We present a self-consistent theory for odd nuclei with exact blocking and particle number and angular momentum projection. The demanding treatment of the pairing correlations in a variation-after-projection approach as well as the explicit consideration of the triaxial deformation parameters in a projection after variation method, together with the use of the finite-range density-dependent Gogny force, provides an excellent tool for the description of odd–even and even–even nuclei. We apply the theory to the Magnesium isotopic chain and obtain an outstanding description of the ground-state properties, in particular binding energies, odd–even mass differences, mass radii and electromagnetic moments among others.
Borrajo, M., & Egido, J. L. (2017). Ground-state properties of even and odd Magnesium isotopes in a symmetry-conserving approach. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 764, 328–334. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2016.11.037