Search for the GDR Built on Superdeformed Nuclei

A. Bracco, F. Camera, S. Leoni, B. Million, S. Frattini, A. Maj, B. Herskind, A. Algora, A. Axelsson, M. Bergström, N. Blasi, M. Castoldi, A. Gadea, M. Kmiecik, G. Lo Bianco, J. Nyberg, M. Pignanelli, J. Styczen, M. Zieblinski, A. Zucchiatti

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An experiment aiming at finding evidence for γ-decay of the giant dipole resonance built on superdeformed nuclear states has been made using the EUROBALL γ-detector array coupled to the large BaF2 detectors of the HECTOR system. The reaction 110Pd(37Cl, 4n)143Eu at beam energies of 165 MeV and 170 MeV has been employed. A report of the analysis of a part of the data at Ebeam = 165 MeV is given here. Results based on more inclusive and on very exclusive high-energy γ-ray spectra are presented. In particular, the spectrum of high-energy γ-rays gated by low-energy transitions between states fed by the superdeformed states are found to show some excess of yield in the 9-11 MeV region with respect to the spectrum gated by transitions not fed by the superdeformed states. This is the γ-ray energy region where one expects to find the γ-decay of the giant dipole oscillation along the long axis of a superdeformed axially symmetric nucleus. The measured excess is found to be of the same order as that predicted by schematic statistical model calculations assuming that the excitation of the GDR built on excited states is restricted to a region of the phase space a few MeV above the yrast line at very high spins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-188
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica Scripta T
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Bracco, A., Camera, F., Leoni, S., Million, B., Frattini, S., Maj, A., Herskind, B., Algora, A., Axelsson, A., Bergström, M., Blasi, N., Castoldi, M., Gadea, A., Kmiecik, M., Lo Bianco, G., Nyberg, J., Pignanelli, M., Styczen, J., Zieblinski, M., & Zucchiatti, A. (2000). Search for the GDR Built on Superdeformed Nuclei. Physica Scripta T, 88, 182-188.