The scissors mode

  • F. Palumbo
C. Giant Resonance States
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 279)


A dipole magnetic resonance has been predicted in deformed nuclei by a two-rotor model, as a state in which the nucleus rotates while the proton neutron symmetry axes stay a fixed angle in a scissors-like configuration.

This resonance has been also predicted in the VPM and in the IBA, and has been experimentally confirmed by high resolution electron scattering in three regions of the periodic table, i.e. the deformed rare earth nuclei, the f7/2-shell nuclei 46,48Ti and the actinides.

I will report the theoretical description in terms of the two-rotor model and the RPA, and I will give a survey of the experimental status.


Scissors Mode Intrinsic Frame Rare Earth Nucleus Quadrupole Oscillation Dipole Magnetic Resonance 
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  • F. Palumbo
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  1. 1.INFN - Laboratori Nazionali di FrascatiFrascatiItaly

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