Volume 7: Pages 389-395, 1994
FCC Model Calculations for 4He Excited States
J. J. Bevelacqua 1
1Wisconsin Electric Power Company, 6610 Nuclear Road, Two Rivers, Wisconsin 54241 U.S.A.
A new model for the 4He nucleus which combines properties of the shell and face‐centered‐cubic (FCC) models is introduced. The model limits excitation to a single nucleon, and the interaction strengths for the excited states are derived from the Sussex matrix elements and the FCC ground‐state interaction parameters. The resulting excited states provide a reasonable description of the levels of Fiarman and Meyerhof. For example, the 20.1 MeV first excited state is predicted to be a 2 w single particle excitation out of the 4He FCC core. Although the initial results are encouraging, some further adjustments to the model are necessary.
Keywords: nuclear structure, few‐nucleon systems, face‐centered‐cubic model
Received: September 13, 1990; Published Online: December 15, 2008