Bandhead Energies of npp/pnn Three-Quasiparticle Quadruplets

Sushil Kumar, Manpreet Kaur, Sukhjeet Singh, Jagjit Singh, A. K. Jain

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Semi-empirical frameworks are widely used in calculating the bandhead energies of three-quasiparticle (3qp) configurations observed in well-deformed odd-A nuclei. In the present study, our aim is to improve the previous version of the semi-empirical model [Physical Review C. 1992, 45(6), 3013]. This is achieved by incorporating the ignored vital contributions owing to the irrotational motion of valance protons/neutrons, diagonal components of particle–particle coupling (ppc), and rotor–particle coupling (rpc) terms. We tested the validity of the improved version of the model by calculating the bandhead energies of twelve 3qp npp/pnn quadruplets observed in 163Er, 171,175,177Lu, 177Ta, and 183Re nuclides. Our new results show better agreement with the experimental data indicating the importance of newly added terms. We strongly expect that the present version of the model will provide support to future experimental campaigns for making configuration assignments to the newly observed 3qp bands and also in the identification of exact Nilsson’s configurations of 3qp quadruplets where experimental data that differentiate among the competing configuration are scarce.
Original languageEnglish
Article number91
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2023


  • bandhead energy
  • particle–particle coupling
  • rotational band
  • rotor–particle coupling
  • three-quasiparticle configuration


Dive into the research topics of 'Bandhead Energies of npp/pnn Three-Quasiparticle Quadruplets'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this