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A scheme that elucidates the nature of critical point symmetries in deformed odd-A nuclei by linking them to critical point symmetries of neighboring even-even nuclei is introduced. Specifically, a new symmetry, called SX(3), is advanced that shows primary characteristics of an assumed strong-coupling limit for odd-A systems. It is found that the SX(3) symmetry can be used to identify the soft collective structures in odd-A system. A preliminary application of the new scheme to describe the lowest positive parity bands of 193Ir is also shown. © 2011 American Physical Society.

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Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics