Magnetic moments and g-factors in odd-A Ho isotopes
- Received Date: 2016-12-08
- Accepted Date: 2017-03-03
- Available Online: 2017-07-05
Abstract: The ground-state magnetic moment, gK factor and quenching spin gyromagnetic ratio have been calculated using the microscopic method based on the Quasiparticle Phonon Nuclear Model (QPNM) for 155-169Ho nuclei for the first time. It is shown that the residual spin-spin interactions are responsible for the core polarization, and because of the core polarization the spin gyromagnetic factors are quenched. By considering the core polarization effects, a satisfactory agreement is obtained for the computed ground state gK factor, which gives an intrinsic contribution to the magnetic moments. In order to assess the collective contribution to the magnetic moments, the rotational gyromagnetic factors gR have been also calculated within the cranking approximation using the single particle wave function of the axially symmetric Woods-Saxon potential. For the ground-state magnetic moments of odd-proton 155-165Ho nuclei, a good description of the experimental data is obtained with an accuracy of 0.01-0.1 μN. From systematic trends, the quenching spin gyromagnetic factor, gK factor and magnetic moment have also been theoretically predicted for 167,169Ho where there is no existing experimental data.