Ab initio rotation in 10Be

Published in Bulgarian Journal of Physics, 2019

arXiv: 1912.06082
Recommended citation: M. A. Caprio, P. J. Fasano, A. E. McCoy, P. Maris, and J. P. Vary, Bulg. J. Phys. 46, 445 (2019). (download)

Ab initio theory describes nuclei from a fully microscopic formulation, with no presupposition of collective degrees of freedom, yet signatures of clustering and rotation nonetheless arise. We can therefore look to ab initio theory for an understanding of the nature of these emergent phenomena. To probe the nature of rotation in 10Be, we examine the predicted rotational spectroscopy from no-core configuration interaction (NCCI) calculations with the Daejeon16 internucleon interaction, and find spectra suggestive of coexisting rotational structures having qualitatively different intrinsic deformations: one triaxial and the other with large axial deformation arising primarily from the neutrons.