The decay widths of four-body double-pion decays ${d}^{*}\to pn{\pi}^{0}{\pi}^{0},\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{d}^{*}\to pn{\pi}^{+}{\pi}^{-}$, and isoscalar parts of ${d}^{*}\to pp{\pi}^{0}{\pi}^{-}$ and ${d}^{*}\to nn{\pi}^{+}{\pi}^{0}$ are explicitly calculated with the help of the ${d}^{*}$ wave function obtained in a chiral SU(3) quark model calculation. The effect of the dynamical structure on ${d}^{*}$'s width is analyzed bot…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014003] Published Fri Jul 22, 2016

]]>The volume and surface components of the nuclear symmetry energy (NSE) and their ratio are calculated within the coherent density fluctuation model (CDFM). The estimations use the results of the model for the NSE in finite nuclei based on the Brueckner energy-density functional for nuclear matter. I…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014319] Published Fri Jul 22, 2016

]]>A ${}^{52}\mathrm{Cr}(p,t){}^{50}\mathrm{Cr}$ two-neutron pickup reaction was performed using the Q3D magnetic spectrograph at the Maier-Leibnitz-Laboratorium in Garching, Germany. Excited states in ${}^{50}\mathrm{Cr}$ were observed up to an excitation energy of 5.3 MeV. Despite significantly increased sensitivity and resolution over previous …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 011304(R)] Published Thu Jul 21, 2016

]]>The doubly-odd nucleus ${}^{136}\mathrm{La}$ is theoretically studied in terms of a large-scale shell model. The energy spectrum and transition rates are calculated and compared with the most updated experimental data. The isomerism is investigated for the first ${14}^{+}$ state, which was found to be an isomer in the pre…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014317] Published Thu Jul 21, 2016

]]>To investigate the dependence of giant dipole resonance (GDR) width on temperature $\left(T\right)$ and angular momentum $\left(J\right)$, high energy $\gamma $-ray spectra were measured in the reaction ${}^{28}\mathrm{Si}+{}^{124}\mathrm{Sn}$ at ${E}_{{}^{28}\mathrm{Si}}=135$ MeV. The $J$ information was deduced from multiplicity of low-energy $\gamma $ rays. The GDR parameters, namely, the …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014318] Published Thu Jul 21, 2016

]]>A model to calculate particle-induced reaction cross sections with statistical Hauser-Feshbach theory including direct reactions is given. The energy average of the scattering matrix from the coupled-channels optical model is diagonalized by the transformation proposed by Engelbrecht and Weidenmülle…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014612] Published Thu Jul 21, 2016

]]>The excitation functions of reaction residues populated via the complete fusion and incomplete fusion process in the interaction of the ${}^{19}\mathrm{F}+{}^{159}\mathrm{Tb}$ system have been measured at energies $\approx 4\u20136$ MeV/nucleon, using off-line $\gamma $-ray spectroscopy. The analysis of data was done within the framework of statistic…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014613] Published Thu Jul 21, 2016

]]>A high-resolution (${}^{3}\mathrm{He},t$) charge-exchange experiment at an incident energy of 420 MeV has been performed on the double beta ($\beta \beta $) decay nucleus ${}^{82}\mathrm{Se}$. A detailed Gamow-Teller (${\mathrm{GT}}^{-}$) strength distribution in ${}^{82}\mathrm{Br}$ has been extracted, which provides information to the $\beta \beta $-decay nuclear matrix elements. Thr…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014614] Published Thu Jul 21, 2016

]]>The structure of collective bands in ${}^{113}\mathrm{Sn}$, populated in the reaction ${}^{100}\mathrm{Mo}({}^{19}\mathrm{F},\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}p5n)$ at a beam energy of 105 MeV, has been studied. A new positive-parity sequence of eight states extending up to 7764.9 keV and spin $(39/{2}^{+})$ has been observed. The band is explained as arising from the coupling of the …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014316] Published Wed Jul 20, 2016

]]>The BRAHMS collaboration has measured transverse momentum spectra of pions, kaons, protons, and antiprotons at rapidities 0 and 3 for Cu+Cu collisions at $\sqrt{{s}_{\mathit{\text{NN}}}}=200$ GeV. As the collisions become more central the collective radial flow increases while the temperature of kinetic freeze-out decreases. The…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014907] Published Wed Jul 20, 2016

]]>Identical particle correlations at fixed multiplicity are considered by means of quantum canonical ensemble of finite systems. We calculate one-particle momentum spectra and two-particle Bose-Einstein correlation functions in the ideal gas by using a recurrence relation for the partition function. W…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014908] Published Wed Jul 20, 2016

]]>An effective field theory of $\alpha $-cluster condensation is formulated as a spontaneously broken symmetry in quantum field theory to understand the *raison d'être* and the nature of the Hoyle and $\alpha $-cluster states in ${}^{12}\mathrm{C}$. The Nambu-Goldstone and Higgs mode operators in infinite systems are replaced with a p…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014314] Published Tue Jul 19, 2016

]]>The semimagic nucleus ${}^{89}\mathrm{Y}$ has been investigated using the ${}^{82}\mathrm{Se}({}^{11}\mathrm{B},4n)$ reaction at beam energies of 48 and 52 MeV. More than 24 new transitions have been identified, leading to a considerable extension of the level structures of ${}^{89}\mathrm{Y}$. The experimental results are compared with the large-basis shell m…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014315] Published Tue Jul 19, 2016

]]>The first measurement of the hypersatellite-satellite two-photon angular correlation function following the electron capture decay of ${}^{55}\mathrm{Fe}$ was carried out. In particular, two hybrid active pixel detectors were employed to measure the anisotropy parameter ${\beta}_{2}^{\mathrm{eff}}\left(\mathrm{exp}\right)=0.097\pm 0.053$, which closely agreed …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014611] Published Tue Jul 19, 2016

]]>The thermal quasiparticle random-phase approximation is combined with the Skyrme energy density functional method (Skyrme-TQRPA) to study the response of a hot nucleus to an external perturbation. For the sample nuclei ${}^{56}\mathrm{Fe}$ and ${}^{82}\mathrm{Ge}$, the Skyrme-TQRPA is applied to analyze thermal effects on the stre…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 015805] Published Tue Jul 19, 2016

]]>We discuss anharmonicity of the multi–octupole-phonon states in ${}^{208}\mathrm{Pb}$ based on a covariant density functional theory by fully taking into account the interplay between the quadrupole and the octupole degrees of freedom. Our results indicate the existence of a large anharmonicity in the transition st…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 011303(R)] Published Mon Jul 18, 2016

]]>**Background:** The intense current experimental interest in studying the structure of the deuteron and using it to enable accurate studies of neutron structure motivate us to examine the four-dimensional space-time nature of the nuclear wave function and the various approximations used to reduce it to …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014002] Published Mon Jul 18, 2016

]]>Large-scale shell-model calculations are carried out in the model space including neutron-hole orbitals $2{p}_{1/2},\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}1{f}_{5/2},\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}2{p}_{3/2},\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}0{i}_{13/2},\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}1{f}_{7/2}$, and $0{h}_{9/2}$ to study the structure and electromagnetic properties of neutron-deficient Pb isotopes. An optimized effective interaction is used. Good agreement between…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014312] Published Mon Jul 18, 2016

]]>We investigate the isoscalar and isovector $E1$ response of neutron-rich nuclei, within a semiclassical transport model employing effective interactions for the nuclear mean field. In particular, we adopt the recently introduced SAMi-J Skyrme interactions, whose parameters are specifically tuned to im…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014313] Published Mon Jul 18, 2016

]]>A numerical method to solve time-dependent Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov equations by using a hybrid basis of two-dimensional harmonic oscillator eigenfunctions and a one-dimensional Lagrange mesh with the Gogny effective interaction is applied to head-on collisions of superfluid ${}^{20}\mathrm{O}$ nuclei. Taking the en…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014610] Published Mon Jul 18, 2016

]]>We study the effect of charged secondaries coming from resonance decay on the net-baryon, net-charge, and net-strangeness fluctuations in high-energy heavy-ion collisions within the hadron resonance gas (HRG) model. We emphasize the importance of including weak decays along with other resonance deca…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014905] Published Mon Jul 18, 2016

]]>The ALICE Collaboration has recently measured the correlations between amplitudes of anisotropic flow in different Fourier harmonics, referred to as symmetric cumulants. We derive approximate relations between symmetric cumulants involving ${v}_{4}$ and ${v}_{5}$ and the event-plane correlations measured by the A…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014906] Published Mon Jul 18, 2016

]]>The neck dynamics in Fermi-energy heavy-ion collisions, to probe the nuclear symmetry energy in the domain of subsaturation densities, is investigated within an isospin-dependent transport model. The single and double ratios of neutrons to protons from free nucleons and light clusters (complex parti…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014609] Published Fri Jul 15, 2016

]]>A systematic search for extremely deformed structures in the $N\approx Z$ nuclei of the $A\approx 40$ mass region has been performed for the first time in the framework of covariant density functional theory. At spin zero such structures are located at high excitation energies, which prevents their experimental obser…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014310] Published Thu Jul 14, 2016

]]>The multipolarity of the main transition leading to the ground state in ${}^{210}\mathrm{Bi}$ was investigated using the angular correlations of $\gamma $ rays. The analyzed $\gamma $-coincidence data were obtained from the ${}^{209}\mathrm{Bi}\left(n,\gamma \right){}^{210}\mathrm{Bi}$ experiment performed at Institut Laue-Langevin Grenoble at the PF1B cold-neutron facility. T…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014311] Published Thu Jul 14, 2016

]]>Optical potentials provide critical input for calculations on a wide variety of nuclear reactions, in particular, for neutrino-nucleus reactions, which are of great interest in the light of the new neutrino oscillation experiments. We present the global relativistic folding optical potential (GRFOP)…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014608] Published Thu Jul 14, 2016

]]>**Background:** The observation of neutrinoless double-$\beta $ transitions would indicate physics beyond the standard model as the lepton number conservation is violated. For a complete degeneracy in the energy of the initial and final states, the neutrinoless double-electron capture is resonantly enhanced. T…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 015502] Published Thu Jul 14, 2016

]]>We calculate the thermal conductivity of electrons for the strongly correlated multicomponent ion plasma expected in the outer layers of a neutron star's crust, employing a Path Integral Monte Carlo (PIMC) approach. This allows us to isolate the low energy response of the ions and use it to calculat…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 015803] Published Thu Jul 14, 2016

]]>The relative $\gamma $-decay probability ratios of the neutron resonance states in ${}^{94}\mathrm{Zr}$ and ${}^{92}\mathrm{Zr}$ populated via two-neutron transfer reactions, ${}^{92}\mathrm{Zr}({}^{18}\mathrm{O},{}^{16}\mathrm{O}){}^{94}\mathrm{Zr}$ and ${}^{90}\mathrm{Zr}({}^{18}\mathrm{O},{}^{16}\mathrm{O}){}^{92}\mathrm{Zr}$, have been measured to test the validity of the surrogate ratio method (SRM) in determining the $(n,\gamma )$ reaction cross section…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 015804] Published Thu Jul 14, 2016

]]>[Phys. Rev. C 94, 019902] Published Thu Jul 14, 2016

]]>**Background:** In the past year we have been exploring the effect of the explicit inclusion of nonlocality in $(d,p)$ reactions.

**Purpose:** The goal of this paper is to extend previous studies to $(d,n)$ reactions, which, although similar to $(d,p)$ reactions, have specific properties that merit inspection.

**Me…**

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014607] Published Wed Jul 13, 2016

]]>The astrophysical capture process $\alpha +d\to {}^{6}\mathrm{Li}$ is studied in a three-body model. The initial state is factorized into the deuteron bound state and the ($\alpha +d$)-scattering state. The final nucleus ${}^{6}\mathrm{Li}\left({1}^{+}\right)$ is described as a three-body bound state $\alpha +n+p$ in the hyperspherical Lagrange-mesh method. The contribut…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 015801] Published Wed Jul 13, 2016

]]>Proton capture cross sections in the energy range of astrophysical interest for mass region 40–54 have been calculated in the Hauser-Feshbach formalism with the reaction code talys1.6. The density-dependent M3Y effective nucleon-nucleon interaction folded with target radial matter densities from the…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 015802] Published Wed Jul 13, 2016

]]>The $\alpha $ decay of ${}^{222}\mathrm{Th}$ populating the low-lying ${J}^{\pi}={3}^{-}$ state, and also a proposed ${1}^{-}$ state, in ${}^{218}\mathrm{Ra}$ has been observed. The observations suggest an excitation energy of 853 keV for the ${1}^{-}$ state, which is 60 keV above the ${3}^{-}$ state. The hindrance factors of these $\alpha $ decays give a possible boundary to the …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014307] Published Tue Jul 12, 2016

]]>The spin cutoff parameter determining the nuclear level density spin distribution $\rho \left(J\right)$ is defined through the spin projection as ${\langle {J}_{z}^{2}\rangle}^{1/2}$ or equivalently for spherical nuclei, ${\left(\frac{\langle J(J+1)\rangle}{3}\right)}^{1/2}$. It is needed to divide the total level density into levels as a function of $J$. To obtain the total level den…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014308] Published Tue Jul 12, 2016

]]>The decimal logarithm of spontaneous fission half-life of the superheavy nucleus ${}^{286}\mathrm{Fl}$ experimentally determined is ${log}_{10}{T}_{f}^{exp}\left(s\right)=-0.632$. We present a method to calculate the half-life based on the cranking inertia and the deformation energy, functions of two independent surface coordinates, using t…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014309] Published Tue Jul 12, 2016

]]>**Background:** The high complexity of the deuteron-nucleus interaction from the deuteron weak binding energy of 2.224 MeV is also related to a variety of reactions induced by the deuteron-breakup (BU) nucleons. Thus, specific noncompound processes as BU and direct reactions (DR) make the deuteron-induc…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014606] Published Tue Jul 12, 2016

]]>We apply the low-energy theorems to analyze the recent lattice QCD results for the two-nucleon system at a pion mass of ${M}_{\pi}\simeq 450$ MeV obtained by the NPLQCD Collaboration. We find that the binding energies of the deuteron and dineutron are inconsistent with the low-energy behavior of the corresponding …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014001] Published Mon Jul 11, 2016

]]>From previous data for the reaction ${}^{14}\mathrm{C}\left(t,p\right){}^{16}\mathrm{C}$, I have extracted a width of 32.6(5) keV for the strong state at ${E}_{x}=6.11\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\mathrm{MeV}$. Here, I examine its likely ${J}^{\pi}$ and configuration. The predicted width of its mirror in ${}^{16}\mathrm{Ne}$ is estimated to be about 260 keV.

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014305] Published Mon Jul 11, 2016

]]>We present a generator-coordinate calculation, based on a relativistic energy-density functional, of the low-lying spectra in the isotopes ${}^{150}\mathrm{Nd}$ and ${}^{150}\mathrm{Sm}$ and of the nuclear matrix element that governs the neutrinoless double-$\beta $ decay of the first isotope to the second. We carefully examine the impac…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014306] Published Mon Jul 11, 2016

]]>Using an isospin- and momentum-dependent transport model, we examine the effects of an electric field induced by a variable magnetic field on the ${\pi}^{-}/{\pi}^{+}$ ratio in central to peripheral heavy-ion collisions at beam energies of 400 and 1500 MeV/nucleon. It is shown that while the induced electric field …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014605] Published Mon Jul 11, 2016

]]>We analyze charged-current electron-neutrino cross sections on carbon. We consider two different theoretical approaches, on one hand the continuum random phase approximation (CRPA) which allows a description of giant resonances and quasielastic excitations, on the other hand the RPA-based calculatio…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 015501] Published Mon Jul 11, 2016

]]>[Phys. Rev. C 94, 019901] Published Mon Jul 11, 2016

]]>The first measurement of $\gamma $ rays from the ${}^{114}\mathrm{Sn}\left(n,\gamma \right)$ reaction using cold neutrons, performed with an array of Ge detectors at the PF1B facility of the Institute Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, has provided the most accurate energy, ${Q}_{\beta}=173\left(12\right)$ eV, of ${\beta}^{-}$ decay of the ${}^{115}\mathrm{In}$ ground state to the first excited …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 011302(R)] Published Fri Jul 08, 2016

]]>The penetrating nature of electromagnetic signals makes them suitable probes to explore the properties of the strongly interacting medium created in relativistic nuclear collisions. We examine the effects of the initial conditions and shear relaxation time on the spectra and flow coefficients of ele…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014904] Published Fri Jul 08, 2016

]]>By extending the dynamical coupled-channels analysis performed in our previous work [Phys. Rev. C **88**, 035209 (2013)] to include the available data of photoproduction of $\pi $ mesons off neutrons, the transition amplitudes for the photoexcitation of the neutron-to-nucleon resonances, $\gamma n\to {N}^{*}$, at the resona…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 015201] Published Thu Jul 07, 2016

]]>Starting from realistic nuclear forces, the chiral ${\mathrm{N}}^{3}\mathrm{LO}$ and JISP16, we have applied many-body perturbation theory (MBPT) to the structure of closed-shell nuclei, ${}^{4}\mathrm{He}$ and ${}^{16}\mathrm{O}$. The two-body ${\mathrm{N}}^{3}\mathrm{LO}$ interaction is softened by a similarity renormalization group transformation while JISP16 is adopted withou…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014303] Published Wed Jul 06, 2016

]]>Valuable theoretical predictions of nuclear dipole excitations in the whole chart are of great interest for different nuclear applications, including in particular nuclear astrophysics. Here we present large-scale calculations of the $E1\phantom{\rule{4pt}{0ex}}\gamma $-ray strength function obtained in the framework of the axially…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014304] Published Wed Jul 06, 2016

]]>**Background:** Complete fusion cross section measurements involving weakly bound projectiles show suppression at above-barrier energies compared to coupled-channels (CC) calculations, but no definite conclusion could be drawn for sub-barrier energies. Different CC models often lead to contrasting resul…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014603] Published Wed Jul 06, 2016

]]>Elastic scattering measurements were performed for the ${}^{7}\mathrm{Li}+p$ system in inverse kinematics at energies of 16, 25, 35, and 38.1 MeV and for the ${}^{7}\mathrm{Li}+d$ system at 38.1 MeV. The heavy ejectiles were detected by the large acceptance MAGNEX spectrometer at the Laboratori Nazionali del Sud in Catania, Italy.…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014604] Published Wed Jul 06, 2016

]]>We calculate the triangular flow parameter ${v}_{3}$ of thermal photons from an event-by-event ideal hydrodynamic model for 0–40% central collisions of Pb nuclei at $\sqrt{{s}_{NN}}=2.76$ TeV at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. ${v}_{3}$ determined with respect to the participant plane (PP) is found to be nonzero and positive, …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014903] Published Wed Jul 06, 2016

]]>We extend the *ab initio* coupled-cluster effective interaction (CCEI) method to open-shell nuclei with protons and neutrons in the valence space and compute binding energies and excited states of isotopes of neon and magnesium. We employ a nucleon-nucleon and three-nucleon interaction from chiral eff…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 011301(R)] Published Tue Jul 05, 2016

]]>Charge-changing cross sections at high energies are expected to provide useful information on nuclear charge radii. No reliable theory to calculate the cross section has yet been available. We develop a formula using Glauber and eikonal approximations and test its validity with recent new data on ca…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 011602(R)] Published Tue Jul 05, 2016

]]>The $\alpha $ cluster states are discussed in a model frame of extended quantum molecular dynamics. Different $\alpha $ cluster structures are studied in detail, such as ${}^{8}\mathrm{Be}$ two-$\alpha $ cluster structure, ${}^{12}\mathrm{C}$ triangle structure, ${}^{12}\mathrm{C}$ chain structure, ${}^{16}\mathrm{O}$ chain structure, ${}^{16}\mathrm{O}$ kite structure, and ${}^{16}\mathrm{O}$ square structure. The p…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014301] Published Tue Jul 05, 2016

]]>We propose a simple approach to measure the energy of the few-eV isomeric state in ${}^{229}\mathrm{Th}$. To this end, ${}^{233}\mathrm{U}$ nuclei are doped into VUV-transparent crystals, where they undergo $\alpha $ decay into ${}^{229}\mathrm{Th}$, and, with a probability of 2%, populate the isomeric state. These ${}^{229\mathrm{m}}\mathrm{Th}$ nuclei may decay into the nuclea…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014302] Published Tue Jul 05, 2016

]]>**Background:** It is well known that the anomalous behavior of angular anisotropies of fission fragments at sub- and near-barrier energies is associated with a memory of conditions in the entrance channel of the heavy-ion reactions, particularly, deformations and spins of colliding nuclei that determin…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014602] Published Tue Jul 05, 2016

]]>We analyzed the $\varphi $ meson production in central Ni + Ni collisions at a beam kinetic energy of 1.93A GeV with the FOPI spectrometer and found a production probability per event of $[8.6\pm 1.6\left(\text{stat}\right)\pm 1.5\left(\text{syst}\right)]\times {10}^{-4}$. This new data point allows us for the first time to inspect the centrality dependence of s…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014901] Published Tue Jul 05, 2016

]]>We explore predictions of the wounded-quark model for particle production and properties of the initial state formed in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions. The approach is applied uniformly to $A+A$ collisions in a wide collision energy range, as well as for $p+A$ and $p+p$ collisions at the CERN Larg…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014902] Published Tue Jul 05, 2016

]]>It has been generally accepted that momentum-dependent potentials for neutrons and protons at energies well away from the Fermi surface cause both to behave as if their inertial masses are effectively 70% of the vacuum values. This similarity in effective masses may no longer hold in dense neutron-r…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 011601(R)] Published Fri Jul 01, 2016

]]>This paper suggests that a change in the lifetime of the $\alpha $-decay process in ${}^{241}\mathrm{Am}$ may be detected at high pressures achievable in the laboratory, essentially, due to the extraordinary high compressibility of Am at the megabar range. The Thomas-Fermi model was used to calculate the effect of high pre…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 014601] Published Fri Jul 01, 2016

]]>In this work we have studied ${T}_{z}=+2\to +1$, Gamow-Teller (GT) transitions in the ${}^{48}\mathrm{Ti}({}^{3}\mathrm{He},t){}^{48}\mathrm{V}$ charge-exchange reaction at 140 MeV/nucleon and ${0}^{\circ}$ at the Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka. From the high-resolution facility, consisting of a high-dispersion beamline and the Grand Raiden spectromet…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064326] Published Thu Jun 30, 2016

]]>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 deficit region $\left(Z\ge 82,N\le 126\right)$ assuming ${}^{208}\mathrm{Pb}$ as a doubly magic core. All the six single-particle orbitals between the magic numbers 82 and 126, namely…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064327] Published Thu Jun 30, 2016

]]>We present a procedure that is helpful to reduce the computational complexity of large-scale shell-model calculations, by preserving as much as possible the role of the rejected degrees of freedom in an effective approach. Our truncation is driven first by the analysis of the effective single-partic…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064328] Published Thu Jun 30, 2016

]]>Two-particle pseudorapidity correlations are analyzed in a simple model, where in the initial stage of the reaction multiple sources, extended in rapidity, are created. We show how the fluctuations of the length of the sources in rapidity generate correlations in the initial entropy deposition, whic…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064910] Published Thu Jun 30, 2016

]]>We study the electroweak properties of ground state octet baryons in a relativistic quark-spectator-diquark model, with a light-front formalism applied to take relativistic effects into account. Our model provides a consistent picture of the electroweak properties of the ground state octet baryons i…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 065209] Published Thu Jun 30, 2016

]]>Neutron-rich light nuclei and their reactions play an important role in the creation of chemical elements. Here, data from a Coulomb dissociation experiment on ${}^{20,21}\mathrm{N}$ are reported. Relativistic ${}^{20,21}\mathrm{N}$ ions impinged on a lead target and the Coulomb dissociation cross section was determined in a kinem…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 065807] Published Thu Jun 30, 2016

]]>The two-step process of transfer followed by breakup is explored by measuring a rather complete set of exclusive data for reaction channels populating states in the ejectile continua of the ${}^{7}\mathrm{Li}+{}^{93}\mathrm{Nb}$ system at energies close to the Coulomb barrier. The cross sections for $\alpha +\alpha $ events from one proton pi…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 061602(R)] Published Wed Jun 29, 2016

]]>Multipole strength distributions for isoscalar $L\le 2$ transitions in ${}^{28}\mathrm{Si}$ have been extracted using 386-MeV inelastic $\alpha $ scattering at extremely forward angles, including ${0}^{\circ}$. Observed strength distributions are in good agreement with microscopic calculations for an oblate-deformed ground state. In parti…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064325] Published Wed Jun 29, 2016

]]>We study the details and time dependence of particle production in nuclear collisions at a fixed target beam energy of ${E}_{\mathrm{lab}}=1.76A$ GeV with the UrQMD transport model. We find that the previously proposed production mechanisms for multistrange hadrons $\varphi $ and $\mathrm{\Xi}$ are possible due to secondary interactions…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064908] Published Wed Jun 29, 2016

]]>We show that the measured yield ratio ${}_{\mathrm{\Lambda}}{}^{3}\mathrm{H}/{}^{3}\mathrm{He}\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}({}_{\overline{\mathrm{\Lambda}}}{}^{3}\overline{\mathrm{H}}/{}^{3}\overline{\mathrm{He}})$ in $\mathrm{Au}+\mathrm{Au}$ collisions at $\sqrt{{s}_{NN}}=200$ GeV and in $\mathrm{Pb}+\mathrm{Pb}$ collisions at $\sqrt{{s}_{NN}}=2.76$ TeV can be understood within a covariant coalescence model if (anti-)$\mathrm{\Lambda}$ particles freeze out earlier than (anti-)nucleons but their relative freeze-out time is closer at $\sqrt{{s}_{N\dots}}$

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064909] Published Wed Jun 29, 2016

]]>”Additional” ionization of light atoms and ions during nuclear ${\beta}^{-}$ decay is investigated. A procedure that can be used to determine the corresponding transition probabilities and the velocity/energy spectrum of secondary electrons is developed. Emission of very fast secondary electrons ($\delta $ electrons) …

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 065503] Published Wed Jun 29, 2016

]]>The $\beta $-decay properties of the very neutron-rich ${}^{84}\mathrm{Ge}$ nucleus were studied at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Several new $\gamma $-transitions and levels were added to its decay scheme and the order of the two lowest-lying levels in the daughter ${}^{84}\mathrm{As}$ was correct…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064324] Published Tue Jun 28, 2016

]]>The recent update of the strangeness $-2$ ESC08c Nijmegen potential incorporating the NAGARA and KISO events predicts a $\mathrm{\Xi}N$ bound state, ${D}^{*}$, in the ${}^{3}S_{1}(I=1)$ channel. We study if the existence of this two-body bound state could give rise to stable three-body systems. For this purpose we solve the bound …

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064003] Published Mon Jun 27, 2016

]]>The neutron decay of the resonant states of light neutron-rich nuclei is an important and poorly explored property, useful to extract valuable nuclear structure information. In the present paper the neutron decay of the ${}^{15}\mathrm{C}$ resonances populated via the two-neutron transfer reaction ${}^{13}\mathrm{C}({}^{18}\mathrm{O},{}^{16}\mathrm{O}\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}n)$ at …

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064323] Published Mon Jun 27, 2016

]]>[Phys. Rev. C 93, 069905] Published Mon Jun 27, 2016

]]>Excitations of colliding nuclei during a nuclear reaction considerably affect fusion cross sections at energies around the Coulomb barrier. It has been demonstrated that such channel coupling effects can be represented in terms of a distribution of multiple fusion barriers. I here apply a Bayesian a…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 061601(R)] Published Fri Jun 24, 2016

]]>We study the event-by-event generation of flow vorticity in the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider $\mathrm{Au}+\mathrm{Au}$ collisions and CERN Large Hadron Collider $\mathrm{Pb}+\mathrm{Pb}$ collisions by using the hijing model. Different definitions of the vorticity field and velocity field are considered. A variety of properties of t…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064907] Published Fri Jun 24, 2016

]]>To analyze the property of nuclear matter in the ${}^{16}\text{O}+\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{208}\text{Pb}$ collision system, the internuclear potential of the fusion reaction is calculated by using the Skyrme forces associated with an extensive nuclear matter incompressibility $K$ range in the semiclassical energy-density formalism. Comparison of t…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064611] Published Thu Jun 23, 2016

]]>We study the integrated elastic and inelastic scattering cross sections together with their angular distributions of $n+{}^{6,7}\mathrm{Li}$ using $n+$ $\left(\alpha +d\right)$ and $n+$ $\left(\alpha +t\right)$ cluster models, respectively, and the continuum-discretized coupled-channel framework. The microscopic single-folding potential is used for the neu…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064612] Published Thu Jun 23, 2016

]]>The recently developed semilocal improved chiral nucleon-nucleon interaction is used for the first time to study several electromagnetic and weak processes at energies below the pion production threshold. Cross sections and selected polarization observables for deuteron photodisintegration, nucleon-…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064002] Published Wed Jun 22, 2016

]]>Within the framework of a dinuclear system model, the influence of projectile and target neutron number on capture cross section, fusion probability, and survival probability for the reactions ${}^{34,36}\mathrm{S}+{}^{238}\mathrm{U}$ and ${}^{48}\mathrm{Ca}+{}^{239,240,242,244}\mathrm{Pu}$ are investigated. The calculated excitation functions are in good ag…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064610] Published Wed Jun 22, 2016

]]>New results of the NA61/SHINE Collaboration at the CERN SPS on mean hadron multiplicities in proton-proton (p+p) interactions are analyzed within the transport models and the hadron resonance gas (HRG) statistical model. The chemical freeze-out parameters in p+p interactions and central Pb+Pb (or Au…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064906] Published Wed Jun 22, 2016

]]>We have previously calculated the pion-nucleon ${\mathrm{\Sigma}}_{\pi N}$ term in the chiral mixing approach with $u,d$ flavors only, and found the lower bound ${\mathrm{\Sigma}}_{\pi N}\ge \left(1+\frac{16}{3}{sin}^{2}\theta \right)\frac{3}{2}\left({m}_{u}^{0}+{m}_{d}^{0}\right)$, where ${m}_{u}^{0},{m}_{d}^{0}$ are the current quark masses, and $\theta $ is the mixing angle of the $[(\frac{\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{2}},\mathbf{0})\oplus (\mathbf{0},\frac{\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{2}})]$ and the $[(\mathbf{1},\frac{\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{2}})\oplus (\frac{\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{2}},\mathbf{1})]$ chiral multiplets. This…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 065208] Published Wed Jun 22, 2016

]]>Using the iEBE-VISHNU hybrid model with AMPT initial conditions, we study the higher order flow harmonics of identified hadrons in $2.76A$ TeV Pb+Pb collisions. Comparison with the recent ALICE measurements at 20–30% centrality shows that our calculations generally describe the data below 2 GeV, espec…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064905] Published Tue Jun 21, 2016

]]>We discuss the effect of a neutron-proton pair in the $T=0,S=1$ channel in the low-lying states of the ${}^{102}\mathrm{Sb}={}^{100}\mathrm{Sn}+p+n$ nucleus. To this end, we construct a $\mathrm{core}+p+n$ three-body model with a model space based on Skyrme and relativistic mean-field calculations. The latter model is found to be more realis…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064319] Published Mon Jun 20, 2016

]]>**Background:** Measurements of $\beta $ decay provide important nuclear structure information that can be used to probe isospin asymmetries and inform nuclear astrophysics studies.

**Purpose:** To measure the $\beta $-delayed $\gamma $ decay of ${}^{26}\text{P}$ and compare the results with previous experimental results and shell-model calcu…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064320] Published Mon Jun 20, 2016

]]>Level structures of neutron-rich ${}^{140}\mathrm{Xe}$ nucleus have been reinvestigated by using a triple $\gamma $ coincidence study from the spontaneous fission of ${}^{252}\mathrm{Cf}$. Several new levels and transitions are identified. The previously observed $s=+1$ octupole band structure is confirmed and expanded. Another set of the $\mathrm{\Delta}\dots $

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064321] Published Mon Jun 20, 2016

]]>The negative parity non-yrast band of ${}^{106}\mathrm{Ag}$ has been studied to investigate the falling trend in magnetic dipole transition rates. In this context, the level lifetimes of the excited levels of this band have been measured using the Doppler shift attenuation method. The comparison of the experimental…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064322] Published Mon Jun 20, 2016

]]>We propose a measurable parameter $\mathcal{H}$ quantifying the halo nature of one-neutron halo nuclei $\left(a\right)$ and investigate the properties of $\mathcal{H}$, assuming the core + neutron $(c+n)$ model for $a$. The parameter $\mathcal{H}$ is defined by $\mathcal{H}=[{\sigma}_{\mathrm{abs}}\left(a\right)-{\sigma}_{\mathrm{abs}}\left(c\right)]/{\sigma}_{\mathrm{abs}}\left(n\right)$ with directly measurable absorption cross sections ${\sigma}_{\mathrm{abs}}$ of $a$, $c$…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064609] Published Mon Jun 20, 2016

]]>[Phys. Rev. C 93, 069904] Published Mon Jun 20, 2016

]]>The analysis of high-precision ${\pi}^{\pm}p\to {\pi}^{\pm}p$ cross-sectional data from the EPECUR Collaboration based on the multichannel $K$-matrix approach is presented. The sharp structures seen in these data are studied in terms of both opening thresholds and new resonance contributions. Some prominent features are fou…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 062201(R)] Published Fri Jun 17, 2016

]]>Isomeric states in ${}^{194}\mathrm{Po}$ and ${}^{192}\mathrm{Po}$ were studied at the velocity filter SHIP. The isotopes were produced in the fusion-evaporation reactions ${}^{141}\mathrm{Pr}$(${}^{56}\mathrm{Fe},\mathrm{p}2\mathrm{n}){}^{194}\mathrm{Po}$ and ${}^{144}\mathrm{Sm}$(${}^{51}\mathrm{V},\mathrm{p}2\mathrm{n}){}^{192}\mathrm{Po}$. Several new $\gamma $-ray transitions were attributed to the isomers and $\gamma -\gamma $ coincidences for both isomers were studied …

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064316] Published Fri Jun 17, 2016

]]>The $\beta $ decay of ${}^{76}\mathrm{Ga}$ was studied using the technique of total absorption spectroscopy for the first time. The experiment was performed at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory using the Summing NaI(Tl) detector. The extracted $\beta $-decay feeding intensity distribution and Gamow-Teller transit…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064317] Published Fri Jun 17, 2016

]]>Collinear laser spectroscopy on ${}^{58\u201375}\mathrm{Cu}$ isotopes was performed at the CERN-ISOLDE radioactive ion beam facility. In this paper we report on the isotope shifts obtained from these measurements. State-of-the-art atomic physics calculations have been undertaken in order to determine the changes in mean…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064318] Published Fri Jun 17, 2016

]]>We report on measurements of the differential cross section $d\sigma /d\mathrm{\Omega}$ and the first measurement of the analyzing power ${A}_{y}$ in the $\mathrm{\Delta}\left(1232\right)$ excitation energy region of the reaction $pp\to {\left\{pp\right\}}_{s}{\pi}^{0}$ where ${\left\{pp\right\}}_{s}$ is a ${}^{1}S_{0}$ proton pair. The experiment has been performed with the ANKE spectrometer at COSY-Jülich. The …

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 065206] Published Fri Jun 17, 2016

]]>We determine the charge radius of the proton by analyzing the published low momentum transfer electron-proton scattering data from Mainz. We note that polynomial expansions of the form factor converge for momentum transfers squared below $4{m}_{\pi}^{2}$, where ${m}_{\pi}$ is the pion mass. Expansions with enough terms …

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 065207] Published Fri Jun 17, 2016

]]>**Background:** The “pasta” phase of nuclear matter may play an important role in the structure and evolution of neutron stars. Recent works suggest nuclear pasta has a high resistivity which could be explained by the presence of long-lived topological defects. The defects act as impurities that decreas…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 065806] Published Fri Jun 17, 2016

]]>The $\beta $-decay half-lives of ${}^{128\u2013130}\mathrm{Cd}$ have been measured with the newly commissioned GRIFFIN $\gamma $-ray spectrometer at the TRIUMF-ISAC facility. The time structures of the most intense $\gamma $ rays emitted following the $\beta $ decay were used to determine the half-lives of ${}^{128}\mathrm{Cd}$ and ${}^{130}\mathrm{Cd}$ to be ${T}_{1/2}=246.2\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\left(21\right)$ ms and…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 062801(R)] Published Thu Jun 16, 2016

]]>The purpose of the paper is mainly to test the validity of the Liège intranuclear cascade (INCL) model in calculating the cross sections of proton-induced reactions for cosmogenic nuclei using the newly compiled database of proton cross sections. The model calculations of ${}^{3}\mathrm{He}$ display the rising tend…

[Phys. Rev. C 93, 064608] Published Thu Jun 16, 2016

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