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Parity and total angular momentum

  1. May 31, 2015 #1

    I'd like to know how to calculate parity and total angular momentum of nuclei which have even Z and even N and also Z and N are magic numbers, such as 8O8 or 20Ca20 (the number before the element is Z and the after one is N).

    I don't know how to insert LaTeX formulas.

    Thank you in andvance
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  3. May 31, 2015 #2


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    For even/even nuclei, all pairs cancel each other, so you always have 0+ in the ground state.
  4. May 31, 2015 #3
    Thanks for your reply. I knew that, but I don't understand why orbital angular momentum is 0, because you have nucleons, for example in p-shell... I don't know if I have explained me...
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