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On pseudospin symmetry of Dirac states
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0149-341X
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics.
2013 (English)In: Physica Scripta, ISSN 0031-8949, E-ISSN 1402-4896, Vol. 87, no 2, 025004- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Some aspects of pseudospin symmetry for bound Dirac particle states of finite potentials vanishing as r -> +infinity are discussed. Energy states showing pseudospin symmetry are of interest in nuclear spectroscopy for states explained by a single nucleon interacting with a heavy nucleus. Such states may be approximated by Dirac theory as Dirac particle states with positive relativistic energies and/or Dirac anti-particles with negative relativistic energies. It is confirmed, in this study of an exponential-shaped potential model of vector, scalar and tensor interactions, that positive-energy pseudospin symmetric Dirac states exist in relativistic quantum mechanics, but not in the Schrodinger theory, and that tensor coupling may play an important role in the pseudospin symmetry.

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2013. Vol. 87, no 2, 025004- p.
Keyword [en]
Dirac particles, Dirac theory, Heavy nucleus, Nuclear spectroscopy, Potential Model, Pseudospin, Relativistic energy, Relativistic quantum mechanics, Tensor interaction
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-119118DOI: 10.1088/0031-8949/87/02/025004ISI: 000314810400004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84873326353OAI: diva2:610438

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Available from: 2013-03-11 Created: 2013-03-07 Last updated: 2013-03-11Bibliographically approved

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