Fast-rotating particles

M. Carmeli

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The dynamical variables of a particle, such as its moment of inertia and rotational frequency, are expressed in terms of the angular momentum of the body, and several formulae are obtained relating these variables to the energy in the laboratory frame and the energy in the intrinsic rotating frame (Routhian). Comparison with the Harris expansion, familiar from nuclear physics, is made. Maximum, unattainable, characteristic angular velocity is shown to exist for every finite-mass particle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-558
Number of pages8
JournalLettere Al Nuovo Cimento
Issue number17
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1984


  • 03.65
  • Quantum theory
  • quantum mechanics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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