EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 223, 2019IV International Conference on Nuclear Structure and Dynamics (NSD2019)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||04 December 2019|
How do we infer shell effects at high-excitation energies? A new spectroscopic probe to search for magic numbers
Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of the Western Cape,
Published online: 4 December 2019
The nuclear dipole polarizability is mainly governed by the dynamics of the giant dipole resonance and, assuming validity of the brink-Axel hypothesis, has been investigated along with the effects of the low-energy enhancement of the photon strength function for nuclides in medium- and heavy-mass nuclei. Cubic-polynomial fitsto both data sets extrapolated down to a gamma-ray energy of 0.1 MeV show a significantreduction of the nuclear dipole polarizability for semi-magic nuclei, with magic numbers N =28, 50 and 82, which supports shell effects at high-excitation energies in the the quasi-continuum region. This work assigns σ-2 values as sensitive measures of long-range correlations of the nuclear force and provides a new spectroscopic probe to search for “old” and “new” magic numbers at high-excitation energies.
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