The heaviest stable mercury isotopes, 202Hg and 204Hg, have been studied with the (n, n'γ) reaction. Gamma-ray excitation functions with incident neutron energies up to 3 MeV permitted the placement of many new levels in these nuclei, while γ-ray angular distribution measurements have been used to deduce spin assignments. Several ambiguities and discrepancies about the low-lying level structures were resolved. Comparisons with available theoretical calculations indicate that the level structures of these nuclei are more complex than predicted.
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||Nuclear Physics, Section A|
|State||Published - Jan 30 1989|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We wish to thank A.F. Barfield, B.R. Barrett, J.M. Hanly, E.D. Kleppinger, W. Nazarewicz, B. Perraut and M. Vergnes for their contributions to this work. The support of the National Science Foundation through Grants PHY-8403278 and PHY-8702369 is gratefully acknowledged.
- Nuclear reactions
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics