Angular distributions for elastic and inelastic deuteron scattering on 24Mg have been measured from 10° to about 90° at 60.6, 77.3 and 90 MeV incident energies and from 10° to 70° between 60 and 80 MeV in steps of 2 MeV. The spectra were analyzed up to 12 MeV excitation energy. The elastic angular distributions were fitted by the standard optical model. The inelastic scattering data for the low-lying levels of 24Mg can be parameterized well in the framework of a coupled channels analysis assuming an axially deformed ground state. The quadrupole deformation parameter was found to be β2 = 0.40, independent of the incident energy. The analysis of experimental data is consistent with the existence of Kπ = 0- and 3- negative parity rotational bands in 24Mg.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics