Solution of the Bohr Hamiltonian for soft triaxial nuclei

L. Fortunato, S. De Baerdemacker, K. Heyde
Physical Review C
74 (1), 014310
Published while none of the authors were employed at the CMM


The Bohr-Mottelson model is solved for a generic soft triaxial nucleus, separating the Bohr Hamiltonian exactly and using a number of different model potentials: a displaced harmonic oscillator in γ, which is solved with an approximated algebraic technique; and Coulomb/Kratzer, harmonic/Davidson, and infinite square-well potentials in β, which are solved exactly. In each case we derive analytic expressions for the eigenenergies, which are then used to calculate energy spectra. Here we study the chain of osmium isotopes and compare our results with experimental information and previous calculations.