Shell evolution above Z,N=50 within Skyrme density functional theory: The impact of deformation and tensor interactions
Shi, Y. (2017). Shell evolution above Z,N=50 within Skyrme density functional theory: The impact of deformation and tensor interactions. Physical Review C, 95(3), Article 034307. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.95.034307
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Background: Recent years have seen considerable effort in associating the shell evolution (SE) for a chain of
isotones or isotopes with the underlying nuclear interactions. In particular, it has been fairly well established that
the tensor part of the Skyrme interaction is indispensable for understanding certain SE above Z,N = 50 shell
closures, as a function of nucleon numbers.
Purpose: The purpose of the present work is twofold: (1) to study the effect of deformation due to blocking on
the SE above Z,N = 50 shell closures and (2) to examine the optimal parametrizations in the tensor part which
gives a proper description of the SE above Z,N = 50 shell closures.
Methods: I use the SkyrmeHartreeFockBogoliubov (SHFB) method to compute the eveneven vacua of the
Z = 50 isotopes and N = 50 isotones. For Sb and oddA Sn isotopes, I perform calculations with a blocking
procedure which accounts for the polarization effects, including deformations.
Results: The blocking SHFB calculations show that the light oddA Sb isotopes, with only one valence proton
occupying downsloping = 11/2− and = 7/2+ Nilsson orbits, assume finite oblate deformations. This
reduces the energy differences between 11/2− and 7/2+ states by about 500 keV for 51Sb56−66, bringing the
energydifference curve closer to the experimental one. With UNE2T1 energy density functional (EDF), which
differs from UNEDF2 parametrization by tensor terms, a better description of the slope of e(π1h11/2 − π1g7/2)
as a function of neutron number has been obtained. However, the trend of e(π1g7/2 − π2d5/2) curve is worse
using UNE2T1 EDF. e(ν3s1/2 − ν2d5/2) and e(ν1g7/2 − ν2d5/2) curve for N = 50 isotones using UNE2T1 seems
to be consistent with experimental data. The neutron SE of e(ν1h11/2 − ν1g7/2) and e(ν1g7/2 − ν2d5/2) for
Sn isotopes are shown to be sensive to αT tensor parameter.
Conclusions: Within the Skyrme selfconsistent meanfield model, the deformation degree of freedom has to be
taken into account for Sb isotopes, N = 51 isotones, and oddA Sn isotopes when discussing variation of quantities
like shell gap etc. The tensor terms are important for describing the strong variation of E(π = 11/2− − 7/2+)
in Sb isotopes. The SE of 1/2+ and 7/2+ states in N = 51 isotones may show signature for the existence of
tensor interaction. The experimental excitation energies of 11/2− and 7/2+ states in oddA Sn isotopes close to 132Sn give prospects for constraining the αT parameter.
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