Structure of neutron-rich nuclei around the N = 126 closed shell; the yrast structure of 205Au126 up to spin-parity IΠ = (19/2+)

Zs Podolyák, S. J. Steer, S. Pietri, M. Górska, 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. Grebosz, A. Kelic, I. KojouharovN. 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, B. A. Brown, A. M. Bruce, W. N. Catford, I. J. Cullen, Zs 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 have been populated through the relativistic fragmentation of a 82208Pb beam at E/A = 1 GeV on a 2.5 g/cm2 thick Be target. The synthesised nuclei were selected and identified in-flight using the fragment separator at GSI. Approximately 300 ns after production, the selected nuclei were implanted in an ~ 8 mm thick perspex stopper, positioned at the centre of the RISING γ-ray detector spectrometer array. A previously unreported isomer with a half-life T1/2 = 163(5) ns has been observed in the N = 126 closed-shell nucleus 79205 Au. Through γ-ray singles and γ-γ coincidence analysis a level scheme was established. The comparison with a shell model calculation tentatively identifies the spin-parity of the excited states, including the isomer itself, which is found to be IΠ.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-493
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Podolyák, Z., Steer, S. J., Pietri, S., Górska, M., 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., Grebosz, J., Kelic, A., ... Wieland, O. (2009). Structure of neutron-rich nuclei around the N = 126 closed shell; the yrast structure of 205Au126 up to spin-parity IΠ = (19/2+). European Physical Journal A, 42(3), 489-493.