Thermal properties of F54e

D. J. Dean, S. E. Koonin, K. Langanke, P. B. Radha, Y. Alhassid

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We study the thermal properties of 54Fe with the Brown-Richter interaction in the complete 1p0f model space. Monte Carlo calculations show a peak in the heat capacity and rapid increases in both the moment of inertia and M1 strength near a temperature of 1.1 MeV that are associated with the vanishing of proton-proton and neutron-neutron monopole pair correlations; neutron-proton correlations persist to higher temperatures. Our results are consistent with a Fermi gas level density whose backshift vanishes with increasing temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2909-2912
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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