Mapping quadrupole collectivity in the Cd isotopes: The breakdown of harmonic vibrational motion

P. E. Garrett, K. L. Green, J. Bangay, A. Diaz Varela, C. S. Sumithrarachchi, R. A.E. Austin, G. C. Ball, D. S. Bandyopadhyay, L. Bianco, S. Colosimo, D. S. Cross, G. A. Demand, P. Finlay, A. B. Garnsworthy, G. F. Grinyer, G. Hackman, W. D. Kulp, K. G. Leach, A. C. Morton, J. N. OrceC. J. Pearson, A. A. Phillips, M. A. Schumaker, C. E. Svensson, S. Triambak, J. Wong, J. L. Wood, S. W. Yates

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Abstract

The stable Cd isotopes have long been used as paradigms for spherical vibrational motion. Extensive investigations with in-beam γ spectroscopy have resulted in very-well-established level schemes, including many lifetimes or lifetime limits. A programme has been initiated to complement these studies with very-high-statistics β decay using the 8π spectrometer at the TRIUMF radioactive beam facility. The decays of 112In and 112Ag have been studied with an emphasis on the observation of, or the placement of stringent limits on, low-energy branches between potential multi-phonon levels. A lack of suitable 0+ or 2+ three-phonon candidates has been revealed. Further, the sum of the B(E2) strength from spin 0+ and 2+ states up to 3 MeV in excitation energy to the assigned two-phonon levels falls far short of the harmonic-vibrational expectations. This lack of strength points to the failing of collective models based on vibrational phonon structures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Nuclear Structure, Astrophysics, and Reactions, FINUSTAR 3
Pages211-215
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event3rd International Conference on Frontiers in Nuclear Structure, Astrophysics, and Reactions, FINUSTAR 3 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: Aug 23 2010Aug 27 2010

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1377
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Frontiers in Nuclear Structure, Astrophysics, and Reactions, FINUSTAR 3
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityRhodes
Period8/23/108/27/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (all)

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