Quantum Chaos and Fundamental Symmetry Violations in Nuclei and Other Complex Systems

  • O. K. Vorov

Abstract

In numerous physical applications (atoms, nuclei, mesoscopic objects, metallic dusters), one faces the problem of considering a highly excited interacting many-body system.1-28 As the level density grows with excitation energy, the average energy spacing between levels with the same exact quantum numbers, d, becomes comparable to (or even smaller than) a typical off-diagonal Hamiltonian matrix element, y; this complicates the dynamics. Such systems are conventionally referred to, in this limit, as “quantum chaotic systems” (QCS).2-8

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. K. Vorov
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  1. 1.School of PhysicsUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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