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FermiGasy. Angular Momentum Coupling. f 2. q 2. q. q 1. Addition of Angular Momenta. Angular Momentum Coupling. Constructing J Eigen States. Can you show this??. Constructing J-1 Eigen States. We have this state:. Condon-Shortley.

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Angular Momentum Coupling

Addition of angular momenta





Addition of Angular Momenta

Angular Momentum Coupling

Angular momentum coupling

Angular Momentum Coupling

Angular Momentum Coupling

Constructing j eigen states

Constructing J Eigen States

Can you show this??

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Constructing j 1 eigen states

Constructing J-1 Eigen States

We have this state:

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Normalization conditions leave open phase factors  chooseasymmetrically <a|J1z|b> ≥ 0 and <a|J2z|b> ≤ 0

Clebsch gordan coefficients

Clebsch-Gordan Coefficients

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Recursion relations

Recursion Relations

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Recursion relations for cg coefficients

Recursion Relations for CG Coefficients

Projecting on <j1,j2,m1,m2| yields

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Symmetries of cg coefficients

Symmetries of CG Coefficients

Triangular relation

Condon-Shortley : Matrix elements of J1z and J2z have different signs

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Explicit expressions

Explicit Expressions

A. R. Edmonds, Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics

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2 particles in j shell jj coupling

2Particles in j Shell (jj-Coupling)

Look for 2-part. wfs of lowest energy in same j-shell, Vpair(r1,r2) < 0 spatially symmetric  jj1(r) = jj2(r). Construct consistent spin wf.

N = normalization factor

Which J= j1+j2 (and M)are allowed?  antisymmetric WF yJM

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Symmetry of 2 particle wfs in jj coupling

Symmetry of 2-Particle WFs in jj Coupling

Antisymmetric function of 2 equivalent nucleons (2 neutrons or 2 protons) in j shell in jj coupling.

  • j1 = j2= j half-integer spins J =evenwavefunctions with even 2-p. spinJ are antisymmetric

  • wave functions with odd 2-p. spinJ are symmetric

  • jj coupling  LS coupling  equivalent statements

  • 2)l1=l2=lintegerorbital angular momenta L

  • wave functions with even 2-p. L are spatially symmetric

  • wave functions with odd 2-p. L are spatiallyantisymmetric

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Tensor and scalar products

Tensor and Scalar Products

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Transforms like a J=0 object = number

Example hf interaction

Example: HF Interaction

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protons electrons only only

Wigner s 3j symbols

Wigner’s 3j Symbols

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Explicit formulas

Explicit Formulas

Explicit (Racah 1942):

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All factorials must be ≥ 0

Spherical tensors and reduced matrix elements

Spherical Tensors and Reduced Matrix Elements

a, b, g = Qu. # characterizing states

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Wigner-Eckart Theorem

Wigner eckart theorem

Wigner-Eckart Theorem

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Take the simplest ME to calculate

Examples for reduced me

Examples for Reduced ME

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Reduced mes of spherical harmonics

Reduced MEs of Spherical Harmonics

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Important for the calculation of gamma and particle transition probabilities



Charge independence of nuclear forces  neutron and proton states of similar WF symmetry have same energy  n, p = nucleonsChoose a specific representation in abstract isospin space:

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Transforms in isospin space like angular momentum in coordinate space  use angular momentum formalism for isospin coupling.

2 particle isospin coupling

2-Particle Isospin Coupling

Use spin/angular momentum formalism: t  (2t+1) iso-projections

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2 particle spin isospin coupling

2-Particle Spin-Isospin Coupling

Both nucleons in j shell  lowest E states have even J  T=1 !

For odd J  total isospin T = 0

3 states (MT=-1,0,+1) are degenerate, if what should be true (nn, np forces are same)

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Different MTstates belong to different nuclei T3 = (N-Z)/2

2 particle isobaric analog isospin multiplet states

2-Particle Isobaric Analog (Isospin Multiplet) States

Corresponding T=1levels in A=14 nuclei

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2n holes

T3=0, pn


Further Applications

Tensors and

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Separation of variables hf interaction

Separation of Variables: HF Interaction

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protons electrons only only

Electric quadrupole moment of charge distributions





Electric Quadrupole Moment of Charge Distributions

arbitrary nuclear charge distribution with norm

Coulomb interaction

Point Charge

Quadrupole moment Q  T2= Q2 -ME in aligned state m=j

Nuclear Deform

Look up/calculate

Angular momentum decomposition plane waves

Angular-Momentum Decomposition: Plane Waves

Plane wave can be decomposed into spherical elementary waves



Spherical Bessel function

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J transfer through particle emission absorption




j-Transfer Through Particle Emission/Absorption

p+T 

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Average transition probabilities



Average Transition Probabilities

If more than 1 initial state may be populated (e.g. diff. m)  average over initial states

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Sum over all components of Tk 

= total if Tk transition probability


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