Application of the jj-Coupling Model to Moderately Light Nuclei

Phys. Rev. 91, 1430 – Published 15 September 1953
Dieter Kurath


An investigation based on the strong spin-orbit coupling model is made for nuclei in the 1d32 and 1f72 shells. Hartree-Fock wave functions and central forces are used in calculating ground state spins and binding energy differences. Coupling rules are found for configurations of identical nucleons and for the simplest odd-odd nuclei. Approximate wave functions are constructed for odd-A and even-even nuclei having both neutrons and protons in the 1f72 shell. Binding energy differences, magnetic moments, and beta decay matrix elements are calculated with these functions. The result of comparing binding energy differences with experiment is interpreted as favoring strong spin-orbit coupling over weak spin-orbit coupling.


  • Received 8 June 1953
  • Published in the issue dated September 1953

© 1953 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

Dieter Kurath*

  • Department of Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, and Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois

  • *Present address: Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois.

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