Level lifetimes and the structure of Xe 134 from inelastic neutron scattering

E. E. Peters, A. Chakraborty, B. P. Crider, S. F. Ashley, E. Elhami, S. F. Hicks, A. Kumar, M. T. McEllistrem, S. Mukhopadhyay, J. N. Orce, F. M. Prados-Estévez, S. W. Yates

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The level structure of Xe134 was studied with the inelastic neutron scattering reaction followed by γ-ray detection. A number of level lifetimes were determined for the first time with the Doppler-shift attenuation method and the low-lying excited states were characterized. From this new spectroscopic information, the third excited state, a 0+ level which had only been observed in a previous inelastic neutron scattering study, was verified. Reduced transition probabilities were calculated; comparisons were drawn with a vibrational description of the nucleus and found lacking. The 3- octupole phonon has been confirmed, and the complete negative-parity multiplet resulting from the ν(1h11/22d3/2) configuration has also been tentatively identified for the first time in the N=80 isotones.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014313
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 19 2017

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