Shapes of Pb 192,190 ground states from β -decay studies using the total-absorption technique

M. E. Estévez Aguado, A. Algora, J. Agramunt, B. Rubio, J. L. Taín, D. Jordán, L. M. Fraile, W. Gelletly, A. Frank, M. Csatlós, L. Csige, Zs Dombrádi, A. Krasznahorkay, E. Nácher, P. Sarriguren, M. J.G. Borge, J. A. Briz, O. Tengblad, F. Molina, O. MorenoM. Kowalska, V. N. Fedosseev, B. A. Marsh, D. V. Fedorov, P. L. Molkanov, A. N. Andreyev, M. D. Seliverstov, K. Burkard, W. Hüller

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The β decay of Pb192,190 has been studied using the total absorption technique at the ISOLDE (CERN) facility. The β-decay strength deduced from the measurements, combined with QRPA theoretical calculations, allow us to infer that the ground states of the Pb192,190 isotopes are spherical. These results represent the first application of the shape determination method using the total absorption technique for heavy nuclei and in a region where there is considerable interest in nuclear shapes and shape effects.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044321
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - okt. 21 2015


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Estévez Aguado, M. E., Algora, A., Agramunt, J., Rubio, B., Taín, J. L., Jordán, D., Fraile, L. M., Gelletly, W., Frank, A., Csatlós, M., Csige, L., Dombrádi, Z., Krasznahorkay, A., Nácher, E., Sarriguren, P., Borge, M. J. G., Briz, J. A., Tengblad, O., Molina, F., ... Hüller, W. (2015). Shapes of Pb 192,190 ground states from β -decay studies using the total-absorption technique. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 92(4), [044321].