The test of the SU(3) symmetry near the neutron number N = 104 is extended to the osmium isotopes. It is shown that the available experimental data point towards a slightly broken SU(3) symmetry. This result is analysed theoretically using three mechanisms of symmetry breaking: the effect of SO(6), the consistent Q-formalism and the parameter symmetry of the interacting boson model.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics