Pseudospin transformation of physical operators

A. L. Blokhin, Louisiana State University
C. Bahri, University of Toronto
J. P. Draayer, Louisiana State University


A procedure for applications of the pseudospin transformation within the framework of nuclear oscillator shell model is developed. It is valid for operators expressed in terms of single-particle variables and is based on permutation rules for special rotational invariants. The procedure is applied to a number of physical operators including several rotational scalars, the spin and orbital momenta, and the quadrupole moment. An algorithm for generating an approximation to the pseudospin transformation, which gives a simple and accurate expression for dominant parts of required transforms, is also given. The algebras associated with pseudospin transformations are discussed. © 1996 IOP Publishing Ltd.