Broken SU(3) symmetry at low spin in 178-186Os

A. Bouldjedri, M. L. Benabderrahmane

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1327-1339
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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