The effect of restoration of broken SU(4) symmetry on 2 nu beta(-)beta(-) decay rates

Unlu S., ÇAKMAK N.

NUCLEAR PHYSICS A, cilt.939, ss.13-20, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


The effect of restoration of SU(4) symmetry violations stemming from the mean field approximation on the 2 nu beta(-)beta(-) decay amplitudes and half-lives for Ge-76 -> Se-76, Se-82 -> Kr-82, Zr-96 -> Mo-96 and Mo-100 -> Ru-100 decay systems is investigated within the framework of the proton neutron quasi-particle random phase approximation (pnQRPA) method. In this respect, the broken SU(4) symmetry property of the central quasi-particle mean field term is restored by using Pyatov's restoration method. In order to see the influence of restoration on the stability of the nuclear matrix element, the variation of the nuclear matrix element with particle particle strength parameter is computed within and without restoration. The calculated decay rates within restoration are compared with the schematic and shell model estimates. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.