 2016

]]>The recently observed possible antimagnetic rotation band in ${}^{101}\mathrm{Pd}$ is investigated by the cranked shell model with pairing correlations treated by a particle-number-conserving method, in which the blocking effects are taken into account exactly. The experimental moments of inertia and reduced $B\left(E2\right)$ …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034305] Published Tue Sep 06, 2016

]]>We present results of the time blocking approximation (TBA) for giant resonances in light-, medium-, and heavy-mass nuclei. The TBA is an extension of the widely used random-phase approximation (RPA) adding complex configurations by coupling to phonon excitations. A new method for handling the singl…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034306] Published Tue Sep 06, 2016

]]>**Background:** In earlier work, inversion of $S$ matrix for 330 MeV ${}^{16}\mathrm{O}$ on ${}^{12}\mathrm{C}$ resulted in highly undulatory potentials; the $S$ matrix resulted from the inclusion of strong coupling to states of projectile and target nuclei. $L$-independent $S$-matrix equivalent potentials for other explicitly $L$-dependent pot…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034602] Published Tue Sep 06, 2016

]]>Regulator functions applied to two- and three-nucleon forces are a necessary ingredient in many-body calculations based on chiral effective field theory interactions. These interactions have been developed recently with a variety of different cutoff forms, including regulating both the momentum tran…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034001] Published Fri Sep 02, 2016

]]>A combined analysis of the reactions ${\pi}^{-}p\to {K}^{0}\mathrm{\Lambda}$ and $\eta n$ is carried out with a chiral quark model. The data in the center-of-mass (c.m.) energy range from threshold up to $W\simeq 1.8$ GeV are reasonably described. For ${\pi}^{-}p\to {K}^{0}\mathrm{\Lambda}$, it is found that $N\left(1535\right){S}_{11}$ and $N\left(1650\right){S}_{11}$ play crucial roles near threshold. The $N(\mathrm{1\dots}$

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 035202] Published Fri Sep 02, 2016

]]>**Background:** Level sequences of rotational character have been observed in several nuclei in the $A=60$ mass region. The importance of the deformation-driving $\pi {f}_{7/2}$ and $\nu {g}_{9/2}$ orbitals on the onset of nuclear deformation is stressed.

**Purpose:** A measurement was performed in order to identify collective r…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034301] Published Thu Sep 01, 2016

]]>**Background:** Lifetimes of nuclear excited states in fission fragments have been studied in the past following isotope separation, thus giving access mainly to the fragments' daughters and only to long-lived isomeric states in the primary fragments. For the first time now, short-lived excited states i…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034302] Published Thu Sep 01, 2016

]]>We present for the first time evidence for the existence of a dynamically refracted primary bow for ${}^{9}\mathrm{Be}+{}^{16}\mathrm{O}$ scattering. This is demonstrated through the use of coupled channel calculations with an extended double folding potential derived from the density-dependent effective two-body force and preci…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034601] Published Thu Sep 01, 2016

]]>The separate quark flavor contributions to the pion and kaon valence quark distribution functions are studied, along with the corresponding electromagnetic form factors in the space-like region. The calculations are made using the solution of the Bethe-Salpeter equation for the model of Nambu and Jo…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 035201] Published Thu Sep 01, 2016

]]>Hagedorn states are the key to understanding how all hadrons observed in high-energy heavy-ion collisions seem to reach thermal equilibrium so quickly. An assembly of Hagedorn states is formed in elementary hadronic or heavy-ion collisions at hadronization. Microscopic simulations within the transpo…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 021902(R)] Published Wed Aug 31, 2016

]]>I have analyzed data for inelastic ${\pi}^{+}$ and ${\pi}^{-}$ scatterings to the two lowest ${2}^{+}$ states of ${}^{14}\mathrm{C}$ to determine proton and neutron matrix elements. In a two-state model, I have then derived one-body transition amplitudes for $p$ shell and ${\left(sd\right)}^{2}$ transitions. Data are found to be consistent with equal mixing o…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024345] Published Wed Aug 31, 2016

]]>This work aims at investigating the projectile binding energy influence on the reaction dynamics, introducing new results and new data analysis methods in order to overcome some typically encountered problems, such as the identification of reaction products differing by few mass units and the discri…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024622] Published Wed Aug 31, 2016

]]>Probable projectile-target combinations for the synthesis of the superheavy element ${}^{302}120$ have been studied taking the Coulomb and proximity potential as the interaction barrier. The probabilities of the compound nucleus formation ${P}_{\mathrm{CN}}$ for the projectile-target combinations found in the cold reactio…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024623] Published Wed Aug 31, 2016

]]>We show that measurements of the rapidity dependence of transverse momentum correlations can be used to determine the characteristic time ${\tau}_{\pi}$ that dictates the rate of isotropization of the stress energy tensor, as well as the shear viscosity $\nu =\eta /sT$. We formulate methods for computing these correlati…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024921] Published Wed Aug 31, 2016

]]>The excitation function and momentum distribution of ${\eta}^{\prime}$ mesons have been measured in photoproduction off ${}^{93}\mathrm{Nb}$ in the energy range of 1.2–2.9 GeV. The experiment has been performed with the combined Crystal Barrel and MiniTAPS detector system, using tagged photon beams from the ELSA electron accelera…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 025205] Published Wed Aug 31, 2016

]]>We formulate the next-to-leading-order nuclear effective field theory without pions in the two-nucleon sector on a spatial lattice and investigate nonperturbative renormalization group flows in the strong-coupling region by diagonalizing the Hamiltonian numerically. The cutoff (proportional to the i…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024004] Published Tue Aug 30, 2016

]]>The blocking effect caused by the odd particle on the pairing properties of systems with an odd number of fermions at finite temperature interacting via the monopole pairing force is studied within several approximations. The results are compared with the predictions obtained by using the exact solu…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024341] Published Tue Aug 30, 2016

]]>A fully antisymmetrized random phase approximation calculation employing the continued fraction technique is performed to study nuclear matter response functions with the finite-range Gogny force. The most commonly used parameter sets of this force, as well as some recent generalizations that includ…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024342] Published Tue Aug 30, 2016

]]>The M3Y-type semirealistic interaction is applied to deformed nuclei for the first time. Constrained Hartree-Fock calculations assuming axial symmetry are implemented for the $N=20$ isotones ${}^{30}\mathrm{Ne}$, ${}^{32}\mathrm{Mg}$, ${}^{34}\mathrm{Si}$ and the $N=28$ isotones ${}^{40}\mathrm{Mg}$, ${}^{42}\mathrm{Si}$, ${}^{44}\mathrm{S}$ with the M3Y-P6 interaction. The results match the exper…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024343] Published Tue Aug 30, 2016

]]>**Background:** Two new ${J}^{\pi}={0}^{+}$ states are recently observed a few MeV above the Hoyle state (the second ${0}^{+}$ state in ${}^{12}\mathrm{C}$). Their characteristics are only briefly discussed in theory and are still mysterious.

**Purpose:** I give for the first time a comprehensive understanding of the structures of the ${0}^{+}$ state…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024344] Published Tue Aug 30, 2016

]]>Breakup cross sections are determined for the Borromean nucleus ${}^{22}\mathrm{C}$ by using a four-body eikonal model, including Coulomb corrections. Bound and continuum states are constructed within a ${}^{20}\mathrm{C}+n+n$ three-body model in hyperspherical coordinates. We compute continuum states with the correct asymptotic b…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024620] Published Tue Aug 30, 2016

]]>**Background:** Recent high-precision measurements of $\alpha $-induced reaction data below the Coulomb barrier have pointed out questions about the $\alpha $-particle optical-model potential (OMP) which are still unanswered within various mass ranges.

**Purpose:** The applicability of previous optical potential and eventu…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024621] Published Tue Aug 30, 2016

]]>The electromagnetic (EM) field pattern created by spectators in relativistic heavy-ion collisions plants a seed of positive (negative) magnetic helicity in the hemisphere above (below) the reaction plane. Owing to the chiral anomaly, the magnetic helicity interacts with the fermionic helicity of the…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024920] Published Tue Aug 30, 2016

]]>[Phys. Rev. C 94, 029901] Published Tue Aug 30, 2016

]]>The quadrupole transition rate for the ${4}_{1}^{+}\to {2}_{1}^{+}$ transition of ${}^{58}\mathrm{Ni}$ was determined from an application of the recoil distance method with the Gamma-Ray Energy Tracking In-beam Nuclear Array (GRETINA). The present result of the $B(E2;{4}_{1}^{+}\to {2}_{1}^{+})$ was found to be ${50}_{-6}^{+11}\phantom{\rule{4pt}{0ex}}{e}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{\mathrm{fm}}^{4}$, which is about three times smal…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024340] Published Mon Aug 29, 2016

]]>The unbound nucleus ${}^{7}\mathrm{He}$ has been investigated via the reaction of a 16.8 MeV ${}^{6}\mathrm{He}$ radioactive ion beam on a ${}^{9}\mathrm{Be}$ target. The measurement of the outgoing ${}^{8}\mathrm{Be}$ through its well characterized two-$\alpha $ decay permitted the energy of the ${}^{6}\mathrm{He}+n$ system to be reconstructed. Through comparison with a complete Monte…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024619] Published Mon Aug 29, 2016

]]>Motivated by the question whether hydrodynamics is applicable to high-multiplicity high-energy collisions between protons or between light and heavy nuclei, the authors show that sub-nucleonic density fluctuations play a crucial role for the size and shape of the initially produced matter which manifest themselves via azimuthal asymmetries of the finally emitted particles.

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024919] Published Mon Aug 29, 2016

]]>In this article, we introduce a freeze-out scheme for the dynamical models near the QCD critical point through coupling the decoupled classical particles with the order parameter field. With a modified distribution function that satisfies specific static fluctuations, we calculate the correlated flu…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024918] Published Fri Aug 26, 2016

]]>**Background:** Deformation energy surfaces map how the total binding energy of a nuclear system depends on the geometrical properties of intrinsic configurations, thereby providing a powerful tool to interpret nuclear spectroscopy and large-amplitude collective-motion phenomena such as fission. The glo…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024335] Published Thu Aug 25, 2016

]]>In this paper we study the nucleon-pair approximation for $T=0$ states of ${}^{96}\mathrm{Cd}$ in the $1{p}_{1/2}1{p}_{3/2}0{f}_{5/2}0{g}_{9/2}$ shell with the JUN45 interaction. The lowest seniority scheme and the isoscalar spin-one pair approximation are not enough to describe the states. The isoscalar spin-aligned pair approximation is…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024336] Published Thu Aug 25, 2016

]]>In this work, we systematically investigate the favored $\alpha $-decay half-lives and $\alpha $ preformation probabilities of both odd-$A$ and doubly-odd nuclei related to ground and isomeric states around the doubly magic cores at $Z=82,N=82$ and at $Z=82,N=126$, respectively, within a two-potential approach from the…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024338] Published Thu Aug 25, 2016

]]>For states in ${}^{15}\mathrm{N}$ and ${}^{15}\mathrm{O}$ that have large single-particle strengths for $2{s}_{1/2}$ and $1{d}_{5/2}$, I have computed energy differences for mirror states and widths for unbound states in ${}^{15}\mathrm{O}$. I consider both $T=1$ and $T=0$ cores. Calculated and experimental energies agree well. Results indicate that actual $\ell =0$ spe…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024339] Published Thu Aug 25, 2016

]]>Production cross sections for nuclei fragments from the interaction of ${}^{11}\mathrm{B}$ ions with ${}^{209}\mathrm{Bi}$ and ${}^{181}\mathrm{Ta}$ targets, in the intermediate energy regime, have been obtained with the induced-activity method and offline $\gamma $ spectroscopy. The mass-yield distributions were obtained and the fission process was inve…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024618] Published Thu Aug 25, 2016

]]>The energy and rapidity dependence of the average transverse momentum $\langle {p}_{T}\rangle $ in $pp$ and $pA$ collisions at energies currently available at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are estimated using the color glass condensate (CGC) formalism. We update previous…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024917] Published Thu Aug 25, 2016

]]>The resonant breakup of ${}^{19}\mathrm{C}$ on protons measured at RIKEN [Y. Satou *et al.*, Phys. Lett. B **660**, 320 (2008)] is analyzed in terms of a valence-core model for ${}^{19}\mathrm{C}$ that includes possible core excitations. The analysis of the angular distribution of a prominent peak appearing in the relative-energy spect…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 021602(R)] Published Wed Aug 24, 2016

]]>Concepts from information geometry are used to analyze parameter sensitivity for a nuclear energy density functional, representative of a class of semiempirical functionals that start from a microscopically motivated ansatz for the density dependence of the energy of a system of protons and neutrons…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024333] Published Wed Aug 24, 2016

]]>In-source laser spectroscopy experiments on bismuth isotopes using the 306.77-nm atomic transition have been carried out at the Investigation of Radioactive Isotopes on Synchrocyclotron facility of the Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute. New data for the isotope shifts and hyperfine structures of $\dots $

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024334] Published Wed Aug 24, 2016

]]>High-spin states in ${}^{155}\mathrm{Yb}$ have been studied via the ${}^{144}\mathrm{Sm}({}^{16}\mathrm{O},5n){}^{155}\mathrm{Yb}$ reaction at a beam energy of 118 MeV. One negative-parity and one positive-parity cascade built on the $\nu {f}_{7/2}$ and $\nu {i}_{13/2}$ states, respectively, are established for the first time. The structures observed in ${}^{155}\mathrm{Yb}$ are compared with …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024337] Published Wed Aug 24, 2016

]]>**Background:** The presence of neutron transfer channels with positive $Q$ values can enhance sub-barrier fusion cross sections. Recent measurements of the fusion excitation functions for ${}^{58}\mathrm{Ni}+{}^{132,124}\mathrm{Sn}$ found that the fusion enhancement due to the influence of neutron transfer is smaller than that in ${}^{\mathrm{4\dots}}\mathrm{Ca}$

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024616] Published Wed Aug 24, 2016

]]>The fission fragment mass distributions have been measured in the reactions ${}^{16}\mathrm{O}+\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{184}\mathrm{W}$ and ${}^{19}\mathrm{F}+\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{181}\mathrm{Ta}$ populating the same compound nucleus ${{}^{200}\mathrm{Pb}}^{*}$ at similar excitation energies. It is found that the widths of the mass distributions increase monotonically with excitation energy, indicating the absence o…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024617] Published Wed Aug 24, 2016

]]>We study the production of jet-bremsstrahlung photons through scattering with the constituents of dense nuclear matter within the framework of deep-inelastic scattering off a large nucleus. Applying a gradient expansion up to the second order for the exchanged three-dimensional momentum between jet …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024916] Published Wed Aug 24, 2016

]]>We study the electrical conductivity of finite-temperature crust of a warm compact star which may be formed in the aftermath of a supernova explosion or a binary neutron star merger as well as when a cold neutron star is heated by accretion of material from a companion. We focus on the temperature-d…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 025805] Published Wed Aug 24, 2016

]]>We study the effect of isospin-dependent nuclear forces on the pasta phase in the inner crust of neutron stars. To this end we model the crust within the framework of quantum molecular dynamics. For maximizing the numerical performance, a newly developed code has been implemented on GPU processors. …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 025806] Published Wed Aug 24, 2016

]]>We study exotic structure of medium heavy hypernuclei with core nuclei of Ar isotopes and ${}^{40}\mathrm{Ca}$. Particulary, the superdeformed (SD) states and the corresponding hypernuclei are calculated in the frame of the Skyrme Hartree-Fock (SHF) + BCS model together with a microscopic $\mathrm{\Lambda}N$ interaction. We found t…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024331] Published Tue Aug 23, 2016

]]>Isospin properties of dipole excitations in ${}^{74}\mathrm{Ge}$ are investigated using the $\left(\alpha ,{\alpha}^{\prime}\gamma \right)$ reaction and compared to $\left(\gamma ,{\gamma}^{\prime}\right)$ data. The results indicate that the dipole excitations in the energy region of 6 to 9 MeV adhere to the scenario of the recently found splitting of the region of dipole excitations int…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024332] Published Tue Aug 23, 2016

]]>Using Penning trap mass spectrometry, we have performed a precise determination of the $Q$ value for the highly forbidden $\beta $ decay of ${}^{113}\mathrm{Cd}$. An independent measurement of the $Q$ value fixes the end-point energy in a fit to the ${}^{113}\mathrm{Cd}\phantom{\rule{4pt}{0ex}}\beta $-decay spectrum. This provides a strong test of systematics for detecto…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 025505] Published Tue Aug 23, 2016

]]>The decay of a ${K}^{\pi}={8}^{-}$ isomer in ${}^{244}\mathrm{Pu}$ and the collective band structures populating the isomer were studied using deep inelastic excitations with ${}^{47}\mathrm{Ti}$ and ${}^{208}\mathrm{Pb}$ beams, respectively. Precise measurements of $M1/E2$ branching ratios in the band confirm a $9/{2}^{-}{\left[734\right]}_{\nu}\otimes 7/{2}^{+}{\left[624\right]}_{\nu}$ configuration assignment for…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 021303(R)] Published Mon Aug 22, 2016

]]>A survey of the available single-proton data in $A\le 17$ nuclei was completed. These data, along with calculations using a Woods-Saxon potential, show that the ordering of the $0{d}_{5/2}$ and $1{s}_{1/2}$ proton orbitals are determined primarily by the proximity of the $s$-state proton energy to the Coulomb barrier. T…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024330] Published Mon Aug 22, 2016

]]>The pairing energy (${E}_{p}$) of fragments, which is assumed to have a finite temperature in heavy-ion collisions, is obtained using an isobaric yield ratio method in the framework of a modified Fisher model. The fragments in the measured and simulated $140A$ MeV ${}^{40,48}\mathrm{Ca}+\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{9}\mathrm{Be}/{}^{181}\mathrm{Ta}$ and ${}^{58,64}\mathrm{Ni}+\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{9}\mathrm{Be}/{}^{181}\mathrm{Ta}$ reac…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024615] Published Mon Aug 22, 2016

]]>The authors describe a means to infer a relationship between two long sought-after transport coefficients of the quark-gluon plasma: the ratio of shear viscosity to entropy density ($\eta /s$) and a coefficient, $\hat{q}$, that describes transverse momentum exchange between a fast parton or jet and the surrounding medium. Comparison to experimental data should be forthcoming.

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 024913] Published Mon Aug 22, 2016

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