# How does one define “Nuclear Harmonicity”?

How does one define Nuclear Harmonicity?

Although the title is pretty much the entire case, the main question is, what exactly is "harmonicity" in terms of nuclear physics? What does it mean for a nucleus to be quasi-harmonic or nearly-harmonic? Is it perhaps in the sense that it approaches a harmonic oscillator, and if so, what's the intuition behind this?

• Hi @Guillermo Angeris: Do you have a reference? Where did you read the term? – Qmechanic Jul 9 '13 at 20:15
• I don't quite understand your question, @Qmechanic. – Guillermo Angeris Jul 10 '13 at 13:19