Geometrical interpretation of SO(7): A critical dynamical symmetry

Wei-Min Zhang, Da Hsuan Feng, Joseph N. Ginocchio

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Potential-energy surfaces are obtained for the three dynamical-symmetry chains of SO(8) within the fermion-dynamical-symmetry model. A remarkable feature is that the SO(7) dynamical symmetry is transitional and soft. The transitional or critical behavior of SO(7) is vividly demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2032-2035
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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