Identifying chiral bands in real nuclei

  • O. ShirindaEmail author
  • E. A. Lawrie
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


The application of the presently used fingerprints of chiral bands (originally derived for strongly broken chirality) is investigated for real chiral systems. In particular the chiral fingerprints concerning the B(M1) staggering patterns and the energy staggering are studied. It is found that both fingerprints show considerable changes for real chiral systems, a behaviour that creates a significant risk for misinterpretation of the experimental data and can lead to a failure to identify real chiral systems.


Angular Momentum Side Band Yrast Band Staggering Pattern Reduce Transition Probability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.iThemba LABSNational Research FoundationSomerset WestSouth Africa
  2. 2.University of the Western CapeBellvilleSouth Africa

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