Microscopic description of total muon capture rates for even isotopes of Ti, Cr and Fe

Y. K. Gambhir, P. Venkatramaiah, P. Raghavendra Rao, R. Parthasarathy

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Presents results of microscopic calculations of total muon capture rates ( Lambda mu c) for even isotopes of Ti, Cr and Fe. The ground-state wavefunctions for these nuclei required in the calculation of Lambda mu c are generated from the respective prolate and oblate Hartree-Fock (HF) solutions. The HF calculations in the 2p-1f space are performed with a 40Ca inert core and using the Tabakin (1964) interaction matrix elements (ME) with appropriate core polarisation corrections. The calculated Lambda mu c are found to be similar for all four interactions. The dependence of Lambda mu c with respect to the variation of the oscillator size parameter and the average neutrino momentum is studied. The calculated Lambda mu c for 48Ti, 50,52,54,56Cr and 56Fe compare well with the corresponding experimental results and are consistently better compared with earlier theoretical results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number009
Pages (from-to)333-346
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1981


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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