Collective and noncollective states in 120Te

Somnath Nag, A. K. Singh, A. N. Wilson, J. Rogers, H. Hübel, A. Bürger, S. Chmel, I. Ragnarsson, G. Sletten, B. Herskind, M. P. Carpenter, R. V.F. Janssens, T. L. Khoo, F. G. Kondev, T. Lauritsen, S. Zhu, A. Korichi, Hoa Ha, P. Fallon, A. O. MacChiavelliB. M. Nyakó, J. Timár, K. Juhász

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High-spin states in 120Te were populated in the reaction 80Se(48Ca, α4n)120Te at a beam energy of 207 MeV and γ-ray coincidences were measured using the Gammasphere spectrometer. The previously known level scheme is extended to higher spin and new interband transitions and side-feeding branches are established. Five highly deformed rotational bands, extending up to almost I=50, are observed for the first time. The bands are compared with similar structures found recently in neighboring nuclei. The experimental results are interpreted within the framework of the cranked Nilsson-Strutinsky model. Configuration assignments to several terminating states and to the high-spin bands are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014310
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 13 2012


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Nag, S., Singh, A. K., Wilson, A. N., Rogers, J., Hübel, H., Bürger, A., Chmel, S., Ragnarsson, I., Sletten, G., Herskind, B., Carpenter, M. P., Janssens, R. V. F., Khoo, T. L., Kondev, F. G., Lauritsen, T., Zhu, S., Korichi, A., Ha, H., Fallon, P., ... Juhász, K. (2012). Collective and noncollective states in 120Te. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 85(1), [014310].