Zeitschrift für Physik A Hadrons and Nuclei

, Volume 349, Issue 3–4, pp 205–211 | Cite as

Clustering aspects of nuclei with octupole and superdeformation

  • Sven Åberg
  • Lars-Ove Jönsson
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Extreme nuclear shapes are considered from the clustering point of view. General aspects of light nuclei which possess very exotic, elongated shapes (“α-strings”) are given. The relation between superdeformation and di-molecules is considered, and it is shown that nuclear di-molecules have the same magic numbers and orbits filled as the ellipsoidal superdeformations for light nuclei, while for heavier nuclei they are expected in different mass-regions. The structure of possible octupole-unstable 3∶1 nuclear shapes (“hyperdeformations”) is discussed. Indications and consequences of a four-fold symmetry of the nuclear hamiltonian are briefly discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sven Åberg
    • 1
  • Lars-Ove Jönsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical PhysicsLund Institute of TechnologyLundSweden

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