Nuclear magnetic moment: relativistic mean field description

Y. K. Gambhir, C. S. Warke

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Valence nucleon effective mass, which is almost constant, is proposed within the relativistic mean field theories of finite nuclei (closed shell ± one nucleon). It acquires a slight spin-orbit splitting due to relativistic effects. The relativistic Dirac magnetic moment operator μop is rewritten analytically in terms of angular momentum-Pauli spin coupled states and the effective mass. Introducing the nucleon effective charge, the iso-scalar and iso-vector corrections to the magnetic moment operator are extracted from the overall one parameter fit of the measured and the calculated values. The calculated values of magnetic moments are in overall fair agreement with the experiment as well as with the other detailed microscopic calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-288
Number of pages10
JournalPramana - Journal of Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 08-1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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