$\alpha \text{\u2212}\mathrm{decay}$ properties of the yet unknown nucleus ${}^{296}118$ are predicted using the systematic behavior of parameters of $\alpha $-nucleus double-folding potentials. The results are ${Q}_{\alpha}=11.655\pm 0.095\phantom{\rule{4pt}{0ex}}\mathrm{MeV}$ and ${T}_{1/2}=0.825\phantom{\rule{4pt}{0ex}}\mathrm{ms}$ with an uncertainty of about a factor of 4.

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 011302(R)] Published Tue Jan 17, 2017

]]>In very high-energy collisions nuclei are practically transparent to each other but produce very hot nearly baryon-free matter in the so-called central rapidity region. The energy in the central rapidity region comes from the kinetic energy of the colliding nuclei. We calculate the energy and rapidi…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 011901(R)] Published Tue Jan 17, 2017

]]>**Background:** Projectile breakup can make a large contribution to reactions induced by projectiles with mass numbers 2, 3, and 4, yet there is no global model for it and no clear agreement on the details of the reaction mechanism.

**Purpose:** This project aims to develop a phenomenological model for ligh…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014606] Published Tue Jan 17, 2017

]]>Based on the factorization formalism of nonrelativistic quantum chromodynamics (NRQCD), we calculate the production cross section for the charmonium [$J/\psi $, $\psi \left(2S\right)$, ${\chi}_{cJ}$, ${\eta}_{c}$, and ${h}_{c}$] and the bottomonium [$\mathrm{{\rm Y}}\left(nS\right)$, ${\chi}_{bJ}$, ${\eta}_{b}$, and ${h}_{b}$] produced by the hard photoproduction processes and fragmentation processes i…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014905] Published Tue Jan 17, 2017

]]>We show the effects of a triangle singularity mechanism for the $\gamma p\to {K}^{+}\mathrm{\Lambda}\left(1405\right)$ reaction. The mechanism has a ${N}^{*}$ resonance around 2030 MeV, which decays into ${K}^{*}\mathrm{\Sigma}$. The ${K}^{*}$ decays to ${K}^{+}\pi $, and the $\pi \mathrm{\Sigma}$ merge to form the $\mathrm{\Lambda}\left(1405\right)$. This mechanism produces a peak around $\sqrt{s}=2110$ MeV, and has its largest contributi…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 015205] Published Tue Jan 17, 2017

]]>I construct a model of the inner crust of neutron stars using interactions from chiral effective field theory (EFT) in order to calculate its equation of state (EOS), shear properties, and the spectrum of crustal shear modes. I systematically study uncertainties associated with the nuclear physics i…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 015803] Published Tue Jan 17, 2017

]]>We study the surface tension of highly magnetized three-flavor quark matter within the formalism of multiple reflection expansion. Quark matter is described as a mixture of free Fermi gases composed of quarks $u$, $d$, $s$ and electrons in chemical equilibrium under weak interactions. Due to the presence …

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 015804] Published Tue Jan 17, 2017

]]>We present a microscopic model for electric monopole ($E0$) transition matrix elements by combining a configuration interaction model for orbital occupations with an energy-density functional model for the single-particle potential and radial wave functions. The configuration interaction model is used…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 011301(R)] Published Fri Jan 13, 2017

]]>The advanced time-delayed $\gamma \gamma \left(t\right)$ method has been applied to determine half-lives of low-lying states in the $N=50$ isotones ${}^{94}\mathrm{Ru}$ and ${}^{96}\mathrm{Pd}$. The inferred experimental $E2$ strengths for the ${4}^{+}\to {2}^{+}$ transitions in the two nuclei show a dramatic deviation with respect to the shell model predictions in the $({f}_{5/\mathrm{\dots}}$

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014313] Published Fri Jan 13, 2017

]]>The $\beta $ decay of the drip-line nucleus ${}^{20}\mathrm{Mg}$ gives important information on key astrophysical resonances in ${}^{20}\mathrm{Na}$, which are relevant to the onset of the rapid proton capture process. A detailed $\beta $-decay spectroscopic study of ${}^{20}\mathrm{Mg}$ was performed by a continuous-implantation method. A detection system was…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014314] Published Fri Jan 13, 2017

]]>**Background:** For a long time, fission barriers of actinide nuclei have been mostly microscopically calculated for even-even fissioning systems. Calculations in the case of odd nuclei have been performed merely within a so-called equal-filling approximation (EFA) as opposed to an approach taking expli…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014315] Published Fri Jan 13, 2017

]]>The influence of pairing correlations on the neutron root mean square (rms) radius of nuclei is investigated in the framework of self-consistent Skyrme Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov calculations. The continuum is treated appropriately by the Green's function techniques. As an example the nucleus ${}^{124}\mathrm{Zr}$ is …

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014316] Published Fri Jan 13, 2017

]]>The interaction potential energy of the three deformed fragments formed in fission of ${}^{252}\mathrm{Cf}$ is studied for various combinations of three-fragment fission. The lowest height of the potential energy ridge between three touching and separated deformed fragments is sought. The excitation energies of var…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014605] Published Fri Jan 13, 2017

]]>We study the Bose-Einstein condensation of a finite-size pion gas subject to the influence of a magnetic field. We find the expressions for the critical chemical potential and temperature for the onset of condensation. We show that for values of the external magnetic flux larger than the elemental f…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014904] Published Fri Jan 13, 2017

]]>As is well known, spacelike proton form factors expressed in the Breit frame may be interpreted as the Fourier transform of static space distributions of electric charge and current. In particular, the electric form factor is simply the Fourier transform of the charge distribution $F\left(q\right)=\int {e}^{i\stackrel{\u20d7}{q}\xb7\stackrel{\u20d7}{r}}\rho \left(r\right){d}^{\mathrm{\dots}}$

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 015204] Published Fri Jan 13, 2017

]]>The isovector giant dipole resonance (IVGDR) $\gamma $ decay was measured in the compound nuclei ${}^{80}\mathrm{Zr}$ and ${}^{81}\mathrm{Rb}$ at an excitation energy of ${E}^{*}=54$ MeV. The fusion reaction ${}^{40}\mathrm{Ca}+{}^{40}\mathrm{Ca}$ at ${E}_{\mathrm{beam}}=136$ MeV was used to form the compound nucleus ${}^{80}\mathrm{Zr}$, while the reaction ${}^{37}\mathrm{Cl}+{}^{44}\mathrm{Ca}$ at ${E}_{\mathrm{beam}}=95$ MeV was used to form the co…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014312] Published Thu Jan 12, 2017

]]>We use a three-body continuum discretized coupled channel (CDCC) model to investigate Coulomb and nuclear effects in breakup and reaction cross sections. The breakup of the projectile is simulated by a finite number of square integrable wave functions. First we show that the scattering matrices can …

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014604] Published Thu Jan 12, 2017

]]>We study the strange vector meson (${K}^{*},{\overline{K}}^{*}$) dynamics in relativistic heavy-ion collisions based on the microscopic parton-hadron-string dynamics (PHSD) transport approach which incorporates partonic and hadronic degrees of freedom, a phase transition from hadronic to partonic matter—quark-gluon-plasm…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014903] Published Thu Jan 12, 2017

]]>We analyze the data on cross sections and asymmetries for the $pd\to \eta \phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{3}\mathrm{He}$ reaction close to threshold and look for bound states of the $\eta \phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{3}\mathrm{He}$ system. Rather than parameterizing the scattering matrix, as is usually done, we develop a framework in which the $\eta {\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}}^{3}\mathrm{He}$ optical potential is the key ingredient, and …

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 015202] Published Thu Jan 12, 2017

]]>Partial-wave analysis of meson and photon-induced reactions is needed to enable the comparison of many theoretical approaches to data. In both energy-dependent and independent parametrizations of partial waves, the selection of the model amplitude is crucial. Principles of the $S$ matrix are implement…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 015203] Published Thu Jan 12, 2017

]]>We introduce a new microscopic approach to calculate the dependence of fusion barriers and cross sections on isospin dynamics. The method is based on the time-dependent Hartree–Fock theory and the isoscalar and isovector properties of the energy density functional (EDF). The contribution to the fusi…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 011601(R)] Published Wed Jan 11, 2017

]]>We have studied the ground state of the unbound, very neutron-rich isotope of hydrogen ${}^{5}\mathrm{H}$, using the ${}^{6}\mathrm{He}\left(d,{}^{3}\mathrm{He}\right){}^{5}\mathrm{H}$ reaction in inverse kinematics at a bombarding energy of $E\left({}^{6}\mathrm{He}\right)=55A$ MeV. The present results suggest a ground-state resonance energy ${E}_{R}=2.4\pm 0.3$ MeV above the ${}^{3}\mathrm{H}+2n$ threshold, with an int…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014310] Published Wed Jan 11, 2017

]]>An improved semi-empirical relationship for $\alpha $-decay half-lives is proposed by introducing a precise radius formula and an analytic expression for preformation probability. By using the improved relationship, the $\alpha $-decay half-lives of 421 nuclei are calculated. It is shown that the accuracy of this s…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014311] Published Wed Jan 11, 2017

]]>In relativistic ion collisions there are excellent opportunities to produce and investigate hypernuclei. We have systematically studied the formation of hypernuclear spectator residues in peripheral heavy-ion collisions with the transport DCM and UrQMD models. The hyperon capture was calculated with…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014902] Published Wed Jan 11, 2017

]]>The $\varphi $-meson properties in cold nuclear matter are investigated by implementing resonant $\varphi N$ interactions as described in effective approaches including the unitarization of scattering amplitudes. Several ${N}^{*}$-like states are dynamically generated in these models around 2 GeV, in the vicinity of the $\varphi N$ …

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 015201] Published Wed Jan 11, 2017

]]>In nuclear matter at neutron-star densities and temperatures, Cooper pairing leads to the formation of a gap in the nucleon excitation spectra resulting in exponentially strong Boltzmann suppression of many transport coefficients. Previous calculations have shown evidence that density oscillations o…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 015802] Published Wed Jan 11, 2017

]]>Several recent publications claim that the proton charge *rms* radius resulting from the analysis of electron-scattering data restricted to *low*-momentum transfer agrees with the radius determined from muonic hydrogen, in contrast to the radius resulting from analyses of the full ($e,e$) data set which i…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 012501(R)] Published Tue Jan 10, 2017

]]>Poincaré covariant definitions for the spin-dependent spectral function and for the momentum distributions within the light-front Hamiltonian dynamics are proposed for a three-fermion bound system, starting from the light-front wave function of the system. The adopted approach is based on the Bakamj…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014001] Published Tue Jan 10, 2017

]]>The nucleus ${}^{100}\mathrm{Ru}$ appears to be a good candidate for the E(5) critical point symmetry which describes the U(5)-SO(6) shape phase transition. To investigate this point with respect to the electromagnetic transition strengths, lifetime measurements of its yrast states have been performed using the rec…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014309] Published Tue Jan 10, 2017

]]>The existing experimental value of the ratio ${B}_{4/2}\equiv B(E2;{4}_{1}^{+}\to {2}_{1}^{+})/B(E2;{2}_{1}^{+}\to {0}_{1}^{+})$ in ${}^{134}\mathrm{Ce}$ is less than unity, which is outside the range allowed by current collective models and is highly anomalous. In the present work, new lifetime measurements of excited states in ${}^{134}\mathrm{Ce}$ have been performed in order t…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014308] Published Mon Jan 09, 2017

]]>A good linear correlation is found between the double-difference of charge radius $\delta {R}_{2p-2n}(Z,N)$ with that of quadrupole deformation data in even-even nuclei. This results in a further improved charge radius relation that holds in a precision of about $5\times {10}^{-3}$ fm. The new relation can be generalized to …

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014307] Published Fri Jan 06, 2017

]]>The properties of the $K$-isomer decays in the ${}^{134}\mathrm{Nd}$ and ${}^{184}\mathrm{Pt}$ nuclei have been investigated. Measurements were carried out in $e-\gamma $ and $\gamma -\gamma $ coincidence modes using electron spectrometers coupled to the central European Array for Gamma Levels Evaluations at the Heavy Ion Laboratory of the University of …

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014305] Published Thu Jan 05, 2017

]]>We investigate the properties of ${}^{7}\mathrm{Li}$ with the JISP16 and chiral ${\mathrm{NNLO}}_{\mathrm{opt}}$ at next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) nucleon-nucleon interactions and ${}^{7}\mathrm{Be}$ with the JISP16 interaction in the *ab initio* no-core full configuration approach. We calculate selected observables that include energy spectra, point …

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014306] Published Thu Jan 05, 2017

]]>**Background:** A new mode of nuclear fission has been proposed by the FOBOS Collaboration, called collinear cluster tri-partition (CCT), and suggests that three heavy fission fragments can be emitted perfectly collinearly in low-energy fission. This claim is based on indirect observations via missing-e…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014602] Published Thu Jan 05, 2017

]]>The study of the liquid gas phase transition in the fragmentation of nuclei in heavy ion collisions has been extended to the strangeness sector using the statistical model for multifragmentation. Helmholtz's free energy, specific heat, and a few other thermodynamic observables have been analyzed in …

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014603] Published Thu Jan 05, 2017

]]>Using the microscopic-macroscopic model based on the deformed Woods–Saxon single-particle potential and the Yukawa-plus-exponential macroscopic energy, we calculated static fission barriers ${B}_{f}$ for 1305 heavy and superheavy nuclei $98\le Z\le 126$, including even-even, odd-even, even-odd and odd-odd systems.…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014303] Published Wed Jan 04, 2017

]]>In this paper, $\beta $-decay properties of even-even neutron-rich isotopes in the rare-earth mass region are studied within a microscopic theoretical approach based on a proton-neutron quasiparticle random-phase approximation. The underlying mean field is constructed self-consistently from a deformed Hart…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014304] Published Wed Jan 04, 2017

]]>We systematically study the tidal deformability for neutron and hyperon stars using relativistic mean field equations of state (EOSs). The tidal effect plays an important role during the early part of the evolution of compact binaries. Although, the deformability associated with the EOSs has a small…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 015801] Published Wed Jan 04, 2017

]]>High-spin band structures of ${}^{200}\mathrm{Tl}$ have been studied by $\gamma $-ray spectroscopic methods using the ${}^{198}\mathrm{Pt}({}^{7}\mathrm{Li},5n){}^{200}\mathrm{Tl}$ reaction at 45 MeV of beam energy. The level scheme of ${}^{200}\mathrm{Tl}$ has been extended significantly and several new band structures have been established with the observation of 60 new transitio…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014301] Published Tue Jan 03, 2017

]]>The $\alpha $ decay and proton radioactivity half-lives of some neutron-deficient nuclei are calculated using an effective liquid drop model (ELDM). It is found that the experimental half-lives of the two decay modes and the dominant decay mode can be well reproduced by the ELDM. Moreover, the predicted pen…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014302] Published Tue Jan 03, 2017

]]>The charged pion multiplicity ratio in intermediate-energy heavy-ion collisions, a probe of the density dependence of symmetry energy above the saturation point, has been proven in a previous study to be extremely sensitive to the strength of the isovector $\mathrm{\Delta}\left(1232\right)$ potential in nuclear matter. As the…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014601] Published Tue Jan 03, 2017

]]>The dynamical multiplicity fluctuations and correlations of identified baryons and antibaryons produced by the hadronization of a bulk quark system are systematically studied in a quark combination model. Starting from the most basic dynamics of the quark combination which is necessary for multiplic…

[Phys. Rev. C 95, 014901] Published Tue Jan 03, 2017

]]>The energy-level structure of the ${}^{12}\mathrm{C}$ nucleus at a few MeV above the three-$\alpha \phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\left(3\alpha \right)$ threshold is still unsatisfactorily known. For instance, most microscopic calculations predicted that there exist one ${0}^{+}$ state in this energy region besides the well-known Hoyle state, whereas some experimental and theo…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 061603(R)] Published Fri Dec 30, 2016

]]>An empirical semiclassical model has been proposed to investigate the nature of dynamic moment of inertia of the superdeformed (SD) bands in nuclei of mass 150 region. The model incorporates an additional frequency dependent distortion to the dynamic moment-of-inertia term akin to a vibrational comp…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064329] Published Fri Dec 30, 2016

]]>Within the framework of a relativistic single-particle model, we calculate inclusive electron-nucleus scattering by electromagnetic current, and neutrino-nucleus scattering by neutral and charged current in the quasi-elastic region. The longitudinal, the transverse, and the transverse-interference s…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064619] Published Fri Dec 30, 2016

]]>The elastic scattering and breakup reactions of the halo nucleus ${}^{11}\mathrm{Be}$ on deuterons at an incident energy of $26.9A$ MeV are reported for the first time. Special attention has been paid to the determination and subtraction of the proton contaminations in the deuterated polyethylene ${\left({\mathrm{CD}}_{2}\right)}_{n}$ target (where…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064620] Published Fri Dec 30, 2016

]]>Based on the recently updated isospin-dependent Boltzmann-Uehling-Uhlenbeck (IBUU) transport model, we studied the effects of symmetry energy on the neutron to proton ratio $n/p$ and the ${\pi}^{-}/{\pi}^{+}$ ratio in the central ${}^{132}\mathrm{Sn}+{}^{124}\mathrm{Sn}$ reaction at 300 MeV/nucleon. It is found that the $n/p$ ratio and the ${\pi}^{-}/{\pi}^{+}$ ra…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064621] Published Fri Dec 30, 2016

]]>Metastable $CP$-odd domains of the hot QCD matter are coupled to QED via the chiral anomaly. The topology of electromagnetic field in these domains is characterized by magnetic helicity. It is argued, using the Maxwell-Chern-Simons model, that spatial inhomogeneity of the domains induces spontaneous t…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064909] Published Fri Dec 30, 2016

]]>[Phys. Rev. C 94, 069904] Published Fri Dec 30, 2016

]]>The low-energy excitation level schemes of the neutron-rich ${}^{38\u201342}\mathrm{S}$ isotopes are investigated via in-beam $\gamma $-ray spectroscopy following the fragmentation of ${}^{48}\mathrm{Ca}$ and ${}^{46}\mathrm{Ar}$ projectiles on a ${}^{12}\mathrm{C}$ target at intermediate beam energies. Information on $\gamma \gamma $ coincidences complemented by comparisons to shell-mode…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064327] Published Thu Dec 29, 2016

]]>We propose a self-consistent quasiparticle random-phase approximation (QRPA) plus quasiparticle-vibration coupling (QPVC) model with Skyrme interactions to describe the width and the line shape of giant resonances in open-shell nuclei, in which the effect of superfluidity should be taken into accoun…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064328] Published Thu Dec 29, 2016

]]>We derive the free energy for fermions and bosons from fragmentation data. Inspired by the symmetry and pairing energy of the Weizsäcker mass formula, we obtain the free energy of fermions (nucleons) and bosons (alphas and deuterons) using Landau's free-energy approach. We confirm previously obtaine…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064617] Published Thu Dec 29, 2016

]]>Dramatic differences in the elastic scattering of the neutron rich nuclei ${}^{6}\mathrm{He}$ and ${}^{8}\mathrm{He}$ are found when new high quality data for the ${}^{8}\mathrm{He}+{}^{208}\mathrm{Pb}$ system are compared with previously published ${}^{6}\mathrm{He}+{}^{208}\mathrm{Pb}$ data at the same laboratory frame incident energy. The new ${}^{8}\mathrm{He}$ data are of the same level of detail as …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064618] Published Thu Dec 29, 2016

]]>We deduced the stellar $\beta $-decay rate of ${}^{59}\mathrm{Fe}$ at typical carbon-shell burning temperature by taking the experimental Gamow-Teller transition strengths of the ${}^{59}\mathrm{Fe}$ excited states. The result is also compared with those derived from large-scale shell model calculations. The new rate is up to a factor of…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 065807] Published Thu Dec 29, 2016

]]>Recent progress in theory, experiment, and observation challenges the mean-field models by using the conventional Skyrme interaction, suggesting that the extension of the conventional Skyrme interaction is necessary. In this work, by fitting the experimental data of a number of finite nuclei togethe…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064326] Published Wed Dec 28, 2016

]]>We measured multinucleon transfer reactions in the ${}^{40}\mathrm{Ar}+{}^{208}\mathrm{Pb}$ system at an energy close to the Coulomb barrier, by employing the PRISMA magnetic spectrometer. We extracted differential and total cross sections of the different transfer channels, with a careful investigation of the total kinetic ener…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064616] Published Wed Dec 28, 2016

]]>We study the quark mass dependence of the $H$ dibaryon in the strangeness $S=-2$ baryon-baryon scattering. A low-energy effective field theory is used to describe the coupled-channel scattering, in which the quark mass dependence is incorporated so as to reproduce the lattice QCD data by the HAL QCD col…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 065207] Published Wed Dec 28, 2016

]]>Projectile breakup cross sections in the ${}^{6}\mathrm{Li}+{}^{112}\mathrm{Sn}$ reaction have been measured at two beam energies, 30 and 22 MeV. Cross sections for sequential breakup of ${}^{6}\mathrm{Li}$ into $\alpha +d$ via its resonant state of ${1}^{+}$ (5.65 MeV) in the continuum have been measured for the first time along with two other dominant reson…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 061602(R)] Published Tue Dec 27, 2016

]]>We renormalize the chiral effective field theory potential in harmonic-oscillator (HO) model space. The low energy constants (LECs) are utilized to absorb not just the ultraviolet part of the physics due to the cutoff, but also the infrared part due to the truncation of model space. We use the inver…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064004] Published Tue Dec 27, 2016

]]>Within the enhanced density dependent cluster model, with specific concern for density distributions in related nuclei, we investigate $\alpha $ decay and cluster radioactivity in uranium isotopes in the range $217\le A\le 243$. The available experimental data are found to be well reproduced, especially including t…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064321] Published Tue Dec 27, 2016

]]>The neutron-rich nuclei ${}^{158,160}\mathrm{Nd}$ have been studied via delayed $\gamma $-ray spectroscopy of $\mu \mathrm{s}$ isomeric states at the RIBF facility, RIKEN. These nuclei were produced following the projectile fission of a 345 $A\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\mathrm{MeV}\phantom{\rule{4pt}{0ex}}{}^{238}\mathrm{U}$ beam and delayed $\gamma $ rays were detected by the EURICA cluster Ge array. The isomeric state…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064322] Published Tue Dec 27, 2016

]]>**Background:** An electron localization measure was originally introduced to characterize chemical bond structures in molecules. Recently, a nucleon localization based on Hartree-Fock densities has been introduced to investigate $\alpha $-cluster structures in light nuclei. Compared to the local nucleonic dens…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064323] Published Tue Dec 27, 2016

]]>Consistent description of ${}^{12}\mathrm{C}$ and ${}^{16}\mathrm{O}$ has been a long-standing problem of microscopic $\alpha $ cluster models, where the wave function is fully antisymmetrized and the effective interaction is applied not between $\alpha $ clusters but between nucleons. When the effective interaction is designed to reproduce the b…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064324] Published Tue Dec 27, 2016

]]>We study the sum rules of double Gamow-Teller (DGT) excitations through double spin-isospin operator ${\left(\sigma {t}_{-}\right)}^{2}$. In general, ${2}^{+}$ states in the grand-daughter nuclei have dominant transition strength in DGT excitations and ${0}^{+}$ states are weak, except in $T=1$ mother nuclei in which ${0}^{+}$ strength is competitive…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064325] Published Tue Dec 27, 2016

]]>Using the improved scission-point model, the isotopic trends of the charge distribution of fission fragments are studied in induced fission of even-even Th isotopes. The calculated results are in good agreement with available experimental data. With increasing neutron number the transition from symm…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064614] Published Tue Dec 27, 2016

]]>**Background**: Since more than 40 years of theoretical and experimental studies of true ternary fission, one is still quite far from its understanding. The true ternary fission channel, being strongly suppressed by the macroscopic properties of the potential energy, may, however, be present with a sign…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064615] Published Tue Dec 27, 2016

]]>We study the production of $\mathrm{\Lambda}\mathrm{\Lambda}$ and $\overline{\mathrm{\Lambda}n}$ exotic states in central $\text{Pb}+\text{Pb}$ collisions at $\sqrt{{s}_{\mathit{NN}}}=2.76$ TeV at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) via both hadron and quark coalescence within a covariant coalescence model with a blast-wave-like parametrization for the phase-space configurations of constituent …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064908] Published Tue Dec 27, 2016

]]>This is the first study of ${}^{27}\mathrm{P}$ to measure both the $\beta $-delayed proton and $\beta $-delayed $\gamma $ decays. While no new proton groups in the astrophysically interesting energy region of 300–400 keV were observed, a new upper limit on the proton branching of 0.16% was estimated. Several new $\gamma $-ray lines were observe…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 065806] Published Tue Dec 27, 2016

]]>The WASA-at-COSY experiment has collected $3\times {10}^{7}$ events with $\eta $ mesons produced via the reaction $pd\to {}^{3}\mathrm{He}\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\eta $ at $\mathrm{T}=1.0\phantom{\rule{4pt}{0ex}}\mathrm{GeV}$. Using this data set, we evaluate the branching ratios of the decays $\eta \to {\pi}^{+}{\pi}^{-}\gamma $, $\eta \to {e}^{+}{e}^{-}\gamma $, $\eta \to {\pi}^{+}{\pi}^{-}{e}^{+}{e}^{-}$, and $\eta \to {e}^{+}{e}^{-}{e}^{+}{e}^{-}$. The branching ratios are normalized to the $\eta \to {\pi}^{+}{\pi}^{-}{\pi}^{0}$ decay. In addition…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 065206] Published Fri Dec 23, 2016

]]>The electromagnetic responses of carbon obtained from the Green's function Monte Carlo and spectral function approaches using the same dynamical input are compared in the kinematical region corresponding to momentum transfer in the range 300–570 MeV. The results of our analysis, aimed at pinning dow…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 065501] Published Fri Dec 23, 2016

]]>[Phys. Rev. C 94, 069903] Published Fri Dec 23, 2016

]]>The emission of prompt fission $\gamma $ rays within a few nanoseconds to a few microseconds following the scission point is studied in the Hauser-Feshbach formalism applied to the deexcitation of primary excited fission fragments. Neutron and $\gamma $-ray evaporations from fully accelerated fission fragments are …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064613] Published Thu Dec 22, 2016

]]>[Phys. Rev. C 94, 069902] Published Thu Dec 22, 2016

]]>Electromagnetic resonance properties are uniquely defined at the pole and do not depend on the separation of the resonance from background or the decay channel. Photon-nucleon branching ratios are nowadays often quoted at the pole, and we generalize the considerations to the case of virtual photons.…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 065204] Published Wed Dec 21, 2016

]]>A model for the $\overline{K}d\to \pi YN$ reactions with $Y=\mathrm{\Lambda},\mathrm{\Sigma}$ is developed, aiming at establishing the low-lying $\mathrm{\Lambda}$ and $\mathrm{\Sigma}$ hyperon resonances through analyzing the forthcoming data from the J-PARC E31 experiment. The off-shell amplitudes generated from the dynamical coupled-channels (DCC) model, which was developed in…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 065205] Published Wed Dec 21, 2016

]]>Motivated by the recently observed hypernucleus (Kiso event) ${}_{\phantom{\rule{2.70004pt}{0ex}}\mathrm{\Xi}}{}^{15}\mathrm{C}$ (${}^{14}\mathrm{N}+{\mathrm{\Xi}}^{-}$), we identify the state of this system theoretically within the framework of the relativistic-mean-field and Skyrme–Hartree–Fock models. The $\mathrm{\Xi}N$ interactions are constructed to reproduce the two possibly observed ${\mathrm{\Xi}}^{-}$ removal ene…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064319] Published Tue Dec 20, 2016

]]>We suggest a method for calculating scattering phase shifts and energies and widths of resonances which utilizes only eigenenergies obtained in variational calculations with oscillator basis and their dependence on oscillator basis spacing $\hslash \mathrm{\Omega}$. We make use of simple expressions for the $S$ matrix at ei…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064320] Published Tue Dec 20, 2016

]]>Microscopic optical potential of ${}^{4}\mathrm{He}$ interaction with nuclei is constructed by means of the single-folding model using the nucleon-nucleus optical potentials, which earlier were successfully applied to describing the neutron and proton scattering and are obtained from approximate calculations of the…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064612] Published Tue Dec 20, 2016

]]>By use of the variational methods and differential geometry in the framework of the liquid drop model we formulate appropriate equilibrium equations for pasta phases with imposed periodicity. The extension of the Young-Laplace equation in the case of charged fluid is obtained. The $\beta $ equilibrium and …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 065805] Published Tue Dec 20, 2016

]]>We present a coupled quasiparticle random phase approximation and Hauser-Feshbach (QRPA+HF) model for calculating delayed particle emission. This approach uses microscopic nuclear structure information, which starts with Gamow-Teller strength distributions in the daughter nucleus and then follows th…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064317] Published Mon Dec 19, 2016

]]>We develop a theoretical approach for nuclear spectral functions at high missing momenta and removal energies based on the multinucleon short-range correlation (SRC) model. The approach is based on the effective Feynman diagrammatic method which allows us to account for the relativistic effects impo…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064318] Published Mon Dec 19, 2016

]]>We investigate the possibilities of producing neutron-rich nuclides in projectile fission of heavy beams in the energy range of 20 MeV/nucleon expected from low-energy facilities. We report our efforts to theoretically describe the reaction mechanism of projectile fission following a multinucleon tr…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064611] Published Mon Dec 19, 2016

]]>Relativistic generalization of hydrodynamic theory has attracted much attention from a theoretical point of view. However, it has many important practical applications in high energy as well as astrophysical contexts. Despite various attempts to formulate relativistic hydrodynamics, no definitive co…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064905] Published Mon Dec 19, 2016

]]>We present a class of analytic solutions of nonrelativistic fireball hydrodynamics for a fairly general class of equation of state. The presented solution describes the expansion of a triaxial ellipsoid that rotates around one of its principal axes. We calculate the hadronic final state observables …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064906] Published Mon Dec 19, 2016

]]>In this article we extend previous work on efficiency corrections for cumulant measurements [Bzdak and Koch, Phys. Rev. C **86**, 044904 (2012); Phys. Rev. C **91**, 027901 (2015)]. We will discuss the limitations of the methods presented in these papers. Specifically we will consider multiplicity dependent…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064907] Published Mon Dec 19, 2016

]]>Energy-dependent and single-energy fits to the existing nucleon-nucleon database have been updated to incorporate recent measurements. The fits cover a region from threshold to 3 GeV, in the laboratory kinetic energy, for proton-proton scattering, with an upper limit of 1.3 GeV for neutron-proton sc…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 065203] Published Mon Dec 19, 2016

]]>The ${}^{23}\mathrm{Na}(\alpha ,p){}^{26}\mathrm{Mg}$ and ${}^{23}\mathrm{Na}(\alpha ,n){}^{26}\mathrm{Al}$ reactions are important for our understanding of the ${}^{26}\mathrm{Al}$ abundance in massive stars. The aim of this work is to report on a direct and simultaneous measurement of these astrophysically important reactions using an active target system. The reactions were investig…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 065804] Published Mon Dec 19, 2016

]]>[Phys. Rev. C 94, 069901] Published Mon Dec 19, 2016

]]>We present a measurement of the inclusive production of $\mathrm{{\rm Y}}$ mesons in U+U collisions at $\sqrt{{s}_{NN}}=193$ GeV at midrapidity $\left(\left|y\right|<1\right)$. Previous studies in central Au+Au collisions at $\sqrt{{s}_{NN}}=200$ GeV show a suppression of $\mathrm{{\rm Y}}\left(\text{1S+2S+3S}\right)$ production relative to expectations from the $\mathrm{{\rm Y}}$ yield in *p+p* collisions scaled by …

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064904] Published Thu Dec 15, 2016

]]>**Background:** The rate of the ${}^{18}\mathrm{F}(p,\gamma ){}^{19}\mathrm{Ne}$ reaction affects the final abundance of the radioisotope ${}^{18}\mathrm{F}$ ejected from novae. This nucleus is important as its abundance is thought to significantly influence the first-stage 511-keV and continuum $\gamma $-ray emission in the aftermath of novae. No successful mea…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 065803] Published Thu Dec 15, 2016

]]>A parametrization of the nucleon-nucleon elastic scattering amplitude is needed for future experiments with nucleon and nuclear beams in the beam momentum range of 2–50 $\mathrm{GeV}/c/\text{nucleon}$. There are many parametrizations of the amplitude at ${P}_{\mathrm{lab}}>$ 25–50 $\mathrm{GeV}/c$, and at ${P}_{\mathrm{lab}}\le 5$ $\mathrm{GeV}/c$. Our paper is aimed at…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064003] Published Wed Dec 14, 2016

]]>New levels and $\gamma $-ray transitions were identified in ${}^{150,152}\mathrm{Sm}$ utilizing the $(p,t)$ reaction and particle-$\gamma $ coincidence data. A large, peak-like structure observed between 2.3–3.0 MeV in excitation energy in the triton energy spectra was also investigated. The orbital angular-momentum transfer was pro…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064314] Published Wed Dec 14, 2016

]]>The nuclear charge radius is a fundamental property of an atomic nucleus. In this article we study the predictive power of empirical relations for experimental nuclear charge radii of neighboring nuclei and predict the unknown charge radii of 1085 nuclei based on the experimental CR2013 database wit…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064315] Published Wed Dec 14, 2016

]]>$\gamma $ rays following the EC/${\beta}^{+}$ and $\alpha $ decay of the $N$ = 126, ${}^{213}\mathrm{Fr}$ nucleus have been observed at the CERN isotope separator on-line (ISOLDE) facility with the help of $\gamma $-ray and conversion-electron spectroscopy. These $\gamma $ rays establish several hitherto unknown excited states in ${}^{213}\mathrm{Rn}$. Also, five new $\alpha $-decay…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064316] Published Wed Dec 14, 2016

]]>Quasi-elastic scattering and transfer angular distributions for ${}^{10,11}\mathrm{B}+{}^{232}\mathrm{Th}$ reactions have been measured simultaneously in a wide range of bombarding energies around the Coulomb barrier. The quasi-elastic angular distribution data are analyzed using the optical model code ecis with phenomenological…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064610] Published Wed Dec 14, 2016

]]>The one-dimensional non-boost-invariant evolution of the quark-gluon plasma, presumably produced during the early stages of heavy-ion collisions, is analyzed within the frameworks of viscous and anisotropic hydrodynamics. We neglect transverse dynamics and assume homogeneous conditions in the transv…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064903] Published Wed Dec 14, 2016

]]>With the chiral quark model, we have calculated the axial charges of the pentaquark states with $(I,{I}_{3})=\left(\frac{1}{2},\frac{1}{2}\right)$ and ${J}^{P}={\frac{1}{2}}^{\pm},{\frac{3}{2}}^{\pm}$, and ${\frac{5}{2}}^{\pm}$. The ${P}_{c}$ states with the same ${J}^{P}$ quantum numbers but different color-spin-flavor configurations have very different axial charges, which encode important information o…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 065202] Published Wed Dec 14, 2016

]]>The mechanism of fusion hindrance, an effect preventing the synthesis of superheavy elements in the reactions of cold and hot fusion, is investigated using the Boltzmann-Uehling-Uhlenbeck equation, where Coulomb interaction is introduced. A strong sensitivity is observed both to the modulus of incom…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064608] Published Tue Dec 13, 2016

]]>An antisymmetrized molecular dynamics model (AMD-FM), modified to take into account the Fermi motion explicitly in its nucleon-nucleon collision process, is presented. Calculated high-energy proton spectra are compared with those of ${}^{40}\mathrm{Ar}+{}^{51}\mathrm{V}$ at 44 MeV/nucleon from Coniglione *et al.* [Phys. Lett. B **47…**

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064609] Published Tue Dec 13, 2016

]]>Excited states in the neutron-deficient $N=84$ nuclide ${}^{155}\mathrm{Lu}$ have been populated by using the ${}^{102}\mathrm{Pd}({}^{58}\mathrm{Ni},\alpha \mathrm{p})$ reaction. The ${}^{155}\mathrm{Lu}$ nuclei were separated by using the gas-filled recoil ion transport unit (RITU) separator and implanted into the Si detectors of the gamma recoil electron alpha tagging (GREA…

[Phys. Rev. C 94, 064311] Published Mon Dec 12, 2016

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