The Euclidean dynamical symmetry hidden in the critical region of nuclear shape phase transitions is revealed by a novel algebraic F(5) description. With a nonlinear projection, it is shown that the dynamics in the critical region of the spherical-axial deformed and the spherical- γ-soft shape phase transitions can indeed be manifested by this description, which thus provides a unified symmetry-based interpretation of the critical phenomena in the region. © 2014 The Authors.
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Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Zhang, Y., Liu, Y., Pan, F., Sun, Y., & Draayer, J. (2014). Euclidean dynamical symmetry in nuclear shape phase transitions. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 732, 55-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2014.03.017