Extended pairing model revisited
The mean-field plus extended pairing model proposed by the authors for describing well-deformed nuclei (F. Pan, V.G. Gueorguiev, J.P. Draayer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 112503 (2004)) is revisited. Eigenvalues of the model can be determined by solving a single transidental equation. Results to date show that even through the model includes many-body interactions, the one- and two-body terms continue to dominate the dynamics for small values of the pairing strength; however, as the strength of the pairing interaction grows, the higher-order terms grow in importance and ultimately dominate. Attempts to extend the theory to the prediction of excited zero plus states did not produce expected results and therefore requires additional consideration. © Società Italiana di Fisica / Springer-Verlag 2005.