Pseudo-spin as a relativistic symmetry

Y. K. Gambhir, J. P. Maharana, C. S. Warke

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The existence of broken pseudo-spin symmetry in the Pb nucleus has been studied in the relativistic mean field approach using realistic Lagrangian parameters. Its relationship to spin orbit splitting and the vanishingly small surface delta character of the mean spin orbit potential are investigated. In the 208Pb nucleus the broken pseudo-spin doublets are found to exist above the neutron (proton) Fermi surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-262
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Gambhir, Y. K., Maharana, J. P., & Warke, C. S. (1998). Pseudo-spin as a relativistic symmetry. European Physical Journal A, 3(3), 255-262.