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On the nature of the shape coexistence and the quantum phase transition phenomena : lead region and Zr isotopes

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The goal of this contribution is to analyze the connection between shape coexistence and quantum phase transition, two seemingly unrelated phenomena that share common aspects, namely, the rapid change in the ground state structure along an isotope chain or the presence of several minima at the mean-field level. To illustrate the similarities and differences between both phenomena, we will focus in the Pb region, in particular in Pt and Hg isotopes, as well as in Zr isotopes.
Book: 16th International symposium on capture gamma-ray spectroscopy and related topics (CGS16)
Volume: 178
Number of pages: 1