Isomeric decay studies in neutron-rich N ≈ 126 nuclei

S. J. Steer, Z. S. PodolyÁk, S. Pietri, M. GÓrska, G. F. Farrelly, P. H. Regan, D. Rudolph, A. B. Garnsworthy, R. Hoischen, J. Gerl, H. J. Wollersheim, H. Grawe, K. H. Maier, F. Becker, P. Bednarczyk, L. CÁceres, P. Doornenbal, H. Geissel, J. Grbosz, A. KelicI. Kojouharov, N. Kurz, F. Montes, W. Prokopowicz, T. Saito, H. Schaffner, S. Tashenov, A. Heinz, T. Kurtukian-Nieto, G. Benzoni, M. PfÜtzner, A. Jungclaus, D. L. Balabanski, C. Brandau, A. Brown, A. M. Bruce, W. N. Catford, I. J. Cullen, Z. DombrÁdi, M. E. Estevez, W. Gelletly, G. Ilie, J. Jolie, G. A. Jones, M. Kmiecik, F. G. Kondev, R. KrÜcken, S. Lalkovski, Z. Liu, A. Maj, S. Myalski, S. Schwertel, T. Shizuma, P. M. Walker, E. Werner-Malento, O. Wieland

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Heavy neutron-rich nuclei were populated via relativistic energy fragmentation of a E/A = 1 GeV 208Pb beam. The nuclei of interest were selected and identified by a fragment separator and then implanted in a passive plastic stopper. Delayed γ rays following internal isomeric decays were detected by the RISING array. Experimental information was obtained on a number of nuclei with Z = 73-80 (Ta-Hg), providing new information both on the prolate-oblate transitional region as well as on the N = 126 closed shell nuclei.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1002-1007
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics E
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Steer, S. J., PodolyÁk, Z. S., Pietri, S., GÓrska, M., Farrelly, G. F., Regan, P. H., Rudolph, D., Garnsworthy, A. B., Hoischen, R., Gerl, J., Wollersheim, H. J., Grawe, H., Maier, K. H., Becker, F., Bednarczyk, P., CÁceres, L., Doornenbal, P., Geissel, H., Grbosz, J., ... Wieland, O. (2009). Isomeric decay studies in neutron-rich N ≈ 126 nuclei. International Journal of Modern Physics E, 18(4), 1002-1007.