On the survival of the SD-pair shell model under pseudo-spin transformation
The pseudo-spin concept and the SD-pair shell model provide for tractable truncations of large model spaces. We tested the compatibility of these concepts, and hence the applicability of the SD-pair shell model to its pseudo SD-pair analog, for the (1h9/22f7/22f5/23p 3/23p1/2)8 system. The validity of the SD-pair concept is found to survive under pseudo-spin transformation. © World Scientific Publishing Company.