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Chiral Symmetry in Real Nuclei

  • Obed Shirinda
  • Elena LawrieEmail author
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Part of the FIAS Interdisciplinary Science Series book series (FIAS)

Abstract

Identifying the presence of a symmetry may have a profound impact on the nuclear structure features. We are discussing whether strongly broken chiral symmetry is likely to occur in nuclei, how weakly broken chirality is exhibited, and whether we can rely on the chirality fingerprints in order to identify chiral symmetry in real nuclei.

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work is based upon research supported by the National Research Foundation, South Africa. We thank Ingemar Ragnarsson for making available the two-quasiparticle-plus-triaxial-rotor model codes and for numerous fruitful discussions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.iThemba LABSNational Research FoundationSomerset WestSouth Africa

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