even-even nucleus

even-even nucleus

[¦ē·vən ¦ē·vən ‚nü·klē·əs]
(nuclear physics)
A nucleus which has an even number of neutrons and an even number of protons.
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Bohr and Mottelson [34] pointed out that, under the adiabatic approximation, the rotational energy of an axially symmetric even-even nucleus may be expanded as (for k = 0, where k is the projection of the angular momentum I onto the symmetric axis) a power series in terms of [I.
In the view of the above mentioned, it seems that the ground state energy bands of deformed even-even nucleus have quantum number K=0 (K is the projection of I along the symmetry axis), together with even parity and angular momentum.
We note that in the interacting boson model-1 (IBM-1) [1,2] one describes an even-even nucleus as a system of N bosons able to occupy two levels, one with angular momentum restricted to zero (s boson) and one with angular momentum 2 (d boson).