Shell-model description of the low-energy structure of strongly deformed nuclei

J. P. Draayer, Louisiana State University
K. J. Weeks, Louisiana State University


An effective fermion interaction of maximum particle rank four, comprised of operators which form the integrity basis of an SU(3)→R(3) algebra, has been found sufficient to reproduce almost exactly, within a single leading irreducible representation of pseudo SU(3), the ground- and gamma-band rotational structure as well as the concomitant interband and intraband B(E2) strengths of states in the strongly deformed nuclei. Results are given for Er164. © 1983 The American Physical Society.