High spin states in 127,129,131La have been investigated using the 100Mo(32S,p4n), E= 160 MeV, 100Mo(34S,p4n), E=155 MeV, and 100Mo(36S,p4n), E=160 MeV reactions, respectively. γ rays were detected using the EUROBALL IV (127,131La) and EUROGAM II (129La) arrays. The results have enabled the negative parity yrast band, built on the πh 11/2 orbital at low spin, and the lowest lying (π, α) = (+, ± 1/2) bands to be extended to higher spins. The positive parity, α= - 1/2, bands in 127,129La and the positive parity, α= 1/2, band in 127La can be interpreted, with the aid of cranked Nilsson-Strutinsky calculations, as examples of smoothly terminating bands in valence space based on both signatures of the π[(g7/2d5/2)5(h11/2)2] ⊗v[(g7/2d5/2)x(h11/2)6(d3/2s1/2)2] configuration, where x= 12, 14 for 127,129La, respectively. The favored α = - 1/2 bands of these configurations are predicted to terminate at 95/2+ and 83/2+, respectively, and experimentally the bands are observed to within two transitions of these terminating states. The data for the positive parity, α= 1/2, band in 129La do not allow any firm conclusions to be made regarding the high spin structure of this band. The positive parity bands in 131La have a different structure at high spin compared with the lighter nuclei. In this case the bands may be interpreted in terms of a π[(g7/2d5/2)5(h11/2)2] ⊗v[(g7/2d5/2)12(h11/2)8(d3/2s1/2)4] configuration relative to a 100Sn core.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics