High-spin states in the dipole structure of ${}^{141}\mathrm{Sm}$ have been investigated using the fusion-evaporation reaction ${}^{116}\mathrm{Cd}\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\left({}^{31}\mathrm{P},p5n\right)$ at beam energy 148 MeV using the Indian National Gamma Array. The spin parity of the observed dipole bands I and II has been established firmly from the spectroscopic measure…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044318] Published Fri Oct 21, 2016

]]>The existence of the ${0}_{3}^{+}$ and ${0}_{4}^{+}$ states around 10 MeV excitation energy in ${}^{12}\mathrm{C}$ is confirmed by a fully microscopic $3\alpha $ cluster model. Firstly, a generator coordinate method (GCM) calculation is performed by superposing optimized $2\alpha +\alpha $ Tohsaki-Horiuchi-Schuck-Röpke (THSR) wave functions with the radius…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044319] Published Fri Oct 21, 2016

]]>Excited states in the transitional doubly odd ${}^{102}\mathrm{Ag}$ nucleus were populated in the ${}^{75}\mathrm{As}({}^{31}\mathrm{P},p3n)$ fusion-evaporation reaction using the 125 MeV incident ${}^{31}\mathrm{P}$ beam. The subsequent deexcitations were investigated through in-beam $\gamma $-ray spectroscopic techniques using the Indian National Gamma Array spectro…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044320] Published Fri Oct 21, 2016

]]>The density-dependent relativistic Hartree-Fock (DDRHF) theory is extended to include $\mathrm{\Delta}$ isobars for the study of dense nuclear matter and neutron stars. To this end, we solve the Rarita-Schwinger equation for spin-3/2 particle. Both the direct and exchange terms of the $\mathrm{\Delta}$ isobars' self-energies are e…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 045803] Published Fri Oct 21, 2016

]]>[Phys. Rev. C 94, 049901] Published Fri Oct 21, 2016

]]>We report the first observation of the ${2}^{+}$ isomer in ${}^{52}\mathrm{Co}$, produced in the $\beta $ decay of the ${0}^{+}$, ${}^{52}\mathrm{Ni}$ ground state. We have observed three $\gamma $ rays at 849, 1910, and 5185 keV characterizing the $\beta $ de-excitation of the isomer. We have measured a half-life of 102(6) ms for the isomeric state. The Fermi and G…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044315] Published Wed Oct 19, 2016

]]>Lifetime of the $3/{2}^{-}$ first excited state in ${}^{37}\mathrm{S}$ populated by the ${\beta}^{-}$ decay of ${}^{37}\mathrm{P}$ has been measured using $\beta -\gamma $ delayed coincidence technique. The $B(E2;7/{2}^{-}\to 3/{2}^{-})$ value in ${}^{37}\mathrm{S}$ deduced from the lifetime comes close to the $B(E2;{0}^{+}\to {2}_{1}^{+})$ value in weakly deformed ${}^{38}\mathrm{S}$ but deviates significantly from that in …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044316] Published Wed Oct 19, 2016

]]>We perform a feasibility study for the search of proton decay from Pm, the last element without an isotope found, that decays by proton emission in the region of charges between 50 and 83. The behaviors of the half-lives for decay from the ground and possible isomeric states of ${}^{125}\mathrm{Pm}$ are discussed a…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044317] Published Wed Oct 19, 2016

]]>We report measurements of target- and double-spin asymmetries for the exclusive channel $\stackrel{\u20d7}{e}\stackrel{\u20d7}{p}\to e{\pi}^{+}\left(n\right)$ in the nucleon resonance region at Jefferson Lab using the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS). These asymmetries were extracted from data obtained using a longitudinally polarized ${\mathrm{NH}}_{3}$ target a…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 045206] Published Wed Oct 19, 2016

]]>The present work starts by providing a clear identification of correlations between critical parameters (${T}_{c}$, ${P}_{c}$, ${\rho}_{c}$) and bulk quantities at zero temperature of relativistic mean-field models (RMF) presenting third- and fourth-order self-interactions in the scalar field $\sigma $. Motivated by the nonrelativ…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 045207] Published Wed Oct 19, 2016

]]>**Background:** We study heavy-ion reactions from barrier up to Fermi energy. The data were acquired with the INDRA detector at the GANIL (Caen, France) facility.

**Purpose:** We aim to determine the reaction and fusion cross sections for the reactions induced by ${}^{129}\mathrm{Xe}$ projectiles on ${}^{\mathrm{nat}}\mathrm{Sn}$ targets for incid…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044611] Published Tue Oct 18, 2016

]]>A study of fusion-barrier distributions through an analysis of their moments is presented. The moments can be obtained from least-squares fits of the energy-weighted fusion cross sections without the need of calculating second derivatives. The zeroth and first moments determine the fusion radius $R$ a…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044612] Published Tue Oct 18, 2016

]]>We study the rotational collective motion of the quark-gluon plasma in relativistic heavy-ion collisions using the widely adopted a multiphase transport (AMPT) model. The global angular momentum, the average vorticity carried by the quark-gluon plasma, and the locally defined vorticity fields are co…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044910] Published Tue Oct 18, 2016

]]>We present predictions of the binding energy per nucleon and the neutron skin thickness in highly neutron-rich isotopes of oxygen, magnesium, and aluminum. The calculations are carried out at and below the neutron drip line as predicted by our model. The nuclear properties are obtained via an energy…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044311] Published Mon Oct 17, 2016

]]>Even tin isotopes of mass number $A=108\u2013124$ are calculated with realistic interactions in the generalized-seniority approximation of the nuclear shell model. For each nucleus, we compute the lowest 10 000 states (5000 of each parity) up to around 8 MeV in excitation energy, by allowing as many as fou…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044312] Published Mon Oct 17, 2016

]]>We have examined within a fully self-consistent theoretical framework the energy difference between the anti-analog giant dipole resonance (AGDR) and the isobaric analog state (IAS), ${E}_{\mathrm{AGDR}}-{E}_{\mathrm{IAS}}$, as an indicator of the neutron skin and of the density behavior of the symmetry energy. We have improved …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044313] Published Mon Oct 17, 2016

]]>The structure of even-even neutron-rich Ru, Mo, Zr, and Sr nuclei in the $A\approx 100$ mass region is studied within the interacting boson model (IBM) with microscopic input from the self-consistent mean-field approximation based on the Gogny-D1M energy density functional. The deformation-energy surface in …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044314] Published Mon Oct 17, 2016

]]>**Background:** In ($n,{n}^{\prime}$) reactions on stable Ir and Au isotopes in the mass $A=190$ region, the experimentally established feeding of the isomers relative to the feeding of the corresponding ground states increases with increasing neutron energy, up to the neutron energy where the ($n,2n$) reaction channel…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044608] Published Mon Oct 17, 2016

]]>Abstract. A stochastic approach based on four-dimensional Langevin equations was applied to calculate the anisotropy of fission fragment angular distributions, average prescission neutron multiplicity, and the fission probability in a wide range of fissile parameters for the compound nuclei ${}^{197}\mathrm{Tl},{}^{\mathrm{\dots}}\mathrm{Pa}$

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044610] Published Mon Oct 17, 2016

]]>We here show that at lower momentum (i.e., ${p}_{\perp}\sim 10\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\mathrm{GeV}$) single particle suppression for different types of probes exhibit a clear mass hierarchy, which is a direct consequence of the differences in the energy loss, rather than the differences in the initial distributions. On the other hand, we predict …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044908] Published Mon Oct 17, 2016

]]>We report calculations regarding recent measurements of near-side jetlike yields obtained from the angular correlations with pions and protons as trigger particles and unindentified charged hadrons as associated at intermediate transverse momentum (${p}_{T}$). Events generated from the string melting versi…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044909] Published Mon Oct 17, 2016

]]>**Background:** Complete fusion of two nuclei leading to formation of a heavy compound nucleus (CN) is known to be hindered by various fission-like processes, in which the composite system reseparates after capture of the target and the projectile inside the potential barrier. As a consequence of these …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044607] Published Thu Oct 13, 2016

]]>Production of $d,\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}t$, and ${}^{3}\mathrm{He}$ nuclei in central $\mathrm{Pb}+\mathrm{Pb}$ interactions was studied at five collision energies ($\sqrt{{s}_{NN}}=6.3$, 7.6, 8.8, 12.3, and 17.3 GeV) with the NA49 detector at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron. Transverse momentum spectra, rapidity distributions, and particle ratios were measured. Yields a…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044906] Published Thu Oct 13, 2016

]]>We extend the impact-parameter-dependent Glasma model to three dimensions using explicit small-$x$ evolution of the two incoming nuclear gluon distributions. We compute rapidity distributions of produced gluons and the early-time energy momentum tensor as a function of space-time rapidity and transver…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044907] Published Thu Oct 13, 2016

]]>Ultracold neutron (UCN) storage measurements were made in a trap constructed from a 1.3-T Halbach octupole permanent (HOPE) magnet array aligned vertically, using the TES port of the PF2 source at the Institut Laue-Langevin. A mechanical UCN valve at the bottom of the trap was used for filling and e…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 045502] Published Thu Oct 13, 2016

]]>Competitive effects of nuclear deformation and density dependence of $\mathrm{\Lambda}N$ interaction in $\mathrm{\Lambda}$ binding energies ${B}_{\mathrm{\Lambda}}$ of hypernuclei are studied systematically on the basis of the baryon-baryon interaction model ESC (extended soft core) including many-body effects. By using the $\mathrm{\Lambda}N$ $G$-matrix interaction derive…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044310] Published Wed Oct 12, 2016

]]>We study dynamic features of a plasma consisting of gluons whose infrared dynamics is improved by the Gribov-Zwanziger quantization. This approach embodies essential features of color confinement which set the plasma apart from conventional quasiparticle systems in several aspects. Our study focusse…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044904] Published Wed Oct 12, 2016

]]>We study the effect of thermal blurring caused by the use of (momentum-space) rapidity as a proxy of coordinate-space rapidity in experimental measurements of conserved-charge fluctuations in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. In theoretical studies assuming statistical mechanics, calculated fluctua…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044905] Published Wed Oct 12, 2016

]]>Minor extensions of the soft-wall model are used to accommodate two variants of Regge trajectories of vector meson excitations. At nonzero temperatures, various options for either sequential or instantaneous disappearance of vector mesons as normalizable modes are found, thus emulating deconfinement…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 045205] Published Wed Oct 12, 2016

]]>**Background:** The two-nucleon momentum distributions of nucleons ${N}_{1}$ and ${N}_{2}$ in a nucleus $A,{n}_{A}^{{N}_{1}{N}_{2}}({\mathbf{k}}_{\mathrm{rel}},{\mathbf{K}}_{\mathrm{c}.\mathrm{m}.})$, is a relevant quantity that determines the probability of finding two nucleons with relative momentum ${\mathbf{k}}_{\mathrm{rel}}$ and center-of-mass (c.m.) momentum ${\mathbf{K}}_{\mathrm{c}.\mathrm{m}.}$; at high values of the relative momentum an…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044309] Published Tue Oct 11, 2016

]]>Motivated by a recent work performed at Australian National University by S. Kalkal *et al.* [Phys. Rev. C **93**, 044605 (2016)] on breakup and its time scale, where it was shown that the prompt (or near-target) breakup of ${}^{6,7}\mathrm{Li}$ is almost negligible and consequently the near-barrier complete fusion cros…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044605] Published Tue Oct 11, 2016

]]>The possibilities of direct production of the isotopes of transfermium nuclei ${}^{259,260}\mathrm{Md},{}^{260,261}\mathrm{No},{}^{261\u2013264}\mathrm{Lr},{}^{264,265}\mathrm{Rf},{}^{264\u2013268}\mathrm{Db},{}^{266\u2013269}\mathrm{Sg},{}^{266\u2013271}\mathrm{Bh},{}^{267\u2013274}\mathrm{Hs}$, and ${}^{270\u2013274}\mathrm{Mt}$ in various asymmetric hot fusion-evaporation reactions are studied. The excitation functions of the formation of these i…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044606] Published Tue Oct 11, 2016

]]>Multineutron systems are crucial to understanding the physics of neutron-rich nuclei and neutron stars. Neutron drops, neutrons confined in an external field, are investigated systematically in both nonrelativistic and relativistic density functional theories and with *ab initio* calculations. We demo…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 041302(R)] Published Mon Oct 10, 2016

]]>Lifetime measurements of yrast levels in ${}^{167}\mathrm{W}$ were measured using the recoil-distance Doppler-shift method. The differential decay-curve method was applied for a lifetime determination. Excited states of the nucleus ${}^{167}\mathrm{W}$ were populated by the reaction ${}^{142}\mathrm{Nd}$ (${}^{28}\mathrm{Si},3n$) at a beam energy of 144 MeV. Th…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044307] Published Mon Oct 10, 2016

]]>The properties of nuclear matter and finite nuclei are studied within the quark mean field (QMF) model by taking the effects of pions and gluons into account at the quark level. The nucleon is described as the combination of three constituent quarks confined by a harmonic oscillator potential. To sa…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044308] Published Mon Oct 10, 2016

]]>**Background:** Interaction of weakly bound heavy ions with an intermediate or heavy target is not yet understood completely due to the scarcity of experimental data. In order to develop a clear understanding of breakup fusion or preequilibrium emission even in the low energy range, 3–10 MeV/nucleon, mo…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044603] Published Mon Oct 10, 2016

]]>The ${}^{120}\mathrm{Sn}(p,p\alpha ){}^{116}\mathrm{Cd}$ reaction at 392 MeV is investigated with the distorted wave impulse approximation (DWIA) framework. We show that this reaction is very peripheral, mainly because of the strong absorption of $\alpha $ by the reaction residue ${}^{116}\mathrm{Cd}$, and the $\alpha $ clustering on the nuclear surface can be probe…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044604] Published Mon Oct 10, 2016

]]>We derive an analytic formula for electric and magnetic fields produced by a moving charged particle in a conducting medium with the electric conductivity $\sigma $ and the chiral magnetic conductivity ${\sigma}_{\chi}$. We use the Green's function method and assume that ${\sigma}_{\chi}$ is much smaller than $\sigma $. The compact algebraic ex…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044903] Published Mon Oct 10, 2016

]]>Using an anomalous transport model for massless quarks and antiquarks, we study the effect of a magnetic field on the elliptic flows of quarks and antiquarks in relativistic heavy ion collisions. With initial conditions from a blast wave model and assuming that the strong magnetic field produced in …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 045204] Published Mon Oct 10, 2016

]]>**Background:** The synthesis of heavy, proton rich isotopes in the astrophysical $\gamma $ process proceeds through photodisintegration reactions. For the improved understanding of the process, the rates of the involved nuclear reactions must be known. The reaction ${}^{128}\mathrm{Ba}(\gamma ,\alpha ){}^{124}\mathrm{Xe}$ was found to affect the abund…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 045801] Published Mon Oct 10, 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 extend our large-scale calculations of the $E1\gamma $-ray strength function, obtained in the framework of the ax…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044306] Published Fri Oct 07, 2016

]]>Nuclear fission is treated by using the Langevin dynamical description with macroscopic and microscopic transport coefficients (mass and friction tensors), and it is elucidated how the microscopic (shell and pairing) effects in the transport coefficients, especially their dependence on temperature, …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044602] Published Fri Oct 07, 2016

]]>Spectral functions of the nucleon and its negative-parity excited state in nuclear matter are studied by using QCD sum rules and the maximum entropy method (MEM). It is found that in-medium modifications of the spectral functions are attributed mainly to density dependencies of the $\langle \overline{q}q\rangle $ and $\langle {q}^{\u2020}q\rangle $ c…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 045203] Published Fri Oct 07, 2016

]]>A new method to calculate spectroscopic properties of deformed nuclei is proposed: configuration interaction on top of projected density functional theory (CI-PDFT). The general concept of this approach is discussed in the framework of covariant density functional theory and its validity is illustra…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 041301(R)] Published Thu Oct 06, 2016

]]>The linear-chain states of ${}^{14}\mathrm{C}$ are theoretically investigated by using the antisymmetrized molecular dynamics. The calculated excitation energies and the $\alpha $ decay widths of the linear-chain states were compared with the observed data reported by recent experiments. The properties of the positive-pari…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044303] Published Thu Oct 06, 2016

]]>The dipole strength distribution of ${}^{80}\mathrm{Se}$ was studied in a photon-scattering experiment by using bremsstrahlung produced with an electron beam of energy 11.5 MeV at the linear accelerator ELBE. We identified $180\phantom{\rule{0.28em}{0ex}}\gamma $ transitions up to an energy of 9.6 MeV, and analyzed the strength in the quasicontinuum …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044304] Published Thu Oct 06, 2016

]]>A previous simple parametrization of mirror energy differences in pairs of nuclei consisting of a $p$-shell core plus two $sd$-shell nucleons is applied to a series of mirrors that contain $sd$-shell nucleons in the core. Results for ${}^{19,20}\mathrm{Mg}$ agree with experiment and with a potential model. Predictions ar…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044305] Published Thu Oct 06, 2016

]]>Following the recent success of anisotropic hydrodynamics, I propose here a new, general prescription for the hydrodynamic expansion around an anisotropic background. The anisotropic distribution fixes exactly the complete energy-momentum tensor, just like the effective temperature fixes the proper …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044902] Published Thu Oct 06, 2016

]]>**Background:** Accelerator-based neutrino oscillation measurements depend on observing a difference between the expected and measured rate of neutrino-nucleus interactions at different neutrino energies or different distances from the neutrino source. Neutrino-nucleus scattering cross sections are comp…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 045501] Published Thu Oct 06, 2016

]]>We study the spin-flavor structure of the nucleon's chiral-odd generalized parton distributions (transversity GPDs) in the large-${N}_{c}$ limit of QCD. In contrast to the chiral-even case, only three combinations of the four chiral-odd GPDs are nonzero in the leading order of the $1/{N}_{c}$ expansion: ${\overline{E}}_{T}={E}_{T}+2{\stackrel{\dots}{H}}_{}$

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 045202] Published Wed Oct 05, 2016

]]>Prompt neutron multiplicity distributions *ν*($A$) are generally required for prompt emission correction of double energy ($2E$) measurements of fission fragments in order to determine pre-neutron fragment properties. The lack of experimental *ν*($A$) data especially at higher incident neutron energy imposes …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044601] Published Tue Oct 04, 2016

]]>We present a detailed QCD analysis of nucleon structure functions $x{F}_{3}(x,{Q}^{2})$, based on Laplace transforms and the Jacobi polynomials approach. The analysis corresponds to the next-to-leading order and next-to-next-to-leading order approximations of perturbative QCD. The Laplace transform technique, a…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 045201] Published Tue Oct 04, 2016

]]>A two-dimensional collective Hamiltonian (2DCH) on both azimuth and polar motions in triaxial nuclei is proposed to investigate the chiral and wobbling modes. In the 2DCH, the collective potential and the mass parameters are determined from three-dimensional tilted axis cranking (TAC) calculations. …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044301] Published Mon Oct 03, 2016

]]>The lifetime $\tau \left({0}_{2}^{+}\right)$ of ${}^{152}\mathrm{Gd}$ has been measured using fast electronic scintillation timing (FEST) with an array of high-purity germanium (HPGe) and cerium-doped lanthanum bromide (${\mathrm{LaBr}}_{3}$) detectors. ${}^{152}\mathrm{Gd}$ was produced via an $(\alpha ,n)$ reaction on a gold backed ${}^{149}\mathrm{Sm}$ target. The measured lifetime of $\tau \left({0}_{2}^{+}\right)\dots $

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044302] Published Mon Oct 03, 2016

]]>We report the excitation energy dependence of specific heat (${c}_{v}$) of hadronic matter at freeze-out in Au+Au and Cu+Cu collisions at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider energies by analyzing the published data on event-by-event mean transverse momentum ($\langle {p}_{T}\rangle $) distributions. The $\langle {p}_{T}\rangle $ distributions …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 044901] Published Mon Oct 03, 2016

]]>The forward-emitted low energy tail of the neutron spectrum generated by the ${}^{7}\mathrm{Li}(p,n){}^{7}\mathrm{Be}$ reaction on a thick target at a proton energy of 1893.6 keV was measured by time-of-flight spectroscopy. The measurement was performed at BELINA (Beam Line for Nuclear Astrophysics) of the Laboratori Nazionali d…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034620] Published Fri Sep 30, 2016

]]>We show the importance of separated efficiency corrections between positively and negatively charged particles for cumulant calculations by toy models and analytical calculations. Our results indicate that $S\sigma $ in published net-proton results from the STAR experiment will be suppressed about 10% in ce…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034909] Published Fri Sep 30, 2016

]]>New results for electric dipole strength in the chain of even-even calcium isotopes with the mass numbers $A=40\u201354$ are presented. Starting from the covariant Lagrangian of quantum hadrodynamics, spectra of collective vibrations (phonons) and phonon-nucleon coupling vertices for $J\le 6$ and natural parity…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034322] Published Thu Sep 29, 2016

]]>${}^{136}\mathrm{Xe}$ is a $0\nu \beta \beta $ decay candidate isotope, and is used in multiple experiments searching for this hypothetical decay mode. These experiments require precise information about neutron capture for their background characterization and minimization. Thermal and resonant neutron capture on ${}^{136}\mathrm{Xe}$ have been…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034617] Published Thu Sep 29, 2016

]]>New experimental data on the $pd\to {}^{3}\mathrm{He}\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{\pi}^{+}{\pi}^{-}$ reaction obtained with the COSY-MOMO detector below the three-pion threshold are presented. The reaction was also studied in inverse kinematics with a deuteron beam and the higher counting rates achieved were especially important at low excess energies. The co…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034618] Published Thu Sep 29, 2016

]]>The isospin- and momentum-dependent interaction using the isospin-dependent quantum molecular dynamics model is improved. The momentum dependence of the interaction is fitted to the optical potentials extracted with proton-nucleus scattering data, while the isospin dependence is adjusted based on th…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034619] Published Thu Sep 29, 2016

]]>We demonstrate that the limiting energy available for ejected electrons in the double-$\beta $ decay is diminished by about 400 eV due to inelastic processes in the atomic electronic shell.

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 035504] Published Thu Sep 29, 2016

]]>**Background:** Synthesis of superheavy elements is performed by heavy-ion fusion-evaporation reactions. However, fusion is known to be hindered with respect to what can be observed with lighter ions. Thus some delicate ambiguities remain on the fusion mechanism that eventually lead to severe discrepanc…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 034616] Published Wed Sep 28, 2016

]]>The current most stringent constraints on exotic scalar or tensor couplings in neutron and nuclear $\beta $ decay, involving left-handed neutrinos, are obtained from the Fierz interference term. The sensitivity to this term in a correlation coefficient is usually driven by an energy-averaged kinematic fact…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 035503] Published Wed Sep 28, 2016

]]>**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

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